2012 Resort Entry Pricing
BUS SERVICE There is free shuttle service throughout Falls Creek village everyday of the wekk during winter season. It begins its operation at 8:00am ‘til 5:30pm.
LIFTS There are 14 ski lifts available in the resort. Price range: $45 – $631
HERO PASS All season long:
- Unlimited skiing and boarding
- FREE one day Learn to Ski Pass for a friend
- 15% off the full day price of the lift pass
- 15% off Adult Group Snowsports School Lessons
- 15% off rentals and other merchandises
- Extra Value in Niseko, Japan, Big White & Silver Star, Canada, Australian Treetop Walks, Melbourne Aquarium Price range: $399 – $699
FALLS CREEK FACTS
Nestled in the northeastern part of Victoria is one of Australia’s major resorts called Falls Creek. The resort is set deeper in the Alps which makes its snow condition all the more favorable. It’s easy to feel right at home because upon arrival your heavy luggage gets to be taken cared for and delivered right to your accommodations. Within the village, everything is easily accessible and within walking distance. Chairlift queues aren’t going to be long and difficult since the resort doesn’t tend to get very crowded which means, you can spruce yourself to more snow-filled fun. What’s more, there is over 65km of perfectly groomed Cross Country trails yours to ski and enjoy for free. There are plenty of accommodations available in the resort. There are also many bars and cafes that you can go to just kick back and relax. Another big event to look forward is the newly opened one and only Intencity Amusement Centre. At Falls Creek, it certainly is not the time to worry about anything but just to have fun.
Riding Terrain: 450ha Grading of Runs: Beginner – 17% Intermediate – 60% Advanced – 23% Average Snowfall: 4m Groomed Trails: 60km
GET TO FALLS CREEK
By Road Carrying snow chains is compulsory for all types of cars. There is also no petrol available at Falls Creek. From major cities it can be just a few hours away: 1. Melbourne (4.5 hours) 2. Sydney (7.5 hours) 3. Adelaide ( 10.5 hours)
By Coach Falls Creek Coach Service – contact no. 03 5754 4024
By Air At Albury Airport direct flights are coming in from Sydney and Melbourne with connecting flights to other major cities through Qantaslink, Rex or Virgin Blue Airlines. Then from the airport coach services are available to reach Falls Creek. Another means is by helicopter, a ride that would take around 30 minutes with a price range of $1,000 to $3,000.
By RailS Departing either from Sydney or Melbourne the nearest rail stop from Falls Creek is Albury, an estimate of 2 to 3 hours of train ride. Then from Albury next journey is to continue either by coach or through a helicopter ride to reach the resort.
WHERE TO STAY
- Bed and Breakfast
HOW TO BE SAFE
SAFETY There are a number of ski patrollers that can be called in for medical assistance or other needs by vacationers staying at Falls Creek for more information about the resort or snow conditions. There are full time and volunteer Patrollers. SERVICES 1. Central Reservations (tel #. 1800 033 079) 2. Child Care Centre (Price range: $40 – $100) 3. Clothing, Eyewear, Souvenirs & Snow Gear 4. Gym (Price Range: $5 – $50) 5. Lift & Rental (Price range: $83 – $821) 6. Massage Therapists 7. Medical Centre 8. Pharmacy 9. Pilates 10. Post Office 11. Spa 12. Supermarket
RESTAURANTS You can choose steak, seafood, or lamb for your dining options within the resort. Aside from that, there is French, Aussie, Japanese, and other similarly palatable European cuisines.
CAFES Enjoy coffee and cake all day. All sorts of treats are available such as pastas, salads and other gourmet meals. You can experience Genovese coffee, the local taste of Alpine wine being offered in a number of cafes within the resort.
BARS Nightly vodka tastings and mixings is a common occurrence. Not only that but a range of beers, wines, spirits and liquers are also available along with live entertainment among the many bars within the resort.
SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL 1. Boomers on Groomers (For Adults 50+ yrs) 2. Group Lessons (For Children and Adults) Price range: $58 – $365 3. Lift & Lesson Packages Price range: $135 – $744 4. MILO Junior Workshop Price range: $138 – $888 5. MILO Snowclub 4 Kids (For 3 to 5 yrs) Price range: $74 – $888 6. First Timers (For Children and Adults) Price range: $48 – $109 7. Learn to Ski/Board Price range: $65 – $626 8. Private Lessons (For Children and Adults) Price range: $102 – $332 9. Mim Sodergren Women’s Program Price range: $724 – $1268 10. Disable Skier Program
1. Pete the Snow Dragon Show Pete the blue Snow Dragon performs free shows during winter seasons. He’s so adorable the young ones are going to love a blast with him.
2. Back Country Tour with Steve Lee Steve Lee is a renowned player for having one an Alpine World Cup Level and on top of that only one of three Australian’s ski players to have done so. The tour would take half a day consisting of intermediate to advanced ski levels.
3. Night Skiing on Wombat’s Ramble The entire trail, all 2.2 km of it lined by lights on a naturally dark night, making the long ride down more interesting. Night skiing is open during Wednesday and Saturdays. Prices range at $10 to $20.
4. Bungy Trampoline A two for one ultimate fun, trampolining plus bungy jumping. Jump to your heart’s desire, prices start at $12 and range to up to $40.
5. Snow Coach Tours Access the highest point of Falls Creek at 1842m high. Go with friends or family at the heated comfort of a snow coach, bringing you to the best sceneries in less hassle together with the most expert guides. Prices start at $35 and range to $70.
6. Snow Biking Falls Creek has engineered a new kind of bike made to be used for snow. Once you get used to it, you’ll have the easiest way to get around the resort and have an exquisite time. Pricing for the bike ride starts at $37 to up to $40.
