Snow season starts early on Mt Baw Baw
 Baw Baw News  

By // 00:14, Saturday 3 June 2017

Right on cue, freezing weather has hit Baw Baw just at the start of winter, bringing with it large amounts of snow for our alpine regions.

Image: A view of one of the slopes on Thursday. Source: Mt Baw Baw Snow Cams

More snow than expected, in fact! The Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort has announced it is opening early this season, and entry will initially be free!


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“With winter starting tomorrow and a lot of snow on the ground, and it’s still falling as we speak, we’ve made the decision to open up early,” a resort spokesperson said in a social media video on Wednesday.

“That means from tomorrow we’re going to have our snow plane open, from Friday we’re going to have our toboggan slope open, and the best news of all? There are going to be no resort entry charges until 11 June.
Pictures on social media show the sudden snowfall, with measurements around 10cm recorded earlier in the week.

With temperatures on the mountain not expected to rise above six degrees over the next week, seeing the snowy slopes from lower ground does at least make the cold weather seem a little less harsh.

This article was first published in the 2 June 2017 print edition of the Baw Baw Citizen – available free across Baw Baw, and now in Morwell, Moe, and Pakenham.

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