Thanks for the detailed response OldieAS you live in the northern 'Burbs, it would be a bit of a toss-up. I live in the outer southeast suburbs so Baw Baw is a bit of a no brainer. Ever via the longer South face road route it is still only a couple of hours from my place. Compared to Buller, Baw Baw is small and if you are an intermediate/advanced skier you would possibly find BBs runs a bit short and perhaps not challenging enough. Having said that I love Baw Baw! Easy to get to, Nice cruise-y runs, cheap tow tickets and great scenery.
Of course it goes without saying that you wouldn't consider going to Baw Baw unless it has a good cover of snow.Thanks for the detailed response Oldie
Baw Baw would only be 30 mins closer to me than Buller, but I think it would be worth checking out mid week for a day, especially considering their lift passes are half the price of Buller. Although their resort car parking fee is pretty expensive!
So it would seem. I just contacted them. No xc trails groomed, not officially open for skiing.
Hear, hear. I would certainly visit them more often if only they gave the XC trails some attention as I quite like the trail network. Till then Stirling will get most of my patronage.Gee they like to live on the edge Ol BB. It would certainly encourage me to spend my Lazy 50 or $60 on fuel if they take the trouble to groom XC trails. (And even pay the $50+ gate fee!)
So what you're saying is that Baw Baw is over as a downhill destination, and that it's going to play the role that Lake Mountain used to play, just as Lake Mountain holds the role that Donna Buang used to.Its a joke !!! Save money when ever they can Maltese open only twice this year , you may as well dismantle Big hill and painted run, cant remember last time they ran. There will most likely be a few more private clubs that get donated back to management next season. Very sad