29 March 2016

Community Pizza Oven

The tennis/social club at Falls Creek has just installed a wood-fired pizza oven in the barbecue area near the playground.  The intention is make it available to the wider community, especially ski clubs. 

Details are still being worked out, but it is expected that for a modest fee (mainly to cover the cost of appropriate wood) and a bit of notice, the pizza oven will be available to club members who wish to use it.

28 March 2016

AGM - save the date

The Annual General Meeting will be on Tue May 24th, venue to be advised.

Don't forget that AGM notices and associated documents will now be sent by email, not post.

Make sure that your correct email address and mobile number are registered with the club. You can do this online or contact ProAcct jnoye@proacct.com.au or 0398809600.

19 March 2016

Working Bee

This year's working bee will be

Fri 29 April - Sunday 1 May

Working Bee weekend is the time when we get the lodge ready for the upcoming season. Professional services are used for major items, but we rely on members to do many of the tasks. We usually make a few improvements, but much of the work is maintaining and replenishing.

Attendance is optional. People with trade skills are particularly welcome, but all willing hands are appreciated.

Most people arrive late on Friday night. Andrew & Myra provide brekkie & lunch on Saturday & Sunday as well as Saturday dinner. It's great to stock up your locker and catch up with people before the season. For new members it is a great opportunity to meet old hands and quickly feel at home in the lodge. However it is first and foremost a working weekend.

The tasks very from year to year but typically would include
  • moving firewood into the store (a big job for many hands)
  • stocktaking (eg cereal, juice, toilet paper)
  • painting (eg walls, railings)
  • cleaning & organising the kitchen cupboards & contents
  • turning mattresses & mending protectors
  • minor repairs
  • small carpentry jobs
  • checking & replacing light globes
  • cleaning bathroom fans
  • tidying & cleaning boiler room, ski room
  • weeding and other gardening
If you can help this year, please contact our Lodge Supervisor Justin Checcucci

18 March 2016

Peaks Weekend

Once again all rooms in the lodge were booked for the Peaks cycling weekend and all our guests seemed very happy with the facilities.

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is the 235 gruelling kilometre loop from Falls Creek, over Tawonga Gap, Mt Hotham and the Bogong High Plain - in a 13 hour time limit. Held on the Labour Day weekend in March each year this event is huge and needs every bed that the village can provide.

This is a welcome boost to summer income but it's also an important step in the overall growth of Falls Creek as a summer destination.

As Myra said
"It's a crazy busy weekend. It is the biggest event that Falls Creek sees all year.
Great atmosphere in the village. Finish line was a great spot to be."

a drone captured this amazing picture of the pre-dawn start - click picture for larger version
The lodge books out very early for this event, so if you'd like to come up and part of the festive atmosphere (or participate in the ride) you need to book early. There is no longer an opening date for summer bookings, so don't wait till spring. There is a special package for the lodge for the event: minimum 3 nights with linen and cleaning provided.

17 March 2016

New Swichboard

The original electrical switchboard was practically at capacity and needed to be replaced. This would be a costly but necessary exercise for the future safety of the lodge. This work was undertaken in late January - early February. We now have a modern switchboard with capacity to cater for future growth. All the electrical circuits including switches and power points have been labelled and some minor faults rectified. As an added bonus, many of the power points in the lodge (including in the lounge and mezzanine) now have additional USB power points to cater for our ever increasing number of phones, tablets and laptops.
The new switchboard

16 March 2016

Early Bird Resort Entry Season Passs

Resort Entry Season permits are available online until 5pm on 30 April for $295, less than the price of 7 days. So if you think you might be able to squeeze in more than a week's skiing, this is a a deal not to be missed

After 30 April the price goes up to $325.

This offer is only for online sales.


6 Day Anytime Lift Tickets

If you can't justify a season ticket but want some flexibility, the 6 Day Any Day lift ticket might be what you are after

$499 for adults,
$279 for kids and seniors

and now kids up to 17 are still charged as kids
valid for Hotahm as well as Falls Creek

only available until 31 March