1. SPECIAL NOTE TO NEW REGISTRATIONS

    If you recently registered and have not received a confirmation email - please check your 'Spam or Junk' folders. Especially if your email is Hotmail. More help with confirmation issues

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice
  2. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Apr├Ęs topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

Snow Report Lake Mountain 2016 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Lake Mountain' started by teckel, May 24, 2016.

  1. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    So ..................... they start snow-making at Lake Mountain this coming weekend. That should ensure a good cover for snow players and the ski school for opening weekend (11th to 13th June).
     
    currawong, ladycamper and FatBoyDave like this.
  2. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    1,079
    Location:
    Melbourne
    It'd be great if they could snow make on the lower trails.
    Although I realise that there probably isn't enough demand to justify this...
    I had a great time there last year introducing my daughter to the other type skiing.
     
    teckel likes this.
  3. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Beaconsfield,Victoria
    You mean the original form of skiing?
     
    weerab likes this.
  4. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    Australia
    Hoping it's a good year it's one mountain I haven't seen yet.
     
  5. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    Yeah, they have only had ski lifts for a relatively short time. I think downhill skiing is a bit like water skiing, if you haven't got some sort of mechanical tow, you just can't do it! so in a way it is really an artificial sport, isn't it?
     
  6. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    I know it's called Lake Mountain (after a Mr George Lake), there is no lake and not really much of a mountain! however, it is a great place for XC when the conditions are good. I was there last year when it was snowing and I swear it was almost powdery!
     
    ladycamper likes this.
  7. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    Australia
    I mostly do XC these days though can still ski downhill well when I have a clear head.
     
  8. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    Not too much downhill there, mostly track skiing among the gum trees, or what's left of them.
     
    ladycamper likes this.
  9. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    I notice that LM entry is now $56 but good news for me is that seniors are $30 midweek. I am sure it was full price every day last season.
     
  10. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    Australia
    Is ski patrol operating everyday because I think on Mt St Gwinear it's mostly weekends only.
     
  11. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Beaconsfield,Victoria
    Ski patrol advertising for volunteers according to a notice at EMC. Would consider it but have not got the First Aid qualifications. Others might be interested. Free entry, I believe.
     
    ladycamper likes this.
  12. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    That's right Chris, but you're just as likely to be rostered on to patrol the toboggan run when you're on duty. That said, someone who should know said that many of the ski patrollers there can't ski for nuts, so you might have a better chance of being out on the trails.
     
    weerab likes this.
  13. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    A headups on entry this year. Mountain entry cannot be purchased at the bottom of the mountain. You must purchase on the mountain. (unless you purchase one of their tobogganing packages or a learn to ski package). The quickest way to get through the queue is to pay cash, not by card.

    Weerab, they discounted seniors by only a dollar or 2 last year. I felt that was an utter insult to those more senior like us. This year it's so much better.
     
    weerab likes this.
  14. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    Good question, I would say it would be every day, LM is a ski resort with heaps of day-trippers whereas Gwinear is national park
    So I was correct in saying that there was no real midweek seniors discount last year? It was a bloody insult wasn't it? I met an old guy a few years back and he said he was on a pension but still skied LM once a week as he could still afford it. There was a discount at the time and he was driving up from Hampton or somewhere like that. Makes sense to offer a seniors discount midweek as they are obviously available and not necessarily flush with cash.
     
  15. Equus

    Equus Addicted

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    105
    Location:
    Warwickshire England
    Looks Like There's a Few Flakes on Tobogganing Cam.......
     
    teckel likes this.
  16. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    There certainly was Equus. 27th May 2016. First snow of the year.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Equus

    Equus Addicted

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    105
    Location:
    Warwickshire England
    FAB!!!!!
     
  18. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,307
    Likes Received:
    3,110
    Location:
    Bouvet Island
    It's only been a few decades since I visited LM, but the mention of the $56 entry (!?) prompted me to look at their site.

    Lake Mountain all done growed up! I had no idea it had changed so much.

    So it's now Lake Mountain Alpine Resort?

    And it has snow packages- Family Snow Play Package for $137 - car entry, toboggan hire and lunch for 2 adults and 2 kids.
    Winter Wonderland for $375 - car entry, toboggan hire, ski hire, food voucher + lesson for 4. Or a Beginners Ski Package.

