The snow ball throwing resort should be open and the road from Marysville should be open. Look at the LM resort website and the LM resort FB page plus the VICROADS website for details.. It has rained up there so the snow cover for skiing is not as good as it was few days ago . i.e. last Saturday . Can one predict if another Ning Nong will have a car accident on the Black Spur? .Your guess is as good as mine about that.Gonna heading to Lake Mountain tomorrow morning. Is Lake Mountain open? Is the road from Melbourne to Lake Mountain all good now?
I was referring to the subsequent accident on Saturday 10/8/19 on the Black Spur which caused us to have to return to Melb. via Yea and Whittlesea, which was as far as I know was caused by driver error.Not a ning nong if a tree squashes your car and kills your wife. Just damned bad luck. LM was excellent on Wednesday.
Thank you for not mentioning the R**n word twice in one report.The cold temps and light rain have made for icy conditions all the way up the mountain. Take care. Carpark is currently windy and seeing both snow and precipitation.
Will be interesting to see what happens.
Oh u need a little chainsaw in your back pack!Where is Mr T when u need him?i still think they should have a little shelter up there ...well out on Panorama etc so you can stay out on those windy days have your lunch and cup of tea and just look out a nice window or two while u enjoy the silence !
I wonder how long that snow cover will hang in there? Some soothsayers are predicting a snow fall of some importance around September 11th.
I still have yet to do an overnighter at Keppel's hut hiking from Mt. Margret Gap with skis strapped to my pack. I have secreted a supply drop out there and all. I have been too busy skiing to bother hiking very much. My XC skiing has improved too with more speedy parallel ski descents and turns and far fewer debilitating crashes . I have not been to the physiotherapist with any complaint at all so far this ski season . Even the 'war wound' in my ankle from a crash at Falls Creek in June last year is holding up well .Well if they actually pack the trails it might just hang in there for a little longer and maybe provide longer lasting conditions... that being said today i saw thin coverage on that little bit of perineum between the end of roysten and the trail conditions board.
Sep 11th would be favorable. it's around the time of my birthday and what better way to celibate than going to Keppel's hut for an over night stay? IDK
I still have yet to do an overnighter at Keppel's hut hiking from Mt. Margret Gap with ski strapped to my pack. I have secreted a supply drop out there and all. I have been too busy skiing to bother hiking very much. My XC skiing had improved too with more speedy parallel ski descents and turns and far fewer debilitating crashes. I have not been to the physio therapist with any complaint at all so far this ski season. Even the 'war wound' in my ankle from a crash at Falls Creek in June last year is holding up well.
It gets pretty boggey up from Lady Talbot Dve .....I think a few of us are hoping that the DSE perform more road works this summer.....more drainage and more crushed rock on this track.They should be well aware it’s a popular destination over summer months....it becomes a bit of a mud bath till the summer heat dries it well out!But the DSE seem pretty proactive ....so with a correct approach we may find that they do some good works !I'm looking at doing this as a spring bike ride coming from Lilydale, probably going over Donna Buang and up Acheron Way. Camping outside the hut with a dusting of snow around the place would be damn magical.
The Mt. Margaret Road is open up to Mt. Margaret Gap. It is best approached from Buxton. Take wheel chains and a chainsaw. It is a dirt road. It can be used by 2 WD but it can become muddy or slippery after a low fall of snow. Access to Keppel's hut is on foot from Mt. Margaret gap at the Lady Talbot Road winter gate. It is nearly 7 km on foot or on skis/skins if there is a low dump of snow to Keppel's hut from Mt . Margaret Gap. See the Mt. Margaret Thread.Is the road to Mt Margaret open in Winter? Accessible?
What depth of snow cover do you estimate there is at Helicopter flat ?Trails today are much like yesterday. Still ungroomed. Nill wind. A bit of sun glare.
Give The Jubilee Loop a go but don't do it if it is icy . Some of the descents are quick even on sticky fresh snow.
I like Woollybutt and I cannot lie...
Great conditions at Lake Mountain today for this intermediate classic skier. Cover very good on blue and green trails. Softened throughout the day with some crusty patches in the shade. Grooming very good; only Royston Trail got a bit messy by mid arvo from lots of tracks, but was still fine.
September to me means long day tours out to Fitzgerald's hut on the BHP as well as day touring on the Main Range in the KNP in NSW. However another dump of snow could warrant a quick LM trip this month.Same as yesterday, just slower. Skis off for bottom of jubalie most of which seemed ungroomed.
You should purchase the early bird pass in April /May 2020 for LM. You are their biggest patron!.The green and blue trails were well groomed but were going soft by 10am. The surrounding areas were still good for some off trail skiing although it's getting soft and a little harder going. Long heath trail was super soft too with lots of fallen trees, pools and rocks to keep things interesting.
All Trails Groomed / Jubilee trail part open due to trees down ".
Get on the skidoo and take the 20 inch bar chain saw and clear the trees. It cannot be that hard to do. If Mt. Stirling can do it at their hill then it is possible.
I will possibly go up there in Nov. and do battle with some of those fallen trees on Long Heath trail. 'Makita' now make a shoulder bag for chainsaws so carrying such a things up and down hills becomes easier.The green and blue trails were well groomed but were going soft by 10am. The surrounding areas were still good for some off trail skiing although it's getting soft and a little harder going. Long heath trail was super soft too with lots of fallen trees, pools and rocks to keep things interesting.