I have no doubt the road was closed for good reason, trees down being the main one.Hones to god the self-centered assholes on social media this weekend RE the road closures and how it's ruined their weekend need to take their heads out of their asses and get over themselves. No resort purposely closes on such a large and successful snow event by choice. They want you up there, believe me. Yet the way some people were carrying on about it over the weekend made it sound like the resort (and im talking BB and LM to a lesser extent) purposely closed the place so they couldnt get up. There's 40km of tourist road and 25km of south face road that needed inspecting and who knows how many trees cleared, that's 65km of road + 4km of resort road, not something you can do in an hour, or even a day, especially when it's completely covered in snow. Some people truly are the pits.
However what is deemed acceptable risk is not what it was in the past.
I think that really comes down to increased quantity of people and obviously with that increase is more not necessarily having any snow driving experience. It is what it is.
Baw Baw roads a shocker in those conditions.
Certainly no use getting upset about closures.