Mt Stirling Snow Report

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Updated: : //2017

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Bluff Spur - upperClosedNone
Bluff Spur - lowerClosedNone
Stirling Trail - upperClosedNone
Stirling Trail - lowerClosedNone
Fork Creek TrailClosedNone
Upper Baldy TrailClosedNone
Baldy LoopClosedNone
Chairmans Ridge TrailClosedNone
Hut LoopClosedNone
Alby's DropClosedNone
Kings SaddleClosedNone
Practice SlopeClosedNone
West Summit TrailClosedNone
Race LoopClosedNone
Howqua Gap TrailClosedNone
Clear Hills Trail (GGS Hut to Craig's Hut)ClosedNone
Wombats DropClosedNone
East Summit TrailClosedNone
Stanley BowlClosedNone
Circuit Rd (TBJ to King Saddle)ClosedNone
Circuit Rd (TBJ to Howqua Gap)ClosedNone
Howqua Gap to Buller VillageClosedNone
Hut TrailClosedNone
Circuit Rd (King Saddle to No.3)ClosedNone
No. 3 RoadClosedNone
River SpurClosedNone

Snow Cams

Jane's Weather Snow Forecast

Last Update: Fri 07:33am 26 May

Update: Friday 26 May 2017 - 8am  Two stronger cold fronts are on the way. The first arrives on Sunday, and I'd expect 10 to 20 cm of snow (it changes from rain to snow on Sunday morning, lowering to around 900 metres). The second front arrives on Tuesday, with a further 10 to 20 cm of snow.  I'll have a season outlook ready on Monday May 29th, and daily snow forecasts will begin on Monday June 5th.  Stay tuned for lots of improvements this year, including: fully interactive radar, satellite, warnings and observations; an hour-by-hour forecast for each mountain, using the best blend..

