Lake Mountain Snow Report

5:34am - 23 Jun 2018       
Surface Condition Firm Packed
Snow Depth (Natural) 20 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Showers developing. Forecast Max 2°c

Uploaded: 7:59pm - Fri 22 June 2018

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Conditions

Very Good skiing on firm groomed trails for classic & skating.

Snow Cover

Extensive

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

all trails groomed

Village Toboggan

Good

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

17 Jun 201820cm
16 Jun 20184cm
cm

Announcements

All XC trails & resort activities are operating today

Updated: 05:35 23/06/2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Echo Flat - lowerComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Muster Trail - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating2.3/6/2018
Muster Trail - lowerComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Home TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Snow Gum TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Panorama TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Woolybutt TrailComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Royston Rd - upperComplete Deep CoverClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Royston Rd - lowerOpenClassical & Skating23/6/2018
Jubilee TrailOpenClassical & Skating23/6/2018
  • LMAR Trails Report 23.6.18

    Uploaded: 7:59pm - Fri 22 June 2018

  • Sat 23.6.18

    Uploaded: 7:53pm - Fri 22 June 2018

  • LMAR Conditions Report 20th June 2018

    Uploaded: 7:35pm - Tue 19 June 2018

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Jun 23
Max 2°c
Showers developing.
Sun Jun 24
-1°c | 3°c
Possible snow shower.
Mon Jun 25
-1°c | 3°c
Cloudy.
Tue Jun 26
-2°c | 5°c
Mostly sunny.
Wed Jun 27
-2°c | 5°c
Mostly sunny.
Thu Jun 28
-1°c | 7°c
Partly cloudy.
Fri Jun 29
0°c | 5°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

