Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:32am - 28 Aug 2016       
Snow Depth (Natural) 11 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Wind easing. Partly cloudy. Forecast Max 5°c

Surface Condition

Softening

5 of 7 lifts to operate today for Fair to very good Skiing and Boarding on a softening cover of snow.

Skiing & Boarding

5 of 7 lifts to operate today for fair to very good Skiing and Boarding on a softening cover of snow. Poor Tobogganing in areas open. Cross Country Trails are open for Fair to Good skiing. Good Sightseeing and Snowplay.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Fair tobogganing on a softening cover of snow. Please Note. Tobogganing is permitted in designated open Toboggan Parks only.

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

Mon Aug 29
0°c | 8°c
Mostly sunny.
Tue Aug 30
1°c | 6°c
Possible late rain.
Wed Aug 31
4°c | 6°c
Rain at times. Wind easing.
Thu Sep 1
1°c | 5°c
Shower or two.
Fri Sep 2
2°c | 2°c
Shower or two.
Sat Sep 3
0°c | 3°c
Possible early shower.

Comments

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.
Baw Baw Bear
27/8/16 - 11:58am
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.
Oldie
27/8/16 - 11:04am
So nice to see good cover, yesterday. Great to be able to put skis on near the carpark. Great to see snow on the rooftops and in the trees. Baw baw is very pretty in conditions like that. Cover was great for skiing n but still only Hut and Tank open. Oh well, better than nothing. I found out about the review, after submissions by private individuals were closed. I and I'm sure others would like to be kept up to date with whats going on. Does anyone know if it is possible to get info (e.g.minutes of meetings outcomes of discussions etc.) Is it possible to get in info on line, or via email? If not, if anyone here is on "the inside" so to speak, we would appreciate any updates. My own views is that the resort should be kept operating as much as possible as it is now. No new lifts, or rtizy development, just a basic minimalist place to ski. The staffing needs to be flexible so that during times of marginal snow, basic operations can continue and when conditions improve, the resort can fire up again. This will be my 35th. year of skiing at Bawbaw, and I hope there will be more to come!
bawbawbel
26/8/16 - 8:05pm
Well, we got to improve what we have been landed with. Today, rather than groom the left hand runs for a super Saturday, they have been carefully fenced off! We all know that the government is mentally deficient. And all related authorities, which should be servants of the public, bask in indolent superiority. I imagine that Belgrave Leisure have been locked into a maze of safety regulations, BUT,. I asked "When does this home trail lift close? " " When I am told" says operator. Here is the addendum for the next contract, which must have been overlooked in the present one.. "As a Downhill SKI resort, the following guidelines shall be observed: 1. Grooming and Hazard marking of all runs with sufficient snow shall take place BEFORE the published lift opening time, if reasonable. EVERY lift shall be available on reasonable request. 2. As most sliders are beginners, all drag lift paths shall be refurbished as often as necessary throughout the day, to a high standard. 3. Any toboggan deemed unacceptable shall be replaced with a "correct" one on a free loan basis. 4. An hourly bus shuttle should operate on weekends. .
Snowy Joey
26/8/16 - 4:06pm
Baw Baw Bear: Sadly having been to the latest strategic planning meetings, there may not be any clubs left !!! Sadly they have forgotten what Baw Baw is and provides to family's and the community.
That doesn't sound too good. Can you give us any more info on future plans.
Jellybeans1000
26/8/16 - 3:03pm
bawbawbel: 20 cm. That is more like it.. But ring 03 5165 1136 and ask where Hut Run unloading. And Saturday? Been caught before. I have a hypothetical for you: Bawbaw reverts to ski club volunteer operations. (Too late to retain the chairlift which would have made BB top mountain bike destination in Oz) All facilities and equipment are not removed , thanks. Volunteers run lifts on request, manage ski patrol, summer grooming. Toboggan operations self regulated, just like in N.Z Bring your tube and bounce off trees. Nobody to sue. .
There is still a chance of starting up Mountain Biking at Baw Baw.
Baw Baw Bear
26/8/16 - 10:33am
bawbawbel: 20 cm. That is more like it.. But ring 03 5165 1136 and ask where Hut Run unloading. And Saturday? Been caught before. I have a hypothetical for you: Bawbaw reverts to ski club volunteer operations. (Too late to retain the chairlift which would have made BB top mountain bike destination in Oz) All facilities and equipment are not removed , thanks. Volunteers run lifts on request, manage ski patrol, summer grooming. Toboggan operations self regulated, just like in N.Z Bring your tube and bounce off trees. Nobody to sue. .
Sadly having been to the latest strategic planning meetings, there may not be any clubs left !!! Sadly they have forgotten what Baw Baw is and provides to family's and the community.
bawbawbel
26/8/16 - 9:47am
20 cm. That is more like it.. But ring 03 5165 1136 and ask where Hut Run unloading. And Saturday? Been caught before. I have a hypothetical for you: Bawbaw reverts to ski club volunteer operations. (Too late to retain the chairlift which would have made BB top mountain bike destination in Oz) All facilities and equipment are not removed , thanks. Volunteers run lifts on request, manage ski patrol, summer grooming. Toboggan operations self regulated, just like in N.Z Bring your tube and bounce off trees. Nobody to sue. .
