Mt Buller Snow Report

5:00pm - 30 Sep 2016       
Lifts Open 0 of 22
Snow Depth (Natural) — cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers, becoming less likely this afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Forecast Max 2°c

Surface Condition

Soft

Fresh cover on a firm base

More snow is expected this week (29th and 30th Sept) so please check cams and be careful driving up to the village.

Skiing & Boarding

The resort is now CLOSED for skiing and snowboarding for season 2016. andnbsp;The road to the village is open for visitors and sightseeing.andnbsp;

Weather

Overnight Minimum-2 °C
Wind22-37km/h WNW
Expected VisibilityExcellent
PrecipitationNone
Expected Cloud CoverCloud Increasing

Conditions

Resort RatingClosed
Skiable Snow CoverSnowplay
Surface ConditionSoft
SnowmakingOn Standby
Grooming Summary

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Av. Naturalcm
Snow Depth: Family Runcm
Snow Depth: Tirolcm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmakingcm
Snow Depth: Boggy Creekcm

Snowfall History

16 Sep 201610cm
15 Sep 201610cm
27 Aug 20163cm

Resort Features

Toboggan Run0
Half Pipe0
Terrain Park0

Cross Country Trails

Day Visitor Wheel Chains

2WD vehicles ARE required to carry chains.4WD/AWD vehicles are not required to carry chains.All Overnight vehicles ARE required to carry chains.

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Announcements

Lift operations for the 2016 snow season are now closed.andnbsp;
ABOM Express (Six)
Blue Bullet Express (Quad)
Boggy Creek (T-bar)
Bonza (Quad)
Bourke Street Carpet (Carpet)
Bull Run (Quad)
Canyon Tows (Rope)
Cattleman's Carpets (Carpet)
Federation (Triple)
Gliders Carpet (Carpet)
Grimus (Triple)
Happy Feet Carpet (Carpet)
Howqua (Quad)
Koflers (T-bar)
Lydia Lassila Chairlift (Double)
Northside Express (formerly Horse Hill) (Quad)
Skyline (T-bar)
South Side (Quad)
Summit (Quad)
The Fox (Quad)
Tirol (T-bar)
Wombat (Quad)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking

Baldy

Baldy

Bourke Street

Bourke St

Little Buller Spur

Whiskey Creek
Robin's
Powder Keg
Outer Edge
Zwier's Zig Zag
Boomerang
Cross Cut
Wombat Valley
Little Buller Spur - top
Wombat
Family Run

North Side

Telecom
Cattleman's Trail
Tirol
Shakey Knees
Boggy Creek
Burnt Hut

South Side

Rough Cut
Yurredla
Whiskey Creek Trail
Standard
Chamois
Boulders
Federation - upper
Sun Valley
Playground
Canyon Trail
Federation - lower
Men's Downhill

Summit

Fanny's Finish
Summit Black
Chute
Fast One
Summit Slide
Summit
Howqua
McLaughlin's Shoulder
SCV Hut Run
Slalom Gully

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Oct 1
Max 2°c
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers, becoming less likely this afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h.
Sun Oct 2
-1°c | 10°c
Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the evening. Winds northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h tending northerly 40 to 50 km/h in the morning then increasing to 55 to 70 km/h in the early afternoon.
Mon Oct 3
2°c | 2°c
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow, most likely during the day. Winds northerly 50 to 65 km/h tending northwesterly 35 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending westerly 40 to 50 km/h during the evening.
Tue Oct 4
0°c | 2°c
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 55 km/h turning southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h during the evening.
Wed Oct 5
-1°c | 4°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers. Winds southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h tending westerly during the morning.
Thu Oct 6
-1°c | 9°c
Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 30 to 40 km/h tending northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the day.
Fri Oct 7
4°c | 13°c
Sunny day. Medium (50%) chance of showers later in the day. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 40 to 50 km/h later.

