Falls Creek Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 23
Aug 2014
7:00am

Uploaded: 9:44am - 21 August 2014

Lifts Open

15
of 15

Snow Depth

111cm
Average Natural

Surface Condition


Firm Packed

Weather

Overnight Minimum: -4.4 °C
Wind: 24 N
Precipitation: No precipitation
Expected Visibility: Clear (10km+)
Expected Cloud Cover: Fine and Sunny

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall History

2cm
18 Aug 2014

Snowfall History

4cm
11 Aug 2014

Snowfall History

cm
Resort Status: Open 7:00am - 23 Aug 2014

111cm natural snow depth. We have a good to very good cover of snow throughout the resort, of firm packed snow, softening as the day continues. You will need the sunscreen today. Please respect all patrol signage. Have a good day.

Skiable Snow Cover Whole Resort
Snow Depth: Av. Natural 111cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 150+cm
Snow Depth: Sunvalley 115cm
Snow Depth: Northside 114cm
Snow Depth: Village Bowl 105cm
Drovers Terrain Park Open
Ruined Castle Terrain Park Open
Fox Trail Terrain Park Open
Helicopter Link Open

Cross Country Trails

Hoppet day Have a good day .
Cross Country Grooming (kms) = 45km

Road Condition

Road open and clear beware icy patches

Village Road

Partial Ski-In/Ski-Out Not Groomed

Announcements

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- Panorama and Ruined Castle Terrain Parks are open
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What's Happening'

- Snow Tube Park Open Today
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Weather   BOM Summary

North East area

Patchy fog early this morning. Areas of morning frost. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.


