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Falls Creek | The ultimate travel guide

Here’s everything you need to know before hitting the slopes at this Victorian ski field.

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Falls Creek opens for the 2022 season on 13 June and closes in the first weekend of October.

Planning to hit the slopes at Falls Creek but not sure where to start? Here's how much to budget, where to stay and when to go.

What to know before you book your Falls Creek holiday

Family or group trips to Falls Creek

With a wide range of ski runs, including for beginners, Falls Creek caters to families and groups of all skillsets.

Ski schools are available for children as young as 3, while adult group lessons cater to 15+ year olds.

If you're staying overnight, there are plenty of Falls Creek accommodation options that are suitable for larger groups. This includes apartment stays where you can self-cater.

Alternatively, homeshare sites Airbnb and Stayz can be good options for more space than a traditional hotel room.

Couples trips to Falls Creek

Romantics can book in a private ski lesson or take on an off-the-slope activity such as snow shoeing.

Accommodation-wise, the Astra Falls Creek has an indoor pool, sauna and spa.

Getting to Falls Creek

Falls Creek resort is 350km from Melbourne, or about a 4.5-hour drive northeast from the CBD.

Self-driving is a popular option though you can also travel by coach or fly into Albury.

Driving to Falls Creek

When driving to Falls Creek over winter (June to October), the snowy conditions mean you're legally required to carry snow chains.

These can be hired along the way if you don't own chains. If anything should happen, without chains you may not be covered by your car insurance.

You do not need chains outside of the snow season.

Getting to Falls Creek by coach

A few bus services offer transfers from Melbourne or Albury.

  • Falls Bus: Departs from Melbourne city or airport on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays; or departs from Albury on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Snow Bus: Departs from either Geelong or Melbourne on weekends, with the option to get dropped off in either Mt Beauty or Falls Creek.
  • Falls Creek Coach Services: Departs Melbourne, Albury or Mt Beauty daily.

Flying to Falls Creek

The closest airport to Falls Creek is Albury. It's 2 hours away and you can book a shuttle to get there and back.

If you're travelling with a few people, it may be worth booking a private transfer as the shuttle can cost up to $100 per person.

Ski resort information and mountain statistics

Falls Creek boasts more than 450 hectares of downhill terrain, plus 65km of groomed tracks for cross-country skiing.

Basic Falls Creek information

  • Ski season dates for 2022: 13 June – early October
  • Number of chair lifts: 14
  • Number of runs: 92
  • Length of cross-country tracks: 65km
  • Night skiing available? Yes, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Everything you need to know to hit the slopes at Falls Creek

  • Trail breakdown: 17% of the trails are for beginners, 60% are for intermediates and 23% are for advanced skiers
  • Number of terrain parks: 3
  • Longest run: 3km (Wishing Well)
  • Skiable terrain: 450 hectares

Trail map of Falls Creek

Falls Creek map

Lift pass information for Falls Creek

For the 2022 season, pre-purchasing lift tickets is recommended.

Falls Creek lift ticket prices

Pass type1 day2 days3 days4 days5 days
Adult (18-64 years old)$159$312$434$572$696
Child (5-17 years old )$87$172$239$315$383
Senior (65+ years old)$127$250$347$458$557

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