Mt St Gwinear Snow Report

4:10pm - 24 Sep 2018       
Surface Condition Softening
Snow Depth (Natural) 31cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0cm
Today's Weather: Max °c

Surface Condition

Softening

Conditions

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Snow Cover

Moderate

Grooming Summary

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

19 Sep 20182cm
16 Sep 201810cm
07 Sep 20182cm

Announcements

St Gwinear office and facilities have been closed for the 2018 season.

Updated: 16:10 24/09/2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Main TrailModerate CoverNone23/08/2018
Summit TrailModerate CoverNone23/08/2018
Cascades TrailModerate CoverNone
Tullicouty TrailNear Complete CoverNoneNot marked
Saints TrailNear Complete CoverNoneNot marked
Tanjil TrailNear Complete CoverNone

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snowgum
19/9/18 - 9:24pm
Donuts! That's what I call a 'well-rounded' diet. (:-D)
snowgum
19/9/18 - 8:50pm
chriscross: Very nice conditions for touring from Gwinear car park on Monday 17th. Mine was the 4th car in and there were 2 Parks Vic guys supervising parking!! Full cover on the main trail on the way up but melting off at view point. By the time I came back down mid afternoon there were bare patches and rocks appearing. 50- 75 cm up top. After lunch at the rock shelter at AWT trail junction, I was pleased to get a few turns in deep, fresh snow into Tullicouty Glen. Good conditions above the creek along Thomson's run. Then it was a climb up Phillack saddle and a search through the trees for the top of the (unmarked) Saints trail. Had not skied that run for some years. It's worth the effort, skiing along the snow covered creek (look out!), past the falls and down to Gwinear Flat. Return trip around the Cascades trail was patchy where exposed but skiable all the way back. Took the SF Road to BB where I spent the night and skied mostly in the resort on Tuesday. Summit, Hut and Champagne had good cover but Maltese was patchy in places and may not last much longer. Lots of meltation in the bright sunshine and Northerly winds. Make the most of what's left up there, folks.
Great report ChrisX. 50-75 cents(even just in drifts up top) is a great outcome for Sept 19. I guess a lack of major rain events, some cold nights (& days) and a very good cover by end of August has all helped deliver the September goods! Hey there may even be some skiing into October (just) at this rate. How good is that!!
chriscross
19/9/18 - 5:00pm
Very nice conditions for touring from Gwinear car park on Monday 17th. Mine was the 4th car in and there were 2 Parks Vic guys supervising parking!! Full cover on the main trail on the way up but melting off at view point. By the time I came back down mid afternoon there were bare patches and rocks appearing. 50- 75 cm up top. After lunch at the rock shelter at AWT trail junction, I was pleased to get a few turns in deep, fresh snow into Tullicouty Glen. Good conditions above the creek along Thomson's run. Then it was a climb up Phillack saddle and a search through the trees for the top of the (unmarked) Saints trail. Had not skied that run for some years. It's worth the effort, skiing along the snow covered creek (look out!), past the falls and down to Gwinear Flat. Return trip around the Cascades trail was patchy where exposed but skiable all the way back. Took the SF Road to BB where I spent the night and skied mostly in the resort on Tuesday. Summit, Hut and Champagne had good cover but Maltese was patchy in places and may not last much longer. Lots of meltation in the bright sunshine and Northerly winds. Make the most of what's left up there, folks.
16/9/18 - 11:01am
Dragon011
16/9/18 - 10:35am
I meant to say there was snow FALLING on lower trails
Dragon011
16/9/18 - 10:33am
I did go on Sunday 2nd Sep, but have beaten even myself by arriving at 3pm! There was snow on lower trails and sunshine on the plateaus past Gwinear flat. A stunning afternoon of skiing. Last weekend i spent in vast plains of Falls Creek and it now looks like the end of season for MSG, despite last night's snow fall (10cm, hey!). Am curious to read reports if anyone goes today.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/9/18 - 5:14pm
3.9.18 Mr.Tee at the MSG summit. Next season I will camp either on the plateaux or near Walhalla and ski tour further over the Baw Baw plateaux.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/9/18 - 8:41am
https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/mt-st-gwinear-xc-skiing-day-trip-3-9-18.82498/#post-3681975
Serenity
2/9/18 - 6:09pm
