Accommodation Falls Creek |

Falls Creek Ski Resort offers an array of accommodation options including all inclusive breakfast and dinner packages and hotels and lodges or Self Contained apartments where you can choose to cook in the comfort of your own space. All accommodation options range from simple budget accommodation options to luxury

Falls Creek Mountain Statistics  
Summit Height: 1849m
Total Number of Lifts: 14
Total Number of Runs: 92
Longest Run: 3km (Wishing Well)
Terrain: Beginner 17%
  Intermediate 60%
  Advanced 23%
Skiable Area: 450ha
Features: 3 terrain parks

Falls Creek’s high alpine location brings significant natural snowfalls and its snow hugging, largely south-facing slopes help to retain the famously reliable snow longer. To complement the natural snow fall, snow makers work tirelessly to produce snow at every opportunity all season long, meaning the massive snowmaking system is able to generate quality man-made snow at the flick of a switch. 

Falls Creek offers a great range of self contained and lodge / hotel style accommodation, so whatever your budget or preferred style of accommodation, Falls Creek has you covered. A family favourite for many years, Falls Creek is a unique European style village surrounded by snow in normal conditions, including the streets, allowing you a true ski-in ski-out experience. 

Falls Creek Village Shuttle

Services and Hours of Operation:

Dedicated shuttle services operate every day of the declared snow season along two designated routes. Shuttles operate between 8:00am to 5:30pm and are free to access. Visitors are welcome to ride the shuttle but due to space restrictions no luggage is allowed but skis, snowboards and shopping bags. In some instances passenger preference may be given to families with young children and the mobility impaired.

  • 7 DAYS A WEEK
  • JUNE 9 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
  • 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • EXTENDS TO 9PM NIGHT SKIING EVENINGS

Intra-village route:

A regular shuttle operates within the village taking visitors along a loop from Slalom Plaza to the Village Bowl and then Frueauf Village. Shuttle Stops in order are:

Slalom Plaza
Falls Creek Central (The Man Hotel)
Winterhaven Corner
Albury Corner
Village Bowl
Upper Village (Schuss St)

Shuttles loop from Slalom Plaza to the Village Bowl, to Frueauf Village and back to Slalom Plaza as required. Under normal conditions visitors should not encounter a wait of more than 20 minutes. The shuttle has a queue monitoring system which allows the service to direct resources to key areas as soon as possible.

*Please note this shuttle can become quite busy during peak periods and typically between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Visitors are urged to become acquainted with the home trail that leads closest to their accommodation to avoid congestion and wait times when returning home at the close of lifts.

*Please note this shuttle is strictly for transport of visitors and ski/snowboard equipment only. For transport of luggage from your vehicle please see the Accommodation Transfer Service page.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I park my car in resort?

There is no parking in Falls Creek Resort during the winter season. Access to your accommodation is by the Accommodation Transfer Service (for information and pricing, please see the Getting There tab above).

Does Falls Creek offer childcare services?

Falls Creek runs a very popular childcare centre open 7 days a week during the snow season and is for children 12 weeks to 5 years old. For bookings, please contact the resort directly.

Is tobogganing permitted in Falls Creek?

Absolutely - Falls Creek features two toboggan slopes, a junior slope in the Village Bowl (open selected dates) and an advanced slope at Windy Corner where there is easy day parking and a free shuttle service from the village. The slopes are free to access, you just need an approved toboggan. These can be rented from multiple outlets in resort.

What is snowtubing?

Snow Tubing provides endless amounts of fun and excitement as you spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on a snow tube. Open daily from 11am to 6pm, our purpose built Snow Tube Park in the Village Bowl provides fun for the whole family after dark or whilst having a break from the slopes.

 

Driving to Falls Creek:

Falls Creek is located 391km from Melbourne via Mt Beauty. Mt Beauty is the closest town to Falls Creek, and you can stop here to collect tyre chains and groceries (if required) before you drive up the mountain. From Mt Beauty, Falls Creek Resort is around a 45 minute drive, but this can vary with traffic and snow conditions.

Snow Chains

All vehicles accessing Falls Creek or staying overnight in the resort must carry tyre chains by law. Chains can be hired from a number of outlets in Mt Beauty or Myrtleford – specific chains are required for different types of vehicles. 

Resort Entry

The Howman’s Gap Resort Entry gate is 7km from Falls Creek – once you reach this point you will need to stop to purchase your resort entry if you have not pre-purchased your resort entry online.

The hours of operation are:

Monday – Thursday 7am – 4pm
Friday – 7am – 10pm
Weekends – 7am – 10pm

If you arrive when outside these times, follow the signs up the mountain and park where indicated, then  go to the Accommodation Transfer Service office by 10:30am the following day to pay for your resort entry.

Resort Entry pricing for 2018 is $45 per day if purchased online, or $54 per day at the gate

Parking

Vehicles must be parked in specific overnight parking areas once you reach Falls Creek. Drive to the Accommodation Transfer Terminal and look for signage directing you to the overnight parking waiting point. Once you reach this area, a member of staff driving a Falls Creek van will direct you to an available overnight car space – self-parking is not permitted, and you must wait to be directed by staff. The van will then take you back to the Accommodation Transfer Service building.

