Lake Mountain Snow Report

5:40am - 16 Aug 2018       
Surface Condition Firm Packed
Snow Depth (Natural) 10 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Cloudy. Forecast Max —°c

Uploaded: 8:18pm - Wed 15 August 2018

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Conditions

Very good skiing on a firm cover of groomed snow on the upper trails.very Good skiing on a firm cover of groomed snow on the lower trails.

Snow Cover

Extensive

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

all trails groomed

Village Toboggan

Excellent

Road Condition

Open - ice patches

Snowfall History

08 Aug 20188cm
07 Aug 20185cm
06 Aug 20185cm

Announcements

Road open with ice patches.

Updated: 05:42 16/08/2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Echo Flat - lowerOpenClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Muster Trail - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Muster Trail - lowerOpenClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Home TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Snow Gum TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Panorama TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Woolybutt TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Royston Rd - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Royston Rd - lowerOpenClassical & Skating16/08/2018
Jubilee TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating16/08/2018
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Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Thu Aug 16
Max —°c
Cloudy.
Fri Aug 17
-1°c | 4°c
Showers or snow at times.
Sat Aug 18
0°c | 2°c
Snow showers easing. Windy.
Sun Aug 19
-2°c | 0°c
Snow showers. Windy.
Mon Aug 20
-3°c | 2°c
Cloudy.
Tue Aug 21
-1°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.
Wed Aug 22
-1°c | 5°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

