Snogaine Mt St Gwinear (Jul or Aug-2023)

Snogaine - Mt St Gwinear -

To be planned for a Saturday in July or August when there is sufficient snow and suitable weather.

Event Details

The Snogaine is for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in teams 2-5 people.  It’s about giving it a go.  The Snogaine course is set on the Baw Baw Plateau, starting at the Mt St Gwinear car park. The plateau is accessed via the “Jeep Track” either over Mt St Gwinear or bypassing to the north , and from there the course consists of checkpoints on knolls and rises and along open flats. The course extends to the north of the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort area.  Do as many or as few checkpoints for your ability.

We’ve attempted to run this Snogaine in recent years and had to cancel due to Covid and then lack of snow in 2022.   To reduce the volunteer effort and emails sent out to promote a moving date we plan in 2023 to ask interested Snogainers to register for updates and we’ll communicated with only the registered people.  We also plan to use Maprun GPS recording of checkpoints visited to eliminate the need to get checkpoints physically placed prior to the event.  That way if there is a good snow fall we can run the event with maybe less than 7 days of the snow falling.

Information about how to register your interested will become available in May or June 2023.


Location Description

The event will be based at the Mt St Gwinear resort: a popular cross Country skiing location. Apart from our event entry fees, there no fees to access the course area (i.e. park entry of parking fees).


Set during the winter of 2019 and set higher up the mountain where there is more reliable snow. The course area stretches overs from Mt St Gwinear ski trails through to edges of the Mt Baw Baw ski resort. Some checkpoints are in open areas, others among the snowgums.


The map will be A3 size. 1:25,000 Scale. Premarked checkpoints printed on non-waterproof paper. You will need something to protect it.

Entry details

The event is dependent on snow conditions and opening entries may be delayed.  The event might have to be postponed to the backup dates.   In 2023 we’ll ask for interested Snogainers to register and we’ll communicate with the interested people setting a date in July of August when the snow is good.


Event Entry Fees

Adults $35. Junior (under 18) $20. Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult.

Final Instructions and Start location

Final instructions will include details of the start location, how to get there, important information about the event and the Indemnity Form
Please print out and complete the Indemnity Form. All team members must sign the form, please ensure you bring the completed form to the event.
The final instructions will be available during the week before we run the event.  We’ll provide notice by email to teams who are entered.

Please note that no pets are allowed at Rogaines either on course or at the Hash House.
Please read our information about Biosecurity in Rogaining and make sure your equipment is clean before you leave home.

Mandatory equipment

Each team member must carry the following mandatory gear
  • compass.
  • whistle.
  • headlamp or torch
  • mobile phone
  • cross-county skis or snowshoes
  • Lights and compasses on smartphones do not meet this requirement and will not be allowed.

    Each team must also carry
  • a first aid kit.
  • Evidence of warm clothing/shelter being carried by the team in event of injury on course.

  • This first aid kit should contain as a minimum
  • 1 heavyweight compression bandage for snakebites
  • 1 roller bandage
  • 1 triangular bandage (or blood absorbent cotton pads)
  • sticking plaster
  • VRA first aid instruction sheet
  • Location Map

    Mount St Gwinear, Baw Baw VIC, Australia -37.8338889 146.3113889

    Event Timeline

    8:00am     Registration opens
    9:45am     Briefing – All must attend.
    10:00am   Events start
    3:30pm     Event Finish
    4:00pm     Presentation.


    No Camping on the Mountain. Accommodation at Moe or the small towns of Erica, Rawson or Walhalla.

    Hash House Meal

    There will be no Hash House meal and not even hot water. We recommend you bring all your own water as no water drops on course and the only water at the start finish is the toilet block.

    Course Enquiries

    Wayne Merry - 0403 766 048 -

    Admin Manager

    TBC - 0427 012 863 -

    Online Entry Assistance

    Entry Support - -