Mt Buffalo Snow Report

9:06am - 23 Aug 2017       
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Surface Condition Softening
Max 4°c

Skiing & Boarding

Good - Very Good cover of softening snow. Cresta trails and toboggan runs groomed 19/8

Snow Cover

Whole Resort

Weather

ForecastPartly cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Overnight Min-1°C
Current Temp2°C
Forecast Max4°C
Wind StrengthLight Wind 16-25km/h NW
PrecipitationNone
Cloud CoverCloudy
VisibilityExcellent

Snowmaking

No Snowmaking Facilities

Wheel Chains

Carry Chains: All vehicles are required to carry chains.

Snowfall History

21 Aug 20173cm
19 Aug 20175cm
18 Aug 201715cm

Announcements

All vehicles are required to carry chains. Dingo Dell Café & Day Visitor Centre closed today. snowcam at www.mtbuffalocam.com.au

Updated: 09:06 23/08/2017

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beginners LoopModerate CoverSkatingAug 19
Bogong PlainNear Complete CoverSkatingAug 19
Horn RdOpenSkatingAug 19
Reservoir RdModerate CoverNone
Lake Catani TrackModerate CoverNone

Snow Cams

Bright Offers

Comments

12/8/17 - 8:35am
5 cars when we got there at about 1000 15 cars tops probably all day 1 car there when we left at about 1530 (thats when the sun got blacked out by the cloud and fog moving in. But there were a few people still at Dingo Dell
10/8/17 - 9:09pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Excellent photos.....what a great day! :thumbs:. 'Course thoroughly p*ssed off that I was in the office.:rolleyes:
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/8/17 - 7:03pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Get him some sunglasses or goggles too or he will go snow blind very soon.
Tanuki
10/8/17 - 6:08pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Nice work, many people up there?
10/8/17 - 6:03pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Great tobogganing at Tatra, Cresta Valley
10/8/17 - 5:56pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
10/8/17 - 5:52pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017
Ubiquitous Steve
9/8/17 - 5:08pm
BillyKidd: Very neat. Maybe Team Bears can design a Pygmy Possum hut?!
You would have to have a honeycomb of rocks as part of the foundation...cos the little critters apparently like those rock gullies.... But no doubt some little critters have found the firewood stash in Blairs and have moved in for the winter!!
Mister Tee on snow shoes
9/8/17 - 1:54pm
Mt.Buffalo is looking AMAZING today.
16/7/17 - 4:24pm
Very neat. Maybe Team Bears can design a Pygmy Possum hut?!
Ubiquitous Steve
12/7/17 - 9:44am
Believe it or not, you can stay in France for as little as $0 dollars per night, and the accommodation is probably the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Bruit du Frigo is a collective of artists, architects and photographers who have been making headlines in the Bordeaux region with their six Refuges Périurbains (Peri-urban shelters). All of the shelters are equally beautiful, but the most popular amongst travellers has been “Les Guetteurs” translated to “The Watchers”— a trio of wooden owl-shaped huts you can actually live in. image: http://prod.static9.net.au/_/media/2017/07/11/11/08/watchersowlcabin2.jpg
“Les Guetteurs” was designed and constructed by Zebra3/Buy-Sellf who was inspired by the local ground-dwelling owls in the region. The hut is built on a pier with a deck overlooking a wetlands area and inside are three levels with round beds connected by ladders to create the look of a nest. So why is this charming abode completely free? The hut is part of a project to promote urban hiking and encourage more travellers to the area. Every hut – each with its own unique shape – can host up to 9 people. image: http://prod.static9.net.au/_/media/2017/07/11/11/08/bruitdufrigotinyhousein.jpg
The only downside for some, is that there is no electricity or water access. However, it’s impossible to appreciate Bruit du Frigo for its architectural beauty. For information on accommodation, head to their website. Read more at http://elsewhere.nine.com.au/2017/07/11/11/06/stay-in-adorable-owlshaped-huts-in-bordeaux-for-free#5OF5V89TYYDbtBiP.99
Ubiquitous Steve
12/7/17 - 9:37am
Check out the French Dudes in Bordeaux......Bears like the way they do Huts" Parks Vic better send a delegation over to study this..........some of these on Mt Buffalo and they would be coming for miles to spend the weekend! Don't tell Mr T there is no charge!cos he will freak out....
