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  1. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't the government always owned BB? It's just the way it has been managed and funded (or lack thereof) that has seen it stagnate?
  2. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    I would have to agree with you, customer service has been very poor over the last few years, but that's what happens when you have a constant turnover of management with little or no passion about the place. The only one's who really care are the stakeholders and regular visitors.
  3. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    I guess I was hinting at what could have been with Grollo, but we'll never know. The future of BB has been up and down for many years, but it will certainly have to rely more on summer activities, especially mountain biking, but also other products.
  4. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Yes, realistically, a chair lift from resort entry will never happen, but one can dream. At least we have had a good discussion about it! There was an opportunity many years ago when Grollo was a contender for the mountain lease, but Belgravia got it instead, bad move. With covid disrupting...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Funny you should ask about a master plan because this proposal actually was mentioned to me by a shire councillor, so it is not so pie in the sky! The initial cost of setting up one decent chairlift is offset by the savings of running 4 lifts, including staffing. All aforementioned lifts are old...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    How about install one quad chair up the middle to replace all 4 lifts (malt, hut, summit, painted) with appropriate landscaping/earthworks up the top to access all areas. Combine this with a restaurant at the top, chairlift extending to the resort entry point, and you have an all seasons lift...
  7. Serenity

    Lake Mountain closed until end of 2020 snow season

    So, has an early closure been announced or is this a joke?
  8. Serenity

    Lake Mountain closed until end of 2020 snow season

    So, I wonder what Baw Baw will do since it's basically the same management?
  9. Serenity

    Recycling old ski boots

    Hi all, not sure if this has been covered before, but I'm just about to replace my 10 year old down hill boots and it got me wondering what I can do with the old ones? I feel guilty just throwing them in the hard waste and I'm not sure if one can pull them apart and put in the recycling, so I'm...
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    South Face Road condition.

    Drove the SFR yesterday and it was fine. A little bit corrugated between the 7-8km markers, but nothing too serious. Usual potholes but not huge, a typical dirt road really. Looks like some sections have had a sprinkling of small stones, makes it a bit skittish in some areas, but simply drive to...
  11. Serenity

    Trip Report Mt St Gwinear - Victoria

    Was up there today and the skiing was good! Yes, there were footprint holes here and there but manageable, weather was nice and sunny but windy. Quite a few people about enjoying themselves and the coffee from Anthony in the little caravan was fantastic. Oh, nice to see the comments regarding my...
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    Trip Report Mt St Gwinear - Victoria

    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.
  13. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    And how long have we been saying that for? Every time a new management team comes in its always positives initially, then back to the same routine, no true stakeholder or long term visitor involvement. Those who have a true insight and love of the resort simply get paid lip service. If they were...
  14. Serenity

    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Years ago the volunteers used to regularly have a presence on the XC trails, both on skis and also skidoo, but it seems to have fizzled out. I would agree that resort management has definitely lost interest in developing a vibrant XC community, as has Mt St Gwinear, where grooming seems to be a...
  15. Serenity

    Better to have boots fitted on or off-mountain?

    Thanks for the additional info. It looks to be a great tool to assist the boot-fitter and I can see the technology will only improve over time.
  16. Serenity

    Better to have boots fitted on or off-mountain?

    I've noted with some interest the debate about traditional boot fitters and the use of the latest scanning technology, namely the Sidas 3D scanner. In my opinion, anything that is going to assist in making a boot more comfortable for my feet is worth it. The scanner matches your foot to...
  17. Serenity

    Trip Report Mt St Gwinear - Victoria

    The thing is, it is promoted as a XC destination, Erica Ski Hire also hires out the skinny ski's, and PV has the equipment (or access to it) to do some basic grooming, so, I shouldn't have to upgrade to a wider edged setup, I just wanted to stick to the trails.
  18. Serenity

    Trip Report Mt St Gwinear - Victoria

    It would be one of the snow vehicles that Parks uses.
  19. Serenity

    Trip Report Mt St Gwinear - Victoria

    So, a small trip up to Jeep Track Flat and back on the skinny's. Nice sunny day, had to walk a hundred meters or so before I could put on my skis, after that it was a struggle. Why you ask? Trying to navigate my way around foot prints, debris, and huge wheel tracks and associated ridges in the...
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    Salomon Guardian 13

    I guess that begs the question, is there in fact a frame binding that has a push-down release as opposed to a push-back/slide release?

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