DateForecastMinMax
Sat Aug 23 Sunny. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming northerly 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.
Sun Aug 24 Partly cloudy. A few snow showers from the early morning. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then turning northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. -1°
Mon Aug 25 Cloudy. Medium chance of snow showers until evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. -2°
Tue Aug 26 Cloudy. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northeasterly 25 to 30 km/h during the evening. -2°
Wed Aug 27 Partly cloudy. Winds northeasterly 20 to 25 km/h turning east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. -1°
Thu Aug 28 Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. -1°
Fri Aug 29 Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.
  • Board Walk (Carpet)
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  • 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)
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snowduck
22/8/14 - 5:00pm
Sloppet ?
mick chopps
22/8/14 - 11:13am
warm. prolly do it in tshirt and shorts.
snowduck
22/8/14 - 11:12am
Kangaroo Hoppet tomorrow
mick chopps
22/8/14 - 8:21am
Quoting soza: was up yesterday, first time since Saturday and was surprised by how much snow we had lost in that time...milky way, fast hoot and days end shortcut wont be with us much longer and the over the maze side some spots around rollercoaster looked unhealthy. Bit saddened by it all actually....just worked out I have had 42 days boarding this year (inc Japan) and I can sense my endless winter dying down..... little clip of conditions yesterday
North facing slopes, no big surprise. Not in any way concerned.
soza
22/8/14 - 8:17am
was up yesterday, first time since Saturday and was surprised by how much snow we had lost in that time...milky way, fast hoot and days end shortcut wont be with us much longer and the over the maze side some spots around rollercoaster looked unhealthy. Bit saddened by it all actually....just worked out I have had 42 days boarding this year (inc Japan) and I can sense my endless winter dying down..... little clip of conditions yesterday
Chondro
20/8/14 - 12:51pm
Quoting Edgecrusher: The same happened last week with the roads. They did move a bit of snow around to cover the asphalt in places which had opened up, at least around on the road down from Village Bowl to Gully
Ah cool. That corner near the school is fully exposed now- same with a few other full exposed patches maybe 10mtr in length
Edgecrusher
20/8/14 - 11:01am
Quoting Chondro: Bluebird awesome day today. Snow is in good condition Unfortunately I think ski in ski out days are limited. Some sections have lost snow and you need to unclip to get through. Could have some pushed around by groomers hopefully to fix it tho
The same happened last week with the roads. They did move a bit of snow around to cover the asphalt in places which had opened up, at least around on the road down from Village Bowl to Gully
Chondro
20/8/14 - 10:59am
Bluebird awesome day today. Snow is in good condition Unfortunately I think ski in ski out days are limited. Some sections have lost snow and you need to unclip to get through. Could have some pushed around by groomers hopefully to fix it tho
18/8/14 - 10:45pm
Went to Falls over the weekend. Though the weather was good on Sat, and all runs was open the snow was a bit hard at certain areas. It did soften up more in the arvo. Sun was bad after 12pm, soaked wet.
Edgecrusher
18/8/14 - 11:15am
Quoting Chondro: Today is disgusting. yesterday arvo was great up top . wet rain affected snow all over hte mountain summit/scotts/eagle all closed atm still
Ugh, yuk. Was bad enough last week with the bottom half of all north facing runs turning to slush after 11am. With no Eagle and Scotts, there goes most of your decent riding over the back, where the snow was holding up nicely with plenty of firm dryness and quality lines.
Chondro
18/8/14 - 11:13am
Today is disgusting. yesterday arvo was great up top . wet rain affected snow all over hte mountain summit/scotts/eagle all closed atm still
Sadie
17/8/14 - 2:07pm
We headed out there yesterday afternoon as well and I said the same thing, would love a skidoo LOL It was a beautiful day. Snow has held up nicely. It is getting soft and heavy though in places. We had a ripper day. I was so buggered that I slept all the way home to Bright :zzz:
soza
17/8/14 - 10:33am
Nice conditions around the resort yesterday but very busy so I grabbed the snow shoes and set of to explore the backcountry. Only headed up around Rocky Knobs and the side closest to ruin castle was pretty tracked out....but found a nice section on the far side of the hill. I wasn't the only person with the same idea and bumped into a few other boarders in the morning. Absolutely spectacular scenery and views once you get out and explore a bit ....... ahhh, starting to dream about longer winters and a ski-doo.
Sadie
13/8/14 - 11:14am
Looks really nice soza. Great video.
soza
13/8/14 - 10:42am
you may have seen that Fall creek / Nokia are running a weekly photo competition. Well I won week 6 and picked up a nice new Nikon Coolpix AW120!!..... I finally got to try it out over the last few days (see pics above). Left the gopro at home yesterday and shot this video on the new camera. Tried to capture more resort and landscape shots to give an idea of snow conditions around the mountain......
soza
12/8/14 - 11:25pm
Saturday....Went up late in the arvo for the sole purpose of taking the boy night boarding for his birthday. blasting down wombats in the dark is way more fun than I would ever have imagined, free with the hero pass which was a surprise. followed up with a great pizza in the last hoot.
Sunday....We camped down in Mt Beauty and arrived at the resort with a little bit of fresh snow falling....didn't get much. Really could do with another few big dumps. Left early to play crazy golf and have a spa back at camp before hitting sweetwater brewery for some live music and a few nice ales. Monday...clear bluebird day with an icy wind. Again we only had the morning but had fun and explored most of the lakeside runs.
Tuesday.....I had way too much other stuff I should have been getting on with but couldn't resist a solo mission back up the hill. So glad I did, perfect conditions....almost spring like temps, no crowds and plenty of action around the maze and summit.
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Apresski
10/8/14 - 11:17am
Quoting absentskier: So is there consensus as to the quickest, and also the easiest (which may be different), route to Mt Beauty from Melbourne? A Falls Creek regular used to urge me to go Tunnel Gap Rd via Dederang on the basis that it was an easier drive than either of the alternatives once you go through Myrtleford. What do you guys do?
We usually leave the Hume on the Ovens Valley Hwy (got caught out by flooding a few times on the Milawa Rd), then the Happy Valley Rd through to the Kiewa Valley HWY. We did take the Tunnel Gap rd when the kids were younger and a bit prone to travel sickness on the windy bits. It's longer, but probably easier.
soza
6/8/14 - 8:35am
Yesterdays vid, 5-8-14. Conditions very much a carbon copy of the previous two days we were up, like Monday we only had until 1330 before having to dash off to pick the boy up from school so only had about 3.5 hours to play. We have found towers, lakeside and scotts area to be the most time effective in number/quality of runs and also in how easy it is to traverse the 3 areas when the crowds descend. For quick laps, if we hit last hoot just before going home as we can do 3 runs in the last half hour....nice end to the day. Will be back up for the weekend.
soza
5/8/14 - 8:11pm
Quoting BilbyBill: Nice edit. So much better than endless head cam shots. IMHO hand held beats heat mount any time.
yeah especially when boarding the head mount seems rather pointless. I find it best to use only 20 seconds or so of each run...pole cam gives you a nice front, back and if you can have a mate tail you, follow cam.....mix it up a bit add some music and the most average rider on an average day can feel like they are ripping it up ;)
5/8/14 - 12:10pm
Back from weekend blast... snow great, sunny skies, kids happy, parents happy = a great time!! We ate at Dicky Knees Sat..big mistake... 15 mins in queue to order, 20 mins for food to arrive....not good! Next day went to the Pass... love the ski in and out and take away convenience. Big shout out to FC for the Coffee Club deal for Mum's... it was awesome and the lessons really good. Such a great deal.. basically halved my lift ticket cost and I got two two hour lessons! Only four in group Sat, five in group Sun - so split it with two instructors... we had three in ours. I also really enjoyed skiing with other Mums. Downside... waiting in queue for 40 mins plus at ticket office on Sat am... we had pre-purchased tix and ski school online but still had to queue... seriously Falls, not that hard just make one register for online pick and ski school only. We nearly missed the kids ski school start.... lots of other Mums in same boat, they were feeling very frustrated with FC and had sent emails, I will do the same with kudos, and some suggestions for improvement. They also need a special lift queue in the morning to help get parents get kids up Falls Express faster... Had a laugh coming back to car on Sunday... we were parked outside the supermarket in day street parking at bottom of Slalom Plaza.... some guy had parked two down from us (I though we took last park bay before yellow pole marking end of row).And guess what... the snowclearing truck had taken out the right had side of his bumper and lights.... ouch. I don't know if they were told to park there but the snowclearing guys came up at took responsibility whilst explaining they had to be able to get the trucks out... man, that guy was not happy!

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