Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:37am - 29 Aug 2015       
Snow Depth (Natural) 47 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 3 cm
Today's Weather: Snow showers. Forecast Max -1°c

Surface Condition

Fresh

Good conditions resort wide.

Skiing & Boarding

Average Snow Depth Natural 47cm Average Snow Depth Snowmaking 52cm Current Weather Partly cloudy. Snowfalls expected today above 800 metres. Road is currently Open. Fitting Chains to 2WD vehicles at Chain Bay 2. 6 of 7 Lifts to operate today. Good Skiing and Boarding in areas open. Good Tobogganing in areas open. Good Sightseeing and Snow play.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Good Tobogganing

Froglets Toboggan Park

Closed

Kicker Park

The park is looking good with many features for all levels.

Painted Park

There is now a new jump in the park.

Big Air Bag

Closed

Bungy Tramp

Closed

Snowfall History

29 Aug 20153cm
19 Aug 20157cm
18 Aug 20157cm

Announcements

Adult Lift Passes from just $25 (Mon - Fri). Pay just $25 when you Save 50% of Adult Lift Passes from now until the end of the season - Monday to Friday. Take advantage of the great conditions and ski or board when the mountain is quieter during the week. Lift passes may be purchased online pre-arrival or from the Guest Information Centre on the mountain.Wicked Wednesday's continue with 50% off** all lift pass types available every Wednesday until the end of the season. Wicked Wednesday lift passes must be purchased from the Guest Information Centre.Terms and Conditions:** Adult Lift Passes are charged at 50% off the normal rate on Wednesday and are not discounted by a further 50%.

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Aug 30
-2°c | 1°c
Snow shower or two.
Mon Aug 31
-4°c | 2°c
Possible snow shower.
Tue Sep 1
-2°c | 5°c
Becoming cloudy.
Wed Sep 2
0°c | 3°c
Possible shower.
Thu Sep 3
1°c | 4°c
Shower or two.
Fri Sep 4
-1°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.

