Lake Mountain Snow Report

5:32am - 04 Sep 2015       
Surface Condition Softening
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Partly cloudy. Forecast Max 5°c

Uploaded: 7:33pm - Thu 3 September 2015

Surface Condition

Softening

Skiing & Boarding

Good skiing on a good cover of firm snow on the upper trails only

Skiable Snow Cover

Limited

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

upper trails groomed

Village Toboggan

Good

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

29 Aug 20152cm
28 Aug 20152cm
27 Aug 20151cm

Announcements

Good Snow Play and Tobogganing on a good cover of man made snow on Koala Creek and Village Toboggan Runs

Updated: 05:32 04/09/2015

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Echo Flat - upperModerate CoverSkating1.9.15
Echo Flat - lowerClosedSkating1.9.15
Muster Trail - upperModerate CoverSkating1.9.15
Muster Trail - lowerBroken CoverSkating1.9.15
Home TrailClosedSkating1.9.15
Snow Gum TrailBroken CoverSkating1.9.15
Panorama TrailModerate CoverSkating1.9.15
Woolybutt TrailModerate CoverSkating1.9.15
Royston Rd - upperModerate CoverSkating1.9.15
Royston Rd - lowerClosedSkating1.9.15
Jubilee TrailBroken CoverSkating1.9.15
  • 4th September 2015

    Uploaded: 7:33pm - Thu 3 September 2015

  • 3rd September 2015

    Uploaded: 7:57pm - Wed 2 September 2015

  • 2nd September 2015

    Uploaded: 7:51pm - Tue 1 September 2015

Snow Cams

Jane's Weather Snow Forecast

Last Update: Fri 08:05am 04 Sep

Friday September 4, 2015 Presented by: aussieskier There is (generally) bright sunshine and light winds to end the week. There's a nice little cold front crossing the Bight, but the next high will get in the way, so it only passes us to the south tonight into Saturday. Alpine areas look dry with mostly sunny conditions continuing. The high is to our east by Sunday, so it will warm up again. But the next weather system quickly moves in - and this one will produce snow. A cold front arrives on Monday, driven by a low that slowly crosses Tasmania, bringing us..

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Sep 5
1°c | 7°c
Partly cloudy.
Sun Sep 6
0°c | 7°c
Possible late shower.
Mon Sep 7
1°c | 3°c
Snow showers. Wind easing.
Tue Sep 8
0°c | 3°c
Showers or snow at times.
Wed Sep 9
2°c | 5°c
Shower or two.
Thu Sep 10
2°c | 10°c
Partly cloudy.

