Lake Mountain Snow Report

8:05am - 04 Oct 2018       
Surface Condition Closed
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Shower or two clearing. Forecast Max 12°c

Uploaded: 7:55pm - Fri 31 August 2018

Surface Condition

Closed

Conditions

Snow Cover

No Snow

Snowmaking

Concluded for Season

Grooming Summary

Insufficient snow

Village Toboggan

Closed

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

29 Sep 20182cm
20 Sep 20182cm
19 Sep 20182cm

Announcements

Updated: 08:06 04/10/2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Echo Flat - lowerClosedClassical & Skating17/09/2018
Muster Trail - upperClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Muster Trail - lowerClosedClassical & Skating17/09/2018
Home TrailClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Snow Gum TrailClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Panorama TrailClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Woolybutt TrailClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Royston Rd - upperClosedClassical & Skating19/09/2018
Royston Rd - lowerClosedClassical & Skating17/09/2018
Jubilee TrailClosedClassical & Skating16/09/2018
  • LMAR Conditions Report 01.09.18

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Snow Cams

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Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Oct 20
Max 12°c
Shower or two clearing.
Sun Oct 21
2°c | 13°c
Mostly sunny.
Mon Oct 22
5°c | 16°c
Partly cloudy.
Tue Oct 23
8°c | 11°c
Shower or two.
Wed Oct 24
1°c | 9°c
Partly cloudy.
Thu Oct 25
2°c | 15°c
Mostly sunny.
Fri Oct 26
8°c | 15°c
Possible shower.

