Make this year's snow trip a winner with the best places to ski and stay at Falls Creek.
Make the most of the upcoming snow season with a trip to one of Australia's favourite ski resorts, Falls Creek. We've put together a complete guide to help you find the best accommodation, ski schools and slopes.
Falls Creek is Victoria's largest alpine resort and is an absolute dream for cross country skiers. With ski-in and ski-out accommodation, 65 kilometres of cross country trails, terrain parks, downhill skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding, Falls Creek has everything you would possibly need to have a memorable ski trip, whether you are a beginner who has never stepped foot on snow or a pro ready to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Who should visit Falls Creek?
Falls Creek caters for every kind of skier, so ultimately you have full control over how you want to use your time. There are over 5,000 beds to accommodate guests across multiple accommodation hubs ranging from budget dorms to luxurious penthouse apartments with spa suites. Keeping kids entertained is a sure bet with games of snow bocce, tubing and Thursday night fireworks. They'll meet new friends in the designated kids skiing programs, while mum and dad enjoy private or group skiing lessons. Not only will the kids be entertained, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, including the annual Ice Plunge to kick off the snow season in June.
Top 7 places to stay in Falls Creek
Attunga Alpine Lodge and Apartments from Finder Hotels
Attunga Alpine Lodge is guest house style accommodation that gives a dinner tariff as part of your room charge. It's located in the heart of the Falls Creek resort and is about 150 metres from the closest chairlift.
Features : Laundry facilities, concierge, on-site restaurant
Bring the kids. The Falls Creek Hotel has its own Kool 4 Kids Club to keep them entertained. Grown-up kids can select from one of hundreds of wines over dinner, and snuggle up by the open fire in the guest lounge.
Features : In-house ski hire, indoor pool, free Wi-Fi
Closest lifts: Summit Chair, Eagle Chair, The Tube
A traditional snow lodge with an intimate wooden interior redesigned for a luxurious experience. Astra Alpine Lodge has won multiple awards over the last 10 years for its style, dining experience, and ‘best overall’ for snow accommodations.
Features : Pool, spa, sauna, massages and yoga sessions
QT is well known for its luxurious decor and top-notch facilities, and the Falls Creek location is no exception. Choose from one- or two-bedroom apartments, all with private balconies and exceptional views.
Features: Spa, sauna, gym, pool, views of the valley, mountains and ski fields
Closest lifts: Falls Creek Express
Ski-in/ski-out access? Yes
Address: 17 Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek, 3699
Falls Creek's slopes are generally geared towards beginner and intermediate skiers or boarders with the green runs closer to the village. There are 92 runs in total: 16 green runs for beginners, 55 red runs for intermediate skiers and 21 black runs for advanced skiers and boarders. Night owls also have the option to ski under the stars. Wombats Ramble (a green run) stays open until 9pm on Wednesday and Saturday.
Lift pass prices
Tickets are available daily, weekly or monthly. There is also a four-day any-pass option that gives you access for any four days in the season. Passes bought online are approximately 10% cheaper than buying them when you arrive. Daily passes are not currently available for purchase but we will update you when they are.
If you plan to spend more than nine days in Falls Creek, purchasing a season pass is your best option. With a season pass, you can visit as often as you like without having to stop at the resort's entry. You also have direct access to parking at the village for a day or overnight.
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What you need to know about the resort
Number of chair lifts: 15
Number of runs: 90+
Number of magic carpets: 3
Everything you need to know to hit the slopes of Falls Creek
Ski season dates : 9 June 2019 to 7 October 2019
Chair lift opening hours: 7:30am-6pm
Snow report: Check the daily Snow Report for a detailed and accurate look at recent snowfalls and conditions
Trail breakdown: 17% of the trails are for beginners, 60% are for intermediates and 23% are for advanced skiers
Number of terrain park lines: 5
Longest run: Wishing Well (3km)
Skiable terrain: 450 hectares
Buses and coaches: How do I get there?
Falls Creek is a full day's drive (8 hours) from Sydney and about half that (4–5 hours) from Melbourne. To make the entire drive, you will need to pack snow chains. If you would rather pack your things and gaze out of the window while someone else drives , there are a number of options.
The Falls Creek Coach Service operates from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek Ski Resort. t's a good option if you want the freedom of having your own car close by, but would rather leave the snow-driving to the pros. There are also dedicated coach pick-up services from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport if you are arriving from elsewhere in Australia. Flights depart daily from Melbourne and Sydney via QANTASLink, Rex and Virgin to Albury Airport.
Ski schools available in Falls Creek
There are group ski lessons available for all levels of skiers, as well as private lessons. For all lessons you will need to be suited up in the appropriate snow gear, skis/snowboard, helmet, boots, gloves and goggles. If you plan to rent equipment, we suggest you organise this the day prior to your lesson.
Who can participate?
What is involved?
Paw Patrol SNOWCLUB
Children between the ages of 3 and 5
Introducing children to their first skiing experience and progressing their skills to ensure they become confident skiers and snowboarders down the track. Kids take part in lessons, games, visits from PAW Patrol Puppies and Pete the Snow Dragon
Spongebob Squarepants Junior Workshop
Children between the ages of 6 and 12
The workshop places children in groups based on their skill level and age. Young skiers are taught essential skiing and snowboarding skills, with an emphasis on safety and fun
TMNT Ride Tribe
Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17
The program caters towards teenagers who either want to learn to ski or snowboard, or are keen to further progress their skill set
Beginner Ski and Snowboarding Program
People who are skiing or snowboarding for the first time or want to refresh their skills
Gaining the skills you need to become a confident skier or snowboarder by learning how to correctly use equipment and learn how to be safe and have fun on the slopes
Adult Ski Group Lessons
Skiers of all levels and abilities
You will meet people with varying skills who you will ski with. Your instructor will ensure you cruise the best runs for your ability and you will get to meet new people who can lend you a helping hand (and maybe teach you a few tricks!)
Private Ski and Snowboarding Lessons
Anyone can participate in private lessons
You will have your instructor's full attention as they encourage you to build your confidence, work on your style and enhance your skills during your lesson
For your convenience, there are multiple ski and snowboard rental outlets situated around Falls Creek that are easy to access from your accommodation and the slopes. You can hire clothing and equipment at:
It is a great idea to take out ski travel insurance as a precaution on your ski/snowboarding trip. If you have an accident while skiing or snowboarding, your belongings are stolen or you become ill on the trip, ski insurance may cover you.
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Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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