Falls Creek Snow Report

12:08pm - 04 Oct 2016       
Lifts Open 0 of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) 83 cm
Snow Depth (Sun Valley) 90 cm
Snow Depth (Northside) 69 cm
Snow Depth (Village Bowl) 90 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 40 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Slight (20%).. Forecast Max 16°c

Surface Condition

Skiing & Boarding

We have finished for the 2016 season but couldn't help posting one last report - 40cm storm total and we have a natural depth of 120cm! What do they say about finishing on a high note?

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Terrain Parks Open

Road Condition

Road Open: Fitting chains on 2WD

Village Road

Partial ski in ski out. Groomed

Snowfall History

04 Oct 201640cm
30 Sep 201620cm
28 Sep 201610cm

Announcements

Snow Reporting has now closed for the 2016 season - see you in 2017

Board Walk (Carpet)
Drovers Dream Chair (Quad)
Eagle Chair (Triple)
Falls Creek Express (Quad)
Gully Chair (Triple)
International Poma (Poma)
Lakeside Poma (Poma)
Monkey Bars (Poma)
Mouse Trap (Poma)
Petes Train (Train)
Ruined Castle Chair (Quad)
Scotts Chair (Quad)
Summit Chair (Quad)
Towers Chair (Quad)
Tube Park (Carpet)

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Dec 11
Max 16°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower this afternoon. Light winds.
Mon Dec 12
6°c | 17°c
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Tue Dec 13
10°c | 19°c
Sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h.
Wed Dec 14
11°c | 13°c
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds northerly 45 to 55 km/h tending northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Thu Dec 15
2°c | 14°c
Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Fri Dec 16
6°c | 15°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.
Sat Dec 17
10°c | 16°c
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Comments

