Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:35am - 02 Aug 2015       
Lifts Open 7 of 7
Snow Depth (Natural) — cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 1 cm
Today's Weather: Array Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

7/7 Lifts to operate today. Very Good Skiing andamp; Boarding on a fresh cover in areas open.

Skiing & Boarding

24 Hour Snowfall: 1cmAverage Snow Depth - Natural: 42cmAverage Snow Depth - Snowmaking Areas: 65cmSnowmaking Currently: On StandbyCurrent Weather: Calm with light snowfalls.7/7 Lifts to operate today.Very Good Skiing and Boarding on a fresh cover of snow in areas open.Very Good Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing on open trails. Trails last groomed: Saturday 1st August.Excellent Tobogganing on a fresh cover of snow in areas open.Excellent Sightseeing and Snowplay.Road Open: Fitting Chains the 2WD vehicles at Chain Bay 2 (Chair Corner).

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Open

Froglets Toboggan Park

Closed

Kicker Park

NA

Painted Park

NA

Big Air Bag

Closed

Bungy Tramp

Closed

Tourist Rd

Open

Southface Rd

Open

Baw Baw Entrance

Road Open. Fitting chains to 2WD vehicles at Chain Bay 2 (Chair Corner).

Snowfall History

02 Aug 20151cm
31 Jul 20153cm
28 Jul 20151cm

Announcements

Battle @ Baw Baw - 8th August 2015The Battle @ Baw Baw is an annual terrain park competition for both amateur and pro snowboarders and skiers held on the 8th August 2015.Mt Baw Baw is known for its natural features and awesome combinations culminating in the Battle @ Baw Baw utilising the renowned staircase feature.With the addition of an amateur level competition this year. Through the season riders and skiiers are invited to improve their terrain park riding skills by participating in weekly terrain pack comps to then compete alongside some of Australias best pro riders.Competition Categories ProAmateurKidsEntry cost: FreeRegistration: On the day.Times: 3pm - 8pm

Big Hill Poma Lift (Poma)
Hut Run Platter Lift (Platter)
Magic Carpet Lift (Carpet)
Maltese Cross T/Bar (T/bar)
Painted Run T/Bar (T/bar)
Summit T/Bar (T/bar)
Tank Hill Lift (Platter)

