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|
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|Total Number of Runs:||92|
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Set high in the Australian Alps in North Eastern Victoria, Falls Creek Alpine Resort is enveloped by some of Australia's most spectacular scenery and some of the nation's best skiing. Falls Creek Ski Resort has always had an enviable reputation for the best and most consistent snowfalls, which has been enhanced by their snowmaking capabilities.
Falls Creek is the only true ski-in, ski-out alpine resort in Australia where you can ski right from your door to the slopes and back again in normal snow conditions.
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.
Travel Distances: Distances are based on the most direct route.
To Falls Creek From:
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.
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 2017 is $45 per day if purchased online, or $49.50 per day at the gate
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 2016 is $32 per adult return and $20 per child return (pricing for 2017 has not yet been released)
- 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
Make sure you are ready to go before you leave. Download the trail and village map so you can always find your favourite run and most importantly your way home after a hard day on the slopes.
Falls Creek comes alive with a spectacular night show featuring skiing demos, retro fashions, Pete the Dragon, synchronised snowmobiles, spinning Kassbohrers and an awesome fireworks display. Thursday nights 8.00 pm for 25 minutes during July and August.
Join our Snowman Building Competitions. We'll push in and pile up the snow, you sculpt the snowman! Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 4.30 pm in the Village Bowl.
It’s Boccé for the snow. Challenge your family and friends to a game on our groomed Snoccé courts in the Village Bowl. Play in our regular competitions or just for fun. Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 4.30pm in the Village Bowl.
Pete the Dragon Show
Falls Creek’s celebrity Snow Dragon returns with his own free stage show this season. Check out Pete as he hits the stage in the Village Bowl with loads of fun and games, prizes and activities. Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 5.00 pm in the Village Bowl. Everyone welcome, although most suitable for 3-6 yrs.
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.
Spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on a snow tube in our purpose built Snow Tube Park. Great fun for the whole family right in the heart of Falls Creek - the Village Bowl. Daily 11.00 am to 8.00 pm
Learn aerial manoeuvres and tumbling tricks, bounce into orbit or soar with the snowflakes on our Bungy. Part trampolining, part bungy jumping equals heaps of fun in the Village Bowl.
Families with kids of all ages love the exhilarating experience of tobogganing! The Falls Creek Toboggan slope is located at Windy Corner, near the Cross Country Ski trail head. Toboggans are available from most snowsport rental outlets throughout the village or from the Cross Country Ski Centre at the Windy Corner carpark (please be advised that for liability reasons the designated toboggan slope is the only location at Falls Creek that tobogganing is legally permitted. Check the toboggan slope is open before you rent equipment. Snow tubing is a great alternative if tobogganing is not available).
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 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Experience the beauty of an alpine sunset from 1800 metres! Watch the sunset over the mountains whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles and gourmet picnic hamper on top of the Summit. Thursday evenings, approx 1hour, includes return Summit chairlift ride.
Climb aboard a heated snow grooming machine and watch our grooming gurus in action. Get a whole new view on the resort while you discover the science behind achieving perfectly groomed corduroy slopes.
Falls Creek is the only resort in Australia where you can slide a ski trail on a bike made for the snow. Grab a bunch of friends and have a ball trying to master the art of riding a snow bike. Daily from the Snowsports School between 1.30pm to 2.30pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm and Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 5:00pm to 8.00pm in the Village Bowl.
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!
Mt McKay Tours
Ski or snowboard the steep terrain of Mt McKay for that black diamond rush or carve the wide open powder bowls of Rocky Knolls and Dam Site for the ultimate backcountry experience. Operates when conditions permit, transport provided, guides make ability assessment prior to departure.