26 June 2010

Icy sun catchers

We liked the idea of these icy sun catchers as a creative fun activity on non ski days.

Just set glitter or beads or any colourful bits and pieces in a shallow water filled container and leave them to freeze.


A survey about Falls Creek is being conducted by John Gayler, an honours student in the School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law, at Deakin University. He wants to know about your insights, views and opinions with regard to matters relating to your most recent experience at Falls Creek during the 2010 winter ski season

The questionnaire should involve approximately 15 minutes of your time. As an acknowledgement of your time, you may enter your email address at the end of the survey to go in the draw to win one of five $50 vouchers for surfstitch.com.au.

The questionnaire can be found at http://deakinbuslaw.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_4Vp3fuTgUMpE4mg

It closes on 12 August.

16 June 2010

Parking for Late Night Arrivals

FCRM have made some changes for guests arriving after normal hours of operation.

There is now a late night parking area on the low side of Falls Creek Oversnow. If you arrive after the car-parking staff have finished, you can park in this sign posted overnight car parking area without fear of getting a ticket. You must get a resort entry pass first thing the next morning from the new Visitor Info Hub in St Falls West.

11 June 2010

Parking and Village Transport

The village roads be closed to ordinary traffic from 12 noon today. After that, vehicles will only be allowed into the village for drop-off and pickup or if they have an authorised vehicle pass.

Slalom St will be closed at Wombats Ramble. From the lower end of Slalom St, you can only drive to Les Chalet / High Plains / Snowgum Lane. For all other parts of the village, vehicle access is via Falls Creek Road.

While the village roads are clear, guests can drive into the village to drop off and pick-up luggage, according this procedure:
Guests arriving or departing the village will be granted a 30 minute pass into the village to unload/load their passengers and luggage. The process for guest arrival and departure will be:
  • Arriving guests will be met by an FCRM staff member at the Falls Creek Road intersection and will receive a 30 minute pass into the village to unload their passengers and luggage.
  • When unloaded the guest will drive back to BHP Road and wait for the FCRM car parking shuttle outside the Oversnow Terminal, which will escort them to a car park.
  • The guest will then be transported back to their accommodation in the FCRM shuttle.
  • When departing the guest should make their way to BHP Road and wait for a car parking shuttle outside the Oversnow Terminal.
  • The car parking shuttle will then transport the guest to their car.
  • The guest will then be granted a 30 minute pass into the village to collect their passengers and luggage.
Parking restrictions apply to all vehicles in the village throughout the season and will enforced. Please do not park in No Standing zones, including in front of fire hydrants or in emergency vehicles zones (defined by unbroken yellow lines down one side of the road). It is essential for emergency response that emergency management vehicles have uninhibited access throughout the village and access to fire fighting infrastructure.

The car parking service will operate from today. However, there will not be an intra-village shuttle for the Opening Weekend. Guests or residents with special transport requirements can contact FCRM to arrange transport throughout the village.

The Bogong High Plains Road past Falls Creek is now closed until after the snow season. There is no access to Omeo across the Bogong High Plains.

Vale Sigi

Many of you will be saddened to hear that Sigi Doerr, the long time proprietor of Koki,  passed away unexpectedly earlier in the week

07 June 2010

Snowmakers are Go!

 It looks like they fired the guns up in earnest this morning.

Fingers crossed for more cold nights and a bit of natural stuff.

04 June 2010

Prescriptions and Pharmacy Supplies

Many of you will be aware that there is no longer a pharmacy at Falls Creek. If you do need prescriptions or other pharmacy supplies during your stay, there is a procedure for ordering them from Mt Beauty Pharmacy. The procedure is necessarily fairly strict. Details will be on display in the lodge.

Child Care at Falls Creek

The Child Care Centre has moved to the St Falls West building.

Child Care is available daily during the ski season, from 8:30 to 4:30.
For bookings and further information, call (03) 5758 1244.