Winter Snogaine Mt St Gwinear

Snogaine - Mt St Gwinear - Saturday 23 July 2022

Admin Opens:8:00 am , Event Start:10:00 am, Event Finish:3:30 pm Duration:5.5 hours

If snow conditions are not suitable, we have back up dates of Saturday 6th August or Saturday 20th August for this event.

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.


Registration Date:24/06/2022, Late Date:15/07/2022, Registrations Close:20/07/2022

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 covers from near St Gwinear ski trails through to edges of the Mt Baw Baw ski resort area. 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.

If the event has to be postponed, we will carry over all entries to the revised date.  If the revised date does not suit those who have entered then they can make team changes.  Use the Team Changes button to withdraw any, or all, team members.  Full refunds will be paid for all people who withdraw because of the postponement.  Using the Team Changes button to withdraw entrants will trigger a refund that will be paid to the card used to pay the initial entry fee.

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 on the VRA website from Tuesday 18th July.

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

    Andrew Hunter - 0401 708 189 -