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Mon Aug 3
5 to 15 mm°c | -5°c
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Tue Aug 4
0 to 1 mm°c | -5°c
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Wed Aug 5
4 to 15 mm°c | -2°c
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Thu Aug 6
1 to 4 mm°c | -3°c
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Fri Aug 7
0 to 1 mm°c | -2°c
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Sat Aug 8
0 to 0.2 mm°c | -3°c
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Baw Baw Bear
2/8/15 - 3:11pm
Was up on the hill yesterday sadly not to ski but do urgent repairs, it did rain heavily at times cover seemed to be holding up ok. It was getting very soft by the time i left , village worn badly due to human traffic and lots of it. Should get a top up tonight with any luck.
chriscross
2/8/15 - 2:46pm
Hello, SG. There were a couple of pink tags near the bottom of Tors trail and some markers in a gully on the other side. We chose not to ski down that tight, lumpy section and instead made our way to the right. I think you are correct in that patrollers from Gwinear usually put out temporary markers through Tullicouty Glen and the Tors (and also the blue 'Saints' trail) but perhaps have not done so, yet. I understand very little involvement by PV but perhaps they have to approve it? Don't mention 95, please, as I foolishly took long service leave and went to visit friends and travel in WA. Snorkelling at Coral Bay and Turquoise was memorable, but missed an epic ski season and realised how much I really enjoy skiing. Haven't missed another winter in Vic. Cover on Friday was really good, but I understand it has been rained on since. More to come tomorrow, fingers crossed. Hope you can get out there soon.
snowgum
2/8/15 - 12:22am
Hi CrissCross, I thought the trail through the Tors was marked? Used to be. I think closer to MSG PV in theory place stakes but BBaw is mostly permenant on trees - from memory?? Sounds like cover is (was) ok? Oh to have a metre like ~ 95' and ski everywhere! (Sigh!) Glad you and your enjoyed the slide.
weerab
1/8/15 - 6:03pm
You beat me to it CC. Thursday arvo was bit ordinary as we were skiing on ice dropped from the trees, I was getting blisters and thinking that this ski touring is over rated. However, woke up Friday and the wind had dropped along with a couple of centimetres of fresh snow. the clouds blew away and we just had the most beautiful bluebird day ski touring. We skied up the summit trail onto mcMillans thru Baragwanath then right thru the middle of the Tors. we ended up at Currawong flat then did a leftie to get back to the main track back to BawBaw. At no stage were we lost! Friday really reignited my love for BB, have been there off and on since late 70's! We saw no other skiers once clear of the resort, just the sound of birds and howling wolves (well Huskys)!
chriscross
1/8/15 - 3:44pm
Just back from 3 days at bb. Conditions were good for the people skiing/riding for 1/2 price on Wednesday. Maltese lift was running but the run itself was closed. A freeze overnight meant icier conditions on Thurs. morning, but some snowmaking put a layer of fresh dust on the summit d/h run. Went for a wee tour with Rab in the afternoon and it started snowing. Fun skiing on the xc trail beyond the summit. No dogs around up there, either. Friday morning saw a couple of cm of fresh, dry cover, enough to create fine conditions for touring out onto the plateau. The trail through the tors was unmarked but we found a way. Yours truly took a wrong turn out on Currawong Flat but the old school map was more useful than Rab's gps, in my view, although the gps did tell us we were in a creek . Lovely skiing on fresh snow in full sunshine as we followed the creek to the bridge and returned via the Tanjil trail. Overall, a fine mix of skiing in and out of the resort, as offered by bb. Can't wait to get up there again. Thanks for the company, rab.
alisha.
29/7/15 - 8:34pm
Quoting Baw Baw Bear: Hopefully Baw Baw gets a top up this week , been a long time since we saw 80 cm , Maybe this year :D:D
I hope so! We are heading up for the week this coming Monday!
Baw Baw Bear
29/7/15 - 7:07pm
Hopefully Baw Baw gets a top up this week , been a long time since we saw 80 cm , Maybe this year :D:D
chriscross
26/7/15 - 9:11pm
Weerab, how are you? Are you going to FC in August? I will be there 16-23rd for Hoppet week. But at BB this week, going up Wednesday. Hope there's still some fresh. Road should be better by then.
weerab
26/7/15 - 8:34pm
Quoting Baw Baw Bear: They probably all have chains, inexperience on icy roads we do get a lot of day trippers up there. Haven't heard any reports of casualties. They could have warned people that a weather system was approaching , would it have made a difference .. probably not . - 4.2 all day road would have been nasty ,driven in those conditions many times not pleasant.
Very nasty indeed. I drove a Mini in Scotland for about six months and came off the road twice, once driving slowly in a built up area, just started sliding and ended up on the pavement. second time I was in the Highlands and ended up in a ditch, luckily got pulled out by friendly locals, no chains were worn
Baw Baw Bear
26/7/15 - 8:15pm
They probably all have chains, inexperience on icy roads we do get a lot of day trippers up there. Haven't heard any reports of casualties. They could have warned people that a weather system was approaching , would it have made a difference .. probably not . - 4.2 all day road would have been nasty ,driven in those conditions many times not pleasant.
weerab
26/7/15 - 7:38pm
10 cars off the road? what's going on, no chains or just too much ice?
absentskier
26/7/15 - 7:14pm
Quoting Baw Baw Bear: Just heard from a member up on the hill , 10 vehicles off the road now , they are staying another night :eek::eek:
Hope all safe!
Baw Baw Bear
26/7/15 - 6:53pm
Just heard from a member up on the hill , 10 vehicles off the road now , they are staying another night :eek::eek:
Baw Baw Bear
26/7/15 - 6:07pm
Still snowing though, has been some incidents on road going down the hill .. No surprise there .. Road was closed for a while
Baw Baw Bear
26/7/15 - 6:04pm
Quoting snowgum: Have to say; I'm a bit disappointed with both the no. and positioning of the cams - who knows why? It might be a resort - saving money thing. There's nothing really pointing at the ski slopes. I'm sure Tank Hill and lower Maltese used to get a Guernsey! And surely Summit would be good for folks deciding on a ski trip?? Fwiw: Most other mountains are quite generously covered - even Stirling has two including Bluff Hut (Fabulous!)
Very true , tower before bull wheel on maltese has a great view, top of hut run, top of summit maybe ?? IMO
snowgum
26/7/15 - 4:45pm
Quoting Serenity: What's the point in having the 'old chairlift' cam, it's usually frozen!
Have to say; I'm a bit disappointed with both the no. and positioning of the cams - who knows why? It might be a resort - saving money thing. There's nothing really pointing at the ski slopes. I'm sure Tank Hill and lower Maltese used to get a Guernsey! And surely Summit would be good for folks deciding on a ski trip?? Fwiw: Most other mountains are quite generously covered - even Stirling has two including Bluff Hut (Fabulous!)
Baw Baw Bear
26/7/15 - 1:15pm
Quoting Serenity: What's the point in having the 'old chairlift' cam, it's usually frozen!
So true , all they need to do is replace the heater element in the lens cover ??
26/7/15 - 12:32pm
What's the point in having the 'old chairlift' cam, it's usually frozen!
alisha.
25/7/15 - 6:56pm
Quoting bawbawbel: Just tell her to NOT sit back and it will work well. Interesting to compare BB with Buller on Friday: Buller: Everywhere already groomed, four lifts running with free rides, lots of snacks. BB: Chasing all tobogganners of the runs (groomed and ungroomed) , no lifts , food ONLY at Kelly's (but nobody knew where it was located.) So that you know what to expect I will recount three memorable past situations: 1. "No boarding without a leash!" This on a hill where it is hard to determine which way is down! Someone cut up bits of rope to save the day. 2. Got up early, drove to BB and presented at 8.30 to sample the new snow before it went off. At 10.30 a lone patroller was still slowly working his way down the hill, planting an orange pole here and there while we waited.. 3.An instructor mentioned on the net that it was a weary walk up from the lift to the pub. Fired on that same day! But still has some of the old magic left!
She owned the summit run :) its a nice steady hill! i must say i was a bit nervous watching her cross over the lift line.. between the beginner snowboarders almost falling off and my beginner skier having to judge the gap i was worried.. but no accidents haha
Baw Baw Bear
25/7/15 - 5:19pm
Temps good hopefully Barry delivers tonight and tomorrow ....

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