    I heard they brought in Belgravia Leisure a few years ago to run things. If this works it's a great pipeline for future skiers.
    Starting at Buller/Hotham/Perisher/Thredbo/Whistler is a bit intimidating and expensive for many.

    edit - I just searched "Belgravia" and see that they, and their capabilities, are a sensitive topic.
     
    #18 Zeroz, May 27, 2016
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  19. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    The state government in its infinite wisdom dumped Belgravia. So it's back to the board running the show - in fact it's a board shared with Baw Baw.
     
  20. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,582
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    Beautiful Altona Victoria
    M

    Hasn't changed that much as far as I can tell!
     
  21. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,388
    Likes Received:
    3,253
    wonder there is no ,Maccas in Narby yet.....o_O
     
  22. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    No Maccas yet, and unlikely to be. But they did philanthropically donate 1/3 of the cost of the new hall :)
     
  23. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    25,323
    Likes Received:
    13,893
    Location:
    Melbourne
    But but but they are evil.
     
  24. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    Snow on the mountain is looking rather inviting this morning if the web cams are anything to go by :woohoo:
     
  25. faraz

    faraz First Runs

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
  26. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    25,323
    Likes Received:
    13,893
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Throwing a tantrum with your first post? LOLWhat's wrong?
     
  27. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    I think it's a yeti doing a happy dance?
     
  28. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi Teckel , well whaddya think will there be enough for some XC on Sunday at LM ?? If so i will be heading past around 8:15 ish with 4 peeps needing XC poles skis and shoes
    See you then i hope !
    ;)
     
  29. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    25,323
    Likes Received:
    13,893
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I doubt it.
     
  30. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Beaconsfield,Victoria
    Should be on, if the current forecasts are close to accurate. Hope to get up there soon myself.
     
  31. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    pfft
     
  32. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    6cm, but it looks like more, and certainly would be on the ski trails. Should be lovely on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you.
     
  33. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Yes I assume that the trails will be skiable to some level , I'll confirm tomorrow morning but will see you misty mountain on Sunday morning!
     
  34. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    official report saying 10cm , no grooming yet on trails but suggesting full cover /?
    Its on ill see you on Sunday Teckel with +1 and two boys in tow 11 , 17
     
    teckel likes this.
  35. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    25,323
    Likes Received:
    13,893
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Yep looking pretty good for the weekend at Lake Mountain. Get up there folks!
     
  36. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
     
  37. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
  38. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    15cm. All trails skate groomed
     
  39. lodojames

    lodojames Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    4
    Wondering if there's snow at mt Margaret today? Planning to visit with our dalmatians but don't want the trip to be a waste.
     
  40. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    There should be plenty lodo. Saw videos of snow boarders there yesterday and Mt Margaret was dripping with snow :D
    Take towels, and make sure you have snow chains.
     
  41. p2p

    p2p Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2000
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Newport, Vic
    Great snow today _ has stayed in very good condition. A little thin in a few spots but all obstacles easily avoided - well worth a visit.

     
    currawong, Froff Life, Equus and 2 others like this.
  42. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    4,898
    Location:
    Melbourne
    LM is looking good. When it is covered in fresh and dry snow it is worth a day up there for sure. The Boundary Hut ruins trail is my favourite up there in white season.
     
  43. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    40,996
    Likes Received:
    8,640
    Location:
    Narbethong, Vic
    Stunning, p2p. :D
    Great to see @skimax and family too. :)
     
  44. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Yes thanks @teckel Skis and toboggan were great.As per others snow was in amazing condition due to low temps
    Snow was dry and cover was very low down the hill beyond the entrance road turnoff . Great sunny day , will be back soon.
     
    teckel likes this.
  45. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Beaconsfield,Victoria
    Conditions looking good. Can't help wondering, though, why the cam showing the trail head is titled 'Car Park'?
     
  46. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    4,898
    Location:
    Melbourne
    As long as I can get a snow cam that isn't of the 7/ 11 slurpee ice that they dish out for the tiny tots at LM then I can get a decent idea of the conditions.
     
  47. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Conditions are great , snow is holding up really well cause the temps everywhere are cold !! Unreal how the snow lowdown is still on the trees due to lack of wind, then lack of sun held it there .
     
  48. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    [​IMG]Great weather at Lake Mountain Sunday , Very dry snow and blue sky
     
    teckel likes this.
  49. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    30,895
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
  50. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    1,079
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Wow, the coverage looks heaps better than I imagined it would be.