Falls Creek Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 29
Jul 2014
7:30am

Uploaded: 9:58am - 29 July 2014

Lifts Open

15
of 15

Snow Depth

136cm
Average Natural

Surface Condition


Softening

Weather

Overnight Minimum: -0.2 °C
Wind: 35 NNW
Precipitation: No precipitation
Expected Visibility: Good (1km)
Expected Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall History

18cm
18 Jul 2014

Snowfall History

12cm
17 Jul 2014

Snowfall History

cm
Resort Status: Open 7:30am - 29 Jul 2014

We have an excellent cover of softening snow throughout the entire resort. Natural snow depth is 136cm. Have fun and stay warm. Please respect patrol signage, ropes and closures.

Skiable Snow Cover Whole Resort
Snow Depth: Av. Natural 136cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 171+cm
Snow Depth: Sunvalley 138cm
Snow Depth: Northside 136cm
Snow Depth: Village Bowl 135cm
Drovers Terrain Park Open
Ruined Castle Terrain Park Open
Fox Trail Terrain Park Open
Helicopter Link Open

Cross Country Trails

Fresh groom on Heathys, Pauls, Cope Hut, Ropers, Sun Valley and all local trails.
Cross Country Grooming (kms) = 60km

Road Condition

Road open and clear beware icy patches

Village Road

Full Ski-In/Ski-Out Groomed

Announcements

- All lifts turning at Falls Creek
- Panorama and Ruined Castle Terrain Parks open
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What's Happening'

- Snow Tube Park Open Today
- Ski Valet at Falls Creek Sports Snowlands

Weather   BOM Summary

North East area Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, falling as snow above 1600 metres. Winds northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 15.

