27 September 2009

lodge development plans

The AAC Falls Creek committee is working on lodge development plans associated with the lease renewal and bushfire protection requirements. Pictured is a front and side elevation showing a combination of colourbond and timber cladding, new double-glazed windows and revised entrance.

The plan view shows the proposed extension of the dining area and changes to the balcony. A detailed proposal including costings and timing will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in May 2010. Members are encouraged to contribute ideas and suggestions to the committee.

If you have any specific questions please use the Comments facility below and the committee will respond to them.

26 September 2009

summer booking status 2009-10 (1)

Current booking status at the lodge for the 2009/10 summer period is outlined below. This is intended as a rough guide and is subject to change. Dates shown are those where there is some booking activity. If not otherwise stated, the lodge will be vacant. Please remember that $220 is the minimum booking for the lodge outside the winter season.

green = many rooms available
amber = some rooms available
red = no rooms available

30 Oct – 02 Nov
w/e 4-5 Dec
05 Jan – 11 Jan (tbc)
w/e 5-6 Feb (tbc)
21 Mar – 27 Mar

If you wish to book into the AAC Falls Creek lodge during the summer, please contact Alan or Ken Long.

24 September 2009

summer events calendar

05 Dec 2009 Alpine Assault (100km mountain bike event)
24 Dec 2009 Carols by Candlelight (6:30pm, outside Nelse lodge)
26 Dec 2009 Mile High Cricket Match (Village Bowl area)
27 Dec-30 Jan 2010 Summer Kids Club (children's activities)
31 Dec 2009 New Years Eve - Party in the Stars (various bars & restaurants)
02 Jan 2010 Big Fella Festival (indigenous musicians in the shadow of Mt Bogong)
09 Jan 2010 Billy Cart Derby & Bush Bash (Village roads become a racetrack)
16-17 Jan 2010 Taste of Falls Creek Festival (High Country wine, food, music)
23-24 Jan 2010 Victorian Mile High Dragon Boat Championships (Rocky Valley Dam)
24 Jan 2010 Audax Alpine Classic (2,000 cyclists on the Bogong High Plains Road)
13 Feb 2010 Mile High Tennis Tournament (Village Bowl)
05-07 Mar 2010 Artist Camp & MasterClasses
07 Mar 2010 3 Peaks Challenge (230km bike race; Falls Creek, Tawonga, Hotham)
21-27 Mar 2010 Terra Australis (7-day 600km mountain bike race in NE Victoria)
02-05 Apr 2010 Easter Family Carnival (including Easter egg hunt)

More details about these events are available here.

If you wish to book into the AAC Falls Creek lodge for any of these events, please contact Alan or Ken Long.

15 September 2009

resort entry tax on cars to be cut by 50% for final week

Australian alpine resorts are unique internationally with their imposition of resort entry taxes. In addition to the resort entry tax on overnight car parking at Falls Creek, there is also a resort entry tax of $10 per adult / $5 per child imposed on buses entering the resort. A family comprising two adults and two children staying in Mt Beauty and travelling daily to Falls Creek by bus (with no parking) would pay $30 resort entry tax per day, while the owner of a car parked overnight at the resort would normally pay $31 resort entry tax per day.

As the 2009 winter season draws to a close, the Falls Creek resort entry tax for cars will be reduced, with a 50% discount to $15.50 on daily rates from Sunday 20 September. The resort entry tax imposed on bus passengers will remain unchanged, making that form of transport to Falls Creek less attractive during the final week of ski lift operations.

08 September 2009

national races

AAC Falls Creek retained its grip on the Roslyn Wesche trophy at the AAC interclub races held on Saturday 5 September through the efforts of Ross, Emma and Melissa. Falls Creek was followed by Anton, Dinner Plain, Perisher and Niseko. Anton won the Masters category, followed by Southern Alps and Falls Creek.

The races were hosted by AAC Dinner Plain and held on the Sun Run slope at Hotham. Southern Alps Ski Club has offered to host the 2010 races at Thredbo.

01 September 2009


Spring Season Passes are now available.