Mt St Gwinear Snow Report

9:14am - 23 Jun 2018       
Surface Condition Softening
Snow Depth (Natural) 28cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0cm
Today's Weather: Max °c

Surface Condition

Softening

Conditions

Fair skiing on ungroomed snow

Snow Cover

Extensive

Grooming Summary

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

18 Jun 20186cm
17 Jun 201815cm
16 Jun 20182cm

Announcements

Parks Victoria office open. Food van is operating today.

Updated: 09:14 23/06/2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Main TrailModerate CoverNone
Summit TrailModerate CoverNone
Cascades TrailModerate CoverNone
Tullicouty TrailModerate CoverNoneNot marked
Saints TrailModerate CoverNoneNot marked
Tanjil TrailModerate CoverNone

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snowgum
20/6/18 - 9:17pm
gillymonster: A bit hard to tell given more recent snowfalls but it looks like they had groomed the main trail to at least Picture Point several days ago, with snow since. Either way, the main trail was pretty well consolidated and, as reported earlier, 100 % coverage through to the summit and the rock shelter. Hard to predict how long that cover will last but, with no rain on the forecast, probably through to Friday or so. Rocks and bare patches may appear by weekend. Photo below is approaching summit:
Let's hope PV do some regular grooming, sounds like they've reduced the frequency of grooming in recent years. This is pretty poor. When there's snow to groom there's no reason while MSG deserves less grooming (or other services) than Buffalo or the The High Plains. As for rocks and bare patches: that's pretty common with MSG - it's at a fairly low elevation, has a lot of northern exposure and funnily enough - lots of rocky ground that's hard to cover. But it's amazing when good - might be my turn this year!!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
20/6/18 - 6:50pm
I am definitely going up to XC ski at MSG this season and do a base car camp near the Thompson River bridge on the Walhalla road.
gillymonster
20/6/18 - 9:51am
A bit hard to tell given more recent snowfalls but it looks like they had groomed the main trail to at least Picture Point several days ago, with snow since. Either way, the main trail was pretty well consolidated and, as reported earlier, 100 % coverage through to the summit and the rock shelter. Hard to predict how long that cover will last but, with no rain on the forecast, probably through to Friday or so. Rocks and bare patches may appear by weekend. Photo below is approaching summit:
Mister Tee on XC Skis
20/6/18 - 9:13am
gillymonster: Being annoyed with Baw Baw and their dodgy reporting of natural snow depths, yesterday (Tuesday) we decided to go cross-country skiing at Mt St Gwinear instead. Got a nice surprise with snow conditions, especially with snow depth and coverage, which meant we could ski all the way to the rock shelter, with zero issues. About 10 cm left at carpark, meaning it's likely to be marginal by the weekend. 45774?w=640&fit=max" />
Have PV groomed the main trail from the MSG car park to the summit ?
gillymonster
20/6/18 - 8:23am
Being annoyed with Baw Baw and their dodgy reporting of natural snow depths, yesterday (Tuesday) we decided to go cross-country skiing at Mt St Gwinear instead. Got a nice surprise with snow conditions, especially with snow depth and coverage, which meant we could ski all the way to the rock shelter, with zero issues. About 10 cm left at carpark, meaning it's likely to be marginal by the weekend. 45774?w=640&fit=max" />
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/9/17 - 10:47pm
If the snow report for MSG is good for next Tuesday, or Wed. then I will go up for a ski for the day.
Serenity
29/8/17 - 9:55am
How true, but how did you load the photo? I've tried using the Upload button and nothing happens!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
29/8/17 - 1:09am
Mt.Erica 8.8.17
Mister Tee on XC Skis
29/8/17 - 1:07am
Give Mt. Erica a go. You won't see many idiots' footprints in the fresh snow out there. It is too far for them to walk without snow shoes or skis.
Serenity
28/8/17 - 10:37am
Heading out on Cascade trail to the Rock Shelter yesterday. As you can see, plenty of snow with footprints up the middle. Heavy going as no grooming had been done on any trails. Passed several people who had camped overnight and had to dig themselves out in the morning. Weather not the best with patches of sun. 65cm at the rock shelter then headed back for a nice coffee from the food van, great service! Trying to download photo but not having much success ATM.
gillymonster
22/8/17 - 6:46pm
Great skiing today. Skied to Baw Baw resort and return. A bit patchy in the middle after Mt St Phillack but great from St Phillack back to St G carpark. Plateau-wide, and off track, the medium sized shrubs are holding up the snow which then collapses as you put any weight on the snow. This has been getting worse over the last two decades and, from a skiing perspective only, it probably needs a good fire. If one happens though, it definitely wasn't me! Given snow depths, skiing should be good through to next weekend. Enjoy.
gillymonster
10/8/17 - 6:25pm
Had a nice solo ski to Mt St Phillack today. Good firm snow to summit of St Gwinear, pretty scratchy to the rock shelter, then good again to St Phillack. Tried to return off-track via Rex's Drop and Gwinear Flat but kept collapsing through soft crust and had to retrace back to Rock Shelter. Could just ski all the way back to the carpark but, unless topped up, that won't be possible by the weekend. The 'chute' after Picture Point also had a lot of exposed rocks. More snow please.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/8/17 - 8:57pm
I went up Mt. Erica today (8.8.17)as a long day trip from the evil empire ( Melb. ). There was plenty of soft fresh snow and the trees had quite bit of ice and snow accumulated in them. The snow line was down to below Mushroom Rocks. It was quite a day out on microspikes and snow shoes.I powered up there even though I had left the topographical map in the car by mistake! :-0.Even though I had hired chains in Erica , there was no need for chains on the Mt. Erica road but there was some slush and melted ice and spot of sago here and there. I did not see anyone else up on the summit plateaux area. It was marvelous. I took some film photos.
gillymonster
8/8/17 - 11:39am
Some snaps from 7 Aug as promised.
gillymonster
7/8/17 - 6:20pm
Given recent snowfalls, we decided on a quick speculative ski this afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by conditions. Skiable snow from top to bottom, though we didn't go much further than the summit of St G. Snow should get even better as recent falls consolidate. Parks ran the groomer up the main trail to the saddle on the far side of St G. It was difficult skiing on deep unconsolidated snow off-track but should be looking really good by about Wednesday. Will try to post some photos later today. Parks and food van in attendance. Chains being fitted to 2wd. Enjoy.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
7/8/17 - 5:35pm
We are heading up to Mt. Erica tomorrow for a day trip from Melb. . We will hire chains in Erica . I will report back.
Peagreenboat
4/8/17 - 9:17pm
I went up on Sunday July 30th. It was an act of desperation and to test my new boots before heading off further afield. The reports said 8cm which is what ski patrol said they'd measured at one of their test points, but we didn't get onto ski's until we were heading up towards the first flat bit. It was very patchy, and it was skis on and off. The reports are sometimes really hard to tell whether it is worth it or not as I have got away with skiing on fresh 8cm cover over bare ground and it's been ok. Well done to the other beginners group who were up there giving it a go, but it is best described as tragic :-)
chriscross
3/8/17 - 5:49pm
Looks like you might need them. Planning to visit MSG that day, then bb.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
2/8/17 - 9:47am
The snow report for MSG and Mt. Erica looks promising for 8/8/17. We will hire chains in Erica en route.
chriscross
1/8/17 - 11:26am
Just to revisit, looking at the predictions thread for that date range, it seems anything is possible. Best be prepared. A phone call to RCS?

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