DateForecastMinMax
Tue Jul 29 Partly cloudy. A few snow showers. Winds northwesterly 55 to 65 km/h.
Wed Jul 30 Cloudy. A few showers. Winds northwesterly 50 to 60 km/h.
Thu Jul 31 Cloudy. A few snow showers. Winds northwesterly 60 to 70 km/h increasing to 65 to 85 km/h during the morning then tending westerly 60 to 75 km/h during the evening.
Fri Aug 1 Cloudy. A few snow showers. Possible hail until evening. Winds westerly 60 to 75 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then shifting southerly 35 to 50 km/h during the evening. -5° -4°
Sat Aug 2 Partly cloudy. Medium chance of snow showers. Winds southerly 40 to 50 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. -8° -2°
Sun Aug 3 Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning. -4° -1°
Mon Aug 4 Mostly sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h. -6° -1°
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)
  • 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)
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TinkyH23
29/7/14 - 12:07pm
Hubby and I have been coming to Falls annually or biannually since my 3 children were toddlers. They are all drivers now and the newly licenced youngest drove one of our cars this weekend. With staying on mountain no longer a necessity we stayed Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Mt Beauty and had 3 great days up at Falls. The eldest brought his girlfriend (a snowboarder) and my brother came too and drove the 2nd car. I'm normally a fair weather skier only but wanted to make the most of the wonderful July snow so skied Friday (in poor visibility) and Saturday (though we all got absolutely saturated with the constant rain/sleet). I'm a strong advocate of bringing take 2 sets of everything on these trips. I'm glad I did as the drying room at Mt Beauty holiday resort couldn't cope with the large load on Saturday night and our stuff did not dry out sufficiently. Sunday was the best of the 3 days with much improved visibility and with the rain gone the snow was less sticky. Was having a great time until I had a fall cruising down Wombats around 11.45 am heading for a coffee. Still don't know how I did it. Instead of just skiing instinctively like I normal would I tried consciously working on my technique. (bend knee, straighten up to initiate the turn etc etc,) when I got in a tangle and down I went. Felt a thump in the back of my calf and some pain. (Brother says I was overthinking it. Yes. Probably.) Anyway, my husband was ahead and didn't see me fall so I got up and put myself back together and tried slowly to get down the rest of the way. Made it with only 1 further fall just before windy corner. So I was out for the day. I encouraged the others to keep going and enjoy the day. I sat in the visitors shelter for half an hour and then met my son and his girlfriend in STINGRAY CAFE. I'd just like to give a shout out and a big thank you to Julie (Julia?) from the ticket box, Rob from Ski Patrol and the young waiter (sorry can't remember his name) who came rushing to my aid when I fainted whilst sitting on the couch around 2 hours later. Seems to have just been from pain and emotional stress. But the quick and professional response received was impressive and reassuring. I saw my Physio yesterday and I have torn the calf muscle. It could be worse apparently, but I am out for 4 weeks or so. TBH I'm grateful I didn't break a bone or wreck a knee. But I remember the days when falling off my skis was funny. Just bounced back up. Hoping for 4 weeks of blizzards and a long season!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scott No Mates
27/7/14 - 8:55pm
Great footage Soza. The run through Sundown/Corkscrew gully looked magic.
OzSkier
26/7/14 - 5:46pm
Quoting soza: poor visibility today, nice down in the valley but the cloud just hung around the slopes all day. Still fun if you stuck to tree runs. Runs to lakeside poma were fun as was shadow ridge but the ride back up scottys lift was blistering cold....how nice would jap style covered lifts be? We head off home about 1300 just as a bit of rain appeared....hopefully get some snow tonight. Noticed a bit of rain damage under the express chair since we were last up on the 22nd. Tuesday the 22nd was a classic day...explored heaps and took the mrs up summit for the first time....youtube clip
Also had the weekend (19th 20th) camping down at mt beauty and playing on the slopes with my son.....
that`s 12 days so far this season.....hero pass paid off in no time
Got totally soaked this afternoon. Clear snow/wet snow mix. Desperately working on getting things dry for tomorrow. Think snow :)
soza
25/7/14 - 6:53pm
poor visibility today, nice down in the valley but the cloud just hung around the slopes all day. Still fun if you stuck to tree runs. Runs to lakeside poma were fun as was shadow ridge but the ride back up scottys lift was blistering cold....how nice would jap style covered lifts be? We head off home about 1300 just as a bit of rain appeared....hopefully get some snow tonight. Noticed a bit of rain damage under the express chair since we were last up on the 22nd. Tuesday the 22nd was a classic day...explored heaps and took the mrs up summit for the first time....youtube clip
Also had the weekend (19th 20th) camping down at mt beauty and playing on the slopes with my son.....
that`s 12 days so far this season.....hero pass paid off in no time
snowduck
23/7/14 - 9:07pm
Quoting Chondro: Did a Steve lee back country tour this morning.
Where did he take you ? Mt McKay ?
23/7/14 - 9:04pm
23/7/2014. Snow was in good nick, not icy or slushy. Just chalky pretty much all over, with warmer weather from early morning (4) it cooled down a little after lunchtime & the sun went a hid. Snow got a little icy, but still good. Did Panorama/Drovers to warm up, then moved over and did hwy 83, before heading over to Scottys & ruined area's. Was perfect, with only a handful of people over there all morning on the groomed runs. Headed around Eagle chair & Inter which all had great cover with nothing bad to report on.
Chondro
22/7/14 - 5:04pm
Quoting Stratus: how many runs did you get in with Steve?
I think 8-10? Not sure to be honest. Ski tracks says 10
Scott No Mates
22/7/14 - 4:49pm
Saw the video yesterday on the SMH website, looks absolutely amazing. Gotta try it next time I'm down there.
Stratus
22/7/14 - 4:18pm
how many runs did you get in with Steve?
Chondro
22/7/14 - 4:10pm
Did a Steve lee back country tour this morning. One word. Amazing Will definitely do again Lots of nice pow stashes to be found and nice steep runs. Couple of quick park laps again this arvo and a run down Scott's/ruined snow is nice all over still
snowduck
21/7/14 - 9:38pm
Snow depth could well be over 200cm by mid August, if Mother Nature continues her generousity
weerab
21/7/14 - 9:29pm
Planning a trip mid August, hopefully still good cover, pray for not too much rain.
Stratus
21/7/14 - 8:18pm
Just back from a weekend trip and had a great time. Beautiful sunny weather and the most snow I've ever seen! Full cover over the entire mountain, every run is open - just great. Even the Maze had 100% cover, no rocks or nasties showing (and grooming on some of the Maze runs was excellent). Barring unseasonably warm weather or nasty rain events September will be excellent.
Amelia1810
19/7/14 - 4:56pm
Express queue was pretty bad when it finally opened but understandable and lifties were efficient at getting people through. Was a really nice day once we were able to get out there! :)
19/7/14 - 4:09pm
Fex, Drovers, Lakeside, Towers all started loading just after 10....others followed during the morning as the really high winds abated until all lifts were operating by late morning. IMHO nothing was opened later this morning than it safely could have. Today was a fantastic ski on dry wind scoured snow under blue sky and sunshine. Pick of the day for me was The Ys.
19/7/14 - 2:27pm
Yep was going up but checked the weather station. Horrendous winds . Noticed that the snow report is from yesterday much easier than telling the truth ?
currawong
19/7/14 - 11:32am
Late again with the report this morning :headbang: It was after 7:30 before they admitted that everything was on wind hold. We guessed anyway and did not go up. Looks like they have express, towers and drover's going now, hopefully more to follow. queues will be horrendous
18/7/14 - 11:12pm
But there were very few updates regarding the status of the lifts :headbang:. I got ready and found that lifts were on wind hold even though the 8.30 update indicated everything was open:tany::tany::tany::tany::tany:. Once Sun Valley opened it was fabulous in areas that weren't exposed
18/7/14 - 5:54pm
After my recent whinge about lack of current snow / road conditions being upgraded , I notice the last two day's reports have been done at 6.30am . As it should be.
Amelia1810
18/7/14 - 5:52pm
Haha, not to worry, we'll be back out first thing tomorrow! Would rather use my lift ticket for a full day than few hours and our toboggan hire was free :p

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