Ice machine + fan guns + better than average natural snow + more snowmaking windows = a good season for lake mountainSurely others have been up who could post a report? Oh, well, another superb afternoon at LM. Top carpark full of families with toboggans, but very few on the trails. A brief sprinkle as I arrived, and 2-3 cm. of fresh dry snow on well groomed trails (but no classic tracks set this week?) Rubicon camp had a few groups out, Alex primary were having fun and Frankston High were setting up camp near the ugly shelter at Helicopter Flat. A cold night up there, I predict. Working on skate technique and fitness (both wanting) I made it out to Panorama lookout for a light lunch. The Bluff was looking good to the North. Check out Boudoir's report on skiing there in backcountry forum. Back to the carpark via Upper Muster, Echo Flat and Snowgum trails saw softening snow and some thin, brown patches appearing down low. Get up there before it rains, folks. Thanks to the ski hire proprietor at Narbethong (on the left, in the town) who commissioned me to test 2 pairs of classic skis. Great service and advice. I'll be back.
Yes a long lease is needed probably more about govt being able to convince belgravia to take it on than the other way aroundNumbers on the mountain were the best for 10 years.
I don't know. As a start, they need more toboggan runs and snow play areas. And a day shelter where people can escape the weather. (I still think it's a real shame they destroyed the old one over 10 years ago.) Even in poorer seasons, the current facilities are overstretched. They also need to be connected to the power grid. It's really up to Belgravia I suppose. But then they need a long-term lease (eg: 10 years) from the government, not the one year leases they've had so far, because the minister has sat on signing off until the season is about to start.