Accommodation Transfer Service

The Accommodation Transfer Service provides on-snow transport through its fleet of cat-track vehicles. The vehicles are heated and sealed from the elements and have ample storage space for your luggage.

When you have parked your car and the van has dropped you back at the ATS building, purchase your oversnow tickets and the staff will direct you to the waiting area. It’s a good idea to book your return oversnow tax trip at the same time to avoid waiting times on your check-out day.

ATS hours of operation are 8am every morning until 10pm every night, and midnight on Friday nights.

Oversnow taxi pricing for 2018 is $37 per adult return and $23 per child return

Handy Hints

  • When you are leaving Falls Creek, ensure all snow is cleared from your vehicle – fines and demerits apply for driving with snow on the roof of your vehicle, as this is a hazard for  a number of reasons
  • Before you leave home, ensure your vehicle has anti-freeze and that windscreen wipers, demisters and battery are in good working order
  • Different vehicles require different types/sizes of chains. Ensure you have the right type for your vehicle by researching and hiring from appropriate sources
  • Diesel fuel contains paraffin which can solidify in temperatures below 0 degrees – Alpine Diesel is available at most service stations in the alpine region to prevent this when you arrive in Falls Creek
  • When parking, don’t leave your handbrake engaged as moisture in the mechanism can freeze and cause the handbrake to become stuck in the engaged position. It is also a good idea to lift your windscreen wipers when leaving the vehicle for an extended period so they don’t freeze to the glass
  • Groceries can be ordered online from Foodworks Mt Beauty and can be delivered to most accommodation in Falls Creek. Check out www.foodworkshighcountry.com.au for more info

Night Shows

Every Thursday in July and August the Village Bowl comes alive with a stunning night show extravaganza. See thrilling displays by synchronised skiers, snowboarders, snowmobiles, snow groomers and more. Pete the Snow Dragon also loves to make an appearance! The action kicks off at 8pm. 

Night Skiing

When the sun goes down the skiing and boarding doesn’t have to stop. Have a blast riding the trails around Gully and The Tube lifts after dark when we light up the Village Bowl. Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing provides endless amounts of fun and excitement as you spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on a snow tube. Open daily from 11am to 6pm, our purpose built Snow Tube Park in the Village Bowl provides fun for the whole family after dark or whilst having a break from the slopes.

Tobogganing

Who doesn't love some great fun sliding in the snow? Tobogganing is cheap, easy for all and gives the unique thrill of racing down a hill on snow. Falls Creek features two toboggan slopes - a junior slope in the Village Bowl (open selected dates) and an advanced slope at Windy Corner where there is easy day parking and a free shuttle service from the village. The slopes are free to access, all you need is an approved toboggan. Toboggans are able to be rented from Falls Creek Cross Country in Windy Corner, Koki in the Village and Falls Creek Sports in both the Village Bowl and Slalom Plaza at the prices below. Of course, you can also bring your own as long as it complies with regulations.

Nordic Snowshoeing

If you can walk you can snowshoe - it’s easy & fun! We’ll guide you through ancient alpine forests and safely beyond the fringes of Falls Creek to explore our winter wonderland. Available Thursdays 1:30 pm to 4.00 pm

Grooming Tours

A fascinating resort experience, climb aboard one of our heated Kassbohrer’s (snow grooming machines worth around $500,000 each) to get a behind the scenes look at our grooming gurus at work. For those who love to get an inside look, this tour is perfect as you willl learn how the Falls Creek snow grooming team achieve that perfect finish day in day out. Gain first-hand knowledge into the range of obstacles that the team of pros have to deal with each and every night from when the resort closes to make sure the slopes are ready for coming day.

Fat Biking

Fat Biking is the newest trend in both mountain biking and snowsports, combining the two with a specialised bike that is perfect for riding on snowy trails. There are a number of dedicated dual use trails for Fat Biking and Snowshoeing which are available for access by visitors. A limited number of fat bikes are available for rental through Snowrider Rentals (Falls Creek Hotel) which can be pre-booked or rented on the day. Please note Fat Bikes are not permitted to be ridden within the village or on any trail not stipluated on the Snowshoe / Fat bike Trail map.

Heli-Link

Cruise over to Hotham aboard the Helicopter Lift Link and in just 6 minutes you can be riding a whole new resort on the same lift pass. That’s a whole new resort to ride and explore!

Kids Snowmobiling

Get a truly unique experience this winter with kids snowmobiles in the Village Bowl. Built for kids aged 5 and over, these Polaris 120 snowmobiles are no toys - they are the real deal! Set up in a safe zone free of pedestrian traffic, kids drive the skidoos by themselves. Of course these machines are built with safety in mind so a top speed of around 15 km/h can give parents peace of mind they won't be able to let out their inner daredevil. Kids Snowmobiles operate daily from 10am to 3pm in the Village Bowl at $15 for a 10 minute session (subject to snow conditions) on Saturdays and Sundays. Children must be aged 5 or older and weigh less than 50kg. For operating status be sure to see the snow report.



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