Lake Mountain Snow Report

10:00am - 2019       
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Snowfall (Last 24hrs) cm
Today's Weather: Mostly clear. Forecast Max —°c

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Updated: : //2019

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperClosedNone
Echo Flat - lowerClosedNone
Muster Trail - upperClosedNone
Muster Trail - lowerClosedNone
Home TrailClosedNone
Snow Gum TrailClosedNone
Panorama TrailClosedNone
Woolybutt TrailClosedNone
Royston Rd - upperClosedNone
Royston Rd - lowerClosedNone
Jubilee TrailClosedNone

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Thu May 23
Max —°c
Mostly clear.
Fri May 24
7°c | 10°c
Showers. Windy.
Sat May 25
7°c | 9°c
Showers increasing.
Sun May 26
3°c | 4°c
Showers or snow increasing.
Mon May 27
1°c | 4°c
Snow showers easing.
Tue May 28
3°c | 4°c
Showers increasing.
Wed May 29
0°c | 1°c
Snow showers.

Comments

Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/5/19 - 4:51pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/5/19 - 4:24pm
The newly cleared Keppel's hut track awaits BC XC skiers coming in on BC XC planks from Panorama track and the Boundary Hut ruins loop.... May 6th 2019.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/5/19 - 4:11pm
Montgomerywes: wow thats amazing
What is amazing amigo? Still no REAL XC SKI snow at LM yet..... May 14 th 2019 . Jubilee Trail.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
10/5/19 - 6:38pm
Rock Hopping on XC skis didn't happen today at LM. Snow cams at LM today suggested 99% rocks , 1% hopping and that other activities would be a better use of one's time on this wet and cold Friday.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/5/19 - 7:14pm
I am standing by for a possible May 10th rock hopper XC ski trip to Lake Mtn. on Friday. https://www.ski.com.au/reports/australia/vic/lakemtn/forecast.html
Mister Tee on XC Skis
7/5/19 - 11:20pm
teckel: If you go on Saturday, you may well find it under some nice cover. Snow forecast for the upper trails tomorrow, and the entire resort for Thursday and Friday.
Saturday , hey ? Do you think the rock hopper skis would work on the upper trails or one snow plough turn and the cover would break through? . Evidently I am itching to do some skiing for free :). Summary
Min Max Rain. Possible snow. Windy. Possible rainfall: Chance of any rain: Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1200 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16. Sun protection recommended from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 Summary
Min Max Snow showers easing. Possible rainfall: Chance of any rain: Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.
teckel
7/5/19 - 10:18pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I might be going for a walk around LM next week just to scout out some terrain such as the Jubilee run, which I have not skied before. I might show my bushwalking friend the freshly cleared and manicured track from The Boundary hut ruins loop to Keppel's hut.
If you go on Saturday, you may well find it under some nice cover. Snow forecast for the upper trails tomorrow, and the entire resort for Thursday and Friday.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
7/5/19 - 10:03pm
I might be going for a walk around LM next week just to scout out some terrain such as the Jubilee run, which I have not skied before. I might show my bushwalking friend the freshly cleared and manicured track from The Boundary hut ruins loop to Keppel's hut.
teckel
28/4/19 - 11:55am
Maybe another thread should be started dealing with the RMB issue, as it applies to all resorts, not just LM. Also a lot of people who would be interested in contributing wouldn't know it was being discussed in this thread. New thread here: https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/victorian-rmbs-models-costs-etc.84448/
28/4/19 - 10:25am
currawong: governments do not acknowledge the contribution that the ski industry makes to local and state economy. if they did then there would be subsidy of resort management rather than forcing it to be self-funding. while it has to be self-funding, it's hard to see access getting any cheaper....
No, the management model that the government has put in place is wrong and far too expensive. I am a massive supporter of the ski industry, but the state public purse should not be responsible for propping up a bureaucratic model that is not in place for any of the other tourist industries/towns in our state. We have boards and executives costing a fortune for the management each of our ski villages....this is the problem. The RMBs have access to the same funding opportunties as as other LGAs and communities. Case in point, last year's Victorian State Government 'Pick my Project' initiative Falls Creek's nominated project was for some massive art installation project at the entry to the village, it didn't even register on people's voting radar. Mount Beauty on the other hand was successful in gaining the numbers 1 and 2 most voted projects in North East Victoria gaining $200K for MTB Park trail head upgrades and $200K for an extension of the riverside trail. The RMB model is too expensive, out of touch and not necessary for a successful year round alpine tourist industry.
snowgum
27/4/19 - 7:18pm
Amelia1810: Did a little day trip to LM today. Never been before, just went up spur of the moment because of the snow they had overnight. Anyway here's some pics April 27th 2019
Their snow pile they're building
Well done Amelia - for going and the post/pics!! A very nice 'start' to winter??
teckel
27/4/19 - 5:45pm
Very nice . Thanks. A pity there wasn't a wee bit more.
Amelia1810
27/4/19 - 4:51pm
Did a little day trip to LM today. Never been before, just went up spur of the moment because of the snow they had overnight. Anyway here's some pics April 27th 2019
Their snow pile they're building
snowgum
27/4/19 - 1:26pm
My other problem (habit) is I love skiing different mountains and perhaps due to my XC & walking origins get easily bored doing the same runs & Mtns over again. As a BTW: This year I'll be doing at least one Hotham long W/E, one Buller-Stirling W/E, ~ half a doz Wanaka ski days plus a couple of day trips to L Mtn / Bawbs if there's snow in June. Tell me I don't get hammered by such choice???
snowgum
27/4/19 - 1:22pm
currawong: governments do not acknowledge the contribution that the ski industry makes to local and state economy. if they did then there would be subsidy of resort management rather than forcing it to be self-funding. while it has to be self-funding, it's hard to see access getting any cheaper. For frequent skiers a single resort early bird pass isn't too bad. The best answer is to pick one resort and ski often :) (with just rare ventures to other resorts) Otherwise, find a friend and get different resort passes.
