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    The Jindabyne thread..

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

    Some years ago, the +1 (who has no interest in snow) and I went to BB in summer for a day trip. While we were just wandering around looking at grass where I'm used to seeing snow. A woman and fellow wearing some kind of badge stopped us and started a conversation with us. Turns out they were...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Thanks slotele for the contour map link. That's excellent. I guess that linking champagne to hut is very problematic a on a number of fronts so we can bin that idea. I'm beginning to think that this year is going to be another lost year for skiing. I hope I'm wrong but it is looking less...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Yeah chris, I too have noticed that BBs daily reports seem to often be a rehash of an earlier time. It's a pitty that they don't have an enthusiastic publicity person like Dave Clark is for Buller on the mountain. I get the impression that the BB report is done by someone who is possibly not...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    I too am rather fearful for BBs future. Like chriscross it is an easy couple of hours from home. I hope that rather than a total shutdown of all lifting, some rationalilizing of lifting might be preferable. For example, although I used to like skiing from the Painted T, I wouldn't be bothered if...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Great pics, travelislife. The Big hill was a real poma. unlike a plater, it had a solid metal pipe between the disk you put between your legs and the overhead cable. made for some hairy starts when you are handed the disk. It was used for a while as a tubing lift where you were hauled up on an...
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    South Face Road - trucks and trees and demonstrations.

    Not related to previous posts on this thread but probably more related to this than Trip Reports etc. I wonder if the recent extensive damage to the tourist road and projected extended repair timeframe, might prompt the authorities to seriously consider sealing South Face Road as a viable...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    BB looking spectacular on the cams this morning. Hope they open as soon as possible!
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Oh my ....! That's like seeing a family who hire a plastic toboggan, pile the littles and maybe the Esky as well in and drag it along the gravel road in search of the toboggan slope.
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    I agree nick12. Buller is in a similar position with very little natural snow, but they seem to be full on with the snowmaking. Baw-Baw seems to be asleep. Their daily reports say that snowmaking is "ongoing" but I wonder if it really is.
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    I also remember the run under the chair down to a mid station. I have an article written by Rae Moore ( a well known Baw Baw identity.) probably written in about 2001. She says that in September 2000 the Resort Management Board advertised the Head Lease of the resort but received no acceptable...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    No Backscratchers, my comment was not about CC at all. I was simply saying that to panic, and predict the demise of the resort, over a slow start to a season at BB is an over-reaction given that no snow starts to seasons at BB have been common at least in the past 40 years.
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    C'mon people! Think positive. I've going to BB since 1981 and little or no snow in June is not unusual at all. For the first decade I didn't keep snow depth records so I have to rely on my memory and record of the days I visited. 81 was an amazing year with great snow. BB only closed back then...
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    Ex Rental sales

    Thanks again for the suggestions. chriscross, thanks for the offer and thanks to those who suggested some of the smaller hire places. I've been in email contact with a small hire place and they have said they will go through their rental stock and pick a set of skis to suit my needs and I can...
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    Whats the most you'd pay for a day ticket?

    LOL $0.00. Being over 70 has its perks! At least BawBaw takes pity on this old, past his use by date skier, and gives me a free over 70s lift pass. Not sure about the other Vic resorts though.
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    Ex Rental sales

    Many thanks everyone for your replies and suggestions. I will probably just keep looking around and for this season keep using my old skis while checking. When Ski-recycle was a shop in Surrey Hills I picked up some good bargains but I think they are online now, if they still exist. Shopping on...
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    Ex Rental sales

    Hi. I'm not really in the usual demographic of skiers. I've not had a good income to allow the indulgence of new gear, although when I started to ski I was single and had a bit of disposable income but I still tended to pick up bargains in sales, ex rentals etc. After marriage and kids there...
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    Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

    Good to see that the Mid Summit cam has finally been de-fogged but it is still at a funny angle. The summit T tower visible in the pic doesn't lean like it does in the pic!:) Good to see that they have cranked up the "slushie machine" with some piles visible on Hut Roll.
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    Snow Report Mt Buller 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

    Hut Platter at Baw Baw also has a short down hill section not far from the top. A bit of snowplow helps or remove the platter, wait for the lift to catch up and re-insert.LOL

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