7. Snow Tubing and Tobogganing Spin, bounce and bump your way down on a specially designed snow tube and have the convenience of a lift back to the top to do it all over again.
8. First Tracks Just by a minimum of 20 guests per day have the opportunity to cruise on newly groomed runs by being among the first people to cruise the tracks at daybreak. The price is at $26.
9. Snowman Making Competition Let your inner artist out and create the best snowman. Experience the thrill of getting involved in one of the most fun events at Falls Creek.
10. Snowmobile Tours Get away from the crowd and go for a more unique experience by going Back Country. There’s no need to brave the harsh weather conditions of the wild on foot. You can drive yourself instead or be with an experienced guide. Prices start at $165 to up to $200.
11. Snow Grooming Tours Another way to experience Falls Creek is by learning how they create a perfectly groomed snow. The ride takes around 50 minutes on board Kassbohrer. It is priced at $47.
12. Helicopter Fly over from one resort to another or experience sight-seeing like you’ve never done before on a helicopter ride.
13. Summit Sunset Tours Experience the beauty of an alpine sunset from 1800 metres.
14. Nordic Snowshoe Tours You don’t need to take extra lessons to delve into this activity right away, all it takes is just simply walking. Get exposed to the natural beauty of Falls Creek in its perfect whiteness as you tread along hidden trails winding through alpine forests discovering life forms on the snowy atmosphere. This tour is priced at $23.
15. Bocce on Snow Originally a lawn game, where its mechanics is just a bit like soccer where each team has to shoot its ball near a goal but in this case there’s only one goal for both teams. It’s a sure hit with friends and family, a great outdoors game and another fine excuse to stay out in the snow. What’s more, it’s free.
16. Fireworks Night Show Spectacular There’s always that festive feel upon a show of fireworks, and that’s what you’ll exactly experience in one of the resort’s night shows. There are more to look forward as there are a lot of other things lined up for the show. Just by being at the resort you can see it all for free.
17. Cross-country Skiing There is over 65km of world-class trails that are groomed and patrolled daily. If you’re a beginner or looking for a more advanced ski challenge, you can choose from the many ski trails available.
18. Skiing and Other Competitions It has become a regular venue for different snow competitions like cross country skiing, mountain biking, and many others.
1. Sunset Tours Witness a one of a kind sunset from Mt. Mckay, the highest peak in Victoria. You can drive up to its summit and avoid having to endure going up 1842m on foot. The tour price is at $25.
2.High Plains Vista Tour A 3-hour guided walk to explore the high plains within the vicinity of the resort. You will be treading along historical sites like the Tawonga Huts and encounter a lot of breathtaking views at different angles looking down below as the travel involves going from one mountain to another. The tour is surely worthwhile if nature is where you want to get away most at the priceof $20.
3. Outdoor Cinema A classical kind of fun, where it can easily be done by a group of people or with the rest of the family as it features different movies.
4. Alpine Wild Walk Setting in to the wilder side, a tour that treks from Falls Creek to Mt. Hotham. Price is at $50.
5. Big Fella Festival It features live entertainment and a bazaar. There are musicians, performers, stall holders and the likes. The bazaar will probably have arts, crafts, herbs, spices, and many other things. Prices range from $25 to $80.
6. Alpine Road Cycling There are so many routes to choose from, there are around 8 major ones. The distance varies from 9.5 to 100km and each route shows a different eye candy as it winds around different scenic views. The level of difficulty is also varied so if you’re looking for a challenge one route that goes down very steep rocky paths is just one that might be what you’re looking for.
7. Walks On a summer’s day, taking a walk along one of Australia’s ski resorts that’s set deeper into the mountains is sure to offer wilder sceneries, yours to take pleasure at your own pace. There are four established routes that might interest you such as the Falls Creek Falls only 300m away. Another one is Rocky Valley Lake, an hour’s walk away which holds other interesting activities as you reach the Lake.
8. Alpine Fishing A great way to while away summer and enjoy it is through the old fashioned fishing. There are two places that you can catch a brown or rainbow trout as well as some anglers, and these are Rocky Valley and Pretty Valley Lakes. A fishing license is required to perform the activity which ranges along the prices of $6 to $66.
9. Kayaking Brace your muscles and do some kayaking at Pretty Valley or Rocky Valley Lakes. Prices range from $25 to $40.
10. Explore Historic Huts If you’re up for a longer walk and discovering a bit about skiing history, then near the resort are a couple of huts that stand as witnesses to the history that happened among the pioneers who thrived within the area. As each hut has a story, each shows a different story about land owners, workers and skiers. A treat to see and feel what life has been like before.
11. Horseback Riding Try to cruise the village and the nearby areas minus the foot blisters but through horseback riding, a docile and giving creature to double the fun of touring around.
12. Tennis If you’re looking for that familiar rush brought about by smashing tennis balls, Falls Creek has two mod-grass courts. Racquets and tennis balls are available for use, price range may average at $70 including court rent.
13. Scenic Chairlift Rides Experience the panoramic scenes of Falls Creek traveling at constant speed on a chairlift, letting you have a brief overview of all the exciting activities awaiting below at the resort. The ride’s price range starts at $8 to $22.
14. Kids Club Summer Program Falls Creek is truly an escape for all ages. Kids Club Summer program offers activities that range from arts and crafts, cookie decorating, tree planting, outdoor games, and many others. Parents can be included on the fun too so it can be a great family activity.
15. Skate Ramp It’s open all day and costs nothing. So even with the absence of ice, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good skate at Falls Creek.