teckel
22/6/18 - 10:15pm
weerab: I was up there today and had a wonderful time. There were blue skies, no wind and the snow was firm with a light covering of loose stuff so you could still turn and it softened up during the day. I probably saw about 20 or 30 other skiers, mostly on skating gear but it was still very quiet and peaceful. I was back to basics on Karhu XCDs and leather boots, it was nice to be away from a resort with lifts, skiers and esp. boarders! I popped into 4 Pillars distillery in Healesville on the way back and had a lovely G and T, it's a great setup, BTW. However, my day was ruined when I got to the end of Eastern Freeway. I had planned to come back by Eastlink and Monash but took the Eastern as there was a truck accident on the Princes Freeway at Altona where a truck had his dumper up and hit an overpass. It took me two hours to get from the end of the Eastern to Altona! I crawled from Collingwood to Flemington in first gear or stopped! I don't know if this was caused by the truck accident but I suspect this is normal. I might have to rethink my travelling time.
The skaters are indeed out in force atm! I have been hiring out as many skates as I have classics this week. And other than Monday, they've been pretty happy. :)
weerab
22/6/18 - 10:00pm
I was up there today and had a wonderful time. There were blue skies, no wind and the snow was firm with a light covering of loose stuff so you could still turn and it softened up during the day. I probably saw about 20 or 30 other skiers, mostly on skating gear but it was still very quiet and peaceful. I was back to basics on Karhu XCDs and leather boots, it was nice to be away from a resort with lifts, skiers and esp. boarders! I popped into 4 Pillars distillery in Healesville on the way back and had a lovely G and T, it's a great setup, BTW. However, my day was ruined when I got to the end of Eastern Freeway. I had planned to come back by Eastlink and Monash but took the Eastern as there was a truck accident on the Princes Freeway at Altona where a truck had his dumper up and hit an overpass. It took me two hours to get from the end of the Eastern to Altona! I crawled from Collingwood to Flemington in first gear or stopped! I don't know if this was caused by the truck accident but I suspect this is normal. I might have to rethink my travelling time.
Equus
22/6/18 - 4:18pm
Thank You for the Ski Report and photos Mister Tee
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/6/18 - 2:26pm
Skiable snow cover at LM seems to be holding up well. If it can stay put and remain as a base until the next Blizzard of Oz then happy days will be here again.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
20/6/18 - 1:15pm
I am still sore in the legs from XC skiing for 4-5 hours on Monday. The best way to fix that is to XC ski some more. Ha Ha Ha!. So The Heathy spur loop mission on Monday is one I know from snow shoe trekking. It would have to be faster coming back to Windy Corner on Skis going Clockwise sliding down the Watch bed Creek track . I know the terrain. I wonder if I can also get up to Ski the Horn road before it all melts at Mt. Buffalo.
Ubiquitous Steve
20/6/18 - 11:27am
Now you will be able to shoot out to distant destinations in half the time..perhaps half the effort ! Ropers and Weston's are "closer"when u have proficiency on the planks.....next try towing your lunch box on a tobogan so you get used to one roped behind you....perhaps put thermos and lunch box in it for a trial run! And more fun awaits you! Wait till you get to play dodgem with downhillers as you power up roadway heading under tows and through a couple of downhill (roped) ....just stride out confidently and yell at them a bit if they look like trying to TBone Mr T on Skis!
teckel
20/6/18 - 7:53am
Excerpt from an email from someone who skied there yesterday (Tuesday): We were pleasantly surprised the skiing was anything but wet. It was reasonably firm and quite fast with no wind and most of the trails had a complete cover although a few downhill bends on Jubilee Trail had bare patches. Also stony rises on Muster will not last too long before it has bare patches. :)
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 10:52pm
snowgum: Well done Mr T. Nothing like a good freeze to sort out that slop! Just have to remember it's the lowest ski are on the mainland. Nice to see so much cover in June. Hopefully this heralds another decent year - eh? Just as a by the way, was it more fun than shoeing?
XC Skiing is fun. I can improve at skiing and it is quicker on the down hill terrain than snow shoes are. I fall over more often on skis but I am also using different muscles to keep fit in winter. I know something about snow, winter mountain weather , safety ,navigation and the BC from snow shoe experience and snow camping so that is useful for me.
snowgum
19/6/18 - 9:49pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I plan to ski the Heathy Spur loop next Monday.I will report back about conditions near Mt. Nelse.
Well done Mr T. Nothing like a good freeze to sort out that slop! Just have to remember it's the lowest ski are on the mainland. Nice to see so much cover in June. Hopefully this heralds another decent year - eh? Just as a by the way, was it more fun than shoeing?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 1:39pm
Ubiquitous Steve: Our correspondent needs to get out in the higher terrain above those thickets of snow gum....we need an update report on conditions across the high plains out beyond Pretty Valley....love those shades!
I plan to ski the Heathy Spur loop next Monday.I will report back about conditions near Mt. Nelse.
Ubiquitous Steve
19/6/18 - 10:47am
Our correspondent needs to get out in the higher terrain above those thickets of snow gum....we need an update report on conditions across the high plains out beyond Pretty Valley....love those shades!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:22am
Lake Mountain having a full cover of groomed and ungroomed( on two routes) snow . June 18 th 2018.If it freezes over tonight(19/6/18) then you might get some firmer cover tomorrow morning .
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:16am
A do it yourself shot of your correspondent at Lake Mtn. June 18th 2018. My legs are sore today so I am going off to swim 2.5 kms outdoors at the 50 M . pool and have a steam room session.I think next week I will XC ski again at Falls Ck. and get my ski skills and ski fitness working and moving better.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:12am
Visibility was n't too bad but it remained misty and grey all day with a fine misty kind of non snow like precipitation from the sky from time to time.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:10am
Having my lunch break at Lake Mtn. 18.6.18.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:07am
My skis on the sloppy sinking but recently groomed surface. Classic XC ski technique of kick forward and glide was not much faster than walking on that surface. Only on the down hill sections where by going into ski jump tuck position was I able to get enough speed to have a crash ;-P. Ha Ha Ha Ha !
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:04am
Breaking fresh tracks in deep ungroomed soft wet snow on the Hut Loop caused me to turn back before reaching the Keppel's hut track junction. There will be a next time!.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/6/18 - 9:02am
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I just got back from skiing ALL DAY at Lake mtn., today June 18th 2018. The are having a great start to the season and the groomed surface looks so good but it is slow, very soft and wet. It made for very slow going on skis but very painless multiple crashes on a downhill bend on the Blue Run along Panorama trail ;-P. I even skied a bit of one of the ungroomed black runs( The Hut loop) but found I was sinking so far that forward progress would have required more energy and much more daylight. My legs are cooked now because I skied from about 10 am til 3pm with a lunch break.I shall put some photos up soon but I think there has been some R**n up there and it has made the surface like snot.There was snow a long way down the roadside close to Marysville. It must have really been throwing it down up there on 17.6.18. If there is a freeze overnight tonight then go and go early tomorrow for a ski before you start sinking rather than skating. Overall it was good to get my ski legs back and by the end of the day on my skis I was not crashing but gliding , short hopping , herringboning ,turning and stopping with some control. I did not feel game to return via the Royston trail . I did not have enough juice left in me to ski that route that well . That is for next time.
Boundary Hut ruins Loop/ Panorama track junction.June 18th 2018.
teckel
18/6/18 - 9:32pm
weerab: Heading up tomorrow, bit disappointed that it is already soft and wet!
I had multiple reports today, all saying the same thing. Get up their early before it softens. Currently 0.1 deg at the village. Let's hope it gets really cold up higher. Definitely a day for classic skiing though - don't bother with skating as the going is just too hard.
weerab
18/6/18 - 9:04pm
Heading up tomorrow, bit disappointed that it is already soft and wet!

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