Lake Mountain Snow Report

7:45am - 23 Sep 2017       
Surface Condition Soft
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Very windy. Partly cloudy. Forecast Max 19°c

Uploaded: 6:40pm - Fri 22 September 2017

Surface Condition

Soft

Skiing & Boarding

Trail Conditions:Good skiing on a soft cover of snow on the upper trails Fischer Nordic Fun Park & Burton Riglet Parks open for ski and boarding lessons today.

Snow Cover

Moderate

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

All trails ungroomed

Village Toboggan

Good

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

20 Sep 20174cm
19 Sep 20174cm
16 Sep 20175cm

Announcements

Good Sightseeing, Snow Play & Tobogganing on a softening cover of natural and man made snow on Village and Koala Creek toboggan runs Fischer Nordic & Burton Riglet Parks Open .

Updated: 07:46 23/09/2017

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperNear Complete CoverNone21/09/2017
Echo Flat - lowerInsufficient to SkiNone19/09/2017
Muster Trail - upperNear Complete CoverNone21/09/2017
Muster Trail - lowerInsufficient to SkiNone21/09/2017
Home TrailInsufficient to SkiNone19/09/2017
Snow Gum TrailModerate CoverNone21/09/2017
Panorama TrailNear Complete CoverNone21/09/2017
Woolybutt TrailNear Complete CoverNone21/09/2017
Royston Rd - upperNear Complete CoverNone21/09/2017
Royston Rd - lowerInsufficient to SkiNone21/09/2017
Jubilee TrailModerate CoverNone19/09/2017
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Jane Bunn - Snow Forecast

Last Update: Fri 08:00am 22 Sep

JANE'S SNOW FORECAST DISCUSSION A high to our east is producing warm weather. Its dry today (Friday) with lots of sunshine and fairly light winds. A strong front arrives later on Saturday. Dry for most of the day with a strong northerly wind..

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Sep 23
Max 19°c
Very windy. Partly cloudy.
Sun Sep 24
5°c | 7°c
Showers. Windy.
Mon Sep 25
1°c | 6°c
Snow showers.
Tue Sep 26
-1°c | 8°c
Partly cloudy.
Wed Sep 27
3°c | 11°c
Shower or two.
Thu Sep 28
6°c | 9°c
Showers.
Fri Sep 29
3°c | 7°c
Showers increasing.

