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Falls Creek - Australian Ski Resort (1500m to 1842m)
One of Australia's major resorts and the first to install a high-speed detachable quad chair in the country. The resort now boasts seven quads, second only to Mt Hotham, as well as two magic carpet lifts for kids and beginners. There are long open slopes with some mogul fields and adventurous glade skiing. Cross Country skiers will need to purchase a valid Cross Country Ski Trail Pass from the resort. Hardcore skiers and boarders are now being treated to an extension to the terrain on offer with the opening of Mt McKay - well known for its steep and deep terrain, narrow chutes, large boulders and majestic views. A heated, 10 person lift will transport skiers to the top of the mountain within 10 minutes, where they will be met by an experienced guide who will accompany them to maximise their experience. Each session lasts for three hours and there are two sessions per day - one at 0900 and the other at 1300. The service will operate in most weather conditions, and bookings must be made the day before departure through the Falls Creek Snowboard School. Each three hour session costs AUS$59.
Falls Creek Ski Facts
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The Australian ski resort of Falls Creek has direct access to 102 individual pistes, served by 18 ski lifts.
Snowmaking :- Falls Creek is able to augment natural snow, on 25km of ski runs, with 200 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 18 Ski Lifts of Falls Creek are able to uplift 25,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
Skiing in Falls Creek
In the Falls Creek area, the 80km of piste offer plenty of scope for all levels of skier with 27 easy, 43 intermediate and 30 difficult runs. Add to that the 40 runs at Mt Hotham and the 10 at Dinner Plain which are included in the price of a lift pass and the skier and snowboarder will have more than enough to occupy them for several days. With its south facing aspect. the snow here is fairly reliable and the mountain does have some good powder skiing.
The main skiing areas in Falls Creek are Village Bowl, Sun Valley and the Maze. The sides of the Village bowl offer cornices, steep trails and bump runs for experts, some gentler descents for intermediates while the base of the bowl is perfect for beginners and children. Mogul skiers will be dying to try out the famed Exhibition run which has been the venue for national and international mogul competitions. The Maze is the starting off point for some of the best off-piste routes and it has to said that skiing through gum trees rather than pines has a wacky charm all its own.
Snowboarding in Falls Creek
Falls Creek is one of the most popular resorts in the southern hemisphere for boarders. A boarder cross course is constructed on Headwater trail next to the half pipe and is usually 600 metres or longer in length. The good choice of runs also allows for excellent carving and free riding while the night life is known to be pretty lively, The park is designed by snowboarders and constantly redesigned and improved throughout the season. Obstacles are reset throughout the season to provide a constant challenge to boarders.
Falls Creek Aprés Ski
The night life in Falls Creek is varied and depending on taste and mood can be as relaxed or as lively as you want it to be. There is a good range of bars, clubs and music venues if you fancy a wild time and when you want a more relaxed kind of apres ski, few things compare with a sauna or hot tub, followed by drinks in front of the open fire at your ski lodge.
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