26 August 2010

Good things come to those that wait

After a slow start to the season, Falls Creek now has over 175cm of snow and more snow is expected over the next few days. All lifts are running and even the Maze is open. Who would have thought it just a few weeks ago?

There are some great offers to entice us to make the best of this late season.

Spring season pass
Falls Creek are offering a spring season pass that covers Falls and Hotham from 28th August to the end of the season.
Adults $549
Secondary students $449
Children (6-14) $275
Details at  www.skifalls.com.au/springseasonpass

Value season day tickets
From Sept 13th, adult day ticket price drops to $80 ($64, $40 for students, kids)
Details at www.skifalls.com.au/Tickets Passes

Off-peak rates at AAC
Off-peak rates at AAC Falls Creek lodge start this Sunday 29th. For adult members, that's a week for $189 or a weekend for $63 . (Details of other rates) There are still rooms available all through the rest of the season, although they are filling up. See the Booking Status for the latest information.

24 August 2010

Living in an Igloo

Jenni Frendo sent this in today from the lodge:

we took this photo out of our bedroom window today, the snow has fallen off the roof all week, until the last one which just kind of sat there on top like a surf wave! we truly live in an igloo!!
snow is perfect right now - we just can't see it very well, too foggy!

14 August 2010

2010 annual race

*** more pictures added 23 August ***
A beautiful day and beautiful snow for a fun morning's racing. Everybody made it through both runs without any falls or missed gates.

The post race dinner was a great night with everybody mixing and enjoying the great spread that Greg and Jenni put on.

Thanks to John, Noel, Greg and Jenni for a great day.

If you have pictures to share, please contact us at aacfallscreek(at)gmail.com

Sam Barker Memorial Shield for Children 12 and under
1 William Cowie 
2 James Cowie
3 Natasha Poon

Adult Men
1 Ross Barker
2 Darby Kitchin
3 John Cameron

Adult Women
1 Melissa  Cameron
2 Viviene Wall
3 Marj Pit

Harry Stogdale

Special Awards
Fastest Guest: Davide Allidi
Slowest Instructor: Ian Farrow

Full Results

sled dog race - village road closures

There will be a sled dog race in the village on Tuesday night 17th August. It should be a great spectacle, but it will impact on village access and parking.

Half of the Slalom North carpark will be roped off from Sunday night.

On Tuesday night the course must be free of all traffic including pedestrians, from approx 7pm to 8pm. If you are planning to go out on Tuesday night, be aware that some roads will be cordoned off.

The race course will be:
1. From bottom of Falls Express, up Wombats Ramble and right onto Pretty Valley Road,
2. Across Pretty Valley Road to the top of Ory's Trail,
3. Down Ory's trail (past the Brown Tank) and entering the village at Frueauf,
4. Down Schuss Street taking a right onto Slalom Street in front of Julian's,
5. Down Slalom Street and back into Slalom Plaza.

When there are no race teams approaching Marshalls will permit traffic through the cordoned off intersections. However, the Marshalls will remove all traffic from the race course when race teams are approaching.

FCRM also warn that the dogs are not the patting kind.

02 August 2010

Village in Oversnow mode

Once more there is enough snow in the village for ski-in/ski-out and oversnow operation.

01 August 2010

Election Day - No polling booth at Falls Creek

The Australian Electoral Commission is not intending to have a polling booth at Falls Creek. If you are planning on being at Falls on 21 August your options are:
  • go to an early voting centre to cast your vote before you leave home
  • apply for a postal vote (must be received by AEC by 19 August)
  • vote in a nearby town (eg Mt Beauty or Tawonga)  if you are on your way to/from Falls Creek on the day
AEC poster
More info at www.aec.gov.au