Comments

Mister Tee on snow shoes
22/9/17 - 7:11pm
It has been a good but late starting season. It has got me onto XC skis and away from plodding on snow shoes so expect at least 5 LM trips next year from me in 2018 . :-). I am off to scout out the sneaky way up to the Boundary hut ruins from Keppel's hut next month. I have been up that way before but not coming in from Buxton and the Mt. Margaret road. Forum Member has alluded to this cost saving measure.
Equus
22/9/17 - 7:04pm
teckel: Yes, I would say so. The first half of the season was poor; the second half was great. So averaging it out, it was a pretty good season - the best I've had in 13 years. :D I'm exhausted and have come down with the lurgey :(
That's That You Are Now Un-Well...
weerab
22/9/17 - 6:58pm
teckel: Apparently from the Goons: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dre1.htm
Thanks, but doesn't really clarify the derivation. My young workmate was quite sure that Lurgy (the company) was the basis of this "dreaded Lurgy" thing. I think I've got it now! (spoken in a John Mellion accent)!
teckel
22/9/17 - 6:46pm
weerab: The dreaded Lurgi! Do you realise that it was a German manufacturing company? I used to work with a young guy whose German born father worked for Lurgi as an engineer. Can't remember the connection between the company and the dreaded ******.
Apparently from the Goons: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dre1.htm
weerab
22/9/17 - 6:41pm
teckel: Yes, I would say so. The first half of the season was poor; the second half was great. So averaging it out, it was a pretty good season - the best I've had in 13 years. :D I'm exhausted and have come down with the lurgey :(
The dreaded Lurgi! Do you realise that it was a German manufacturing company? I used to work with a young guy whose German born father worked for Lurgi as an engineer. Can't remember the connection between the company and the dreaded ******.
teckel
22/9/17 - 6:18pm
Equus: So In All it's Been a FAB Season re Snow Yay or Nay? Thanks
Yes, I would say so. The first half of the season was poor; the second half was great. So averaging it out, it was a pretty good season - the best I've had in 13 years. :D I'm exhausted and have come down with the lurgey :(
Equus
22/9/17 - 6:05pm
So In All it's Been a FAB Season re Snow Yay or Nay? Thanks
Mister Tee on snow shoes
22/9/17 - 2:41pm
I think we are done for XC skiing at LM for 2017.See you all at LM with renewed interest in 2018 for some weekday ski trips.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
19/9/17 - 7:11pm
Ubiquitous Steve: No on second thought using Teckel as an expert witness may cause friction between her and the Resort and damage her commmercial future. Yes u must plan this with stealth .....rope in Xplora as expert witness. But that might backfire if he appears to know more than the judge!! Team Bears are pleased that Mr T is turning from the dark side and embracing the long boards.Perhaps it won't be long before he comes flying down to Tawonga Huts waving his arms a troublesome snow shoe:mad: persons that have encroached his line!!:thumbs: Good work .....this is a pleasing story....
I have embraced . The Force is strong inside me. Next season my snow shoes won't get as much use. Better to start late than never. I have bumped into Ubi . Steve twice in my peregrinations and have not seen him on skis yet. Blundstones/ elastic sided work boots are not quite the same as skis.
Ubiquitous Steve
19/9/17 - 6:49pm
No on second thought using Teckel as an expert witness may cause friction between her and the Resort and damage her commmercial future. Yes u must plan this with stealth .....rope in Xplora as expert witness. But that might backfire if he appears to know more than the judge!! Team Bears are pleased that Mr T is turning from the dark side and embracing the long boards.Perhaps it won't be long before he comes flying down to Tawonga Huts waving his arms a troublesome snow shoe:mad: persons that have encroached his line!!:thumbs: Good work .....this is a pleasing story....
Ubiquitous Steve
19/9/17 - 6:43pm
Oh I forgot telephone legs from the ambulance to cover all areas that maybe required in future court action.
teckel
19/9/17 - 5:47pm
Ubiquitous Steve: Possibly give Teckel a few grand for appearing as an expert witness to the track debarkle.
Hey! Leave me out of it!!! :eek: (I know you're kidding and the reference to the other thread)
Ubiquitous Steve
19/9/17 - 4:20pm
Duty of care perhaps. Throw a dive...stay down till ski patrol comes. Always time to sue somebody or something . Then settle out of court perhaps and built holiday house in Marysville. Make sure you have go pro footage and stills to substantiate your case. Get reputable witness to substantiate the track quality ... Go for gold!! Possibly give Teckel a few grand for appearing as an expert witness to the track debarkle.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
19/9/17 - 2:31pm
EquatorBunny: We went up (AGAIN!!) yesterday. Front row parking spot, arrived with other skiers too. It was fantastic. No wind, warm in the sun but icy and fast. We had to walk up about 50m before we could skate up the trail. Approx in front of the groomer's shed. A few patchy spots here and there but I was happy that I could skate the whole of Woolybutt trail and Mr EB went off to skate Jubilee. At about 9.30-10am a lot of other skiers started to come through. Mostly on classical. We mucked around the Heli Flat at this stage. The only annoying bit was the trails. Deep grooves, bumpy churned up snow. It'll be nice if it's corduroy perfect. Stacked hard a couple of times but it was definitely a good day to ski. I took the good along with the bad.... Around 11am the snow started to soften a little and on the brink of a slushy arvo. We went back at about 11.30am. Yesterday will probably be our last day on the XC ski. Unless there is another snow on the weekend!!! LOLLOLLOL
While I was skiing at Lake Mtn. yesterday , I too found that the trails had not been groomed since the weekend rush of people. There were ruts and grooves that were potentially hazardous.Once the surface softened a bit one could plough over/ ski through them on slightly downhill curves but other patches where it was shady and icy preserved these indentations, ruts , lumps and so forth in the skiing surface .
teckel
19/9/17 - 10:04am
Another 4-5 cm overnight. This September just keeps on keeping on :D
Mister Tee on snow shoes
18/9/17 - 6:49pm
teckel: I only do the cheaper lessons when in conjunction with hiring skis from me. If people rock up just wanting lessons only, I charge the same as the mountain. Sorry I missed you on your return - I had to go Healesville to organise my passport.
OK, Understood. Don't worry, The skis and boots that I hired today were fine. They worked great. I am not hiring gear from anywhere else if I am skiing( and falling over ;-P ) at Lake Mtn. If it snows really properly on Tuesday 26/9/17 then I will look at having one more day trip on skis somewhere .
teckel
18/9/17 - 6:45pm
Mister Tee on snow shoes: Thanks to Teckel for taking care of my ski hire needs and the classic xc ski lesson is cheaper when you buy it from Teckel, off the Mtn.
I only do the cheaper lessons when in conjunction with hiring skis from me. If people rock up just wanting lessons only, I charge the same as the mountain. Sorry I missed you on your return - I had to go Healesville to organise my passport.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
18/9/17 - 5:27pm
I went up to Lake Mtn today , 18/9/17 and had a lesson( a one on one lesson at group lesson rates !) at 0930 am and then skied the entire green learners' trail network. I had about three spills but I am getting the hang of this and must admit I have got the bug. By 1 pm my legs were cooked and the surface was becoming very soft indeed, esp. lower trails were turning slushy in the bright spring sunshine. I headed back down the hill at about 1.30 pm.This morning at 9.30 am it was quite icy and getting the ski edges in for amateur turns and wobbly snow ploughs was not that easy.The lower trails are turning brown and I had to walk up to near the snow gauge to get some good snow cover. I think that was it for Lake Mtn. for 2017. I will be back for sure next season and leave the snow shoes at home.Thanks to Teckel for taking care of my ski hire needs and the classic xc ski lesson is cheaper when you buy it from Teckel, off the Mtn.. I find the ski instructors there on the mountain push Fischer ski gear and the ski lessons cost more when you buy them at Lake Mountain.
EquatorBunny
18/9/17 - 3:03pm
We went up (AGAIN!!) yesterday. Front row parking spot, arrived with other skiers too. It was fantastic. No wind, warm in the sun but icy and fast. We had to walk up about 50m before we could skate up the trail. Approx in front of the groomer's shed. A few patchy spots here and there but I was happy that I could skate the whole of Woolybutt trail and Mr EB went off to skate Jubilee. At about 9.30-10am a lot of other skiers started to come through. Mostly on classical. We mucked around the Heli Flat at this stage. The only annoying bit was the trails. Deep grooves, bumpy churned up snow. It'll be nice if it's corduroy perfect. Stacked hard a couple of times but it was definitely a good day to ski. I took the good along with the bad.... Around 11am the snow started to soften a little and on the brink of a slushy arvo. We went back at about 11.30am. Yesterday will probably be our last day on the XC ski. Unless there is another snow on the weekend!!! LOLLOLLOL
Mister Tee on snow shoes
14/9/17 - 4:58pm
I will wait and see but Monday is my day for the XC ski plan.

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