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chriscross
28/8/15 - 8:31pm
The cams said to go bb today so I drove up through fog and drizzle. Temp hit 0 when I arrived in the top car park and it was snowing. But, as per usual, the mountain weather changed through sleet to drizzle to spitting ice in the next hour. Cover was good, though, with skiable snow from the car park and 50 cm. at the gauge on summit run. Soft, fresh ungroomed snow all over, so it was a bit like lift assisted b.c. but nowhere near as good as FC icing sugar last week. But this was bb. After lunch it started snowing again, filling in my tracks on the side of the hut run, just before the spot where the snowboarders had scraped the corner right down to the exposed rocks. Thanks, guys! The clouds were clearing and the sun trying to get through as I left. Tomorrow looks interesting, but it could be busy. Another great day at bb. Get up there.
The Plowking
27/8/15 - 5:01pm
BawBaw used a get out of jail free card today. Great result given the weeks losses.
Charlie
27/8/15 - 2:11pm
Quoting Kahanamoku: Ohhh Yeah.... First time 15 years ago we were like: when do we fit chains? so we put them on where the current gate entry is and drove the whole way up at 40/h.... lets just say it had been almost a month since it last snowed and the road was bone dry! ;)
Funniest one I saw was a young bloke and his girl in a new (2nd hand) $WD, who thought he'd put it in 4WD low on a dry bitumen road, and couldn't understand why his engine was straining and overheating!
Charlie
27/8/15 - 2:08pm
With a bit of luck Snow forecast down to 600M on Saturday!
27/8/15 - 1:56pm
Quoting Charlie: Snowing fairly heavily just now, and it's sticking!
s Still going Charlie..? Maybe get you to the Sept school holidays
Charlie
27/8/15 - 10:31am
Snowing fairly heavily just now, and it's sticking!
Kahanamoku
27/8/15 - 10:22am
Quoting gettingtooold: Welcome Jag and don't worry because most of us here have made some terrible mistakes when having first snow experiences.
Ohhh Yeah.... First time 15 years ago we were like: when do we fit chains? so we put them on where the current gate entry is and drove the whole way up at 40/h.... lets just say it had been almost a month since it last snowed and the road was bone dry! ;)
24/8/15 - 8:19pm
Anyone there today?
Oldie
22/8/15 - 9:59pm
Great day, yesterday (Friday)! Very overcast, but no fog and no r**n. Snow holding up well with full cover top to bottom. Lift ticket now $ 25 Mon to Friday! Regarding chains, a couple of weeks ago I noticed a Ford Focus in the carpark with chains on the rear wheels. ?? Were they fitted by the bloke at the junction?:)
15/8/15 - 7:10pm
Welcome Jag and don't worry because most of us here have made some terrible mistakes when having first snow experiences. The main thing is that you enjoyed it and want more. We've all made the same mistakes and write it off to experience. Keep going and enjoy the snow.
Charlie
15/8/15 - 8:05am
:rolleyes:
snowtyres
14/8/15 - 9:40pm
[QUOTE="weerab, post: 2729737, member: 20987" You would have thought the chain fitter would have known better about which wheels to put them on, could have caused a nasty accident. Snow chains are a safety item and the most important part of purchasing, hiring, fitting and using snow chains is to read, and then follow, the instructions in the vehicle owners manual.
Baw Baw Bear
14/8/15 - 7:30pm
Quoting Roger Mexico: Drive to Yarra Junction could be frustrating with slow driver ahead and 30+ car convoy behind, practice breathing and meditate on compassion or you'll go crazy
Yes why are not people taught if a vehicle is behind you, its probably going faster than you.... Just F$%^ING pull over and let them past. First thing my dad taught me driving to BB :headbang::headbang: Many moons ago :thumbs:
weerab
14/8/15 - 9:22am
Yes we did, I thought it was you there with the Shep ski club. We should have stayed put at the Derrick hut with you guys, we had to use a piece of string between some of the poles, the visibility was bad. We didn't actually have to dig out the car but the grader clearing the road had effectively blocked off the entrance to the car park. We had to walk back to Hotham and wait till they moved the snow. We also hadn't realised it was a DAY carpark.
stansi
14/8/15 - 1:08am
Quoting weerab: How come no one has commented on my new/old icon thingy? I think it's from mid eighties in a blizzard on way back from Mt Loch. .
Didn't you guys have trouble digging your car out of Loch car park that weekend? Gee, some of us have got a memory.
weerab
13/8/15 - 2:52pm
Re: the $10 one off lift option. It's advertised in their brochure and I think even on the sign outside the ticket office but they reckon they are not doing them this year! I just wanted to access the summit so I could go touring. I thought "bugger it", I'll just jump on the T-bar, but they were on to me! I even offered the liftie $10!
Roger Mexico
13/8/15 - 2:33pm
Great report Jag_sv2000. Was at BB on Sunday. Some observations; Cost is reasonable for parking and food Website is hopeless Trail map is not great As a beginner it was a good place to try out new gear friendly and unpretentious 80% snowboarders, Dude! XC trails quiet, but sharing with dog sleds and walkers Drive to Yarra Junction could be frustrating with slow driver ahead and 30+ car convoy behind, practice breathing and meditate on compassion or you'll go crazy Close-ish to Melbourne 2:50hr door to door Pay for parking on website in advance I skinned up the XC trails and down the groomers a few times Website says you can get a one-off lift ride for $10, a good option to mix it up There's about 200m of "off-piste", really a small open slope to a gentle snow meadow between Painted Run and Summit Trail Wikiski has some advice on unmarked runs We'll be back on Sunday. Say hi to the freaks on AT and tele.
13/8/15 - 2:23pm
Quoting weerab: Good report but why wait till next year? You would have thought the chain fitter would have known better about which wheels to put them on, could have caused a nasty accident.
I would love to go again this year, but have a wedding in Gold Coast coming up soon. Being an Indian and a close cousin's wedding it's going to take up 4-5 weekends! We also have a 1.5 year old to manage too. Regardless of the excuses I'm making, if we get a chance we'll definitely head out again. The chain fitter, seemed fairly young so probably didn't know either. But all well that ends well.
weerab
13/8/15 - 1:30pm
Good report but why wait till next year? You would have thought the chain fitter would have known better about which wheels to put them on, could have caused a nasty accident.
13/8/15 - 12:24pm
For those going out there, yes Baw Baw is snow ample at the moment. So we ended up following our plan to head up there yesterday. Outcome: excellent. For those interested here is our complete beginners experience at BB: We traveled from the northern suburbs, took the Lilydale - Yarra Junction- Noojee route. Found the roads to be little under maintained and encountered pot holes along the route closer around Icy Creeky - Tenjil Bren. Possibly due to the logging trucks? As planned though, took us 3 hours from our door. Weather was clear on the way with no rain. We got to the BB intersection around 8, had the chains fitted by the rep at the entry point. They were more expensive than the guys at Noojee, but I was feeling happy that they fitted the chains for us, only an extra 15 bucks, and saves the headache and hands. *rolls eyes* Headed towards the village and the road was covered in a thin blanket of snow, good sign. Until the car stopped moving. Damn it, my car was a front wheel drive, I had the rep fit them onto the rear wheels! What a douchbag (me)! Point to note- know your car. I wasn't the only idiot on the slope that day though- the car behind me made the same mistake and stopped about 20 metres from us. The only difference was I hadn't even seen snow chains in my life until now. Didn't know how to unclip them and put them on. So anyway, spent the next 30 minutes trying to unclip them and then switch onto the front wheels- while the mrs complained for 20 of those minutes that we should just do a u-ee and head back to entry. Being the man that I am. Strong. Tough. Know it all. :whistle:o_O I pulled through and got it done! Success! It was snowing as we parked the car. We were at the gate in 10 minutes. With some food and at the hire shop, skis readied, we were on the slope by 10. The morning was spent teaching the Mrs- partial success there. Not sure if the mrs is a bad skier though or if i'm a bad trainer. Let's just go with the later in case she reads this. The rest of the day was spent skiing the beginner courses. The ground was like concrete at places- most places. It was very firm and hard. Naturally made love to it through out the day. Also showed off my skills by even falling off the lifts then squirming out of the way entertaining the people as they rode past me. Luckily only managed to do that three times during the day. Weather: that was a bit of a roller coaster. Snow showers were intermittent through the day, ranging from light flurry to heavy snow by the end of the day. A really good experience for us. Sun was also out twice for 20-30 minutes at a time. Got misty towards later in the day and extremely foggy around 4:30 pm, visibility was only around up to 10-15 metres when we left - at 5. Not sure if it would have continued to snow after we left - if it did the way it was- then skiers will be really enjoying the slopes today! Chains: $35 Entry: $35 Ski Hire, boots and pole: $50 ea Lift pass: $25 ea (50% off Wednesday) All up- much cheaper than Buller. So that was our first SKI trip to Mt Baw Baw. In conclusion, I'm hooked. We'll see you again next year Baw Baw. The only whinge points for the day: - Magic carpet sucks- is for complete beginners/kids. relative to the one at Buller, this one is tiny. - Couldn't find a good beginner spot for my wife, after the small magic carpet, it seemed the next step was the lift. But she found that too difficult to even attempt. However we did notice the guys taking lessons progress onto that area. The surface was very hard around there too so that was a put off for the Mrs. We didn't check out the slopes closer to village, maybe they might have had something easier?

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