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Falls Creek

Falls Creek Ski Resort Guide

Falls Creek, Australia

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift6,043ft
Resort Height4,921ft
 Nearest AirportCanberra
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Falls Creek

A top Australia ski resort with modern lift infrastructure, long open slopes, mogul fields and glade skiing. There is also a selection of Cross Country Ski Trails. Expert and advanced skiers and snowboarders can play on Mt McKay - known for steep and deep terrain, couloirs and great views.

Summary

The Australian ski resort of Falls Creek is at an altitude of 4,921ft.

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Falls Creek?

The next notable snow forecast is -, expected on 24 June, with around 9in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Falls Creek Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
30
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
43
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
27
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 
Cross Country
Total Length
19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
18

Altitudes

Falls Creek Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,043ft
Lowest Trail4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Falls Creek)4,921ft
Max Vertical1,122ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Falls Creek
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Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
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Falls Creek Overview

Falls Creek is a car-free, ski-in, ski-out resort - with skiing from the door of most accommodation (snow permitting). The Lift Pass includes nearby Mount Hotham, accessing additional terrain - with a 10-minute helicopter transfer the recommended route.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Falls Creek is 2 miles long.

Skiing

Falls Creek's generally south-facing slopes hold onto the snow and often offers powder skiing.

The ski area includes Sun Valley, The Maze and Village Bowl. There are cornices, steeps and moguls - for experts - around the sides of the Bowl and easier skiing to and at the base. The best of the off-piste can be accessed from The Maze, with lines among the gum trees!

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

Snowboarding

Popular with snowboarders, Falls Creek has a 600m boarder-cross course on Headwater trail next to the half-pipe, and a snow park with various features. A choice of runs allows excellent carving or free-riding.

Location and Map

Where is Falls Creek?

This ski resort is in Australia.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 16 miles of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Falls Creek open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Open.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Falls Creek, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

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

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Falls Creek Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Falls Creek

Mentions in recent J2Ski News Items and Snow Reports from our users...

Aprés Ski

There is varied night life with a range of bars, clubs and music venues.

History and Development

The first lifts serving the Falls Creek ski area were installed around 1960 and the purpose-built resort has since grown to be the largest ski station in Victoria.

Falls Creek