OFFICIAL SNOW UPDATE Mt Donna Buang (Warburton)
SNOW UPDATE Tuesday 14 August, 8.30am. It’s getting warm today but there is some patchy snow around which will be good for sightseeing and snowplay. The road is clear but still drive to conditions if you plan to visit today. It is possible the wind will pick up later this morning so watch out for debris if it does. Thanks to Richard for the update - no services or food on the mountain today.
For daily and ‘On the spot’ snow reporting please Like/go to our Facebook Page: Visit Warburton – The Waterwheel. The Waterwheel Visitor Information Centre can be contacted on 03 5966 9600.
For all the infomation you need to know, check out our Frequently Asked Questions for snowplay on Mt Donna Buang page here.
Visit Warburton is the number one source for timely and accurate snow reporting. We have daily direct reports from contacts on the mountain and work closely with the summit authorities to provide all the infomation you will need to plan your trip.
Please also check your favourite weather reports and Snow reports for conditions before you travel up Mt Donna Buang. Conditions can change quickly.
Please ensure you maintain safe driving speeds and follow all instructions on Mt Donna Buang.
Vic Roads provide regular road clearing/grading services; however, additional falls during the day can mean that driving conditions can change quickly. Check Vicroads live traffic updates here or download the app.
Although chains are not generally needed once roads are graded, it is always wise to check with Parks Victoria - Tel 13 19 63 or check the website.
Warburton CFA suggest the follwoing precautions when visitng the snow:
Things you need to know before you go -
1. Have you assessed your ability to drive in the snow? Think twice about proceeding if it starts to look thick and feels slippery. Driving on ice and snow is sketchy! You're in a multi tonne piece of moving metal that wants to only move in a straight line. When you turn, you slide. Remember to slow down and do not proceed if you don't have quality chains fitted to your front wheels. Even getting to the ten mile car park may be difficult let alone the summit.
2. Have a full tank of fuel. If you get stuck because of an accident below you it may be a long time until emergency services can attend and assist at the scene. If your fuel runs out, so does your nice warm car.
3. Take warm clothing, water, food and a charged phone.
Take safety seriously. Please be orderly and safe and have a great time in the snow.
There is Toboggan Hire on Mt Donna Buang at the summit on weekends (and other times according to conditions) during the peak snow season. During these times, there may also be a food van selling hot food and drinks at the summit.
For Toboggan purchases try Warburton Tru Value Hardware or Yarra Junction Hardware.
Limited general snow apparel can be purchased on the main street of Warburton. Try The Chookhouse and Lace N’ Things. Please come prepared.
For important information about accesabilty and facilities at Mt Donna Buang click here.
Download SNOW VICTORIA'S First Timer's Snow guide here.