bawbawbel
25/8/16 - 9:32pm
What a difference a day makes. This is 1 cm according to the nosnow report. http://www.onthesnow.com.au/australia/mt-baw-baw-alpine-resort/webcams.html?id=6710&dayOffset=0#webcams
Peagreenboat
19/8/16 - 6:35pm
Very useless and late report. Got into BB on Monday August 1 (to the 4th). It was pretty heartbreaking. Rain, little snow in the village and a lot of the snow had washed away even up at the top of towards the summit. Late evening it started sleeting and by morning 6mm had fallen. It was enough (and I was actually surprised) to get around the xc trail and pretty nice up top up Summit Trail. Next day was still skiable but getting a bit patchy/thin, but the open runs were ok and in fact I had my best skiing later on Tuesday/Wednesday where it got 1mm. Thursday was starting to break up. Point of this report being that timing is pretty critical, but 6mm can be enough in the temps stay low overnight to get some usage if you can't get further away and the kids hanging around the place still had a good time. One thing I did also notice is how much less snow there is in the village compared with getting outside of it. I suspect that the lodge we were in was pumping out so much heat it ups the temperature and so looking out our window it looked like it was raining when the conditions were actually pretty nice out a bit further up the track.
Oldie
13/8/16 - 7:22pm
Well, we all know that poor old BB is struggling a bit this season but, on the basis that there had been a small amount of snowfall on Wed/Thurs, I decided to take a chance and go up on Friday. It wasn't too bad! Ok, I had to walk from the car park all the way to the bowl ( boy, heavy ski boots sure are not good for walking long distances, even with the buckles loosened off!) and there was a large patch of mud near the load station of Tank Hill, but both Tank Hill and Hut Run actually had a good cover with no holes or brown patches. I guess that some nights were OK for the fan guns and coupled with the 8cm of fresh the cover was really quite good. The car park was about a third full and a couple of buses with a school group meant that the place had an "alive" feel without being crowded. When I left at about 4pm the snow had softened but was holding up fairly well. Next few days will knock it, though.
chriscross
29/7/16 - 3:45pm
Went up on Wednesday. R**n Tuesday had cleared the road and no chains required. Misty drizzle in the carpark had me worried but in true bb style it started spitting ice, then snowing properly by lunchtime. The Hut platter was running to the top and fresh cover through the trees was very nice indeed. But some variety was in order so after a few runs I cut across the top of Maltese and out to 5ways junction and up to the summit from the west. Fresh tracks in fresh dry snow, out of the wind. The top of the summit run was wind scoured and icy but below that was very good cover, totally skiable, 20cm in the gauge 1/2 way up. On Thursday the wind was warmer so lots of ice falling from trees and cover was thinning noticeably by afternoon. Some crew from ski hire in the lift queue were talking about cutting through the trees and sliding down Champagne to Kelly's for lunch. Great idea, best run of the day until one of the boarders caught an edge, stacked heavily and hurt his knee. Hope it's not too bad. Cover won't last with these warm temps.
bawbawbel
26/7/16 - 9:08am
Today Hut lift going right up to the top! That will open up a hill full of snow!
Oldie
16/7/16 - 3:10pm
Went up for the first time this year, yesterday. Only Tank and Hut lifts running. The cover was reasonable with some brown patches evident in the morning and more appearing as the day progressed. Not a lot of people there, but with only two lifts, the lines stretched out at times. Good weather with some sunny patches but mostly light fog. Overall, I had a good day but with Melb temps around 15 - 17C for the next few days, unless it gets cold enough at night to run the snow making, the snow will not be much good later in the week. Hoping for the next dump!
gillymonster
15/7/16 - 6:48pm
Thanks for report, chriscross. I'm bunkered down with a cold at the moment but, if able, will get an MSG ski in over the weekend. Cheers.
chriscross
15/7/16 - 12:29pm
Great conditions at bb on Wednesday with 15-20cm of fresh, very dry snow. White by the road at Neerim and in the trees from Tanjil Bren. Signage said fitting chains to all vehicles as snow covered the road from Chain bay 4. Only a limited area was open for sliding with the best snow through the trees at the top of the Hut run with some ice where the artificial snow had been produced down lower. I skied out of the resort on Thursday and put the only tracks through the fresh along the village trail out to Mcmillans where the narrow run from the short cut to the junction was a hoot. The village return trail to the right was still blocked with a sign saying "Closed for summer maintenance". Hah!" Ventured a short way onto the plateau along the Tanjil trail but turned back just after the bridge over West Tanjil creek as the cloud rolled in and visibility deteriorated. Light snow on the way back. Chains required on the way down the hill, too.
7/7/16 - 10:11pm
Baw Baw Bear:
Those South Suffolks look nicely fattened by the way :thumbs:
Baw Baw Bear
5/7/16 - 7:38pm
kimberlee81: Excellent shot!
:D:D Thank You !!
kimberlee81
30/6/16 - 7:11pm
Baw Baw Bear:
Excellent shot!

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