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Comments Lake Mountain News & Weather Chat

Discussion in 'Lake Mountain' started by Ubiquitous Steve, May 30, 2019.

  1. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hope they are not going to charge anybody money for going to Lake Mt atm.....?
     
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    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They are!
    I rode up the back way on Tuesday to avoid $60 for essentially parking my car.
     
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  3. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fees are a bit outrageous at the moment.....family’s are better off taking a trip to Mt M instead and spending some dollars on take away food or hot drinks.If the DSE put a few picnic tables at the gap or at the Boundary Trail (High Point of Roadway)that would be useful for family groups....but this is Lake Mts Thread so we better not discourage visitation.
     
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  4. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Surely the Team leader could manage installing a picnic table at Mt. M. gap?. His industrious track clearing team are seen there quite often and they need somewhere to eat their lunch .
    The Budget BC XC ski super highway is almost ready for use, just in time for snow to fall :Mt. Margaret Gap/ Blue Range Track/ Boundary Track/ Keppel's hut 4 WD track and the Keppel's hut foot track to LM.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ski hire on mountain will not be open this winter. Any gear must be hired in Narbethong (or Marysville).
    I asked them the other day about trail reports, photos etc. They said they would put these on their website once the trails became skiable.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The pop-up that comes up when you go to their website has a button at the bottom to pre-book. Hitting that button takes you to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=627578&
     
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  7. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Ask them about ski lessons , once they get some snow. DO ask them about trail grooming once they get some snow.Call me a grumpy trail mix eating hippie wog ski mad weirdo but day by day since late 2018 LM is becoming ANTI NORDIC SKIING!
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    See my post above re trails & grooming etc. Ski lessons will be available. There are a number of well qualified instructors on mountain.
     
  9. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hopefully they will get a dump of snow after this weekend!
     
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  11. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    BOM are on board for some snow at LM but beware the water skiing variety of precipitation is coming on Sunday so Sat. will be the day if there is a day to XC ski at all.
    Thursday 2 July
    Summary
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    Min 3
    Max 4
    Snow showers.
    Possible rainfall: 5 to 15 mm
    Chance of any rain: 95% [​IMG]
    North Central area
    Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

    Friday 3 July
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    Min 0
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    Snow showers.
    Possible rainfall: 3 to 8 mm
    Chance of any rain: 90% [​IMG]
    North Central area
    Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

    Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]

    Saturday 4 July
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    Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
    Chance of any rain: 90% [​IMG]
    Sunday 5 July
     
  12. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So what’s the current situation at Lake Mt in regard to what’s open .....what’s functioning...are trails open to skiers....where do we stand in relation to Covid-19.....any facilities open etc etc.Ski hire/tobogan hire.lessons and ski patrol....grooming?Road clearing ?
     
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    The snow is meant to come on this Friday night/ Sat. at dawn. The resort replied to my e mail that I sent them regarding similar questions. They said that once they get enough snow there will be XC skiing, XC ski lessons and the web site will give a trail report . All ski hire will be off mtn. this year. There was no mention of ski patrol or grooming. I would not hold my breathe at least until we see some skiable snow and a trip report or two from some forum members. Monday could still be skiable.We shall wait and see. I am going to Falls Ck. on Sat. and Mt. Stirling on Sunday so LM will have to be next time it snows or is supposed to snow 15 cms+.
     
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    There is no snow yet on the trails, so no skiing on the trails until there is snow.
    There is no ski hire on the mountain this year. You must hire off mountain.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now once they get snow....are they going to perform better in regard to snow clearing and opening the resort in a timely fashion after snow fall....their recent track record seems to have been a shocker!

    Have they formulated any changes....or can we expect more low performance from their management.
     
  17. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    They are good questions.
    There is a chance that some extra snow i.e. 10 cms will fall on Friday week.
    http://www.janebunn.net/lake-mountain
    Keep Sat.July 11th free!
     
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    Others on the weather forum here have said not so good things about this forecasting web site. Understanding all the factors that come into play to create a proper dump of snow is also useful.It can take time to learn but life is for learning.
     
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    LM looks well skiable tomorrow. I would book my LM gate pass but I am already booked to ski at Falls /BHP tomorrow and then at Mt. Stirling on Sunday. The snow Gods are co operating at last!.
     
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    A forum member went and skied at LM today. He was told skiing is not permitted!. I have heard it all now.He went off and skied anyway. It looks like fifteen cms on the upper trails. WTF is going on with LM and their anti skiing cr*p?. It is a XC ski resort. It snowed FFS!
     
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    Team Bears are bewildered ....the public really deserve better....pity Mt Margaret is not higher ....then nobody with skis would be going up to the resort !
     
