Mt Baw Baw Snow Report

8:40am - 05 Sep 2016       
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Mostly clear. Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

No Snow

All lifts are closed.

Skiing & Boarding

All lifts are closed. Limited Sightseeing and Snowplay in upper areas of resort. Cross Country Trails are open for Bushwalking. A mostly cloudy day with light North Westerly winds. Warm conditions expected for the next 3 days.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Concluded

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Currently On Standby. Insufficient cover for Tobogganing.

Froglets Toboggan Park

Closed.

Kicker Park

Closed.

Painted Park

Closed.

Big Air Bag

Closed.

Bungy Tramp

Closed.

Snowfall History

26 Aug 201618cm
25 Aug 20161cm
23 Aug 20162cm

Announcements

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Dec 11
Max —°c
Mostly clear.
Mon Dec 12
4°c | 20°c
Sunny.
Tue Dec 13
10°c | 23°c
Windy. Partly cloudy.
Wed Dec 14
9°c | 12°c
Possible shower. Wind easing.
Thu Dec 15
2°c | 12°c
Partly cloudy.
Fri Dec 16
4°c | 15°c
Shower or two.
Sat Dec 17
8°c | 15°c
Possible shower.

Comments

weerab
1/11/16 - 8:11pm
snowgum: Great snow for late October Weerab - very jealous. Just imagine how Bbaw would ski mic winter with a) regular snow dumps; b) serious summer grooming and c) serious top-bottom snow making (as opposed to bottom third)! Oh well part on a high, knowing winter starts in only 7 months ?
We were really lucky that we were able to get up there at that time, becoz we are retired! The snow on the trees was completely melted by lunchtime Monday and I would imagine the ground cover would not have lasted too long. Anyway, great way to finish the season off, well worth the trip up to Baw Baw.
snowgum
1/11/16 - 12:38am
Great snow for late October Weerab - very jealous. Just imagine how Bbaw would ski mic winter with a) regular snow dumps; b) serious summer grooming and c) serious top-bottom snow making (as opposed to bottom third)! Oh well part on a high, knowing winter starts in only 7 months ?
weerab
25/10/16 - 2:24pm
Majikthise: I have embedded the images if that's ok.
Thanks, I have just redone them with Photobucket. It's been a while since i used flickr. Must upgrade my account SOON!
Majikthise
25/10/16 - 2:19pm
I have embedded the images if that's ok.
weerab
25/10/16 - 2:16pm
weerab
25/10/16 - 1:11pm
A PM late Saturday night from Chriscross re a trip to Mt Baw Baw. I had just put my chains away and had thought the season was finished. I was a bit doubtful until I saw pics on FB on Sunday! Almost didn't make it as a truck almost wiped us out on a blind corner on the way up, but thanks to CC's quick reflexes and possibly the Subaru's auto brake system we survived to ski another day. We didn't see any other skiers, some evidence of a boarder but we had the place to ourselves apart from the walkers who were not expecting any snow.
https://flic.kr/p/NunoMG
https://flic.kr/p/N69RPA
https://flic.kr/p/N68eAW
https://flic.kr/p/NpKLmV
chriscross
24/10/16 - 9:13pm
30+ cms at bb today in bluebird conditions. We drove through the cloud and emerged to clear blue skies. Too warm up the summit trail, I stripped down to merino t shirt and g-tex shell. Thanks to bb resort management for switching off the cams but the face book feed made it clear that the trip was on. Thoughtful hikers had stomped their way right up the middle of the trail to the summit but beyond that the trail improved. Skied the top of Playground, part way down the summit then out around McMillan's and out to Mike Bloomfield's picnic table for lunch. Awaiting weerab's pictorial report. Latest ski in October ever.
weerab
5/10/16 - 9:50pm
chriscross: No reports forthcoming, I took the gamble and drove up, prepared to be disappointed. Glad I had not seen the cameras because the road by the toboggan run was bare and the bottom of the bowl showed dirt and grass. But lo and behold, from just beyond the summit T bar load area the ground had an almost solid white cover, 4-5 cm. Fresh and dry. Just sufficient. I skied up the run, dodging a few obstacles and wind scoured patches to find 5 cm at the snow gauge, zig-zagged up to the summit cairn and trail where the cover was even better. It started snowing lightly. My phone rang - weerab, a few hours too late. Fair to good skiing down to the 5 ways junction, despite a few melty patches on the more exposed drops. Pleasant runs through the trees at the top of Hut run which had the best cover. After lunch in the little hut, the wind rose and the snowfall got heavier. A snowboarder appeared, Zach, the chef from the restaurant, hiking up for his rides. Good effort. I toured around for a bit and skied the hut run again a few times before the legs began to complain. Cover was thinning and rocks were showing through. Enough. Good fun in October.
Chris, really enjoyed that tour report, very well written. I think you could get a job as a script writer or perhaps write a few romantic novels.;) I'm not joking, it's very descriptive prose.