Mister Tee on snow shoes
11/7/17 - 2:13pm
Luken: Was up at Buffalo yesterday. Good snowplay cover for tobogganing and snowmen. Snow on the ground to around 1200m. Snowing to the chalet in mid afternoon. Was very pretty! Plenty up at the old lifts, slighly less at the cafe, but still well worth the visit.
I am glad you and your offspring got to have a day with real snow at Mt. Buffalo. However, at present it doesn't look like there is enough snow to XC ski or do some proper BC snow shoe trekking.
Luken
11/7/17 - 10:11am
Was up at Buffalo yesterday. Good snowplay cover for tobogganing and snowmen. Snow on the ground to around 1200m. Snowing to the chalet in mid afternoon. Was very pretty! Plenty up at the old lifts, slighly less at the cafe, but still well worth the visit.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
11/7/17 - 9:30am
I am now set on the NW spur of Mt . FT. I am into winter mountaineering and I guess I will have the MUMC hut to myself if I grovel up that track with a full winter pack on Monday next week. It is meant to be snowing down to at least 1300 M. so I will get some kind of work out in the snow.
snowgum
10/7/17 - 11:27pm
Mister Tee on snow shoes: If it snows enough I could be tempted to go up the HORN for a day trip from Myrtleford on Monday next week , July 17th 2017 .
Hiya, I love the Buff/Horn, but if you're from Mel I think Stirling will offer more snow & better skiing(?) than Buff atm! (Enjoy though!)
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/7/17 - 7:57pm
If it snows enough I could be tempted to go up the HORN for a day trip from Myrtleford on Monday next week , July 17th 2017 .
Mister Tee on snow shoes
4/7/17 - 1:46pm
Anyway back to the thread topic which is Mt. Buffalo. It is July and Still no snow on "the Buff". :-0
Mister Tee on snow shoes
4/7/17 - 9:32am
Yes the summit area of Falls Creek can dish up some weather that can kill you if you dither and dally above the tree line too long. As long as you push on and get back into the treeline you should be fine.I agree that it is not for beginners. Such weather is scary, ferocious and disorientating.Yes being on snow shoes means you can go cross country anywhere as long as it follows the permanent snow pole line as a guide.
Ubiquitous Steve
4/7/17 - 8:38am
No not one of my efforts....I have no signs up there.....you Pass the waterfall and then it gets harder to visualise anything on some trips.......there is a well defined pole line on the right of the roadway which you will Ski past(snow shoe past)that leads up moderate slope to other road above cutting off basalt columns corner so to speak.Then there are poles on the other side of the Pretty Valley Rd you have just reached.You follow these till the bifurcation of poles on the right which is right on top of the plateau and very exposed all along there.......then in bad weather follow the poles right over the ridge line towards the cattle grid. The other pole line goes toward Mt McKay Saddle. If you don't take the pole line on the right then you will see a distinct line of poles running down hill on the left (they are in a straight line at first)that pole line takes you down hill and towards the ruined castle bottom station. In bad weather be very careful following the temporary poles that continue beside the snow covered roadway.....it's a bad place in white out..a gps would be advisable in those conditions. So if you have any doubt at all stick to the distinct pole line which is exposed but descernable in white out and once you are at cattlegrid you are comfortably out of weather and the track to PV is very navigatable...snow shoes can be an advantage if doing this exposed pole line....just hang in their for 20mins or so till your whole party gets out of the exposure and down to cattlegrid area. Be warned in white out Basalt Columns Corner is bloody confusing......even if you know the layout of poles ,temporary markers and ski tows.Gps is advisable and charged up phone as back up .....do not take beginners over here in bad weather cos it's full on for fit experienced folk at times.....you will be hypothermic to some extent by the time you get over ruined castle so you cannot stuff around up there with beginners....you must move over the top quickly to get out of the wind....other times it will be benign and sunny!!

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