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Fri May 27
-1°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.
Sat May 28
-2°c | 1°c
Snow showers easing.
Sun May 29
-1°c | 3°c
Possible snow shower.
Mon May 30
-3°c | 4°c
Partly cloudy.
Tue May 31
-2°c | 5°c
Mostly sunny.
Wed Jun 1
-1°c | 6°c
Partly cloudy.

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Serenity
4/10/15 - 9:29am
What an excuse! Hiking at BB yesterday on the summit trail and surrounds, and there is still surprisingly deep snow higher up,although softening quickly,especially in this weather.No one around except for a few tobogganers and sightseers.Gate entry was half price but still excessive I think for this time of year.Could still snow camp if I was keen enough but happy just to hike around with the missus.Learn't a lot from my two stints this year,there is nothing like doing it for real and making mistakes.Great coffee in VC! Anyway,must get back to cooking,ha ha!
weerab
30/9/15 - 5:58pm
I really didn't think the Fischers were designed with AT bindings in mind, I might be wrong. I too love the Switchbacks. Enough of this ski talk, must get back to cooking!
chriscross
30/9/15 - 5:47pm
Thanks. I know weerab and Ziggy are happy with Sbound skis for touring. The bindings, from what I can gather, sound more suited to some serious Alpine Touring with steep descents. Not so much of that at MSG. But lots of the hardcore bc guys seem to think the tech boots and bindings (a la Dynafit) are the way to go. Hope they work well for you. Personally, I am very happy with the simplicity of the Voile Switchback bindings where you just slide the switch across with the bottom of your pole. But I don't imagine they give the same degree of d/h control as the Kingpin.
Serenity
29/9/15 - 5:14pm
Fischer Sbound pattern base with Marker Kingpin bindings,Dynafit Neo boots. Tried them at MSG a few weeks ago and soon discovered boots needed to be blown out,haven't had time to try them since and probably won't now with snow quickly disappearing.To be honest, it is early days yet to give a good opinion, but they seem to do the job.Boots have a walk mode but not enough flex for telemarking,but the equipment is not designed for that.Changing between the different binding modes is tricky and something I just have to get used to.
chriscross
28/9/15 - 5:41pm
Well done for getting out there late in the season; I suspect this week might well be season- ending. Your Canadian friend would no doubt find Baw Baw bc a different experience. Hey, serene one, which skis and bindings did you buy? Just interested.
gurenkuraku
28/9/15 - 11:07am
Hi Serenity - it certainly was us returning from NP mid-arvo, didn't see you waving though, didn't see anyone all day. But now we know who laid those lone tracks along Village & into NP. Chriscross, you hit the nail on the head - it was Masumi and I plus a Canadian friend.
Serenity
27/9/15 - 9:38pm
Oh great one,tried the skis out at MSG a few weeks ago and they were good,although I need to get used to them and transitioning b/w the DH and XC modes,time will tell whether I have made a wise choice or not.Boots had to get blown out.Not confident enough yet to try them and carry a backpack,find the snowshoes more stable.Couldn't tell the nationality of the young lady,too far away.I wouldn't be surprised if our paths have crossed at some point!
chriscross
27/9/15 - 8:10pm
Oh seeker of Serenity, what of the new skis? Snoeshoes simply cannot be the same. Was Glen travelling with a Japanese lady? I think our paths may have crossed before.
Charlie
27/9/15 - 4:01pm
Quoting Serenity: Great snow camping weekend,fantastic weather,especially Sat night with a full moon.I snowshoed and my mate XC skied,both of us had a great time,shared a wee whisky under the moonlight.Camped just on the other-side of Baragwanath flat,heading towards the Tors.Snow is still very good,nice and crisp in the morning,softening throughout the day.Charlie,where were you?Popped in to say hello on Sun noon and you weren't there,very slack! Gurenkuraku,was that you we saw Sat arvo with companion heading back into BB from NP?If it was,we waved to you.
You should have knocked on the door or yelled out, I was inside! :(
Serenity
27/9/15 - 3:47pm
Great snow camping weekend,fantastic weather,especially Sat night with a full moon.I snowshoed and my mate XC skied,both of us had a great time,shared a wee whisky under the moonlight.Camped just on the other-side of Baragwanath flat,heading towards the Tors.Snow is still very good,nice and crisp in the morning,softening throughout the day.Charlie,where were you?Popped in to say hello on Sun noon and you weren't there,very slack! Gurenkuraku,was that you we saw Sat arvo with companion heading back into BB from NP?If it was,we waved to you.
gurenkuraku
26/9/15 - 9:54pm
Had a brilliant day at BawBaw XC skiing today - snow everywhere and no-one around! Most trails have excellent cover, untracked slopage everywhere, heaps of snow for turns amongst the trees esp up higher and towards eastern side... even made it out to Phillack Saddle. Melting, but Sunday should be good too.
Charlie
25/9/15 - 11:05am
Yeh, we'll be open I believe gate entry is $17.50 midweek, $24.50 weekends It seems a bit tough, but bear in mind they are still clearing the roads, and if as you say there is 60% chance of snow, you wouldn't want to be stranded up here with the road closed! Coffee machine will be on :thumbs:
Serenity
25/9/15 - 10:59am
No Toboggan cam either. Should be up tomorrow for a weekend of snow camping,will pop in and say hi if you're open.I think they should allow the punters free entry,might encourage more visitation.
Charlie
25/9/15 - 10:38am
Overcast, slight breeze, 3 degrees, shiploads of snow, no punters!
Serenity
25/9/15 - 10:29am
Hey Charlie, what's the weather doing today? Report says 60% chance showers and snow,but in the valley it is blue skies!
ice_man
13/9/15 - 9:47am
Last day of lifts turning today, was hoping to get up for the last weekend of the season which I was expecting to be the end of the month. Only found out on Friday, couldn't change my plans so sadly that's it for my skiing this year unless I can work a trip to Hotham or Falls toward the end of the month. Strange that they wouldn't try to keep everything open as long as possible given how great the mountain is looking at the moment (13 degrees already and STILL no holes appearing at the bottom of Tank going by cams!)
Oldie
5/9/15 - 8:17pm
Yesterday (Friday) was a great day, with bluebird conditions. The snow is holding up very well with virtually top to bottom cover. The groomers had obviously done a great overnight job. It must have gone below freezing during the night as the shaded areas in the trees were icy to start with but softened during the day. During the afternoon, it started to firm up so the temps must have been dropping again.
3/9/15 - 6:29am
Was up at baw baw yesterday. Great spring conditions, cheap ticket and fun day. Weather was warm and sunny with somehigh cloud. At bit sun kissed. Drive home was towards dark sky's
1/9/15 - 2:53pm
Also hoping someone might be able to give an update on the condition of the hill. Last Tuesday when I was up the cover was plenty good for me....I'm just happy if I can do laps off either side of the Maltese Cross T-Bar all day tomorrow!
29/8/15 - 7:41pm
Can anyone please give us an update from today? It was hard to tell on the cams whether it was raining or snowing. The temperatures looked like snow but when it's that borderline, you never know.

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