dr80
26/10/16 - 12:38am
Scott No Mates: Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
Important ++ And hip and thigh strengthening as soon as able also.
25/10/16 - 9:36pm
Scott No Mates: Yeah!!!!! 3 weeks post op. Out of plaster. Another 3 months before I can drive or put full weight on my leg. Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
How were the nurses? ;):nerd::DLOL
Scott No Mates
25/10/16 - 3:45pm
Yeah!!!!! 3 weeks post op. Out of plaster. Another 3 months before I can drive or put full weight on my leg. Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/10/16 - 6:40pm
Thanks for the BHP road up date.
10/10/16 - 5:03pm
Mister Tee on snow shoes: Is the road from Mt. Beauty to Howman's gap open yet??.There were some landslides last week. I am thinking about heading up road 24 to Pretty Valley hut this weekend.There looks like there is still some snow up there !!!.
Yep
10/10/16 - 1:42pm
Scott No Mates: Thanks - love my personal emoji :) I was released from hospital today and back on the way to good health. Thanks for all the good wishes from all on the forum, ski patrol, everyone at FC Medical Centre, Mt Beauty Hospital and the SAN. I won't be on both feet for a while and longer for the bike but I will be around.
Best of luck with the knitting and rehab SNM. Leastways you should be good for next winter.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/10/16 - 10:55am
Is the road from Mt. Beauty to Howman's gap open yet??.There were some landslides last week. I am thinking about heading up road 24 to Pretty Valley hut this weekend.There looks like there is still some snow up there !!!.
Scott No Mates
8/10/16 - 6:27pm
Ubiquitous Steve: Team Bears trying out new emoij just for u..:emoji_ambulance:..get well..:emoji_hospital:
Thanks - love my personal emoji :) I was released from hospital today and back on the way to good health. Thanks for all the good wishes from all on the forum, ski patrol, everyone at FC Medical Centre, Mt Beauty Hospital and the SAN. I won't be on both feet for a while and longer for the bike but I will be around.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
8/10/16 - 11:21am
Is the BHP Road up Falls Creek or least as Far as Bogong Village or Howman's gap open yet ? There looks like enough snow up there to make a 15 & 16 th October w/end BC snow shoe trip worthwhile!.
Ubiquitous Steve
7/10/16 - 4:04pm
Scott No Mates: The doctor will kick me out of the hospital in a couple of days once the pain is under control. Taking off the bandage over the knee tomorrow (where he knocked in the steel pin). Now for all of the out of pocket expenses :(
Team Bears trying out new emoij just for u..:emoji_ambulance:..get well..:emoji_hospital:
Ubiquitous Steve
7/10/16 - 9:58am
Mister Tee on snow shoes: Thanks Steve. Your experience and knowledge of the Vic. Alps is considerable and very much appreciated. My friends still want to buy you a beer for all the good things you do as volunteer .You are right , in a white out with driving rain/ice/ wind it is disorientating and the weather up high near the Ruined castle can be dangerously bad.
some things I just learnt the hard way ...but Ruined Castle can be a bit desperate sometimes...I used to look around to try to remember the skitows..some old with towers etc...but its more than confusing in bad conditions...maps pole lines navagational systems all get too much in bad conditions...u need to have the geographical experience of what the pole lines look like and the other little features of ski tows/shelters/signs cattle grids and appreciate the time u are out and about before u make shelter...its ok when u travel solo but when u have parties of different ability/fitness it would get tricky... U R clocking up the kms which impresses Team Bears....
Mister Tee on snow shoes
6/10/16 - 6:55pm
Ubiquitous Steve: I used to park at Howmans Gap Resort in old days in their carpark...I would ask them if it would be ok to park for the weekend..and just park however they said ..they were very friendly and obliging....just tell them u are off up Block 24 x/c sorry snow shoeing with pack heading for Pretty Valley...also tell them u r friends of the dude that stocks P.Valley with firewood each year...coming this way u stay out of weather but a bit of a climb then u look for pole line on the right that goes steeply uphill(a well poled line) it hits the Pretty Valley Road then it turns and u follow it...then u see the split in pole line:one goes to Mt Mackay Saddle the other at anangle of like 30deg goes to Pretty Valley to the west (right/uphill) side of roadway.....as u cruise along(very exposed up there) u see resort boundary markers(sometimes rope between them) on the left of track (running parallel to track)...then before the highest part u leave this resort boundary pole line....it changes direction and heads down into Ruined Castle Bottom Station....some plastic temporary poles are seen on the next section as road hits highest pt and descends towards cattle grid... this temporary pole line is more than difficult to follow in white out...few poles too far apart... sometimes its better to follow permanent pole line above road/right on highest part of ridge coming from the junction of the split and stay on it as poles are better spaced and u can see next one...very exposed but u don't have to take bearing/check gps or do any navigation ...just plod/ski thro white out and gale force winds till u hit the cattle grid... it all looks different in white out and it is totally disorientating even when u know the place backwards.. the other route from SunValley past the bottom of Ruined Castle Tow is also a good way to keep out of white out and gale force winds...it can be groomed and comes in close to cattle grid.....comes right up gully into this area.. it is good that u have found the shelter ...cos when weather is really bad(and u met it on a really bad day) the shelter is a good place to hide even spend a night...knowing where it is will be an advantage for future trips up there as a fall back... the trick is to take the definite pole line on the right as u emerge into the void at the upper end of Block24 Rd then u have a definite reference point and stay on poles...weather is so bad there at times u have not got ability to look at maps and play with navigational instruments...just get over and out of it quickly...don't stop just move quickly out of windchill...