Comments

snowgum
25/9/18 - 9:17am
teckel: And more good news - entry to the mountain is now free. :thumbs:
Wohoo. Great news! I think the ARB have more than exceded their most optimistic gate forecasts by now! ?
teckel
24/9/18 - 8:12pm
And more good news - entry to the mountain is now free. :thumbsup:
snowgum
24/9/18 - 4:04pm
teckel: I've just had a report from a local skier who said that it's only a 5 min walk up Home Trail to skiable snow. On the upper trails there is between 5 and 50cm of snow still. Occasionally a patch where skis need to be taken off for a brief walk. He described the surface as crisp to hard. By next week he figured it might be a 15 min walk, but still very skiable. So for those who are bemoaning the end of winter, get up there in the next week or so for a last hurrah.
Good news Teckel! Have found this before - the ‘village’ being open (few trees) and lower often has a fraction of the cover of the upper, tree lined trails which have shade, snow entrapment & An extra 50-100 m working in their favour. That said, be surprised if The lower & wider parts iof ech flat were very skiable. But hey its Almost Cricket season!! Its really great when compared with recent decades!! ???
teckel
24/9/18 - 12:21pm
I've just had a report from a local skier who said that it's only a 5 min walk up Home Trail to skiable snow. On the upper trails there is between 5 and 50cm of snow still. Occasionally a patch where skis need to be taken off for a brief walk. He described the surface as crisp to hard. By next week he figured it might be a 15 min walk, but still very skiable. So for those who are bemoaning the end of winter, get up there in the next week or so for a last hurrah.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/9/18 - 8:14pm
teckel: That she did, but that in no way detracts from Wagner. She was a fan of Wagner. As am I. And I have a CD of Anna Russell's send up. :)
I have the original vinyl LP of Anna Russell's send up :-).
teckel
22/9/18 - 7:54pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: The late Anna Russell sent up German Opera by Wagner so very well.
That she did, but that in no way detracts from Wagner. She was a fan of Wagner. As am I. And I have a CD of Anna Russell's send up. :)
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/9/18 - 7:12pm
The late Anna Russell sent up German Opera by Wagner so very well.
teckel
22/9/18 - 6:21pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: The very well fed woman must be yodelling now at LM. It looks like rock hopper city. Regarding XC ski season for 2019: "Early bird season passes for resort entry available until May 11. $157 early bird. $190 after May 11"
I don't think Brunnhilde yodels.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
22/9/18 - 3:32pm
The very well fed woman must be yodelling now at LM. It looks like rock hopper city. Regarding XC ski season for 2019: "Early bird season passes for resort entry available until May 11. $157 early bird. $190 after May 11"
Mister Tee on XC Skis
18/9/18 - 12:01am
LM Obsessive: Yes, Gary was my instructor today. Like you, I also practised step turns. Additionally, I worked on basic skills. I’m only a little better than a beginner so there’s plenty of things I can choose to focus on!
I was little better than a beginner this time last year . However by skiing A LOT during 2018 and in many different places and in the full gamut of conditions I am now a more confident XC skier. I can ski down/fall down ;-P Blue runs just about anywhere( but not The Race Loop at Mt. Stirling :-0 ) and I can ski up black runs/ herringbone up Black runs. I really enjoy XC skiing at Lake Mountain , it is not far away from Melbourne and it is fun. I do encourage people who are seeking to advance their basic skills as I have endeavoured to do this season , to ski the Green and Blue runs at : Mt. Stirling ; Mt. St. Gwinear ; Dinner Plain to Mt. Hotham; Mt. Buffalo; Falls Creek & Bogong High Plains; and the XC trails in the Kosci . N.P. . Next season I plan to ski the bowl at Camp Creek Valley out the Back of Mt. Bogong and some other real back country XC ski locations. Another handy thing to drill while you are XC skiing well on a flat area is skiing on one leg, a balance drill. I do that one too.XC skiing on groomed and ungroomed terrain is useful for improving one's XC skiing too. I like skiing on ungroomed back country terrain. Corduroy grooming is horrible to ski on when it becomes frozen solid.
LM Obsessive
17/9/18 - 8:50pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: What did you focus on in your lesson?. Felix and Gary are good people to have a lesson with up at LM. Step Turns are something I was working on last Tuesday while coming down The Paralyser, towards Rocky valley dam on the Bogong High Plains. I don't think LM can go on forever. If you love XC skiing ( I do :) ) then a trip to The Main Range in NSW in the next 3-4 weeks will be totally worth it. You can drive up in approx. 7 hours and car
camp near Thredbo or at Island bend. Day 2 : ski all day. Day 3: drive home. If you reach Khancoban after dark then you can get a motel room there for about 80 clams. It is better not to drive up to Dead Horse Gap in the dark when you are fatigued. The Photo is from my trip out to the KNP in October 2017. There was still plenty of snow out on the track that goes from Charlotte pass to Seaman's hut.
Yes, Gary was my instructor today. Like you, I also practised step turns. Additionally, I worked on basic skills. I’m only a little better than a beginner so there’s plenty of things I can choose to focus on!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
17/9/18 - 7:18pm
LM Obsessive: Beautiful, sunny day at Lake Mountain today! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a lesson to start with which gave me a focus for the day. Upper trails still good. Muster was patchy. Could this be it for 2018?
What did you focus on in your lesson?. Felix and Gary are good people to have a lesson with up at LM. Step Turns are something I was working on last Tuesday while coming down The Paralyser, towards Rocky valley dam on the Bogong High Plains. I don't think LM can go on forever. If you love XC skiing ( I do :-) ) then a trip to The Main Range in NSW in the next 3-4 weeks will be totally worth it. You can drive up in approx. 7 hours and car
camp near Thredbo or at Island bend. Day 2 : ski all day. Day 3: drive home. If you reach Khancoban after dark then you can get a motel room there for about 80 clams. It is better not to drive up to Dead Horse Gap in the dark when you are fatigued. The Photo is from my trip out to the KNP in October 2017. There was still plenty of snow out on the track that goes from Charlotte pass to Seaman's hut.
LM Obsessive
17/9/18 - 6:55pm
Beautiful, sunny day at Lake Mountain today! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a lesson to start with which gave me a focus for the day. Upper trails still good. Muster was patchy. Could this be it for 2018?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
16/9/18 - 9:34pm
I went for a quick surf at Ocean Grove today. The water was very cold. I had wet suit everything on except for gloves. I needed those!. See you all next year at LM.:-)
16/9/18 - 3:08pm
Report from Sun 16th: Upper trails were fully covered & groomed (except for that patch between the lookout and start of panorama loop). Lower trails fairly good soft cover - could still ski from the carpark if you weren't fussy about some bare patches. Some light snowfall during the morning, otherwise overcast all morning. (Apparently yesterday you had to walk to the snow gauge).
teckel
16/9/18 - 10:56am
neilmny: Have you ever had a year before like this one Teckel? I can remember some goodun's, I think it was in the 90's but not like this one.
No, definitely best in 14 years (since I opened). 2004 (the year before I opened) may have been comparable? Last year was good in that it went late (mountain open until the first weekend in October), but it also started late. This year started early and is finishing late. And some really good dumps - particularly 3 weeks ago.
16/9/18 - 9:17am
Have you ever had a year before like this one Teckel? I can remember some goodun's, I think it was in the 90's but not like this one.
teckel
16/9/18 - 8:58am
There were some remnants of snow on my windscreen this morning. The only indicator that it had snowed. A staff member just told me this morning that it was snowing in Narby at 7pm. I didn't even know. I got home at 6:50pm and was warming the house and feeding the dogs at 7.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
16/9/18 - 7:52am
Based on what the snow cams are showing , Tomorrow will be the best and possibly last day of skiing worth paying for at LM for 2018. Mt.BB got 13 cms overnight which means Mt.St.G. is back in the game for a few days.
LM Obsessive
16/9/18 - 6:59am
Fantastic! I can feel a trip coming on!

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