20 June 2011

big changes to village transport this season

Falls Creek Resort Management will now be running the service previously provided by "Oversnow".

They have purchased a fleet of 6 Prinoth Husky vehicles, 5 of which carry passengers and one for luggage and freight only. These tracked vehicles will be used to provide transfer of guests and their luggage to/from lodges as well as provide the village shuttle service. As well as improved comfort, these vehicles will inflict less wear and tear on the snow on the village roads. 2 of the vehicles will also be able to groom village roads. Other vehicles may be used at peak demand times too.

The new vehicles will go into service in the next week or so. In the meantime, village roads are being kept clear where possible. An interim over snow service will be provided if required.

Other changes
  • Price has decreased
  • You can buy your accommodation transfer tickets when you buy your resort entry, at the gate or in sub-alpine outlets.
  • You can "split the ride" and send one person with all the luggage.
  • Luggage rate is $2.50 per item. (Normal fare includes 2 pieces of luggage, one pair skis/board with boots and one hand luggage)
  • You can purchase large Transit Bags ($2 each) to put smaller bags into so that luggage charge is minimised.

Full details at http://www.fallscreek.com.au/AccommodationTransfer

There is also a survey on village transport. Tell FCRM what you think.

19 June 2011

major milestone for lodge redevelopment

Fantastic news!

Our lodge redevelopment proposal has received approval in principle from Falls Creek Resort Management.

As you are no doubt aware we need to undertake significant works to secure a lease renewal. These need to address mandatory standards such as building code and bushfire requirements. Our proposed works to address these are seen as appropriate and we can now progress to seeking formal planning approval. The formal lease approval process will still take several months to complete.

Special thanks to Nigel Cowie, David Stogdale, the members of the building sub-committee and everyone else who has worked so hard on this project

18 June 2011

John Cameron nominated for Life Membershipof AAC National

John has been an enthusiastic and tireless worker within the AAC Falls Creek Lodge community, both at the Lodge and on the snow. He has been a member of AAC Fall Creek Club for over 35 years, and served as an office bearer for Fals Creek and nationally for many years.

AAC Falls Creek Committee : 8 years
AAC Falls Creek Chairman : 3 years
Race Captain for AAC Falls Creek : 10 years
AAC National Committee : 8 years
AAC National President : 2 years

13 June 2011

season 2011 off to a flying start

Skiing on opening weekend! Thanks to snowfalls and good snowmaking conditions in the week before Queen's Birthday weekend, Main Street and Wombats ramble were open for an early season ski. The snowmakers did a great job getting these runs in great condition with only limited help from mother nature.
The lodge was full for the weekend, and members and guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of AAC's (or the Ski Tourers’ Association as it then called) first lodge at Lake Albina. 
Boys in black:Jim, Rob, Paul K, Cam, Ian
19 kids & 11 adults
girls kicking up: Anna & Fiona

If you have pictures to share throughout the season, please email them to aacfallscreek(at)gmail.com . (Prefer jpg files  approx 640 pixels wide, but can cope with most things)

01 June 2011

work party 2011

Participants were busy with a host of tasks to get the lodge ready for another season, including:
  • install new system to get digital TV (analog is no longer available in North East Vic)
  • install new sound systems in the dining room and games room
  • install new closed circuit tv to monitor the games room
  • replace faulty appliances in kitchen and manager's flat
  • many other cleaning, maintenance, stocktaking and documentation tasks
Thanks to all who contributed to the successful weekend, including half of our new Lodge Management Team, Myra Rist.