Mt Buffalo Snow Report

11:08am - 06 Jul 2020       
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Surface Condition Icy
Max 5°c

Conditions

Fair

Snow Cover

Extensive

Weather

ForecastSunny day
Overnight Min-3°C
Current Temp0°C
Forecast Max5°C
Wind StrengthCalm 0-10km/h W
PrecipitationNone
Cloud CoverSunny
VisibilityExcellent

Snowmaking

No Snowmaking Facilities

Wheel Chains

Carry Chains: All vehicles are required to carry chains.

Snowfall History

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Announcements

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Updated: 11:08 06/07/2020

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beginners LoopBroken CoverClassical & Skating
Bogong PlainBroken CoverClassical & Skating
Horn RdBroken CoverClassical & Skating
Reservoir RdClosedClassical & Skating
Lake Catani TrackClosedClassical & Skating

Snow Cams

Mt Buffalo

Snow Cams

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Comments

Mister Tee on XC Skis
5/7/20 - 10:37pm
Do we have any up to date information about Mt. Buffalo i.e condition of XC ski trails, snow depth etc. this season? What are PV doing about grooming the Horn road for instance?. Weather Zone are saying we might get 5-10 cms up there at Mt.Buffalo on Sat. and Sunday next weekend. That is something I would have to see on the snow cam. to believe but 15 -20 cms is skiable in places at Mt.Buffalo and would be worth the effort of going there.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
18/6/20 - 10:02pm
Ubiquitous Steve: What snow do we have....and what is forecast over comming weeks?
This coming weather system for this weekend looks iffy for decent skiable snow. The following weekend's low pressure system is nominally more promising but too far off to tell at present. Most snow locations currently have FA x 2 skiable snow or they are getting their going for the ski season opening days next week.
18/6/20 - 7:49pm
snowgum: No, the GAR from Hville in winter can be quite daunting and time-sucking. Could you not go up to Lake Mtn for the day? If it has snow (snowmaking delivering?) Less driving for you? Your friends? Could turn off the Hume at Benalla, drive via Mansfield and Alexandra? Meet at Maryville?
We'll all be coming from Melbourne, with them continuing on North while my boy and I head south for home. I'm mainly looking at the cheapskate options since it's likely to be just a couple of hours of my son sliding / playing in the snow and that's it. Paying the entry fee for two cars seems a bit rich for that. :) Depending on which way they go home, I might look at Mt St Gwinear too.
Ubiquitous Steve
18/6/20 - 7:09pm
What snow do we have....and what is forecast over comming weeks?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
18/6/20 - 6:23pm
Mt.Stirling could be an option. Mansfield is not that far from the Hume Highway via the Midlands highway ( I think it is that road) In July 2019 I skied 16-18 km at Mt. Stirling and then having driven up the Hume hwy and the Snow road /GAR to Myrtleford the same day , crashed the night at my friend's house , went and skied 17 kms at Falls Creek /BHP the next day. Of course you need snow to do that which we do not have at present .
snowgum
18/6/20 - 4:39pm
nezumi: That's an eminently practical idea - but also one that is unlikely to be viable for us :p What I didn't mention is that they live in Ballina, and are starting their journey home on Saturday, so Buffalo provides a good "staging point" where we can drive to from Melb, have some fun, and then part ways. Dinner plain, while inherently appealing to me, doesn't quite match Buffalo in terms of accessibility to travel.
No, the GAR from Hville in winter can be quite daunting and time-sucking. Could you not go up to Lake Mtn for the day? If it has snow (snowmaking delivering?) Less driving for you? Your friends? Could turn off the Hume at Benalla, drive via Mansfield and Alexandra? Meet at Maryville?
18/6/20 - 4:14pm
snowgum: Great idea nezumi but keep your plans Er mm fluid. Buffalo with Lake Mtn and BBaw have a poor a record in terms of snow reliability from these marginal (mild) weather systems. Try and have a Plan B. Its a shame the Cresta lifts have been kyboshed (removed last summer I believe?) With some snow theyd be ideal for buying a cheapish ticket and introducing kids to lifted skiing. Keep a daily watch, you never know. The other idea - if you can hack the GAR - go down to Dinner Plain - its a mellow Pima and pretty good value for a morning or afternoon - washed with a bevi at the Pub or better, brewery next to lift!