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teckel
1/9/15 - 9:06pm
There's still skiing on the upper trails. Rated 'good'. And free lessons for kids on Sunday too (on man-made snow). http://lakemountainresort.com.au/events/free-fathers-day-at-lake-mountain#.VeWGU6PovIU
FatBoyDave
1/9/15 - 8:43pm
Quoting Tamar: yay thank you
Are they still skiing up there at the moment or is it just snow play and tobogganing? Want to introduce my daughter to cross country (if there's enough snow).
teckel
1/9/15 - 8:19pm
More good news. There will be no gate entry fee charged on Sunday (Father's Day). Sorry, I can't help there Equus, but there must be someone out there who can.
Equus
31/8/15 - 6:04pm
Please Can We Have Some Photos? Thanks :) :) :)
teckel
31/8/15 - 10:27am
Great news from the mountain! Winter will continue until next weekend - 5th and 6th September. Snow making will continue until then. So what a wonderful Father's Day weekend - kids can take Dad to the snow. LOL
30/8/15 - 11:44am
Quoting Tamar:
Quoting Tamar: Hi Tamar, The entry to the mountain is $54.50 for your car. We do a discounted entry if you hire gear from us. Once you park your car, there is no further charge for snow playing and tobogganing. If you hire with us, standard toboggan rental is $7 for the day. There are no hidden costs at all. You may wish to take your own food and drinks, or you can buy on the mountain. Snow chains have not been required for at least a couple of weeks now, and are unlikely to be required tomorrow. But you can check with us when you stop to hire your gear.
yay thank you
teckel
29/8/15 - 7:58pm
Hi Tamar, The entry to the mountain is $54.50 for your car. We do a discounted entry if you hire gear from us. Once you park your car, there is no further charge for snow playing and tobogganing. If you hire with us, standard toboggan rental is $7 for the day. There are no hidden costs at all. You may wish to take your own food and drinks, or you can buy on the mountain. Snow chains have not been required for at least a couple of weeks now, and are unlikely to be required tomorrow. But you can check with us when you stop to hire your gear.
29/8/15 - 2:34pm
Hi I am new to all of this and am a Lake Mountain Virgin. I live in Bendigo and want to Take my 9yr old son to see the snow for the first Time tomorrow! I was told entry to the snow play and toboggan snow is free! Is this true and how do we get there when we get to Lake Mountain road? I plan on leaving at 7am,it's a 3hr+ drive and plan to spendthe day only there. I assume there's parking fees and maybe a tabagoggin hire cost too? If so,how much and is there likely to be any hidden costs or catches? Would we need tyre chains for car? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask,please let me know ASAP where I can find out all this info!? Thanx heaps
29/8/15 - 2:33pm
Quoting teckel: The mountain is offering free lessons and equipment hire for the duration of the lesson only to kids up to 10 years old. Not a bad deal, but for yourself I wouldn't bother. There is a decent walk to skiable snow atm, so if I were you, I'd wait until next year. Take them tobogganing, get them a free ski lesson, and generally get the feel of the snow. Kids need to touch the snow, taste it, roll in it, make a snowman, have a snowball fight etc before they take to skis. Use tomorrow for that purpose. Then next winter, you'll be right to go.
29/8/15 - 2:31pm
Quoting Richard: #snow2015 Snow Report
Hi I am new to all of this and am a Lake Mountain Virgin. I live in Bendigo and want to Take my 9yr old son to see the snow for the first Time tomorrow! I was told entry to the snow play and toboggan snow is free! Is this true and how do we get there when we get to Lake Mountain road? I plan on leaving at 7am,it's a 3hr+ drive and plan to spend the day only there. I assume there's parking fees and maybe a tabagoggin hire cost too? If so,how much and is there likely to be any hidden costs or catches? Would we need tyre chains for car? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask,please let me know ASAP where I can find out all this info!? Thanx heaps
28/8/15 - 10:09pm
Excellent advice - thanks so much! We're very excited!
teckel
28/8/15 - 10:04pm
The mountain is offering free lessons and equipment hire for the duration of the lesson only to kids up to 10 years old. Not a bad deal, but for yourself I wouldn't bother. There is a decent walk to skiable snow atm, so if I were you, I'd wait until next year. Take them tobogganing, get them a free ski lesson, and generally get the feel of the snow. Kids need to touch the snow, taste it, roll in it, make a snowman, have a snowball fight etc before they take to skis. Use tomorrow for that purpose. Then next winter, you'll be right to go.
28/8/15 - 8:51pm
Hoping for some advice: taking kids to experience snow for first time. We were hoping to book a ski lesson but just wondering if as all beginners we're better off tobogganing given snow coverage this weekend? Thanks!
teckel
28/8/15 - 8:23pm
Aahh, no. You can't avoid the windy roads once you leave Healesville. Drop in - the only ski hire on the left side of the road as you come through Narbethong. :) Ask for 'Teckel'. ;)
28/8/15 - 1:47pm
Gr8.. thanks. Planning to be there tomorrow. i guess we still have to hire some clothes and obviously toboggans on our way.. My kids prefer the straight roads.. Any good route from Melbourne where i can avoid those ?
teckel
27/8/15 - 9:50pm
Indeed it is, coolhunter. I always recommend, for those who can do it, to go on a weekday, as it is much quieter than weekends. However, not everyone has the luxury of being able to take a day off work and the kids out of school. However, at this time of the year, we are at the tail end of the season, and it's certainly a lot quieter on weekends than it was a few weeks back. I'd suggest that if you're planning on coming this year, that you do so in the next few days. There is no guarantee that there will still be snow in a week's time - the resort has not yet made a decision on a closing date for the season. However, if we do get a good fall of snow over the next day or two, it is likely to be open at least until the weekend after next. Probably the most important thing for first time visitors is to be warm and dry. So many people think they hate the snow - generally speaking, they don't hate the snow at all; rather, they had a bad experience as a child in the snow - cold and wet because they weren't wearing the appropriate clothing. I see people everyday, thinking that jeans and runners will work and that gloves aren't needed. They have a miserable time. What everyone needs is warm and waterproof jacket and pants, snow boots, warm and waterproof gloves/mittens, beanie etc. So beg and borrow what you can, or come on in and we'll kit you out with everything you need to ensure a good experience for your whole family.
27/8/15 - 9:28pm
never been to snow before. .heard LM is good place for a family day at the snow ??
teckel
27/8/15 - 8:59am
Well, the season ain't over till the fat lady sings, as they say. It's currently snowing at Lake Mountain. Looks like this weekend could be a goer :D :thumbsup:
Pay Padog
16/8/15 - 8:01am
Very nice skating yesterday on Jubilee and Woolybutt/Echo return loop to The Camp. Where was yesterday's snow report video taken from? The coverage looks like it was really good. Was it the top of Royston Rd?
weerab
14/8/15 - 6:22pm
I was out there a few weeks back after varicose vein surgery. yes, we are a bloody tough lot! I guess as long as you can walk you can sort of XC ski:).

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