Yes I like the ski often plan - slowly working on that but it's a matter teasing another decade or these knees while there's still coins in the piggy bank!
currawong
27/4/19 - 10:34am
governments do not acknowledge the contribution that the ski industry makes to local and state economy. if they did then there would be subsidy of resort management rather than forcing it to be self-funding. while it has to be self-funding, it's hard to see access getting any cheaper. For frequent skiers a single resort early bird pass isn't too bad. The best answer is to pick one resort and ski often :) (with just rare ventures to other resorts) Otherwise, find a friend and get different resort passes.
snowgum
27/4/19 - 10:19am
currawong: issues I can see abuse by non bc people. how do you police it? policing it would be an additional cost. taking away car parking from full fee payng resort visitors. also reduces RM revenue when car parking is full. I think lift co only real objection would be about less available parking for their customers some brainstorming perhaps they could allow reduced cost bc parking outside the gate at howmans. least desirable parking would minimise abuse. perhaps a midweek only ticket that would allow discount parking at lower windy. convenient for people going bc but inconvenient for daytrippers. not taking capacity at peak times another wild idea might be to have some national park parking outside the resort on the currently closed road to the power station. i doubt this could happen but in theory it could allow free access to the nat park for those who really didn't need resort facilities (except snow clearing as far as turnback). even if something could be negotiated it would create problems for agl, encourage snowplayers as well, and bring safety concerns.
Some interesting and worthwhile ideas there Currawong. The resort system with quite costly daily/seasonal rates when compared with NSW, acts to punish snow users from lower income groups, inc. students. And the position of the resort boundary and the location of legal parking makes it extremely difficult for Victorians to see snow without doing the whole resort (circus) thing - that said i believe in user pays. But I think it should be easier than it is for Victorians to park within reach of reliable snow but not be considered in the resort - that's where your (Road 24) McKay access idea could have merit. I thought it's lower reaches (before gate), is already used as long term staff parking. So half a dozen BC cars is hardly a big issue if the the space is there. So from there, BC skiers, snowshoers etc... Half the option of thumbing a lift, trying to catch a bus from Howmans (is that even possible?) or walking then skiing up Rd 24 to the expanses of the plains beyond the lifted area?? Sounds great if it saves over $200 for a week in the BC but not sure if it would be possible to get such an idea up and working?? BC snow people are few in no. And are rarely on Govt/Resorts radars - unless there's a nice fat $ for the taking (yes I'm having a bet each way here!!) Similarly, BC people parking near Mt St Bernaud (and not going anywhere near Hotham village) could probably mount a case for a reduced - road only access rate. Not too many rubbish bins, information booths, toilets or groomed trails on the track to the Twins!! I think we can learn from NSW where an annual pass was around $200 (maybe it's closer to 300 now?), but an all resort pass is over $600 now. That's almost in Season lift Pass territory and serious money for most low-middle income snow lovers. The resorts need their money to survive - but it would be good to see more diversity in their stakeholder consultations. Particular when it comes to setting access charges. But I don't have much hope based on past decades. And I think foreign visitors to our hills must think we're all mad at times to pay so much.
currawong
27/4/19 - 9:29am
snowgum: On the topic, I think one could mount an access equity business case for Falls and Hotham areas to provide somewhat cheaper overnight BC access parking areas for those that don't use the majority of resort facilities? I guess the lift companies would hate this idea and the RMs /DELWP might say BC skiers are still using resort infrastructure, plowing, toilets start and end and perhaps even search and rescue??? Any thoughts? (Bearing in mind we have some the highest snow access costs in the world??)
issues I can see abuse by non bc people. how do you police it? policing it would be an additional cost. taking away car parking from full fee payng resort visitors. also reduces RM revenue when car parking is full. I think lift co only real objection would be about less available parking for their customers some brainstorming perhaps they could allow reduced cost bc parking outside the gate at howmans. least desirable parking would minimise abuse. perhaps a midweek only ticket that would allow discount parking at lower windy. convenient for people going bc but inconvenient for daytrippers. not taking capacity at peak times another wild idea might be to have some national park parking outside the resort on the currently closed road to the power station. i doubt this could happen but in theory it could allow free access to the nat park for those who really didn't need resort facilities (except snow clearing as far as turnback). even if something could be negotiated it would create problems for agl, encourage snowplayers as well, and bring safety concerns.
teckel
27/4/19 - 7:36am
Snow on the ground at LM this morning:
teckel
24/4/19 - 8:44pm
Equus: As I Know Anything about it, I have a Question..... Is it Moveable so that it could be use to put a layer of White Gold on the Nordic Park and Other places? And Talking of the Nordic Park, How big is it? As the Cam I'm sure Only shows a Small part of it...... When it's Open for Skiing Please My I have Some Photos of it and the {For Visual for Book, as I have an Idea Involving Skijoring} Trails? Thanks
I don't much about it. It's the same as Buller's snow factory, which I think can cover the whole of Bourke St. I understand it will be used to cover the whole of the village area including the nordic park and the lower trails as far as the snow gauge and above. It's the size of a shipping container - looks like a shipping container, so can't be moved. will be able to provide more accurate information on it.

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