Mt Buffalo Snow Report

9:11am - 16 Jun 2019       
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Surface Condition Wet
Max 4°c

Conditions

N/A

Snow Cover

Limited Snow Play

Weather

ForecastPartly cloudy. Light winds.
Overnight Min-1°C
Current Temp2°C
Forecast Max4°C
Wind StrengthBreeze 10-15 km/h NW
PrecipitationDrizzle
Cloud CoverCloud increasing
VisibilityFair

Snowmaking

No Snowmaking Facilities

Wheel Chains

Carry Chains: Not required

Snowfall History

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Announcements

Dingo Dell Café and Visitor Centre open today Roads are clear, drive safely

Updated: 09:11 16/06/2019

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beginners LoopClosedClassical & SkatingN/A
Bogong PlainClosedClassical & SkatingN/A
Horn RdClosedClassical & SkatingN/A
Reservoir RdClosedClassical & SkatingN/A
Lake Catani TrackClosedClassical & SkatingN/A

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Comments

Mister Tee on XC Skis
11/6/19 - 9:54am
Link Time to invest in some flippers and a snorkel. Thursday next week might see some new snow falling and that could mean XC skiing on Friday week at Mt. Buffalo on a thin base of fresh snow. Link Watch this space.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
9/6/19 - 9:41am
snowgum: Just for the hell of it, the matter of facilities on Buffalo is a bit of a sore point in jot just our family but many from my XC & tele ski gang, who started skiing mid/late 80s. We used Cresta as a learning ground before advancing to the bigger, higher cost fields. Sure there's still xc and very basic facilities now but nothing even remotely like Lake Mtn - I suppose in part because there's lots of good tax payers from Melbourne to see and use it! But at Cresta - the state Govt. collected the insurance post Fire (as I understand) and then failed to replace the main building. My take on this is that the Govt. undervalues Regional facilities like Buffalo/Cresta - and the people who use them. Now we can argue forever about was little was done /or not to save the place during the fires and even whether it was worth maintaining or upgrading the 5 lifts at Cresta afterwards. But the lack of a decent base at Cresta is an indictment on Victoria and should be corrected a ASAP - IMO. Now full disclosure - I haven't skied Buffalo - to my disappointment - since my 10 year old was born - as I joined an on mtn ski club, where it was easier to place him in crèche and get in a lift day. So I guess there could now be a shiny new pavilion in situ which no one has reported here. But I doubt it. In the meatime, a note to self: must ski the Horn again soon. Take the lad and impress him with the whole place. Rant over Steve.
Places such as Mt. Buffalo have enough facilities for the avid low budget XC skier to ensure a number of visits each ski season. The Hut and Pit loo at Lake Catani campground remains open all winter so snow camping there is feasible. You just have to cart firewood in from your car boot at the locked gate i.e 1.5 km. Perhaps towing a sled laden with cut wood could work ?. When has enough snow it is superb for day touring on BC skis. With sufficient low level heavy cover and early start , a trip out to Mt .McLeod and back on BC XC skis would be memorable. You'd need skins and a lot of fitness. I would like to try that one year while I still have the energy and enthusiasm. The Mt. Buffalo ski school operates every July and August from a base at Dingo Dell and offers guided tours and affordable Nordic ski lessons .More details can be found on the WWW.
snowgum
9/6/19 - 1:01am
Ubiquitous Steve: The new infrastructure at Lake Mt was a bit of a surprise for Team Bears but we don’t oppose the modern new buildings at Gerratys Carpark..we saw folk enjoying their coffee in the warm as we looked fir the dunny.With the wet blowy conditions often encountered up there it looks the goods for the poor frozen kids. Has Mt Buffalo got the like of the Lake Mt set up?I reckon I could sit in the warm and drink hot chocolate all day if the weather was crap?
Just for the hell of it, the matter of facilities on Buffalo is a bit of a sore point in jot just our family but many from my XC & tele ski gang, who started skiing mid/late 80s. We used Cresta as a learning ground before advancing to the bigger, higher cost fields. Sure there's still xc and very basic facilities now but nothing even remotely like Lake Mtn - I suppose in part because there's lots of good tax payers from Melbourne to see and use it! But at Cresta - the state Govt. collected the insurance post Fire (as I understand) and then failed to replace the main building. My take on this is that the Govt. undervalues Regional facilities like Buffalo/Cresta - and the people who use them. Now we can argue forever about was little was done /or not to save the place during the fires and even whether it was worth maintaining or upgrading the 5 lifts at Cresta afterwards. But the lack of a decent base at Cresta is an indictment on Victoria and should be corrected a ASAP - IMO. Now full disclosure - I haven't skied Buffalo - to my disappointment - since my 10 year old was born - as I joined an on mtn ski club, where it was easier to place him in crèche and get in a lift day. So I guess there could now be a shiny new pavilion in situ which no one has reported here. But I doubt it. In the meatime, a note to self: must ski the Horn again soon. Take the lad and impress him with the whole place. Rant over Steve.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/6/19 - 12:16pm