Great day skiing today. Headed off about 9.45am to the Rock Shelter via Cascade trail and return over the summit, snow was fantastic and plenty of people about, managed to say 'hi' to almost everyone, not sure if Dragon011 was one of them! Finished the day with a couple of nice jam donuts, wonderful.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
2/9/18 - 9:20am
Dragon011: Hi everyone! I too am planning a trip to MSG tomorrow (Sunday 2 September). Would be lovely to meet some of the regulars in this post in person there, but I always come very late -- I just can never leave Melbourne before at least 11am, so my skiing starts from about 1.30-2pm for the night shift :). Let's hope for a cold and dry day (with freshie overnight)! Cheers
It is looking like a Monday Sept. 3rd 2018 MSG mission for me. I have been distracted and my planned trip today has been postponed. However all skiing and no female company makes Mr.Tee a very dull boy so It is good to have some other hobbies too ;-P.
Dragon011
1/9/18 - 5:11pm
Hi everyone! I too am planning a trip to MSG tomorrow (Sunday 2 September). Would be lovely to meet some of the regulars in this post in person there, but I always come very late -- I just can never leave Melbourne before at least 11am, so my skiing starts from about 1.30-2pm for the night shift :-). Let's hope for a cold and dry day (with freshie overnight)! Cheers
Mister Tee on XC Skis
1/9/18 - 9:28am
https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Mt-Baw-Baw/6day/mid
Mister Tee on XC Skis
31/8/18 - 5:31pm
http://www.janebunn.net/mt-baw-baw I am tossing up whether to wait until Friday at the end of next week to XC Ski at MSG. Jane Bunn thinks there will be a dump of snow on Thursday night cum Friday morning at Mt BB which is almost the same forecast for MSG. This Sunday will be OK but a bigger dump of fresh cover would be better for XC skiing and I can get Friday off!!
Serenity
28/8/18 - 6:59pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: http://www.janebunn.net/mt-baw-baw I am plotting a ski trip this Sunday to Mt.St. G. as a day trip. :)
We might just cross paths then, I too will be there on Sunday!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
28/8/18 - 6:48pm
http://www.janebunn.net/mt-baw-baw I am plotting a ski trip this Sunday to Mt.St. G. as a day trip. :-)
Mister Tee on XC Skis
28/8/18 - 6:22pm
https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Mt-Baw-Baw/6day/mid This Sunday 2/9/18 looks like the best day for a day trip to MSG. It should be cold with a bit of fresh cover and not too icy by the time I plan to get there at 10 am.
snowgum
27/8/18 - 9:17pm
If anyone has any comments about the way MSG is being run, I thoroughly recommend they get in touch with the volunteer ski patrol. For example, if grooming or temporary pole lines are being neglected then please send an email to the patrollers. Nothing will change by just posting info here, however important it is stay in touch with the ski community (and it is!). ... and if Gwinny is being starved of funds lets rattle some cages until she gets some attention!! Do it for the next generation too!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
27/8/18 - 8:24pm
Serenity: Skiing ungroomed trails is ok for some, but for complete beginners it can be treacherous, and if you want to promote and grow the XC experience, you need groomed trails, at least the main one's. Re grooming, skiidoo long gone, they have a Polaris with a proper grooming device.
If you have some experience as a learner skier then XC skiing on ungroomed snow is not a big issue, but frozen footprints can cause some crashes for true neophytes on planks.I know. It has happened to me. I must admit that now , after XC skiing quite a bit this season in all kinds of conditions, I don't like corduroy groomed surfaces that much. I like making fresh tracks in BC XC conditions :).
Serenity
27/8/18 - 7:12pm
Skiing ungroomed trails is ok for some, but for complete beginners it can be treacherous, and if you want to promote and grow the XC experience, you need groomed trails, at least the main one's. Re grooming, skiidoo long gone, they have a Polaris with a proper grooming device.
27/8/18 - 2:56pm
Serenity: Fantastic snow yesterday but disappointed that no grooming being done, shame on PV. Should be enough snow on the plateau for a school holiday snow camp!
Have you seen the groomer they have? It ain't no Pistenbully.It is a skidoo towing a piece of conveyor belt rubber from what I can see. Very rudimentary. Anyway, that is what I love about the moutain. Forces you to learn to ski the ungroomed.

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