Thanks Steve. Your experience and knowledge of the Vic. Alps is considerable and very much appreciated. My friends still want to buy you a beer for all the good things you do as volunteer .You are right , in a white out with driving rain/ice/ wind it is disorientating and the weather up high near the Ruined castle can be dangerously bad.
Scott No Mates
6/10/16 - 12:47pm
Charles: Hmm... Pain in the leg and further up in the pocket. Sorry to hear about your grief, hope the financial hit isn't too great. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Do I sign all the bills 'Return to sender'?
Ubiquitous Steve
6/10/16 - 10:02am
I used to park at Howmans Gap Resort in old days in their carpark...I would ask them if it would be ok to park for the weekend..and just park however they said ..they were very friendly and obliging....just tell them u are off up Block 24 x/c sorry snow shoeing with pack heading for Pretty Valley...also tell them u r friends of the dude that stocks P.Valley with firewood each year...coming this way u stay out of weather but a bit of a climb then u look for pole line on the right that goes steeply uphill(a well poled line) it hits the Pretty Valley Road then it turns and u follow it...then u see the split in pole line:one goes to Mt Mackay Saddle the other at anangle of like 30deg goes to Pretty Valley to the west (right/uphill) side of roadway.....as u cruise along(very exposed up there) u see resort boundary markers(sometimes rope between them) on the left of track (running parallel to track)...then before the highest part u leave this resort boundary pole line....it changes direction and heads down into Ruined Castle Bottom Station....some plastic temporary poles are seen on the next section as road hits highest pt and descends towards cattle grid... this temporary pole line is more than difficult to follow in white out...few poles too far apart... sometimes its better to follow permanent pole line above road/right on highest part of ridge coming from the junction of the split and stay on it as poles are better spaced and u can see next one...very exposed but u don't have to take bearing/check gps or do any navigation ...just plod/ski thro white out and gale force winds till u hit the cattle grid... it all looks different in white out and it is totally disorientating even when u know the place backwards.. the other route from SunValley past the bottom of Ruined Castle Tow is also a good way to keep out of white out and gale force winds...it can be groomed and comes in close to cattle grid.....comes right up gully into this area.. it is good that u have found the shelter ...cos when weather is really bad(and u met it on a really bad day) the shelter is a good place to hide even spend a night...knowing where it is will be an advantage for future trips up there as a fall back... the trick is to take the definite pole line on the right as u emerge into the void at the upper end of Block24 Rd then u have a definite reference point and stay on poles...weather is so bad there at times u have not got ability to look at maps and play with navigational instruments...just get over and out of it quickly...don't stop just move quickly out of windchill...
Charles
6/10/16 - 9:23am
Scott No Mates: The doctor will kick me out of the hospital in a couple of days once the pain is under control. Taking off the bandage over the knee tomorrow (where he knocked in the steel pin). Now for all of the out of pocket expenses :(
Hmm... Pain in the leg and further up in the pocket. Sorry to hear about your grief, hope the financial hit isn't too great. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Charles
6/10/16 - 8:30am
Looking at the cams this morning. Depression starting to kick in as I head to the office knowing that today at Falls conditions look epic and there is no one about
Scott No Mates
5/10/16 - 10:41pm
The doctor will kick me out of the hospital in a couple of days once the pain is under control. Taking off the bandage over the knee tomorrow (where he knocked in the steel pin). Now for all of the out of pocket expenses :(
5/10/16 - 8:57pm
Scott No Mates: Thanks all - weeeeeeee! Had the operation late last night, now it hurts 'different'. More pain where the pin has been knocked inside the bone :eek: Expecting to see the doctor in the morning. I will need to reconsider what I ski and possibly take up CC.
Errrr....so you've had the op....what are you doing lying around? The snow is back!
5/10/16 - 8:38pm
stansi: Watched the event unfold from Fall to Ambulance. All the best for speedy recovery.
Wish I knew that you were on 'my turf' Sunday....would have been nice to get some turns in together. I had work duties for most of the day but Mr7yo Dude with Tude (who as most days was in tow for the day) and I got a few free runs in together during the middle of the day.
currawong
5/10/16 - 8:01pm
Majikthise: Hopefully all up from here , I hope you are being well looked after, alternatively we can send someone around in a nurses uniform.
in nurse's uniform would be motivation to get better very quickly

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