That's an eminently practical idea - but also one that is unlikely to be viable for us :P What I didn't mention is that they live in Ballina, and are starting their journey home on Saturday, so Buffalo provides a good "staging point" where we can drive to from Melb, have some fun, and then part ways. Dinner plain, while inherently appealing to me, doesn't quite match Buffalo in terms of accessibility to travel.
snowgum
18/6/20 - 4:06pm
nezumi: Would anyone care to make a prediction on whether there will be any snow on the ground at Cresta Valley by Saturday the 27th? My parents are down to visit, and it would be nice to be able to take my son up to Buffalo to have a go sliding around on his snowboard.
Great idea nezumi but keep your plans Er mm fluid. Buffalo with Lake Mtn and BBaw have a poor a record in terms of snow reliability from these marginal (mild) weather systems. Try and have a Plan B. Its a shame the Cresta lifts have been kyboshed (removed last summer I believe?) With some snow theyd be ideal for buying a cheapish ticket and introducing kids to lifted skiing. Keep a daily watch, you never know. The other idea - if you can hack the GAR - go down to Dinner Plain - its a mellow Pima and pretty good value for a morning or afternoon - washed with a bevi at the Pub or better, brewery next to lift!
18/6/20 - 3:19pm
Would anyone care to make a prediction on whether there will be any snow on the ground at Cresta Valley by Saturday the 27th? My parents are down to visit, and it would be nice to be able to take my son up to Buffalo to have a go sliding around on his snowboard.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
1/3/20 - 7:52pm
mr: Valley of the giants route from cresta to horn is pretty speccy
Yes, esp. if you know the Valley of the Giants XC ski route in white season then it should be easy to walk that 6 km loop which starts and ends at Cresta car park. One indeed hopes that public access to Cresta car Park opens again soon. At very least in time for the white season. I love Nordic skiing at Mt. Buffalo.
Chaeron
29/2/20 - 10:31pm
Tanuki: Hi Thank you, I appreciate the response. I'll look into them. Weather dependent I'm thinking if taking the SUP to paddle on the lake.
Definitely take the SUP!
mr
29/2/20 - 9:19pm
Tanuki
29/2/20 - 8:59pm
Chaeron: Loveliest short walks are the Challwell or Mollinsons Galleries. Back Wall of mt Buffalo is easy AND spectacular. Highly recommended. A bit long at 12km. However the first 3km of the walk as a return 6km is lovely in itself. Link Also from Catani to the Gorge, Mollisons Galleries from Catani, The Horn from Cresta - multiple lovely spots. https://www.visitmountbuffalo.com.au/index.php?p=1">Link Kayaking on Lake Catani is also highly recommended- PM me if you want to borrow a kids kayak...can also hire from Dingo Dell.
Hi Thank you, I appreciate the response. I'll look into them. Weather dependent I'm thinking if taking the SUP to paddle on the lake.
mr
29/2/20 - 8:58pm
Valley of the giants route from cresta to horn is pretty speccy
Chaeron
29/2/20 - 8:37pm
Tanuki: Hey brainstrust, I'm taking my 6yr old daughter up to Buffalo next week. Can anyone please rec some good day walks in the 4-8km range? Tanx
Loveliest short walks are the Challwell or Mollinsons Galleries. Back Wall of mt Buffalo is easy AND spectacular. Highly recommended. A bit long at 12km. However the first 3km of the walk as a return 6km is lovely in itself. Link Also from Catani to the Gorge, Mollisons Galleries from Catani, The Horn from Cresta - multiple lovely spots. https://www.visitmountbuffalo.com.au/index.php?p=1">Link Kayaking on Lake Catani is also highly recommended- PM me if you want to borrow a kids kayak...can also hire from Dingo Dell.
Tanuki
29/2/20 - 7:54pm
Hey brainstrust, I'm taking my 6yr old daughter up to Buffalo next week. Can anyone please rec some good day walks in the 4-8km range? Tanx
Mister Tee on XC Skis
12/9/19 - 8:22pm
The snow cover was thin in some places on the Upper Horn road XC ski track on 9/9/19.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
11/9/19 - 7:20am
There seems to be 15cm of snow on average up there at present.Some spots are much deeper and others are bare and melting away.I was skiing there on Monday Sept. Ninth .
Mister Tee on XC Skis
7/9/19 - 9:01am
I am taking my rock hoppers and will start early from Melbourne on Monday with a view to skiing The Horn just after Lunch. Link
Mister Tee on XC Skis
5/9/19 - 6:38pm
Link If this predicted snow fall actually occurs then a last ski up and down The Horn for 2019 ,on Monday at lunch time could be feasible :-).

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