Snow Report Mt Baw Baw 2020 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions.

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Darzee

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Time to start the 2020 thread

For those who haven't seen it yet, Baw Baw will not be offering season parking passes at all this year and entry must be paid for each visit.
https://mountbawbaw.com.au/resort-entry
This is odd considering Buller, Hotham and Falls are still offering (and honouring) season parking passes.
I doubt i'll be up much this year if i have to pay for every day
 

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Even more so when Baw Baw has the most expensive day pass (granted, their multi-day pass isn't so bad, but still).

I might still end up there, purely so I can put Mr 4 into snowboard lessons again.
 

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And a new announcement (to me): no All Resorts Passes, due to Covid-19 restrictions. This could make for a very expensive, or very limited season.
Meanwhile, the cams show almost nothing at all from yesterday's system, whereas Buller and even LM got some white goodness.
 

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And a new announcement (to me): no All Resorts Passes, due to Covid-19 restrictions. This could make for a very expensive, or very limited season.
Meanwhile, the cams show almost nothing at all from yesterday's system, whereas Buller and even LM got some white goodness.

That one seems inherently bizzare. If the resorts are actually restricting entry to those who hold a valid lift pass, then an unlimited access pass for a vehicle shouldn't be a problem. :/
 

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I suspect the resorts want to control numbers and don't want ARP holders just rocking up whenever they choose (as I like to do). So that won't be happening very much. Could be a Gwinear sort of year.
 
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30 cm of fresh, 2 hrs away, not allowed to go, new dps CA 94. Axls fitted to Voile Vector bcs. Not allowed to go. Somehow, deal with it.
Yes, this sucks the big one, 2020 is a shite sandwich of a year. Mt. St. Gwinear would be totally skiable. Now the BB resort has shut.
:-((
This is like May 2020 when we had 50 cms at Dinner Plain and were not allowed to go there. Now the snow finally shows up again just in time for the next round of being locked up in Stalag 13 and being sent slowly but surely insane.o_O:cry::(:eek:
 

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FOMO , frustration and despondency are building amongst fair minded ski enthusiasts after this monumental dump of powder snow at various Vic. locations.
Consider locals who live at places such as Flinders and Rye. Surfing has been totally banned on the Mornington Peninsula :-0 .
 
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FOMO , frustration and despondency are building amongst fair minded ski enthusiasts after this monumental dump of powder snow at various Vic. locations.
Consider locals who live at places such as Flinders and Rye. Surfing has been totally banned on the Mornington Peninsula :-0 .
Only one thing to do
 

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think of it like this, give up one year now, and then don't die, get to ski many more years later
with so much more appreciation for every one of them.
I have skied about 4 days this year . I have a 25 days on planks per year rule. I exceeded that last year. That means next ski season I must ski 40 days at least !
 

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Can't believe the cams up there today. Mid summit, not a line on it.
It looks fully sick. Deep dry powdery untracked continuous cover.
I would hazard to guess you could ski from MSG car park to BB village, eat lunch and ski back , no dramas....and no one is allowed to ski on it !!....


This is my friends an outrage!

bawbaw-summit 6.8.20.jpg
 
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Looks to be coming down thick and fast up there now. If only!
Meanwhile, I just don't understand how people can make light-hearted, irreverent comments re: bushfires. As a kid, I spent a lot of holiday time at Marysville, where my aunt and uncle ran a family owned guest house. All gone, never to be the same and many lives lost. They don't make bushfire jokes up there, or around Kinglake.
 

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It is disappointing that Baw baw has stoped the daily snow depth report! Even though we cant go for a ski, I still like to know the amount of snow fall. The others still have daily updates on their webpages so surely Baw baw could do the same. I cant believe that there is absolutely no-one there. They should at-least have a webcam on a depth stick.:(
 

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It is disappointing that Baw baw has stoped the daily snow depth report! Even though we cant go for a ski, I still like to know the amount of snow fall. The others still have daily updates on their webpages so surely Baw baw could do the same. I cant believe that there is absolutely no-one there. They should at-least have a webcam on a depth stick.:(
The Table o meters give you an idea of the present snow depth above 1480 M. ASL.
 

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;) Yes. Last time I was up there last season, perhaps I should have measured the height of the fire-pit. That would have given me a pretty good idea. Might even be worth a trip up in summer to do that!:)
I am going up to the Baw Baw N.P. in green season to scout out the Mt. St. Phillack saddle to Mt. Whitelaw area and possibly the Stronarch's campsite too. Finding Jann's hut seems like a worthy adventure too.
 
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Folks are happy
The public mental illness ramifications will exceed those of the actual virus.
I am not happy. I don't know anyone who loves bushwalking / skiing/ surfing/ swimming outdoors who lives in Melb. who is happy about being stuck at home with no option for solo or a plus one spot of recreation in the Vic. Alps or at a surf beach or a national park .
I don 't know of anyone who has lost their job/business due to the the lockdowns who is happy.
I do not know any one in the performing arts ( my field) who is happy to have no audience nor a viable outlet for their life's whole work.
I do not know of anyone who is single who lives alone whose mental health has taken a severe turn for the worse during this year who is happy about remaining cut off from interacting with other people altogether.

Anyway Baw Baw looks good for skiing and some more snow is coming on Friday 4/9/20.
 
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It's a public health crisis. You should be more attuned to the view of the health professional who posted earlier. The last comments above are completely over the top, irrational as well as irrelevant to this thread. Such extreme political opinions should be expressed somewhere else, if at all.
 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) operating restrictions and resort statements
Last Updated: 17 / 09 / 2020

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mtbawbaw.com.au There will be no resort entry fees payable for the remainder of the 2020 declared snow season. The daily requirements to carry wheel chains will be posted on our website.

Visitors from regional Victoria are also now able to book overnight accommodation & dine indoors subject to current public health measures such as physical distancing and hygiene requirements.

Resort trails are open for walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing (subject to snow cover). The Village Central Restaurant will open. Mountain biking not permitted at this time.

Restrictions remain in place regarding gatherings, limited seating at food and beverage venues and the need to wear face coverings at all times.

Snow sports and tobogganing areas remain closed.

Please visit the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria website for further information about COVID-19 and staying safe. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
 

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Looks to me like Monday would be the day. Hypothetically, of course. Our virtual xc skier would need to somehow bypass a (reported) check point at Nar Nar Goon (no aboriginal names between Dandenong and Warragul, except maybe Bunyip). Will dear leader Dan see fit to extend our range on Sunday? Somehow, I doubt it. But virtual xc skier has been confined for some time. Awaits cams. Hypothesising.
 

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Looks to me like Monday would be the day. Hypothetically, of course. Our virtual xc skier would need to somehow bypass a (reported) check point at Nar Nar Goon (no aboriginal names between Dandenong and Warragul, except maybe Bunyip). Will dear leader Dan see fit to extend our range on Sunday? Somehow, I doubt it. But virtual xc skier has been confined for some time. Awaits cams. Hypothesising.
We could go imaginary XC skiing together. I am rusty at XC skiing. I have hardly XC skied at all this year .
:-((
 
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