The 2019 season is underway for Lake Mountain Ski Patrol with a welcome and early wintry start for its pre-season training weekend on 1/2 June.
There was great enthusiasm as volunteer patrollers refreshed their skills during the full weekend's program and were briefed on new and updated protocols and procedures. They also welcomed potential new candidates interested n joining the patrol. One of the bonuses of the weekend was being able to have a first ski for the season given the recent snowfalls.
Pictured: Patrollers go through a simulated exercise.
Skiers have enjoyed continuous snow cover on all trails since the BIG dump in mid June - snowfalls since overnight on Friday have helped top things up and just in time for the school holidays! Trails are being groomed regularly, so come on up and pop in and say hi to us at ski patrol (lower level of bistro building). Don't forget there is late night skiing every Saturday.
Weekend two of the 2018 ski season and what a great start for all snow tragics heading to Lake Mountain. Lake Mountain Ski Patrol checked out all the trails today, apart from Jubilee, and reported a continuous cover of fresh ungroomed snow. The car park was a bit on the bleak side but the trails were wonderfully sheltered and quiet. (We didn't get time to check out Jubilee). More snow forecast overnight so come on up and make the most of what mother nature is offering. Check out the pic on Lower Muster.
It's proving to be a slow start to the 2017 season. We had marginally skiable snow on the ground for LMSP pre-season training weekend and the official season opening. However, very little worthwhile snow since. The main action to date has been on the man made snow on the toboggan slopes. Fingers crossed for a big dump of the white stuff. Good news is we have welcomed some keen new members to patrol this year.
What a great way to start the school holidays with such fantastic snow conditions at Lake Mountain and, at this stage, more snowfalls forecast for towards the end of next week. Skiing the cross country trails this morning was truly amazing. There is total cover, with minimal 'break throughs', and all trails were groomed overnight, apart from Jubilee. Sunshine, clear blue skies, trees and vegetation blanketed in snow, lots of familiar faces re-acquainting themselves with their winter ski friends, and and everyone with huge smiles on their faces. What more could you want! And for the non-skiers, there's lots of snow play activities at the resort including toboggan slope, snow-man making, flying fox, tube run and much more.
A glorious day up here at Lake Mountain. The sun is shining, a beautiful blue ski but ... the weekend snow is on its last legs. Wiped the dust off the skis yesterday and took them out for a bit of a tour, albeit slow. The 'skiing' was a combination of rock and grass hopping and a bit of snow sliding. Still a nice trip around Woolybutt, The Gap and Lower Muster. Fingers crossed is snows by the bucketload, real soon!!