Thursday, 18 November 2021


Crazy beautiful Snowvember yesterday up on the Baw Baw Plateau. Left Melbourne 0400 and was putting chains on by 0600 at 1100m asl. Usual roadside wonderland that only BB delivers, from the mountain ash, tree-ferns, and beech forests, up into snow gum and alpine tea tree.
Was planning on heading out to Mt Saint Gwinear, but had a first run on Maltese Falcon, and whilst describing November snow in Australia as 'powder' is possibly even illegal, it was pretty fast and silky smooth under foot.
Decided to ski until the snow turned, or my legs gave way. 20 runs and 22km later, the snow finally warmed, but by this time I'd clocked all of BBs trails and only seen a couple of other people heading out on XCs. Best snow of the season!
An extraordinary day for winter, even more so with summer less than 2 weeks away.


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