Equus
16/8/18 - 5:15pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: Hi, The physiotherapist said today my hamstring strain injury is not too severe. I got the green light for swimming ,cycling and walking. He said I should be O.K. to XC ski on 25/8/18. :)
News!!!!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
16/8/18 - 5:13pm
Hi, The physiotherapist said today my hamstring strain injury is not too severe. I got the green light for swimming ,cycling and walking. He said I should be O.K. to XC ski on 25/8/18. :-)
Equus
16/8/18 - 5:03pm
Teckel.... Sat night now saying 25cm's.... https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Lake-Mountain/6day/top it Comes off for You!!!
teckel
16/8/18 - 6:27am
Equus: the way it is Now.... https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Lake-Mountain/6day/top
Last Sunday, apparently 40cm fell (the mountain didn't report it for some unknown reason, in fact they failed to report any snow fall at all. But someone on the mountain told me it was 40cm). It was soft and too fluffy. Sunday night it rained. They lost the lot of it :( :tany: :cry:
Equus
16/8/18 - 3:04am
the way it is Now.... https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Lake-Mountain/6day/top
Mister Tee on XC Skis
15/8/18 - 11:20pm
snowgum: Sorry to hear. You've been frenetic this year - I feel v lazy by comparison (3 days XC, 3 1/2 lifts)!
If there are still piles of snow about at the end of August then I will ski again if my gammy leg has healed by then!!Keep the snowfall predictions coming :).I could even do a KNP trip early next month !
snowgum
15/8/18 - 11:19pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: My Right leg hamstring injury has grounded me. I shall let the XC skiing universe know when I am skiing again!
Sorry to hear. You've been frenetic this year - I feel v lazy by comparison (3 days XC, 3 1/2 lifts)!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
15/8/18 - 11:08pm
snowgum: Mm, with snow that low you may need to be careful you're not stranded with a bogged car matey? Have only gone to Keppels Hut in summer but With low snow it could be a long slog up from your Rav Car park. Someone I know at work is considering their ski plans for Lovick's Hut this weekend due to the low snowline predicted - easy to be trapped in most vehicles even four-bies.
My Right leg hamstring injury has grounded me. I shall let the XC skiing universe know when I am skiing again!
snowgum
15/8/18 - 10:52pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: This Sat. at LM could be a bleeding Blizzard. The inexperienced drivers who do not ski will be sliding off the road before they even get to throw a snow ball :p. The forecast says snow down to 400 M. according Ms Bunn. If ever there was a weekend to hike into Keppel's hut and snow camp there for three nights then this could be the one.
Mm, with snow that low you may need to be careful you're not stranded with a bogged car matey? Have only gone to Keppels Hut in summer but With low snow it could be a long slog up from your Rav Car park. Someone I know at work is considering their ski plans for Lovick's Hut this weekend due to the low snowline predicted - easy to be trapped in most vehicles even four-bies.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
14/8/18 - 4:58pm
This Sat. at LM could be a bleeding Blizzard. The inexperienced drivers who do not ski will be sliding off the road before they even get to throw a snow ball :p. The forecast says snow down to 400 M. according Ms Bunn. If ever there was a weekend to hike into Keppel's hut and snow camp there for three nights then this could be the one.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
14/8/18 - 8:26am
teckel: Easy enough assumption to make. I don't know of any other ski hire in Oz owned by a woman, unless it's jointly with a husband. Sunday was massive for me - probably my second busiest day ever (the busiest was 2 or 3 weeks ago). Still suffering physically - aching from head to toe and still sleep deprived. But I've heard that the snow on the trails was badly rain affected on Sunday night :(
Timing the visit is everything for skiing at 1300-1450 M. That is why the massive dump of snow at the Razorback hut /Circuit Road on the weekend was perfect. It rained there the next day(13.8.18) too.
teckel
14/8/18 - 6:22am
Mister Tee on XC Skis: The snow was better at Mt.Stirling. It was so fresh I had to rewax up my skis on Sat. morning at King Saddle. The patterns on my BC XC skis were clogging up !!!! Teckel's shop is business not his and I am sure business has been good for her this week.
Easy enough assumption to make. I don't know of any other ski hire in Oz owned by a woman, unless it's jointly with a husband. Sunday was massive for me - probably my second busiest day ever (the busiest was 2 or 3 weeks ago). Still suffering physically - aching from head to toe and still sleep deprived. But I've heard that the snow on the trails was badly rain affected on Sunday night :(
Mister Tee on XC Skis
13/8/18 - 10:29pm
EquatorBunny: Ok, extended review of Sunday 12th August as requested. Like Mr T said, it indeed snowed on Saturday night. So yesterday morning was super amazing somewhat fluffy snow everywhere. There were dustings of snow on the road about 3km before the turnoff to LM. Mr EB had to drive very carefully from the ticket box though, some parts of the road were tricky to deal with. But we got to the carpark in the 2nd row at about 8.45am. I heard because of the snowy conditions many decided to leave their car at Marysville and take the bus. My FIL arrived at 10.45am and he could still park about 3 rows behind. Empty-ish for a Sunday crowd. I don't know how busy was at his shop with rentals. hehe Trails.... the big machine was down so only the skidoo groomer was out so the trail had bumpy bits in the middle. By about 10am all of the trails were groomed - last ones were Panorama and Jubilee I think. Not too many people on the trails but suffice to say that most people had a big smile on their face. Snow-wise. Deep soft snow. Our ski wax seemed to hold up, but the trails were too fluffy for skating. haha The big hill to the Panorama trail was fully covered too. Overall trail conditions - amazing!!! I will try to upload some pix if I could remember how. :rolleyes: Oh, mid-morning ish the wind picked up, I felt that the temp dropped a little and there was light fluffy snow for about 15 minutes then back to clear condition. It was foggy morning to start with and stayed cloudy and windy till 1.30pm when we left. The cafe was still busy as ever don't worry. LOL This might be our last ski sesh at LM as we will be making our way up to FC to prepare for the Hoppet race next weekend (25th August). I really hoped that there will be a very late dump around early-mid September and we can still enjoy this amazing season so far. I love LM!!!
The snow was better at Mt.Stirling. It was so fresh I had to rewax up my skis on Sat. morning at King Saddle. The patterns on my BC XC skis were clogging up !!!! Teckel's shop is business not his and I am sure business has been good for her this week. Thanks for reminding me to avoid Falls Creek on August 25th. Sept. 1st is also to be avoided at Falls Creek because of the XC BC ski festival( at a resort ;-P ) Next weekend there will be more snow falling and my plan is to snow camp at JB plain and ski at Dinner Plain and up to Wire plain and back. We shall see how my hamstring muscle feels by Wed.
EquatorBunny
13/8/18 - 10:22pm
Ubiquitous Steve: EB please expand on your trip...crowds,roads,trails...grooming? Team Bears gather the snow was dry!
Ok, extended review of Sunday 12th August as requested. Like Mr T said, it indeed snowed on Saturday night. So yesterday morning was super amazing somewhat fluffy snow everywhere. There were dustings of snow on the road about 3km before the turnoff to LM. Mr EB had to drive very carefully from the ticket box though, some parts of the road were tricky to deal with. But we got to the carpark in the 2nd row at about 8.45am. I heard because of the snowy conditions many decided to leave their car at Marysville and take the bus. My FIL arrived at 10.45am and he could still park about 3 rows behind. Empty-ish for a Sunday crowd. I don't know how busy was at his shop with rentals. hehe Trails.... the big machine was down so only the skidoo groomer was out so the trail had bumpy bits in the middle. By about 10am all of the trails were groomed - last ones were Panorama and Jubilee I think. Not too many people on the trails but suffice to say that most people had a big smile on their face. Snow-wise. Deep soft snow. Our ski wax seemed to hold up, but the trails were too fluffy for skating. haha The big hill to the Panorama trail was fully covered too. Overall trail conditions - amazing!!! I will try to upload some pix if I could remember how. :rolleyes: Oh, mid-morning ish the wind picked up, I felt that the temp dropped a little and there was light fluffy snow for about 15 minutes then back to clear condition. It was foggy morning to start with and stayed cloudy and windy till 1.30pm when we left. The cafe was still busy as ever don't worry. LOL This might be our last ski sesh at LM as we will be making our way up to FC to prepare for the Hoppet race next weekend (25th August). I really hoped that there will be a very late dump around early-mid September and we can still enjoy this amazing season so far. I love LM!!!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
13/8/18 - 2:55pm
Ubiquitous Steve: EB please expand on your trip...crowds,roads,trails...grooming? Team Bears gather the snow was dry!
It was nuking down with P O W D E R at Mt. Stirling on 11 &12 /8/18 . If LM got the same dump of snow then it would have been amazing skiing there too.
Ubiquitous Steve
13/8/18 - 1:39pm
EB please expand on your trip...crowds,roads,trails...grooming? Team Bears gather the snow was dry!
EquatorBunny
13/8/18 - 10:07am
We went up yesterday. Just one word for it - BLISS. Still relishing the skiing moments on this Monday morning, although I don't think my muscles liked it too much. LOL I think I truly am feeling the Monday blues now. Haha
Mister Tee on XC Skis
9/8/18 - 7:42pm
Equus: I of That White Gold This Season!
The snow forecasts look like this Sat. and next Sat. will see more snow, a lot more snow falling at all the XC ski places. Cancel the rest of your life and just ski, that is the plan for August!!!.
Equus
9/8/18 - 7:34pm
I of That White Gold This Season!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
9/8/18 - 7:17pm
Equus: So how much of the White Gold did LM get in the end? Thanks
It looks like less than 20 cms fell since Monday at LM. The tracks were becoming so these snowfalls repaired the gaps .On July 21st 2018 I had the best snow at LM and it was snowing H A R D that day.. Mt.Stirling got much more snow this week than LM did, so did Mt.Buffalo which was also looking a bit sad last weekend .Me thinks that the Lower Mtn.at Mt.Stirling will not be rated as uniformly at TBJ again in 2018 .

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