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Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

Discussion in 'Mt Baw Baw' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    Welcome to 2019
     
  2. Serenity

    Serenity Hard Yards

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    2019 looks like a new general manager, but who?
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wouldn't need to be much!
     
  4. Oldie

    Oldie Hard Yards

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    I don't normally visit snow resorts in the off season, but about a month ago I said to my wife how about we go to Baw Baw and I will show you the South Face Road. She only knew the tourist road from Noojee. We went the old road first (made me realise how much easier the South Face Road is!) and came home via SFR, Erica etc.While there we were just wandering around the resort, taking a few photos (seemed weird with no snow!), a lady and a fellow, came along and struck up a conversation with us. She had a name badge on and I suddenly realised that she was Sally, the new manager. Not sure who the fellow was. When she found out that I'd been skiing there for over 36 years she asked lots of questions about how the place had changed over that time, then started to ask about what I thought was needed for the future. As is often the case, there were lots of things that I should have said, but didn't think of them until we were on our way home, but I mentioned sealing SFR, a chairlift for either Summit or Maltese, and connection to the grid. She said it was very doubtful that Baw Baw would be connected to the grid and she was working on getting funding for an upgraded on-resort power station. She said that sealing SFR was a priority but that it may be a couple of years before work commences. She also said that a chairlift was also a priority, but there was a lot of work needed to make that happen. So, interesting conversation and as I said, lots of things I should have said, but she seemed keen to see Baw Baw continue and progress forward.:)
     
  5. Serenity

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    As far as I know Sally is only acting in that position, but judging by her answers nothing is going to happen in the short term, and long term will depend on funding, so dubious again.
     
  6. Serenity

    Serenity Hard Yards

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    New General Manager for Baw Baw, Mr Mark Turner. Don't know much about him yet but I believe he has already started.
     
  7. Xwing

    Xwing One of Us

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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mountain bike jump - inflatable landing pad.
     
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Big mountain bike events this weekend!
     
  10. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not sure I would like to land on an inflatable device with a bike - lots of sharp or pointy metal bits like handle bars and brake levers impacting with significant force! I guess they know what they are doing?
     
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    ?????
     
  12. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Noticed that being used last weekend. The mattress was inflated and guys were lined up top and bottom.
     
  13. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like the local knock shop!
     
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  14. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Beautiful day for a drive in the new car and lunch in the hills with your mate (he works hard and it's nice to spend the day together)

    New 80kmhr speed limit is too low for performance cars in a lot of spots. A spirited stab of the throttle and it's big fine or licence gone, even at low levels of spirited driving. Should be 100 with more warning / caution signs e.g. speed limit 80 if you are not confident or experienced or whatever

    Village cafe makes a mean hokkien noodle. Felt the stoke and vibes amongst everyone there today

    Amazing weather for hiking; planning an AAWT trip within the next 2 years. April - May seems like a great time imo

    Snow factory going to work

     
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  15. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Baw Baw has finally appointed a new General manager
    Andrew Tingate
    It sounds as if the Board has at last picked someone with actual snow experience!
     
  16. Serenity

    Serenity Hard Yards

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    Transport at Buller I believe, if you consider that snow experience, otherwise his credentials sound very similar to the previous GM.