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Mister Tee on snow shoes
25/5/17 - 8:24pm
Returning via the Howqua Gap track has appeal.I went out to Craig's hut and back from The Bluff spur hut in full snow cover last winter. I saw NOBODY out there.It was spooky.
25/5/17 - 10:28am
......And there are nice secluded camping sites on the upper part of Howqua Gap track.
25/5/17 - 4:14am
You're adding approximately 7km over the way up the Bluff Spur track by going to Howqua Gap first, though on a clear day, the views off the upper part of the Howqua Gap track might be worth it.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
24/5/17 - 9:52am
I was impressed by the new hut at Howqua Gap. The Razorback hut at Mt. Stirling is quite a hut complex too. I am looking forward to July at Mt. Stirling. I wonder how much longer it would take to snow shoe from TBJ to the summit area via either River Spur track or the Howqua Gap Track ? Late in May is very quiet up there. Even Craig's hut was relatively quiet with no army of 4 WD bogans or anything like that.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
7/5/17 - 12:33am
We are heading up to Mt. Stirling on May 20-22nd 2017 to do a hike over to Lake Cobbler and back . It might snow which would be nice.
3/4/17 - 12:01pm
No, year or so back. Horse rider with head injury.
3/4/17 - 11:41am
when was that stansi? wasnt yesterday from 6am-11am.....
3/4/17 - 11:32am
3/4/17 - 8:44am
definitely still there
31/3/17 - 4:23pm
ill be up there this weekend for SAR training and the buller skyrun Ill make sure its still there
28/3/17 - 1:44pm
---- 2017 Trip Reports ----
1/8/16 - 3:35pm
saturday was not as drizzly as expected, bluff hut busy as ive seen it, a bit of snow overnight then turned to rain around 5am sunday. top to bottom cover holding in there. ive put a few pix up in the BC chatter thread. such a beautiful place mt stirling, even just down in the trees
Mister Tee on snow shoes
1/8/16 - 10:37am
Mister Tee on snow shoes: I will post some pic.s from the 23rd,24th /7/16 from Mt .Stirling once I master how to do it.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
31/7/16 - 8:47pm
I will post some pic.s from the 23rd,24th /7/16 from Mt .Stirling once I master how to do it.
28/7/16 - 9:17pm
ill probably be camping up at bluff hut sat. night with mr 9yo. weather looks a bit ordinary so we will just choof around trails. might see yerz up there
Mister Tee on snow shoes
24/7/16 - 9:31pm
Hi, I just got back from Mt Stirling. I was leading a VNPA snow camping/ snow shoe trip. The forecast on Thursday and Friday looked like real doom and gloom. The snow cams showed the summit of Mt Stirling was green in July !! :-0 . Most of the snow cover on Buller and Stirling was decimated and obliterated by warm torrential rain and high winds. We camped at Carter's Mill on Friday night. It rained so much I wished I had brought my scuba gear and a canoe not my snow gear. Still we persisted and the man at Mirimbah on Sat. July 23rd 2016 said that 26 cms of fresh snow had fallen overnight. We went up the Mt Stirling road yesterday and by chain bay two it was snowing and by chain bay 3 we had to put the chains on the vehicle.There were trees that had been recently chain sawed to clear the road because of the gale force winds on Friday. The Snow plough machine was at work too, clearing the road. We were suddenly hopeful whereas before we thought we had picked the worst weekend for the snow at Mt Stirling. When we arrived at TBJ it was completely white. We were chuffed. To quote the ski patroller who I overheard on the phone say : "Yesterday was doom and gloom, no other way to put it but we are BACK ON today".:thumbs: It was white all the way up the Bluff spur trail. It was snowing a lot , dry , fluffy, thick powder snow once we hit the half way mark up the trail where the sign says you can kiss your backside goodbye now if the Alpine weather changes for the worse. We had to invent a XC route to get around a fallen tree. The snow off the track was knee deep. Up at the Bluff spur hut it was powder city and we were elated. Digging the tent sites showed that there was a lot of dry ,fresh snow. It kept snowing on and off. Up at the summit it was extremely windy and cold. I couldn't feel my face or see very far at all .The next pole along the pole line was the furthest I could see. I couldn't hear my companions talk!. It was wild up there. The lone snow gum tree was far from a buried mound but it was still there. It was very cold last night and it snowed more too. The condensation inside my tent froze and turned to dry ice. I was wearing 2 fleece tops, thermals and a down vest and my duck down 4 seasons sleeping bag was zipped up , up uppity up!:zzz: Spin drifts were hard to keep out of the 4 seasons tent despite digging the tent site etc. Today it began throwing it down, big flakes of powder snow as we descended via the King Spur hut, The Cricket pitch and the shelter at Machinery hut.:thumbs: Back at TBJ it was hammering down with dry fresh snow. Our cars were covered in about 40 Cm of dry snow. It kept snowing down to at least chain bay 2. Do not lose hope about this snow season because after this weekend at Mt Stirling I am a believer!. It may not have a strong base but they have started grooming the trails today. There are still some exposed sections and some hazards but give it another 2 days of these kind of dry heavy snow falls and it will be back to rated Very good to Excellent along most of the trails. Next weekend will possibly be sunny with full, deep, dry , groomed cover. Yep , more corduroy than a folk festival .:) Mt. Stirling has delivered the goods just when we thought all was lost and that we'd picked the wrong weekend to make the trip . Mt .Stirling is Most excellent.
24/7/16 - 12:45am
timonearth: Hey people. Will be up at Mt Stirling this coming Tuesday and Wedensday. Only doing day trips from my base in Merrijig but would welcome some company if anyone else is keen to meet me on the mountain. Testing out my pattern based skis. :)
I'm looking at going up to Stirling on Tuesday and either Stirling or Buller on Wednesday. I'll be snowshoeing with the wife on Tuesday but happy to catch up with you for a ski on Wednesday. PM me if interested.
23/7/16 - 11:41pm
Hey people. Will be up at Mt Stirling this coming Tuesday and Wedensday. Only doing day trips from my base in Merrijig but would welcome some company if anyone else is keen to meet me on the mountain. Testing out my pattern based skis. :)
Mister Tee on snow shoes
17/7/16 - 3:26pm The trail condition reports for Mt Stirling are updated daily here. :-)
Mister Tee on snow shoes
17/7/16 - 3:17pm
It looks incredible! .I so very much wish I was there (or at Mt . Bogong ) today and yesterday for the clear sunny conditions and full fresh snow cover.

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