Mt St Gwinear Snow Report

9:17am - 18 Aug 2019       
Surface Condition Firm Packed
Snow Depth (Natural) 78cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0cm
Today's Weather: Max °c

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Conditions

*Edit: XC trails have hazards near the summit potentially caused by walkers Excellent skiing on a softening cover otherwise.

Snow Cover

Extensive

Grooming Summary

None

Road Condition

Open - ice patches

Snowfall History

13 Aug 20192cm
12 Aug 20191cm
11 Aug 201968cm

Announcements

60 cm snow in carpark Park office Open and facilities open Food van operating Toboggan runs Open Chains must be carried and fitted where directed. Further information at: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/baw-baw-national-park/things-to-do/st-gwinear-visitor-area

Updated: 09:17 18/08/2019

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Main TrailComplete Deep CoverNone13/8/19
Summit TrailComplete Deep CoverNonen/a
Cascades TrailComplete Deep CoverNonen/a
Tullicouty TrailComplete Deep CoverNonen/a
Saints TrailComplete Deep CoverNoneNot Marked
Tanjil TrailComplete Deep CoverNoneNot Marked

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Charlie
18/8/19 - 9:58am
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I think you mean "whose" as in the possessive adverbial construction. Is English your first language?
I definitely meant 'whose', although I wasn't aware it was the ''possessive adverbial construction'! (My first language is'gibberish')
Mister Tee on XC Skis
18/8/19 - 8:42am
Charlie: He possibly means people whos first language is not English?
I think you mean "whose" as in the possessive adverbial construction. Is English your first language?
Charlie
18/8/19 - 12:11am
He possibly means people whos first language is not English?
weerab
17/8/19 - 8:30pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I think you mean NEW Australians, not Non Australians . We are all Australians, however the Aborigines would differ there to some degree, one would think.
He might possibly mean non Australians as being tourists, not necessarily Aussies from ethnicities other than Anglo Saxon, etc. Regardless of how long you have lived in Australia you are always asked, " But where do you come from"? unless of course you are Anglo, Celtic blah blah. I'll stop right there after all it is a ski forum, as I always keep saying.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
17/8/19 - 6:34pm
Goski: I'm prepared to have some stern words with walkers next time I'm up regardless of how new or old (Aussies) they are and if they are foreign visitors I'll hold them to the same level of consideration for local rules and customs that I apply when I travel. Need to get a tele-whippet ski pole...
I have a whippet ski pole and I will wave it at people with menace :-0 , at anyone who put foot prints in XC ski trails!
Goski
17/8/19 - 6:29pm
I'm prepared to have some stern words with walkers next time I'm up regardless of how new or old (Aussies) they are and if they are foreign visitors I'll hold them to the same level of consideration for local rules and customs that I apply when I travel. Need to get a tele-whippet ski pole...
Mister Tee on XC Skis
17/8/19 - 6:21pm
Serenity: Yes, definitely no respect, but I feel at BB that the poor signage does not help, especially with non-australians. At Gwinear it is also hard to control, despite the large banner, and I think improved signage and regular grooming would help.
I think you mean NEW Australians, not Non Australians . We are all Australians, however the Aborigines would differ there to some degree, one would think.
Serenity
17/8/19 - 6:13pm
Goski: From today's report " *Edit: XC trails have hazards near the summit potentially caused by walkers Excellent skiing on a softening cover otherwise." &@#ing walkers! No respect.
Yes, definitely no respect, but I feel at BB that the poor signage does not help, especially with non-australians. At Gwinear it is also hard to control, despite the large banner, and I think improved signage and regular grooming would help.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
17/8/19 - 12:59pm
Goski: Wilfully ignorant IMO and that includes non-English readers. Failing to enquire what big signs across trailheads say is no excuse for creating unsafe conditions for legitimate trail users. As for the trudging selfish snowboarders who regularly trash Stirling's trails by not using snowshoes...... (they cause violent thoughts that probably shouldn't be voiced out loud).
Yep , some snow boarders and tourists on foot at XC ski locations are just thoughtless .. .. .. ( fill in the blanks with your favourite swear words and withering epithets using whichever language you prefer).
Goski
17/8/19 - 12:17pm
chriscross: Trails at MSG, Stirling and Baw Baw summit trail are regularly trashed by walkers, some of whom are, unfortunately, snowboarders. Others just ignorant.
Wilfully ignorant IMO and that includes non-English readers. Failing to enquire what big signs across trailheads say is no excuse for creating unsafe conditions for legitimate trail users. As for the trudging selfish snowboarders who regularly trash Stirling's trails by not using snowshoes...... (they cause violent thoughts that probably shouldn't be voiced out loud).
chriscross
17/8/19 - 12:00pm
Trails at MSG, Stirling and Baw Baw summit trail are regularly trashed by walkers, some of whom are, unfortunately, snowboarders. Others just ignorant.
Goski
17/8/19 - 11:45am
From today's report " *Edit: XC trails have hazards near the summit potentially caused by walkers Excellent skiing on a softening cover otherwise." &@#ing walkers! No respect.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
14/8/19 - 8:46pm
On another note Parks have cleared the road to Cresta at Mt. Buffalo very well. The XC skiing at Buffalo is the best I have ever done, seen or heard of there . It is worth the longer drive while the snow cover hangs in there.
Goski
13/8/19 - 6:46pm
absentskier: Comparison to Hotham may have been inaccurate, but the key point here is that MSG has 1m of snow in the car park and up to 1.3m higher up. Very impressive.
Impressive and amazing. MSG hasn't had depth like that for a very long time.
Goski
13/8/19 - 6:44pm
The Bluff: Did you consider skiing up the Mt Erica Rd for a bit of fun??
We did consider doing that but a number of vehicles had been up and down it already and made a mess of the cover. We drove back down to Erica and had lunch then back to Melbourne. This Sunday the 18th might be a goer but I'm getting a bit reluctant to make the effort given that Parks could again decide on the day to close the road. In the time between when we arrived at the acces road and before Parks decided to not open the road we did drive down the road to check out the Thompsom Dam, which I'd never done vefore despite visiting Gwinear for 30 years of ski trips.
absentskier
12/8/19 - 1:00pm
Comparison to Hotham may have been inaccurate, but the key point here is that MSG has 1m of snow in the car park and up to 1.3m higher up. Very impressive.
Timmossy
12/8/19 - 11:21am
RTL: Today Mt St Gwinear has more natural snow depth than Mt Hotham and Mt Buller. Even has more depth than the snowmaking areas at those resorts. Hard to believe.
Im assuming youre looking at the reports on ski.com which dont pull all the information through correctly. You will find Hotham has 1.5m per their website which as youd expect aligns with Falls.
Rick Ross Da Boss
12/8/19 - 11:07am
RTL: Today Mt St Gwinear has more natural snow depth than Mt Hotham and Mt Buller. Even has more depth than the snowmaking areas at those resorts. Hard to believe.
LOL:crap:
Hermannator
12/8/19 - 10:54am
RTL: Today Mt St Gwinear has more natural snow depth than Mt Hotham and Mt Buller. Even has more depth than the snowmaking areas at those resorts. Hard to believe.
Buller maybe but Hotham? You must be winding us up... I call bullshit (Link):
12/8/19 - 10:07am
Today Mt St Gwinear has more natural snow depth than Mt Hotham and Mt Buller. Even has more depth than the snowmaking areas at those resorts. Hard to believe.

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