Ubiquitous Steve: The new infrastructure at Lake Mt was a bit of a surprise for Team Bears but we don’t oppose the modern new buildings at Gerratys Carpark..we saw folk enjoying their coffee in the warm as we looked fir the dunny.With the wet blowy conditions often encountered up there it looks the goods for the poor frozen kids. Has Mt Buffalo got the like of the Lake Mt set up?I reckon I could sit in the warm and drink hot chocolate all day if the weather was crap?
Yes, Dingo Dell Café is the place to sit and warm up, almost dry out , use a toilet and rest with a hot cuppa and a snack after being drenched by R**n on sodden and slushy snow after XC skiing down The Horn Road. I have done just that last season in 2018.
Ubiquitous Steve
8/6/19 - 11:31am
The new infrastructure at Lake Mt was a bit of a surprise for Team Bears but we don’t oppose the modern new buildings at Gerratys Carpark..we saw folk enjoying their coffee in the warm as we looked fir the dunny.With the wet blowy conditions often encountered up there it looks the goods for the poor frozen kids. Has Mt Buffalo got the like of the Lake Mt set up?I reckon I could sit in the warm and drink hot chocolate all day if the weather was crap?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/6/19 - 9:57am
Ubiquitous Steve: We wait patiently for our field correspondents report? Perhaps he has skied into Lake Catani ? And the report has been delayed. We wait for information re dounut vans/coffee and fast food catering!:cheers:
Link The Café at Dingo Dell was open last Sat. but other than that it was not really much of a ski day .There has been not enough snow falling since to make it worth the drive. I love XC skiing at Mt. Buffalo but I am also wary of its shortcomings. It must be fresh and deep in terms of snow cover to make it worth it. We shall wait and watch.....grasshopper.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/6/19 - 9:54am
Wakadj: Does anyone have an update for the snow this weekend? Will there be enough cover for xc or tobogganing?
Link I think you should take the canoe and paddle your way to serenity on Lake Catani. Until we get a 20 cm snow fall at Cresta with snow appearing at Rollason's Falls picnic ground I would suggest Mt. Buffalo is a dead loss in terms of snow. I went last Sat. June 1st and XC skied a bit on my XC rock hoppers around Cresta and I hopped a lot of grass and rocks. It was a nice day in a beautiful place but not what I had hoped for. Link
6/6/19 - 7:00pm
Does anyone have an update for the snow this weekend? Will there be enough cover for xc or tobogganing?
1/6/19 - 6:08pm
Saw on facebook that there were hour long queues for the car park bus - looks like lots of people were interested in a free ski. Total contrast to and my trip to LM yesterday where we did not see a soul.
Ubiquitous Steve
1/6/19 - 1:55pm
We wait patiently for our field correspondents report? Perhaps he has skied into Lake Catani ? And the report has been delayed. We wait for information re dounut vans/coffee and fast food catering!:cheers:
bawbawbel
31/5/19 - 1:01pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I am too stingy to buy a ski helmet and if I crash into a tree or rock and bash my head then I could be permanently damaged. Others would argue that it is indeed verily too late and that such an accident could only improve matters for the better in terms of my head and its contents.
Way to go. I cut the ear flaps off ski helmets anyway. Need to fill the top vents with Silastic to avoid water on the brain, however.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
30/5/19 - 6:38pm
Link I will report back if the Reservoir road out to Wild Dog Plain is skiable or not. I will be up there this Sat. at noon.
Chaeron
29/5/19 - 8:50pm
Rick Ross Da Boss: Bike helmet?
Aldi says hello.
Ziggy
29/5/19 - 8:19pm
I guess he is bipedal.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
29/5/19 - 8:14pm
Rick Ross Da Boss: Bike helmet?
I am too stingy to buy a ski helmet and if I crash into a tree or rock and bash my head then I could be permanently damaged. Others would argue that it is indeed verily too late and that such an accident could only improve matters for the better in terms of my head and its contents.
Rick Ross Da Boss
29/5/19 - 8:08pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: All systems are go. I will be at Cresta for some skiing at about Noon this Sat., May 29th . Whoo hoo!. However if the Resevoir rd. has sufficient cover then Wild Dog Plain is calling me on the rock hoppers or even on my new BC XC skis. If anyone sees me , the dude in a bike helmet do say hello.
Bike helmet?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
29/5/19 - 8:07pm
All systems are go. I will be at Cresta for some skiing at about Noon this Sat., May 29th . Whoo hoo!. However if the Resevoir rd. has sufficient cover then Wild Dog Plain is calling me on the rock hoppers or even on my new BC XC skis. If anyone sees me , the dude in a bike helmet do say hello.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
29/5/19 - 9:35am
Link Sat. is looking good for rock hopping at Cresta with up to 30 cm on the ground and some sunny breaks. You'd hope PV would get the groomer working on the Horn Road but it won't happen yet.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
28/5/19 - 11:04pm
25 cms of snow and counting. I am coming up to The Buff this Sat. if I can manage it!!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
28/5/19 - 10:18am
VIC ROADS web site Link shows that the Porepunkah to Cresta valley Road has been reopened today but the Horn rd. is now shut for the XC ski season and the same goes for the Resevoir rd. and the Lake Catani campsite road.You read it here first !!The Buff got 5 cm yesterday and another 5 cm until now. Rock hoppers unite!

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