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    July 14th may bring snow to very low levels. I am considering ski touring from Mt.Margaret gap via Lady Talbot drive to Keppel's hut, possibly camping there and skiing LM. The resort management would be none the wiser. RIP LM as many of us knew it, the place where so many of us learnt to XC ski and now it seems to have gone to the dogs, woof!.The Snowy Hill road Management track that comes in from Camberville must be scouted out ASAP. Paying 60 clams to be told NO skiing here! is beyond the pale.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had an email from resort management today saying there was insufficient snow for skiing.
    I suppose in the scheme of things, there has to be enough snow to run the small groomers. They also have to organise ski patrol before they can open the trails.
     
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    Bah Humbug!!
     
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    I saw that report from the forum member. To say that is disappointing is a major understatement. To be told that the resort is open and be told that (while the resort is open skiing is not) at the gate is even more so. What do we need to do, hide our XC skis on the way in?

    I don't get it. What's the agenda. Is it nanny state? It must also be very frustrating for staff at LM who come from a XC background. Surely they see their life as more than looking after people on the toboggan run.

    I can say now that efforts to get the Keppel Hut route going are a lot more than just trying to avoid $58 gate fees.

    Only fly in the ointment about Snowy Hill trail (and Royston Gap Rd for that matter) is that they are marked for closure under the Yarra Ranges NP management plan. Upper Taggerty Rd and the trail from Keppel Hut to the Boundary hut trail are supposed to be maintained (but aside from forum member efforts, these have not been well attended) Work on Snowy Hill or Royston Gap might be far more risky.
     
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    The alert that pops up on the LM website says that there is currently no skiing, ski lessons, or snowboarding lessons.

    It doesn't specifically exclude snowboarding. Loopholes!
     
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    Hoverboarding allowed? :whistle:
     
  31. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Oh my wordy yes. Clearing the Track from Keppel's hut to LM every year is much more than about avoiding gate fees. It means XC skiers can actually access a XC ski resort called Lake Mountain for XC skiing :) ,

    where skiing is purportedly not allowed.
    :-0
    The Team leader is helping very much with BC access in this regard.
     
  32. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    A Muppet newsflash from "The home of no XC skiing allowed"


    All bookings from Restricted Suburbs will be refunded please send an email with your details to admin@lakemountainresort.com.au
     
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    So they don't have the details of people that made the bookings.............Lake Mt. totally stuffed. :(
     
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    Yep, they could not run a bath. They have much in common with the body that they ultimately answer to , namely the state Govt. of Victoria.
     
  35. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I cannot see how they will stay open and stay financially viable .Their target market and almost sole purpose seems to be aimed at snow play/toboggan users/ non skiing patrons from Plague city.
     
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    The snow cam.s up at LM today show deep dry powdery fluffy continuous snow cover and not one XC ski track or step turn on it.

    Once in a season type champagne XC skiing going to waste!!
    :-0

    Worst of all is that we are not allowed near it !!
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    Be kind to yourself Mr. Tee .....STOP LOOKING! :(
     
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    It is like a car crash, Och! I cannae look away laddie!. Where is @weerab? . I bet he is ensconced in Loch Doon doing battle with the Snow Less Monster ;-P
     
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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
    Boo to 2020!!!
     
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    LM today still looks as good as it will ever get for Nordic skiing.
    :-0
     
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    Snow still everywhere. The Dom Dom Saddle toboggan run still had a full cover late yesterday (36 hrs after it stopped snowing). Snow on the side of the highway down to halfway between Dom Dom & Fernshaw. All the hills surrounding Narby still white. More snow than we've had for 20 years. Wasted :( :cry:
     
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    As I said (now ad nauseam!) the more we’re locked down in ‘PlagueToun’ - the more it will snow! :confused::mad::(

    QED! :rolleyes:
     
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    That bloody Irishman - Murphy.
     
  44. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    As my cousin Usman in Pakistan is often heard to say ( in a heavy Punjabi accent):
    " Oh My God don't Tell me !".
    :cry:
     
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    ALL VIC. ski resorts are now shut to the public due to strict plague
    restrictions, just as the snow tap has finally been turned on and has been seemingly left on.
    :-0
     
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    Don't look at the snow cams Mr. Tee ..... I did but I think I got away with it. :(

    off topic TBJ looks very rain effected......... still :(
     
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    Wet and heavy out now. nothing to see, move on.
     
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    With no base the powder snow has nowhere to go but become slush as the R**n appears and the temperatures rise.
     
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    LM looks XC skiable again. More snow going to waste...
     
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    Oh good! The cameras were turned off for 3 days! They're back on again!
    Be nice if they turned the 360 cam on.
    But they still haven't fixed the futuristic date on the toboggan run cam.