1. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Apr├Ęs topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice
  2. NOTICE: Did you lose your profile avatar image as a result of the great hammo-ing of 2020? (Sat 16 & Sun 17 Aug). If yes, then you need to know it won't be coming back, best to re-upload.

    This notice may be closed
    Dismiss Notice

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

Discussion in 'Mt Baw Baw' started by Darzee, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Darzee

    Darzee Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    12
    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
     
  2. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    2,009
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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.
     
  3. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    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.
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  4. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    2,009
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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. :/
     
  5. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    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.
     
    #5 chriscross, Jun 2, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  6. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
  7. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 28, 2000
    Messages:
    20,735
    Likes Received:
    29,869
    Location:
    Eastern Burbs of Sydney
  8. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    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.
     
  9. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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:
     
  10. Schwarzer Mann

    Schwarzer Mann Addicted

    Joined:
    May 4, 2020
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    435
    Location:
    Sydney
    That's bloody rubbish.
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  11. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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 .
     
  12. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1,505
    Likes Received:
    2,430
    Only one thing to do
     
  13. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1,505
    Likes Received:
    2,430
  14. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    We Plague i stanis are getting lots of staying at home done. I have my STFAH season pass that won't be cancelled. I used to grumble about the 3 hour drive home from the Baw Baw N.P. after a day on planks . I shall never grumble about it again.
     
    Rick Ross Da Boss likes this.
  15. djam

    djam One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    548
    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.
     
  16. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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 !
     
  17. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    Can't believe the cams up there today. Mid summit, not a line on it.
     
  18. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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!


     
    Schwarzer Mann likes this.
  19. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Champagne powder snow everywhere and clear skies. The FOMO is becoming toxic :-0 . Oh Fortune oh foe!

     
  20. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    More clayton's XC ski trip reports for Mt. Baw Baw.
    It looks fabulous
    :-(
     
  21. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    11,173
    Likes Received:
    14,204
    Location:
    Yarra Valley Vic
    Avoid the cameras, avoid the torture!
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  22. Cam Slee

    Cam Slee One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2020
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    947
    Location:
    Tawonga South
    I'm looking forward to the summer.
    Heat, I love summer heat, trout and Murray cod fishing and bushfires.
     
  23. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    4,294
    Location:
    Dandenong ranges Vic
    You said that... and I looked :oops: Beautiful.
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis and GS like this.
  24. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Nobody loves Bushfires!
     
  25. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Messages:
    1,505
    Likes Received:
    2,430
    Not much cod fishing at baw baw either....
     
  26. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Thankfully the Baw Baws have not been burnt for a long time. Mt.Buffalo's snow gums are toast out near the Horn and Lake Mtn. will takes decades for its snow gums to grow back properly.
     
  27. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    "I love... bushfires"? Sorry, but people need to think carefully before posting.
     
  28. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Unless the OP is a pyromaniac which is not something I would crow about if I were afflicted by that disorder.
     
  29. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    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.
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  30. Oldie

    Oldie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Outer SE Melbourne
    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.:(
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  31. djam

    djam One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    548
    it's about 3 cms so far. :whistle:
     
  32. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    Is that so? Cams suggest otherwise. But don't tell Oldie.
     
  33. djam

    djam One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    548
    per hour
     
  34. Baw Baw Bear

    Baw Baw Bear One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    453
    Location:
    Melbourne, Baw Baw
    So much snow we can't touch :(:(
     
  35. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    Looks astonishing on village cam this afternoon in sun and blue sky. No tracks on Champagne run, top right.
     
  36. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Baw Baw got a light top up of snow last night. All the foot prints are now filled in according to the Village camera.
     
    Baw Baw Bear likes this.
  37. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The Table o meters give you an idea of the present snow depth above 1480 M. ASL.
     
  38. Oldie

    Oldie Hard Yards

    Joined:
    May 1, 2002
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Outer SE Melbourne
    ;) 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!:)
     
  39. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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.
     
    MarkV likes this.
  40. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    If you're allowed!
     
  41. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The State Govt. cannot lock us all up for the whole green season. That is not going to work. There will be a strong push back against that.
     
  42. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    5,249
    Likes Received:
    11,912
    Location:
    StKilda,VicBC,Prom,France
    No there won't.
    Folks are happy to sit this one out so that other folk don't die.
    Suck it up.
     
  43. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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.
     
    #42 Mister Tee on XC Skis, Aug 29, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2020
    David Jadis likes this.
  44. David Jadis

    David Jadis Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    It's total madness. They're going to destroy this country. The rest of the world is sheepishly moving on, while we remain trapped by past rhetoric and logic and the cowardice of our politicians.
     
    Mister Tee on XC Skis likes this.
  45. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,085
    Likes Received:
    966
    Location:
    The Foothills
    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.
     
    Skiain, nezumi and Chookfooter like this.
  46. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    19,498
    Likes Received:
    21,128
    Location:
    Canberra
    Stay on topic. There is a Covid Politics thread so please post there to discuss opinions of regulatory nature.
     
    nezumi and Mister Tee on XC Skis like this.
  47. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I look forward to hiking at Baw Baw this summer if all goes well and skiing there in 2021.