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If you're planning to hit the slopes at Falls Creek but are unsure of how much to budget, where to stay or when to go, you've come to the right place.
Restrictions due to Melbourne's July coronavirus outbreak
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks, anyone living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will not be allowed to enter ski areas. Some ski lifts and resorts have closed across Victoria, including Falls Creek. The resort will not be opening for spring skiing or snowboarding in 2020. If further announcements are made, we'll update this page with more information
With a diverse assortment of ski runs, including those perfect for beginners, Falls Creek caters to families with kids of any age.
Ski schools are offered for children as young as three years old, where adult group lessons are available to anyone aged 15 years or older.
If you're staying overnight with your brood, there are plenty of Falls Creek accommodation options that are suitable for larger groups, including apartment stays where you can self-cater. Alternatively, looking into sites like Airbnb or Stayz could be good options if you're looking for more space than a traditional hotel room.
Couples trips to Falls Creek
If you're after a snowy escape from the city, Falls Creek could offer just what you're looking for. Private ski lessons are available if you're hoping to keep the trip to just the two of you. Off the slopes, activities include snow shoeing.
Accommodation-wise, the QT Falls Creek offers private hot tubs on some of its balconies overlooking the slopes.
Getting to Falls Creek
The resort is 350km away from Melbourne, or about a 4.5-hour drive northeast from the CBD.
While driving there yourself is the easiest option, if you don't have a car and don't want to hire one, you're not out of luck.
Driving to Falls Creek
If you're driving to Falls Creek in your own vehicle, you'll need to be prepared for driving in snowy conditions. If you're uncomfortable driving in snow, it's probably best to ask someone else to drive or consider arriving by coach instead.
You're legally required to carry snow chains during the open season, from early June to early October. 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.
Getting to Falls Creek by coach
A few bus services do offer transfers between 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.
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