Lake Mountain Snow Report

7:44am - 09 Jul 2020       
Surface Condition Softening
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) 35 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 1 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Showers. Possible afternoon storm. Forecast Max 11°c

Surface Condition

Softening

Conditions

insufficient FOR SKIING

Snow Cover

Limited

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

Village Toboggan

Good

Road Condition

Open - ice patches

Snowfall History

04 Jul 20207cm
cm
cm

Announcements

LIMITED MAN MADE SNOW FOR SNOWPLAY . TOBOGGANING .

Updated: 07:44 09/07/2020

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperClosedNone06.07.20
Echo Flat - lowerClosedNone06.07.20
Muster Trail - upperClosedNone06.07.20
Muster Trail - lowerClosedNone06.07.20
Home TrailClosedNone06.07.20
Snow Gum TrailClosedNone06.07.20
Panorama TrailClosedNone06.07.20
Woolybutt TrailClosedNone06.07.20
Royston Rd - upperClosedNone06.07.20
Royston Rd - lowerClosedNone06.07.20
Jubilee TrailClosedNone06.07.20

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Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Oct 31
Max 11°c
Showers. Possible afternoon storm.
Sun Nov 1
5°c | 14°c
Partly cloudy.
Mon Nov 2
5°c | 18°c
Mostly sunny.
Tue Nov 3
9°c | 19°c
Sunny.
Wed Nov 4
12°c | 17°c
Shower or two.
Thu Nov 5
4°c | 11°c
Possible shower.
Fri Nov 6
4°c | 9°c
Possible shower.