chriscross
5/10/16 - 9:38pm
Marinara.
weerab
5/10/16 - 6:47pm
chriscross: No reports forthcoming, I took the gamble and drove up, prepared to be disappointed. Glad I had not seen the cameras because the road by the toboggan run was bare and the bottom of the bowl showed dirt and grass. But lo and behold, from just beyond the summit T bar load area the ground had an almost solid white cover, 4-5 cm. Fresh and dry. Just sufficient. I skied up the run, dodging a few obstacles and wind scoured patches to find 5 cm at the snow gauge, zig-zagged up to the summit cairn and trail where the cover was even better. It started snowing lightly. My phone rang - weerab, a few hours too late. Fair to good skiing down to the 5 ways junction, despite a few melty patches on the more exposed drops. Pleasant runs through the trees at the top of Hut run which had the best cover. After lunch in the little hut, the wind rose and the snowfall got heavier. A snowboarder appeared, Zach, the chef from the restaurant, hiking up for his rides. Good effort. I toured around for a bit and skied the hut run again a few times before the legs began to complain. Cover was thinning and rocks were showing through. Enough. Good fun in October.
Hope you enjoyed your Spaghetti Bolognese!
chriscross
5/10/16 - 6:10pm
No reports forthcoming, I took the gamble and drove up, prepared to be disappointed. Glad I had not seen the cameras because the road by the toboggan run was bare and the bottom of the bowl showed dirt and grass. But lo and behold, from just beyond the summit T bar load area the ground had an almost solid white cover, 4-5 cm. Fresh and dry. Just sufficient. I skied up the run, dodging a few obstacles and wind scoured patches to find 5 cm at the snow gauge, zig-zagged up to the summit cairn and trail where the cover was even better. It started snowing lightly. My phone rang - weerab, a few hours too late. Fair to good skiing down to the 5 ways junction, despite a few melty patches on the more exposed drops. Pleasant runs through the trees at the top of Hut run which had the best cover. After lunch in the little hut, the wind rose and the snowfall got heavier. A snowboarder appeared, Zach, the chef from the restaurant, hiking up for his rides. Good effort. I toured around for a bit and skied the hut run again a few times before the legs began to complain. Cover was thinning and rocks were showing through. Enough. Good fun in October.
chriscross
4/10/16 - 2:19pm
Hello, can anyone up there report on conditions this week? Is there a little snow or a lot? Or (heaven forbid) nothing much? Cams seem to be stuck on August 30th. Kelly's, Charlie, can you help, is it worth a visit even for a little late season touring?
Baw Baw Bear
6/9/16 - 1:12pm
Oldie: That probably means that the cold snap predicted for early next week will deliver a big dump to Baw Baw!:(
That's what usually happens :(
Oldie
6/9/16 - 12:15pm
Serenity: All finished for the year, staff gone home, lifts packed up.
That probably means that the cold snap predicted for early next week will deliver a big dump to Baw Baw!:(
Serenity
6/9/16 - 11:54am
All finished for the year, staff gone home, lifts packed up.
teckel
30/8/16 - 8:28am
An email I received: Warm regards Koel
bawbawbel
30/8/16 - 5:48am
teckel: I attended one of the LM sessions last Wednesday. I'll let you know how close their report goes to the mood of the session. For LM it seemed that the commercial option was favoured by the vast majority - probably due to the good results delivered by Belgravia. The economic sustainability of green season activities was also questioned.
A paid caretaker role such as that of Belgravia is assumed. Total transparency! Publish the details of their contract, for a start.
Peagreenboat
29/8/16 - 5:00pm
Baw Baw Bear: Everyone can still contribute the more the better, wether this changes things who knows ?? They would have better spent the money helping the mountain. Most of these strategic plans already have outcomes set out , only follow process so it looks like they are listening. I Have put the link here it also has the thoughts from the first round of consultations.
Thanks for the post and adding the links all. I was unaware of the consultation (and that's after spending 5 days there 2 weeks ago).
teckel
28/8/16 - 2:01pm
I attended one of the LM sessions last Wednesday. I'll let you know how close their report goes to the mood of the session. For LM it seemed that the commercial option was favoured by the vast majority - probably due to the good results delivered by Belgravia. The economic sustainability of green season activities was also questioned.
bawbawbel
28/8/16 - 11:29am
Personal aversion to the Commercial option. It would fail, anyway. I imagine lots of seats and picnic tables to the side of hut run from which non skiing family members would cheer and sustain their first timer heros. Short cleared pedestrian access through the snow to several vantage points.

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