31 August 2014

2015 Hero Pass

It's on again, same price as last year: $749 for an adult season pass, that's less than half the full price of $1549.

Pay $199 by 1 October and $550 by 30 April 2015. ($99+$330 for kids and seniors)

Details at skifalls.com.au/HeroPass

30 August 2014

Lift Co Deals: First-Timers, Dads and Big Kids

The lift company have announced some great September deals. Why not book into the lodge to take advantage of the these offers.

First Timers

Just announced is the lift company's BFF Plan. If you buy a lift ticket in September, you can introduce a first-timer to skiing or boarding for free. They get a two hour first-time ski or snowboard lesson, 1 day access to first-timer lifts, and 1 day ski or snowboard rental. There are lots of conditions (mainly seem to be about making sure it is only for genuine first timers).

See skifalls.com.au/BFFPlan for details


Father's Day is Dads ski (or board) free day if they have a child (any age) with a lift ticket for the day

See skifalls.com.au/DadSkisFree for details

Big Kids

Usually child tickets are only for 14 and under, but this September all kids up to 18 can ski and board at child prices

See skifalls.com.au/BigKids for details

Village Roads and Access

FCRM have advised that the roads will be cleared in the next few days and the roads will open to normal vehicles, probably on Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd Sept.

This means that you enter the village for 30 minutes to drop off or pick up.
When you park, the carpark shuttle will return you to ATS (oversnow). The village shuttle will detour via ATS to pick people up, but only between 8am-5:30pm, or maybe longer depending on demand. You could also use Gully chair to get back to the bowl.

The advice also says
"ATS operating hours remain unaffected: Sat-Thurs 8am to 10pm and Fri 8am to 12 midnight (or as demand requires). Outside of these hours there will be no village access for guest vehicles."
In other words, no guarantee of timely service to take you to the lodge after 5:30pm and you may not be able to drive into the village at all after midnight Friday, or 10pm other nights.

28 August 2014

Have your say to shape our future

Falls Creek, like all the Victorian snow resorts, is required by government to produce a MasterPlan for the resort. (This is a Falls Creek Resort Management plan, not a lift company plan.)

They are now in a consultative phase, guided by a discussion paper and with a website for you to provide feedback. In particular they want to know what people see as the big issues facing Falls Creek and what "big idea" might bring a big increase in visitation to the resort.

It is important that the Master Plan reflects the needs of clubs and ordinary snowsports lovers, not just businesses and bureaucrats. You've got till September 7 to have your say. Log on to the website at masterplan.fallscreek.com.au; have a look at the discussion paper and tell them what is important to you and your family and guests.

Sunny September is almost here

There is still a metre of snow, more in the snowmaking areas. All the runs are open.  The days are getting longer and it's great enjoying the spring skiing.

There are vacancies at the lodge, and off-peak prices are a bargain. You still get a continental brekkie to get you off to a great start.

Check out the vacancies in the booking system and make the best of this great spring.

AAC Falls Creek Race

Race week was a shocker weather-wise, but the sun came out for a beautiful race day.

Race start
James C in action

Natasha P, Mellisa C, Jacinta P



Tess B, Matt W 2nd, Sophie W, Ella B 1st, Tim C 3rd


Natasha P 3rd, Emma P 1st, Mellisa C 2nd


Will C 3rd, Ross B 1st, Gerard GS 2nd


Chris B
Thanks to Nigel and Ross for photos and results.
You can see more photos in the 2014 Album

AAC Inter-Club Races

It was another great year for AAC Falls Creek. This year the races were held at Perisher.

The Falls Creek team had a clean sweep with the A team 1st, B team 2nd, Masters 1st and also 3rd overall.

Congratulations to all our racers

Perisher AAC Falls Creek Team from L to R:John C, Will C, Marj P, Gerard GS, Nigel C, Mellisa C, Emma P, Heidi F, Carla B, Ross B and James C.

Winning A team of Mellisa C, Will C, Ross B, Emma P being presented the winning trophy by Perisher president Roland

Winning Masters Team: Heidi F, Marj P, John C, Nigel C

July just kept on giving

It seemed that every week there was at least one more great snowfall

Thank heavens for Andrew and the Bloody Big Shovel
(and thanks to Robert L for the pics)