01 October 2013

That's it for 2013

What a strange season we've had! I've been skiing at Falls for over 30 years and it's the weirdest I can recall.

We had some fabulous snow falls and great fun in deep fresh snow. The second week of Vic school holidays saw 7 days in a row of beautiful dry snow under blue skies - a rare treat. We've had a landslide that isolated the village overnight. We've had torrential rain that has turned slopes into rivers. Away from the groomers, the base never really consolidated. Despite reaching a peak depth of approx 1.6 metres, spring touring was almost non-existent. But most weeks have had some great skiing and boarding.

Falls Creek once again proved itself the most reliable ski resort in Victoria. Buller and Hotham struggled to keep slopes open in September and both called it quits a week early. Falls still had Towers and Ruined Castle providing some fun until the official end of the season on Sunday 29th. You'll be pleased to know that Andrew was one of the dedicated bunch who were there for the last ride on Scott chair.

AAC Falls Creek has had a pretty good season with good occupancy from late June through to the end of August, and again for the last week. Thanks to Andrew & Myra for being such great hosts.

Since the start of the year we have welcomed 9 new members. Some are familiar faces who have been guests of family & friends in the past. Others are new to the club. New members keep clubs vibrant and we are very happy to welcome them all and encourage them to make the most of the lodge and the friendships they find there.

And of course we did do rather well in the interclub races too.

Hope you all had as much fun as I did in this weird season.

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