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Falls Creek

Falls Creek Ski Resort Guide

Falls Creek, Australia

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Falls Creek Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,842m6,043ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportCanberra
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Falls Creek

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 Summary

The Australian ski resort of Falls Creek is at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft.

Falls Creek has direct access to 102 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

Falls Creek Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Falls Creek?

The next notable snow forecast for Falls Creek is 1cm-, expected on 22 September, with around 16cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Falls Creek Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Falls Creek
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Falls Creek Altitudes

Falls Creek Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Falls Creek
Highest Lift1,842m6,043ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Falls Creek)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical342m1,122ft

Falls Creek Rated

Ratings for Falls Creek
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Falls Creek Overview

The mountains above the town of Mount Beauty, Victoria, have been a magnet for skiers since the turn of the last century. However, it was not until 1960 that the first lifts were built and the ski station of Falls Creek was born. In the last forty years this purpose-built winter resort has grown in size until today it is the biggest in the territory of Victoria with almost 100 trails, amounting to 80kms of skiable piste.

Falls Creek is unusual in Australia being a car-free, ski-in, ski-out resort - you can ski from the door of all of the resort's lodges and in a normal season all the accommodation is accessible on skis. It shares ownership and a liftpass with the resort of nearby Mount Hotham which enables skiers to enjoy an even greater variety of terrain - access between the two is by helicopter, which takes 6 minutes compared with the 2.5 hours by road!

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Falls Creek is 3km2 miles long.

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.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

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.

Location and Map

Where is Falls Creek?

Falls Creek is in Australia.

Map of Falls Creek

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How to get to Falls Creek

 By Air

The nearest airport to Falls Creek is Canberra which is 178 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts of Falls Creek are able to uplift 25,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Falls Creek is able to make snow, on 25km16 miles of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Falls Creek Season Dates

When is Falls Creek open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Falls Creek.


Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Late Sept.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Falls Creek.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Falls Creek, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

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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.

Falls Creek