Comments

djam
29/9/16 - 9:51am
The run was fine after it was groomed, and there where no safety issues with grooming it earlier, which is the issue, why was it not groomed earlier. And the gates should not have even been set, with the conditions the way there were. The lady from the race department, when asked, said she could not get a groomer out. So would look to start the race from the sub station, which was also just as unskiable. Get out at 07:30, pay a heap of money to race (two half runs), only to stand around for a couple of hours. That is not a good experience. FYI when skiing on this snow, the ice on top was not enough to support the skier, so you would drop into the soft snow under it, then the ice and soft snow make it impossible to turn the ski. You could only jump the skis above the ice and turn. Many skiers fell just trying to get to the sub station, without even skiing a race line.
Dave Clark
29/9/16 - 9:13am
djam: The only race I entered this year, was about to get called off, when after a hour, there had been no groomer on LBS, which had around 5-10mm of ice over a soft fresh fall. It was not ski-able, the race course setter said so, the races there at inspection all agreed. It was only later when the ski patrol arrived and indicated it could not be opened to the public either, the way it was, that a groomer was finally dispatched to fix it. Racing was held up an hour and a half, and the course was shortened to start at the sub station, when there was no reason the full length could not be run, other then the lost time. The run should have been groomed before even the race department set the course. There seemed to be really limited grooming this year, and many others have noticed this also. We would all love to know why that was.
I know exactly which race you are talking about. From what I know of that race it was an issue of safety. I'm not fully across it, but it's probably because it couldn't have been groomed earlier than that. I don't think they were even going to open the run at all to the public until it had softened much later in the day, but then did everything they could to get the race up and running, including taking the time to properly assess the situation. There were a lot of people saying it was too dangerous to let anyone down there, but I think they did a great job to allow the race to go ahead by sending the groomer. Again, I wasn't fully across it, so that's just my personal take on it.
djam
28/9/16 - 6:56pm
The only race I entered this year, was about to get called off, when after a hour, there had been no groomer on LBS, which had around 5-10mm of ice over a soft fresh fall. It was not ski-able, the race course setter said so, the races there at inspection all agreed. It was only later when the ski patrol arrived and indicated it could not be opened to the public either, the way it was, that a groomer was finally dispatched to fix it. Racing was held up an hour and a half, and the course was shortened to start at the sub station, when there was no reason the full length could not be run, other then the lost time. The run should have been groomed before even the race department set the course. There seemed to be really limited grooming this year, and many others have noticed this also. We would all love to know why that was.
Dave Clark
28/9/16 - 3:30pm
djam: If all it helps is Bourke Street it has very limited (no) value to advanced skiers.
I envisage this technology will eventually provide fantastic value to advanced skiers when we can hold a race or competition we wouldn't otherwise be able to hold, or implement rails and boxes earlier or later than usual.
Scott No Mates
26/9/16 - 6:04pm
djam: It would take over a week running 24 hours a day, to cover Bourke street with 30cms.
That's more than it gets in a good season ;)
djam
26/9/16 - 5:18pm
it works up to 24 c. Seems the main use will be to get Bourke street open early. Would be better if it could also help get Shakey open early also. If all it helps is Bourke Street it has very limited (no) value to advanced skiers. It users around 4-5 times more energy then conventional guns, so that makes it very expensive snow. It would take over a week running 24 hours a day, to cover Bourke street with 30cms. Looks like we could get a fair amount of snow this week, I had just one run yesterday, down LBS, that was enough. Might have to walk a few runs later this week, if it snows a lot.
Dave Clark
26/9/16 - 2:54pm
I'm confident this TechnoAlpin one is a vast improvement on that Bucceri one. The major difference is how dry the snow/ice is.
Scott No Mates
26/9/16 - 1:09pm
DbSki: That was why the last one failed I was told by one of the snowmaking crew about 3 years ago.. He said it was designed for Nth Hem snow and they tried a few solutions to get it working here but failed to work so it was mothballed.
Forgot to set the temperature gauge to Celsius?
DbSki
26/9/16 - 12:10pm
Vermillion: I reckon it looks high quality because for the promo it was made somewhere really dry and really cold. Somewhere you probably could have made snow the 'traditional' way aswell. I'm struggling to see how the 'snow' they'd be making at +5C is going to look and feel anything like that.
That was why the last one failed I was told by one of the snowmaking crew about 3 years ago.. He said it was designed for Nth Hem snow and they tried a few solutions to get it working here but failed to work so it was mothballed.
Vermillion
26/9/16 - 8:51am
I reckon it looks high quality because for the promo it was made somewhere really dry and really cold. Somewhere you probably could have made snow the 'traditional' way aswell. I'm struggling to see how the 'snow' they'd be making at +5C is going to look and feel anything like that.
Jellybeans1000
25/9/16 - 6:03pm
That's great. It looks high quality and hopefully it works out.
25/9/16 - 4:18pm
http://www.technoalpin.com/en-us/snow-guns/snowfactory.html At least is technology from a serious source Good on Buller for having a crack I reckon
CarveMan
25/9/16 - 4:08pm
Heard a rumour about this during the season. Hope it works better than the Bucceri they had in 2001
DbSki
25/9/16 - 4:07pm
Stop laughing !
24/9/16 - 7:26pm
miss_b_haven: Gees , that's a bit harsh. You know with my colossal bulkitude, I wouldn't come close to fitting on such a tiny stage!
would you like to perform on mt stirling summit so EVERYONE can watch from mt buller?!
miss_b_haven
24/9/16 - 5:29pm
wolly: where will you be performing, the tennis court outside ski school?
Gees , that's a bit harsh. You know with my colossal bulkitude, I wouldn't come close to fitting on such a tiny stage!
23/9/16 - 3:50pm
miss_b_haven: Well that ended quickly. But hey, I'll have you know I haven't inhaled many cream tauts this year! :eek: LOL And I'm not sure I'd call it singing, so much as warbling, but I'll do my best.
where will you be performing, the tennis court outside ski school?
miss_b_haven
23/9/16 - 3:32pm
miss_b_haven: Season 2016 is finally underway!
miss_b_haven: the fat lady will sing this sunday!!!
Well that ended quickly. But hey, I'll have you know I haven't inhaled many cream tauts this year! :eek: LOL And I'm not sure I'd call it singing, so much as warbling, but I'll do my best.
22/9/16 - 5:52pm
the fat lady will sing this sunday!!!
Jellybeans1000
20/9/16 - 4:14pm
Kenziepettit: Anyone up there? Worth coming up tomorrow?
I was up there yesterday, end of season for me I think. Not really worth it.

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