Mt St Gwinear Snow Report

2:11pm - 22 Jul 2017       
Surface Condition Firm Packed
Snow Depth (Natural) 20cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0cm
Today's Weather: Max °c

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Skiing & Boarding

Good skiing on firm snow

Snow Cover

Extensive

Grooming Summary

Main trail groomed to View Point

Road Condition

Open - ice patches

Snowfall History

21 Jul 20175cm
20 Jul 20178cm
15 Jul 20171cm

Announcements

Parks Victoria office open. Toboggan runs open. .

Updated: 14:12 22/07/2017

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Main TrailNear Complete CoverNone21/7/17
Summit TrailModerate CoverNone
Cascades TrailModerate CoverNone
Tullicouty TrailModerate CoverNoneNot Marked
Saints TrailModerate CoverNoneNot Marked
Tanjil TrailModerate CoverNone

Jane Bunn - Snow Forecast

Last Update: Fri 09:15am 21 Jul

JANE'S SNOW FORECAST DISCUSSION A high has moved in to produce sunshine and light winds for Friday. The high moves to the east on Saturday, letting the wind strengthen again later in the day. There is also the chance of snow..

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21/7/17 - 11:18am
Angie Serwecinska: Are the toboggan runs open at Mt St Gwinear now? Are they likely to be open this weekend? 22nd/23rd July?? A
Yes, they are. "Saint Gwinear is back in business with 9cm of snow at the car park. Both toboggan runs open. Good skiing from the car park all the way. Please remember snow shoes or skis only on the trail as you can be fined. Walking trail only if you don't have skis or snow shoes (not walking boots) as footprints can cause skiers to crash." Erica Ski Hire is the source of this info. Source: http://ericaskihire.com.au/current-conditions/
Mister Tee on snow shoes
20/7/17 - 6:57pm
http://ski.com.au/snowcams/australia/vic/bawbaw/bawbaw-thebowl.html If Mt BB has snow on the snow cams then I would suggest you keep checking them before deciding to drive up that way.The snow on Mt. MSG and Mt.BB has NO BASE. If it melts then it is gone but at least there is at present some snow cover of some sort. I might do a day trip up to Mt. Erica and Mushroom Rocks before the end of August if conditions are favourable. If you just want to fool around, take some photos and keep the children happy then Mt. Donna Buang might have enough snow to Toboggan down for a few metres at the top.It is free and not as far to drive .There is an update on Mt. Donna Buang snow conditions on Facebook. Even Barnewall Plain( Rubicon State Forest ) at the foot of Mt. Torbreck 2km summit trek can have some snow play snow if there is an Antarctic blast over the state.
20/7/17 - 4:54pm
Are the toboggan runs open at Mt St Gwinear now? Are they likely to be open this weekend? 22nd/23rd July?? A
Mister Tee on snow shoes
30/6/17 - 9:30pm
Charlie: About 10 cm in Baw Baw village!
Next week there will be some welcome snow falls at Mt. Stirling , Mt. Hotham and Falls Creek / Bogong High Plains , Charlotte Pass etc. However the Baw Baw plateaux is predicted to miss nearly all of this. Furthermore the weather is meant to be sunny and clear over this weekend so whatever is actually there will melt .I don't want to be negative but if you want to see snow, then you will be better off waiting until next weekend at least.
Chaeron
30/6/17 - 9:23pm
0 X 2 = 0.
Nikstar
30/6/17 - 9:11pm
Mister Tee on snow shoes: F.A. x 2 snow at present. Nothing worth the drive until mid July.
Sorry, but what does F.A x 2 mean?
Nikstar
30/6/17 - 9:09pm
It's not a far drive for me and I would literally be happy to see anything white, don't need to go sledding or anything, just maybe build a snow man and see some of the white stuff! ?? I just don't want to get there and find there's nothing there at all, I suppose at least we could have a nice picnic.
Charlie
30/6/17 - 6:14pm
About 10 cm in Baw Baw village!
Mister Tee on snow shoes
30/6/17 - 6:13pm
F.A. x 2 snow at present. Nothing worth the drive until mid July.
Nikstar
30/6/17 - 5:50pm
Hi, I'm hoping to head up this Sunday with the kids for some snow play. Just wanted to check if there is currently any snow around? Thanks
weerab
1/6/17 - 9:20pm
chriscross:
Lovely pics, I am blown away by the amount of snow. Usually the news is full of early precipitation but they have been quiet over the few days.
chriscross
1/6/17 - 9:05pm
Will try again until I get the hang of it. Look out
My tracks at the summit.
chriscross
1/6/17 - 7:56pm
chriscross
1/6/17 - 7:55pm
weerab
1/6/17 - 9:02am
As a Gold pass member you should be able to load directly to forum, can't help with the method.
stridercdh
1/6/17 - 2:58am
chriscross: Long time since a report. But motivated by Hermanator's report from BB and the cams this morning, I decided MSG was the way to go for an early season tour around 1500m. Well worth the trip. Snow by the road 3 km from the top, snowing at the car park. 5cm down low and 10 cm or more up top. Light and dry, it was not quite powder but nice dry Sthn Vic snow. In May. Pushed up to the view point and it was snowing from the North (checked compass). Tricky skiing over the back of MSG summit but the snow just got better out on the plateau. Hoping to ski through the trees down into Tullicouty Glen but it was just not deep enough to risk. Lunch at the AAWT rock shelter provided little shelter from relentless snowfall. So a change of gloves and back down the narrow trails. After a few turns on the way down, it was still snowing solidly at the car park. A great tour for May. Took some photos- they're on the camera. How to post?
Awesome post, CC. I'm looking forward to at least one trip to MSG this season. To post your photos I find the easiest way is to upload to a photo-sharing page like Flickr or Google Photo etc, and then copy the links into the forum posts.
snowgum
31/5/17 - 10:33pm
Cheers CC, nice report. Hey there's been many times on MSG that I'd have killed for a small hut or shelter on the edge of the bowl etc...sounds like this was one of those times?
weerab
31/5/17 - 10:23pm
Well done Chris! Looks like another May to October season! Did you see anyone else out there? I must say this snow has taken me be surprise, we have not even had that much rain in the west apart from one fall of a few mm.
chriscross
31/5/17 - 9:00pm
Long time since a report. But motivated by Hermanator's report from BB and the cams this morning, I decided MSG was the way to go for an early season tour around 1500m. Well worth the trip. Snow by the road 3 km from the top, snowing at the car park. 5cm down low and 10 cm or more up top. Light and dry, it was not quite powder but nice dry Sthn Vic snow. In May. Pushed up to the view point and it was snowing from the North (checked compass). Tricky skiing over the back of MSG summit but the snow just got better out on the plateau. Hoping to ski through the trees down into Tullicouty Glen but it was just not deep enough to risk. Lunch at the AAWT rock shelter provided little shelter from relentless snowfall. So a change of gloves and back down the narrow trails. After a few turns on the way down, it was still snowing solidly at the car park. A great tour for May. Took some photos- they're on the camera. How to post?
Richard
28/3/17 - 1:43pm
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