Weekend 23rd to 24th June

Discussion in 'Lake Mountain' started by teckel, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Looking forward to good falls of snow this Thursday and Friday making this weekend the first official weekend of good snow at Lake Mountain this year. Let's hope the weather gods do what they're meant to.
    The weather should stay poor throughout the weekend, so it should snow right through, especially on Sunday. At the end of it all, we will hopefully have a good base for the school holidays starting one week later.
    If the weather is likely to change from this, I'll post it on here.
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
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    Good stuff, looks sweet, hope it's a season starter for you guys [​IMG]
     
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  3. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty
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    I reckon your going to get lucky tecks
    be prepared for the hoards and sell your services like an indian telemarketer
     
  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
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    Needs moar chainsaw [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
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    Good luck for the weekend tecks!

    Need MOAR snow - i am planning to bring a couple of family members up at some stage that haven't seen the white stuff in many years.
     
  6. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Cool. Call in & we'll fit them out with fast toboggans [​IMG]
     
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  7. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Might happen. There's moves in the wind to make a beginners snowboard and downhill ski run serviced by a magic carpet in future years.
     
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  8. CarveMan

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    I was talking about signage, but that sounds good too!
     
  9. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
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    Bit of 'winter grooming' as it were.
     
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  10. mx_boarder

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    I actually drove past late last Tuesday, but was on a mission to get the Reefton & Reefton Pub done by a reasonable hour.
     
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  11. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Yeah, I had been sharpening the chainsaw, but in the end it wasn't needed.
     
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  12. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Hmmm. Looking at the weather charts, it may not start snowing at Lake Mountain until tomorrow (Friday). The winds will remain from the NW for another day. Paradoxically, it's the NW winds that bring snow to places like Hotham and Falls Creek, but the southern resorts like Lake Mountain and Baw Baw benefit from the southerlies. That's not likely to happen until Friday. Even so, chains must be carried to LM today for all 2WD vehicles.
     
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    Tomorrow through the weekend will be much better for Lake Mountain for snow.
     
  14. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    I've just have some Queenslanders return their gear. They went up expecting a small patch of man-made snow and rain. To their surprise (and mine too) it started snowing while they were there. They were thrilled. They admitted the snow was very wet, and looking at the cams, I can see some wet slop that wasn't there earlier. Bring on tomorrow!
     
  15. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Winter arrived overnight at Lake Mountain [​IMG]
     
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  16. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    so sneak away from a ski before the weekend. you know you want to
     
  17. Vermillion

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    Should be nothing but snow for the rest of the weekend, if they were smart when it cools down enough today they would turn on the gun/s.
     
  18. teckel

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    Sounds like hard work - trails aren't groomed yet [​IMG] . And I have to do final touches to the shop. I finally finished removing the summer wax off the last pair of skis yesterday. Over 200 pairs of skis had to be done.
     
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  19. Snow plow queen

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    Any idea if Lake Mtn has plans to get the groomer over trails before the weekend?
     
  20. teckel

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    At this stage, the best they can say is that that decision will be made in the morning, if there is sufficient snow. Although it snowed last night and most of today, it's still to soft underfoot to put a groomer over it. So it really depends on how much falls overnight.

    However, on Sunday they will be running the SprintX ski event on man-made snow they've been stockpiling for it. $20 entry online. So consider entering that. They're actually out grooming the course atm.
     
  21. Snow plow queen

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    Thanks for the update
     
  22. teckel

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    The snow play/toboggan area looks sensational though [​IMG]
     
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  23. p2p

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    Had a few hours on the light touring gear today - surprisingly good. Was a bit worried with no sign of snow until some time after the entry gate but although the cover is limited the skiing was quite enjoyable. They'd done multiple skiddoo grooming runs on Echo Flat, Snowgum and Wollybutt, and a single pass on Muster. They were possibly looking at a pass along Panorama around lunchtime but not sure. A bit of drizzle and a few light flurries and pretty calm.

    Quite possible to skate as well, though a little soft in spots. While there are plenty of washouts they are easily avoided and the only really ordinary section was near the end of the return trail on Echo Flat. Well worth a visit as long as you don't expect too much.

    On Woolybutt
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    Echo Flat Trail heading toward Triangle Junction

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  24. teckel

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    Great photos, and a good report. Thanks [​IMG]

    Snowgum was also up there today.
     
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    Looks magical
    Great pics
     
  26. teckel

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    Shows how the vegetation is slowly coming back after Black Saturday too.
     
  27. teckel

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    All trails classic groomed (skidoo) today.
     
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    Was very magical on Saturday, very quiet too. They had groomed panorama by lunchtime. Only real marginal section was the last 100m of Roystons on the way back, but didnt need to take skis off [​IMG]
     
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