03 April 2015

Peaks Challenge 2015

Formerly known as 3 Peaks, this event has been so successful that it has spawned other Gran Fondo rides at Cradle Mountain and the Gold Coast..

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is the 235 gruelling kilometre loop from Falls Creek, over Tawonga Gap,Mt Hotham and the Bogong High Plain - in a 13 hour time limit. Held on the Labour Day weekend in March each year this event is huge and needs every bed that the village can provide.

AAC Falls Creek has worked with Falls Creek Central Reservations to enable competitors to become summer associates and stay at the lodge for the long weekend. Garry H spent a busy few days making beds, washing afterwards and generally being a helpful host.

It was perfect weather for the event. By all accounts everyone who stayed loved the lodge and many hope to return next year.

Accommodation for this event books out quickly. If you intend staying at the lodge for the March Labor Day weekend, make sure you get in early. Also be aware that pricing and conditions for this weekend will be different than for other summer dates.

It's great to see more activity at Falls Creek in "green season". Events like this encourage more people to enjoy our mountains even when there is no snow.  More use (and income) for the lodge in summer is good for Falls Creek and good for the club.

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