Comments

Mister Tee on XC Skis
5/10/20 - 11:39am
The Snowy Hill track from Camberville is of interest to me. I am coming to scout that out ASAP.
CarveMan
5/10/20 - 10:11am
teckel: I've just had the following email (sent 15 mins ago): Please note variations to earlier notification: * No prebooking required * Gates remain open * No shuttle service * BBQ remained closed Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Update – October 2020 Resort Update issued at 9:44 on Monday 5/10/2020 Resort Update Lake Mountain Alpine Resort proposes the following approach for resort access, in line with the recent Victorian Government announcement that as of 11:59pm on Wednesday 16 September regional Victoria will move to the Third Step of the roadmap for reopening. Link. The reopening of Lake Mountain to regional Victorians is from Saturday 3 October, following Third Step restrictions and staff capacity. The SARMB COVIDSafe Plan will continue to operate across the resort, and the new LM Information Centre based in Marysville following defined protocols related to controlled resort access, building density quotients, gatherings, physical distancing, cleaning, PPE and signage. Saturday 3 October: Gates re-open to the resort from 8.30am on Saturday 3 October. Visitation is restricted to regional Victorians. In line with other DELWP and Parks Victoria and National Parks. The Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre based in Marysville will also be opened daily for Information, MTB hire daily from 8.30am – 4.30pm. The Mountain Bike shuttle service is closed in line with current restrictions and will be reviewed as these change. Contractor access permits will continue to be implemented in line with COVIDSafe Plan. Limited facilities available: * Public bathrooms will be re-opened with health and hygiene protocols in place. * Trails will be re-opened to the public. (These will be identified at the time as trail clearing is continuing to clear winter debris). * Lower Cascade trail will be fully operational. (Upper MBT network Trails available subject to clearance works). * No MTB shuttles are currently available. * No food and beverage will be available during this staged opening * BBQ areas remain closed Download the COVIDSafe app. Slow the spread. Save lives. Visit the Victorian Government’s website for current information and updates: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au">Link or call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 (24 hours). Resort Road and Access Conditions Lake Mountain Road will be opened for people living in regional Victoria from 3 October 2020 from 08:30. Gates will remain open. Refer VICROADS website Link for updated access road conditions.
I want to check out the MTB trails, I’ll do that and say G’Day as soon as I’m allowed.
teckel
5/10/20 - 10:10am
I've just had the following email (sent 15 mins ago): Please note variations to earlier notification: * No prebooking required * Gates remain open * No shuttle service * BBQ remained closed Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Update – October 2020 Resort Update issued at 9:44 on Monday 5/10/2020 Resort Update Lake Mountain Alpine Resort proposes the following approach for resort access, in line with the recent Victorian Government announcement that as of 11:59pm on Wednesday 16 September regional Victoria will move to the Third Step of the roadmap for reopening. Link. The reopening of Lake Mountain to regional Victorians is from Saturday 3 October, following Third Step restrictions and staff capacity. The SARMB COVIDSafe Plan will continue to operate across the resort, and the new LM Information Centre based in Marysville following defined protocols related to controlled resort access, building density quotients, gatherings, physical distancing, cleaning, PPE and signage. Saturday 3 October: Gates re-open to the resort from 8.30am on Saturday 3 October. Visitation is restricted to regional Victorians. In line with other DELWP and Parks Victoria and National Parks. The Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre based in Marysville will also be opened daily for Information, MTB hire daily from 8.30am – 4.30pm. The Mountain Bike shuttle service is closed in line with current restrictions and will be reviewed as these change. Contractor access permits will continue to be implemented in line with COVIDSafe Plan. Limited facilities available: * Public bathrooms will be re-opened with health and hygiene protocols in place. * Trails will be re-opened to the public. (These will be identified at the time as trail clearing is continuing to clear winter debris). * Lower Cascade trail will be fully operational. (Upper MBT network Trails available subject to clearance works). * No MTB shuttles are currently available. * No food and beverage will be available during this staged opening * BBQ areas remain closed Download the COVIDSafe app. Slow the spread. Save lives. Visit the Victorian Government’s website for current information and updates: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au">Link or call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 (24 hours). Resort Road and Access Conditions Lake Mountain Road will be opened for people living in regional Victoria from 3 October 2020 from 08:30. Gates will remain open. Refer VICROADS website Link for updated access road conditions.
teckel
5/10/20 - 9:19am
Monday 5th. The website has finally changed to say that it's open from the 3rd. No mention of having to book to go up. Only the toilets are open. Nothing else.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
3/10/20 - 7:27pm
teckel: The reason that they want people to book to go up is for contact tracing.
What I do in the Yarra Ranges N.P. for recreation is my business. The N.P. is not within the resort boundaries.
teckel
3/10/20 - 7:01pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: We will go up there to LM eventually via Keppel's hut . It has been windy so there will be trees down along the track and power tools will necessary. The Long Heath Track needs some attention too.
The reason that they want people to book to go up is for contact tracing.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
3/10/20 - 6:58pm
teckel: no one can actually book. So, no one can go.
A sub alpine XC ski resort that has in effect banned people all year round :-0. That will keep infrastructure maintenance costs down won't it?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
3/10/20 - 6:55pm
We will go up there to LM eventually via Keppel's hut . It has been windy so there will be trees down along the track and power tools will necessary. The Long Heath Track needs some attention too.
Ubiquitous Steve
3/10/20 - 4:12pm
teckel: Not so simple though. Theoretically, all non-metro people can go, but they must book in prior to going there. But if the website hasn't been updated, no one can actually book. So, no one can go.
Yeah...that’s a bit of a worry!
teckel
3/10/20 - 3:53pm
Ubiquitous Steve: Well hopefully some folk can go for a wander,or ride a bike or just sit and enjoy themselves.
Not so simple though. Theoretically, all non-metro people can go, but they must book in prior to going there. But if the website hasn't been updated, no one can actually book. So, no one can go.
Ubiquitous Steve
3/10/20 - 3:42pm
Well hopefully some folk can go for a wander,or ride a bike or just sit and enjoy themselves.
teckel
3/10/20 - 2:34pm
Lake Mountain is due to re-open to the public today. Yet, the website says it's still closed. I'm confused.
Ubiquitous Steve
11/6/20 - 3:26pm
teckel: Just a reminder guys, this is the Lake Mountain trip reports thread. There is a chat thread - Link and a Mt Margaret thread - Link
True....my apologies....A Mt Bike Rd from Lake Mt end down Upper Taggerty Rd towards Keppels and out via Mt Margaret Gap could be an enjoyable family plan....
teckel
11/6/20 - 3:16pm
Just a reminder guys, this is the Lake Mountain trip reports thread. There is a chat thread - Link and a Mt Margaret thread - Link
Ubiquitous Steve
11/6/20 - 3:00pm
Mt Margaret is getting a cult following.....at the present rate it will surpass Lake Mt as the selected destination in the area....facilities minimal ....enjoyment factor maximal!:thumbs: Perhaps work on Boundary Track Walking Trail is needed more than ever!o_O
snowgum
4/6/20 - 8:05pm
nezumi: Hotham have announced their Resort Entry is open today. For entry between June 5 and 21 it is priced at $35, compared to a late purchase price of $56. Purchasing 7 days or more in advance is $48.80 per day
Hotham will make most of their money post June 21 - probably don’t need to charge so much in the early giggle part of the season?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/6/20 - 7:08pm
chriscross: Some nice photos there, beefa. Well done. Snow looks good. But the resort staff are most likely following instructions from management to discourage skiing (with no patrols). We need to bear in mind that people have become lost up there and in at least one case, have lost a life. So a government run resort probably does need to heed the "nanny state" rules.
That may be the case but some of us know that area really well and have spent numerous trips clearing the access route from Keppel's hut to the Hut ruins and skiing the Hut loop and surrounding Upper trails in all levels of low visibility. As points out , it is a Nat. Park and what we do up there in by passing the resort and the games they seem intent on playing is our business. We are well equipped and experienced enough to know the risks and manage them so that they are mitigated. This applies equally to BC XC skiing in The Baw Baw N.P., Mt. Buffalo N.P. and The Alpine N.P. as well as various state forests which have skiable terrain in white season.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/6/20 - 7:03pm
nezumi: Hotham have announced their Resort Entry is open today. For entry between June 5 and 21 it is priced at $35, compared to a late purchase price of $56. Purchasing 7 days or more in advance is $48.80 per day
It is still free to drive up and park at JB plain and XC ski up towards Wire plain and back . There won't be any Nordic ski trail grooming until Hotham opens full tilt in late June. Fallen trees will not be dealt with along that ski trail until the grooming starts with resort staff taking a chainsaw on the skidoo groomer.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/6/20 - 7:00pm
beefa skiing: Some images from the 2nd of June still keep coming to my mind. Perhaps they belong in the National Parks thread, because they are in a NP, although the LM resort is the usual method of going to these places.
Oh these pictures are good. Shades of more upcoming Keppel's hut route action this season. I have a supply drop hidden in the Keppel's hut area. We will slog it up there from Mt. M. gap and snow camp at the hut and ski the upper trails. Our track clearing will not be in vain at all. Next green season some Long Heath Loop track clearing with chainsaws and brush cutters will happen. We will rehabilitate that ski route.
chriscross
4/6/20 - 12:13pm
Some nice photos there, beefa. Well done. Snow looks good. But the resort staff are most likely following instructions from management to discourage skiing (with no patrols). We need to bear in mind that people have become lost up there and in at least one case, have lost a life. So a government run resort probably does need to heed the "nanny state" rules.

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