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

weerab

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Worth a trip tomorrow (Monday), Rab? Haven't skied LM yet this year and would like to give it a go before this week's r**n. Interested in your view as the most recent poster. I don't mind a short hike with light gear to get to skiable snow.
Chris, after two,days of mild weather I am not sure if it would be worth the trouble but it might be worth a go as it has not rained. biggest problem on Friday was the falling frozen snow, it felt like skiing thru a minefield but I think it has all dropped. Hopefully Jarryd might post. cover was good on Friday but rocks and grass already showing thru!
I went up last minute on Friday as was waiting for plumber to come Thurday arvo. after 1.5 hours they have declared our heating boiler needs a pc board from Italy which will take 12 weeks to deliver so we are looking at $3500 for new boiler, or 4,500 for a Bosch!
Ps happy birthday for Friday!
 

teckel

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Oct 16, 2004
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Returning skiers today: All had a good day, except for one couple who declared it as 'shit'. Which isn't too bad, as there was an hour's delay getting to Narby from Marysville because of trees down on the spur for most of the afternoon, and appalling traffic management by a bad-tempered cop.

But definitely not suitable for skating.
 

Jarryd Biffin

Lake Mtn Resort
Jun 30, 2016
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Cover has held up quite reasonably over the weekend. Walking back up the toboggan slope just before proved a very slippery experience so it should hold up alright until Tuesday. I haven't heard the plan for grooming tonight but I kicked about 10 people off the trails in the 3 minutes I was there today, so this combined with the warmth from today doesn't make it look favourable but I could be wrong.

The guns are still a little while off the temperature required to operate. Fingers crossed we get down to the magic -0.7 degrees needed for them to operate over the next few nights!
 

wombatwal

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Jul 18, 2016
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Hi guys....any thoughts on skiing and weather to go this week while something is left or go next week after hopefully fresh falls?
 

Ubiquitous Steve

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Teckel have u got any rubber rafts for hire...the Stevenson Falls must be the venue at the moment to draw the crowds...
 
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Ubiquitous Steve

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yes hope the cold conditions (artic chill) bring a decent dump up there..
those tourists are a hardy lot I saw about several cars in the Lake Mt Carpark a sec ago...:whistle:
 

teckel

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I think so SOU. Unless the high winds are bringing trees down. The winds up there this morning were close to gale force - and that was before they closed the mountain.

The problem Steve, is that there are lots of trees which were burnt 7.5 years ago, and high winds can bring them down, creating a significant danger.
 

wombatwal

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Jul 18, 2016
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Well i planned properly so i wont be dissapointed and strapped skis to the bottem of my canoe, and a can of fake snow for affect
 

Ubiquitous Steve

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I like that approach wombatwal....

them bad trees they keep falling down every where...bad bad trees..


Teckel better get some more coffee/tea/sugar and milk supplies to cater for the tourists that may prefer to spend a day shopping in Narbethong...that Bakery in Marysville must be pulling in the dollars in these conditions..

Teckel who is chopping them trees of Lake Mt approach roads... Vicrds/their contractors,DSE,Lake Mt Resort Management or all 3...
 

teckel

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No idea Steve. I don't even know if any came down. If it's the Marysville-Woods Point Rd, Vic Roads is responsible. If it's the road within the resort boundaries, it's either the resort or their contractors.
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Jarryd Biffin

Lake Mtn Resort
Jun 30, 2016
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They have just closed the trails due to the wind at the moment. The snow is very windswept once again, with only around 1-2cm on the trails at the moment. Hopefully the snow continues as expected and we will have the trails opened in no time!
 

Nadjy

First Runs
Jul 23, 2016
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Hey Mr. Biffo will the Snowgum Squad run on Sunday 23rd. So I can bring my kids up or will the program be closed? Can you please let me know.
 

Jarryd Biffin

Lake Mtn Resort
Jun 30, 2016
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Hey Nadjy,
It will certainly be on, followed by the Mini Series with registrations in the machinery shed!
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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There is no base up there . If it rains on Thursday and Friday the fresh cover could be washed away to just turn to patchy ice. I might head up to Mt. Torbreck on Wed. for a day trip and summit walk in snow shoes or flexible cramp ons . I will have to get chains en route.
 

EquatorBunny

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It was great yesterday. Once you past the school kids, you have the whole mountain to yourself. I hardly passed by anyone on the trails apart from meeting 2 skiers while resting at The Gap. :) The Jubilee Link to Woollybutt wasn't groomed though.
Overall snow cover was awesome. We drove home when it just started snowing hard around 2.30pm because we didn't want to put the snow chains on. :p

Will it rain much in the next couple of days? Don't want the snow to melt away. :cry:
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Mission: Mt Torbreck , the mission is on tomorrow! .Some hikers went up there on Sunday and posted photos of snow and happy hikers on the Mt. Torbreck Facebook webpage. This means the roads are probably clear of fallen trees and access has not been impeded by obstacles from Friday's windy weather.
I have filed a trip report in the back country trip report section
 

Canbat

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Jun 29, 2014
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I agree with EB. Conditions were pretty good yesterday although it helped to be as high as possible. Lower down it started to get sticky. I saw 2 people on the trail during my 1 hour romp between 9:45 and 10:45. One chap who inexplicably was going around Panorama the wrong way and a guy stopped at the top of Royston's who I called Nanook for some unknown reason, which I will put down to my being completely knackered at that point.
 
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Canbat

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Oh, and the toboganning and snowman making were as good as it gets, as well. Got some great photos which I would share if I can get someone to show me how. LOL
 

Siouxie

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Jul 30, 2016
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Hey everyone I am taking two kids both aged 9 to lake mountain tmoz is there stuff to do there for them? Besides building a snow man! Thanks
 

teckel

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I wonder what happened here:
tt


Learner driver? ;) lol
 

snowgum

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Even on the upper ski trails (100m higher than the car park) there is natural snow.

So Maybe Lake Mtn should be posting snow cams from the Upper trails on this site Teckel?

Not sure if the 2009 fires wiped them out but I thought there used to be some good locations.

These car park cams do LM no favours at all.


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Taggertyski

First Runs
Aug 24, 2016
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6 photos are taken every day at the major intersections then uploaded, currently fair skiing on all the upper trails but there are some gaps & holes as expected after the heavy rain.
 

teckel

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An email I received:
Good afternoon,

We wanted to remind you that there is one week left of the Mt Baw Baw and Lake Mountain 2030 project, make sure you have your say if you have not already.

All Australian alpine areas are facing uncertainties to their futures including the effects of climate change, changing tourism and recreation industries and a shift in visitor demographics.

We need to hear from everyone to plan for the future of Mt Baw Baw and Lake Mountain alpine resorts. The outcome of this project will be a set of recommendations that will enable the Victorian Government to make a decision to ensure that the resorts remain a sustainable part of alpine tourism.

Please visit the project websites to read the Future Directions Papers and provide your feedback on the future options for each resorts.

Feedback on the future options will conclude on Sunday 4 September.

Warm regards
Koel

KOEL WRIGLEY
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KOEL@CAPIRE.COM.AU
 

Ariane

First Runs
Aug 30, 2016
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Is there any snow for tobogganing on Saturday? Wanting to bring the family for the day!
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Lake Mt. and Mt Baw Baw both look like lost causes at the Moment. We are driving up to camp at Mountain creek ( Tawonga ) on Friday night and spending the weekend snow camping / snow shoe trekking near Falls Ck. They still have some real snow up there . The rainfall this week will decimate all the lower lesser snow spots.
 
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