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Lake Mountain 2012 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Lake Mountain' started by teckel, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Weekend 18-19 August

    15 cm of fresh snow has fallen between 5am and 8am this morning (Friday), and it's still snowing! [​IMG]
    Should make for a great weekend, especially on Sunday when the weather will clear.
     
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  2. spec

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Any reports Teckel or anyone else who ventured up the mountain today? Will the skiing conditions be good for tomorrow?
     
  3. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    At the toboggan/car park level it rained heavily for most of the day. On the trails though it alternated between rain and snow. The trails seemed to be holding up, except for the 50m or so of the trails. Currently it's +0.2 deg at the car park and BOM radar has shown precipitation for much of the evening, which at that temp should be falling as snow, especially on the trails. In summary, I think skiing should still be good tomorrow, and well worth a trip.
     
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    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Please use this thread ONLY for posting trip reports, condition information, photos etc. Please no general banter in this thread.

    It will be embedded in the base of the Lake Mountain Report Page .

    Thanks.
     
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  5. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sunday 26th August

    Was up for the day, all trails had good cover, excellent on the upper trails, just lots of storm debris (bark, branches, ice chunks), but Panorama loop etc was great.

    Couple of crappy phone pics.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Cool, Mufts [​IMG]
    Looks like this weekend will be really good, too. Hopefully without all the debris.
     
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  7. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    All ski trails rated as 'excellent' for this weekend. So is the main toboggan run. Other toboggan runs open and rated as 'good'. Going to be a great weekend for all the dads (and kids) out there. Chains required today (Friday)
     
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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Looks terrific up there!!
     
  9. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Weather outlook for the weekend and beyond:

    Sat & Sun - fine weather, great snow. What more could anyone ask for?
    Mon - Wed - continuing fine. Turning to rain by Wed afternoon, then to snow Wed night. Snow on Thursday and absolutely dumping on Friday to very low levels (the lowest all year). Subject to change of course, as this next snow system gets closer.
     
  10. p2p

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Just about as good as it gets today - warm, sunny, wide flat immaculately groomed trails and great snow. Only slight downside was getting continually hit in the head with lumps of snow falling out of the trees as it melted off - though at least with no wind it meant there wasn't thousands of little branches breaking off and dropping on the trails like so often happens.

    Started to get quite sticky about 12.30 but terrific up till then. Well worth the trip tomorrow for anyone contemplating. Will try and get a couple of photos up later.
     
  11. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Today was another great day. Heaps of skiers out there, particularly kids with dads, out skiing for fathers' day. Snow superb, weather fantastic. And no lumps of snow falling on peoples' heads. Even HiLo was out there! [​IMG]
     
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  12. Claude Cat

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    My sister took her young kids to the snow for the first time today ( told them to stop at your shop to hire a tobbogan, Teckel).
    They had a ball, plenty of snow.
     
  13. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Thanks CC, although she didn't introduce herself. Everyone today who went had a ball [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Today, Monday 3/9 was also a day of super spring conditions, especially in the morning. Blue sky, bright sunshine. A firm surface had been groomed and there was just one set of tracks ahead of me on Jubilee ridge- I hadn't been out there for some time- why? A farmer from Alex. had a word on the way and a friendly older couple from Switzerland were about the only folk around. Great views out to Howitt (?) and the Crosscut. Get up there before this next weather system is my advice. A few muddy patches and rocks were appearing after lunch and the snow was much slower, but hey, it's September skiing at LM.
     
  15. teckel

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    Re: Sunday 26th August

    Trails are closed today due to debris caused by high winds and the danger of falling trees. Toboggan run is open, though.
     
  16. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Should be a good weekend - new snow and no crowds.
     
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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Anyone out there today?
    Planning on visiting tomorrow.
     
  18. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Skiing was good today. Tobogganing very very wet, but all my customers still really enjoyed it. Tomorrow shouldn't be nearly as wet. Skiing should continue to be pretty good [​IMG]
     
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  19. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    The resort has started to close down for the season.
    From today:
    no grooming
    no snow-making (it's been that way for a week now)
    no entry fee
    no trail fees
    But the bistro will remain open while there's still snow. Oh, so will their ski hire, but any thinking person would hire off mountain anyway.
     
  20. Charlie

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Oh well, it looks like the mountain regards punters as 'dispendable'
     
  21. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    A shame with the school holidays starting on the weekend.
     
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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Hi Teckel,
    Hopefully the resort have learnt from past seasons and will plough the roads if a late dump occurs? Or maybe not given these (greatly overquoted) tough times!

    Will try to drop by if we fluke a late snow event - nice to visit snow without driving for hours! :)-)
     
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  23. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Well, just a dusting overnight, not enough to make any difference (apart from looking a bit prettier), so let's hope for a decent fall today before the weather fines up again.
     
  24. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    I think it's going to be on again tomorrow! Snow is falling heavily and should continue to do so for a while. I would recommend chains for all vehicles (including 4WDs) although it's doubtful that they will be enforcing it. The mountain is pretty much closed for the winter, but that means free entry. The bistro may be operating. The ski hire in Narbethong on the left (opposite CFA) will definitely be open tomorrow with a full range of gear, but it's unlikely that any other ski hire will be open. There should be plenty of snow for tobogganing and snow play, but you may have to compress your own toboggan track on the toboggan run.
     
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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Any news on road clearing?
     
  26. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    None was attempted today, so I presume that will be the case tomorrow as well. That's why I'm recommending chains be carried by all tomorrow. I think they'll clear it on Monday, if there's still any snow on it.
     
  27. teckel

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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    Roads are not cleared. Only staff on the mountain are bistro staff. Only ski hire open is in Narbethong. Chains should be fitted to all vehicles. Plenty of snow.
     
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    Re: Weekend 18-19 August

    There was about 10cm of snow up there yesterday. Drifts up to 20cm.