Falls Creek Snow Report Open

7:35am - 23 Aug 2017       
Lifts Open 14 of 14
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 153 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. High (80%).. Forecast Max 1°c

Forecast

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Max. 2.0

Skiing & Boarding

The coverage continues to be excellent and the surface is firm packed, so like yesterday the turns will be hard and fast out there today.Theres also an 80% chance of some snow showers today, and also tomorrow, more freshies.

Todays high will be 2 and low -4 so layering will be key especially when the flurries settle in.

Tonight there should be night skiing on Wombats, so the fun can continue well after the sun goes down. Grab dinner at Bazaar at QT or a toastie from Snonuts and get back out there.

The village has been groomed over night and so have the cross country trails, theres open terrain everywhere no matter what you like to do here at Falls Creek.

Terrain Parks Open

Advanced Toboggan Slope, Beginner Toboggan Slope, Tube Park, Panorama Park, Castle Park Intermediate line , Castle Park Advanced Line, Fox Trail Kids Park , Drovers Fun Boxes, Kids Snowmobile Park, Drovers Hike Park

Road Conditions

Bogong High Plains Rd (Mt Beauty)Road Open: Beware icy patches
Village RoadFull ski in ski out. Groomed

Weather

Overnight Min-1.3 °C
Wind NNW
VisibilityVery Good (5km)
PrecipitationNo Precipitation

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural153cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking153cm
Snow Depth: Sunvalley156cm
Snow Depth: Northside149cm
Snow Depth: Village Bowl156cm

Snowfall History

22 Aug 20172cm
19 Aug 20175cm
18 Aug 201730cm
Board Walk (Carpet)
Drovers Dream Chair (Quad)
Eagle Chair (Triple)
Gully Chair (Triple)
Halleys Comet (Quad)
International Poma (Poma)
Lakeside Poma (Poma)
Monkey Bars (Poma)
Mouse Trap (Carpet)
Petes Train (Carpet)
Ruined Castle Chair (Quad)
Scotts Chair (Quad)
Summit Chair (Quad)
Towers Chair (Quad)

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Wed Aug 23
Max 1°c
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.
Thu Aug 24
-4°c | 0°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.
Fri Aug 25
-6°c | 2°c
Patchy morning fog. Sunny day. Light winds.
Sat Aug 26
-6°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sun Aug 27
-5°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower. Light winds.
Mon Aug 28
-5°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.
Tue Aug 29
-6°c | 3°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly during the morning.

Comments

DbSki
23/8/17 - 10:56am
Hully: I'll be skiing tomorrow and Friday.... plenty off grooming being done every night and temps definitely back down. Don't forget Hoppet Saturday if coming on the weekend.
Not going on weekend Just thinking a few cooler nights it might be firmer after the weekend.
23/8/17 - 10:48am
DbSki: I was at Buller yesterday and it turned to slow snot in the arvfo So soft no grooming done after the weekend so it was hacked up big time too. Looking at Tomorrow and Fri at Falls or wait till after weekend see if it cools down a bit
I'll be skiing tomorrow and Friday.... plenty of grooming being done every night and temps definitely back down. Don't forget Hoppet Saturday if coming on the weekend.
DbSki
23/8/17 - 10:32am
Hully: Not up skiing today, but yesterday in the arvo the lower front side went soft and slow....that typical unstructured first melt before thaw/freeze. The backside softened a bit but stayed relatively dry and quick. Negative temps overnight and into today so should be skiing ok IMO.
I was at Buller yesterday and it turned to slow snot in the arvfo So soft no grooming done after the weekend so it was hacked up big time too. Looking at Tomorrow and Fri at Falls or wait till after weekend see if it cools down a bit
23/8/17 - 10:29am
DbSki: How soft is the cover now
Not up skiing today, but yesterday in the arvo the lower front side went soft and slow....that typical unstructured first melt before thaw/freeze. The backside softened a bit but stayed relatively dry and quick. Negative temps overnight and into today so should be skiing ok IMO.
DbSki
23/8/17 - 10:18am
How soft is the cover now
Scott No Mates
23/8/17 - 7:58am
Ziggy: It looks like spring conditions are starting.
The first signs...
Ziggy
23/8/17 - 5:08am
BC was terrific too. A bit warmer than Sunday so the patches of boilerplate had softened. There were some areas of peculiar stuff like a cross between honeycomb and sastrugi. It looks like spring conditions are starting.
Hamburglar
22/8/17 - 9:15pm
Great day today. Blue sky as far as they eye could see. Much better than the low visibility, windy, cold, icy snow day yesterday. Some good groomers early this morning and some time over at Summit and the Maze this afternoon. Haven't really experienced the maze before as it has always been shut when I have been there. Can't believe how much snow is around.
22/8/17 - 6:42pm
Slide Sideways: No speeding....I drive that road very often during a snow season. I don't speed in snow covered road, drive very smart and cautiously. Was around 7.30am when we crossed the bridge. Simply didn't expect it to be so icy. Obviously I wasn't the only one who had a little moment. I like you, pull over for folk that treat that road like a race track then wave as these race goers pull in to pay the toll while I use the season pass lane.
It was extremely icy. I crossed it a little earlier that morning. I was expecting ice and the bridge delivered.... the Defender (with winter rated tyres) slid but I was expecting it and driving at a speed where I could avoid contact with the rail. The snow clearers put a heap of grit, and a warning sign, on it not long after.
Slide Sideways
22/8/17 - 6:20pm
leigh the noob: Going too fast? I drove up and down every day Tues - Sat, and don't think I slipped once. But then I always seemed to be pulling over to the side to let other faster vehicles overtake (except for buses which I did overtake a few when they pulled over); I thought maybe I was going to slow and conservative.
No speeding....I drive that road very often during a snow season. I don't speed in snow covered road, drive very smart and cautiously. Was around 7.30am when we crossed the bridge. Simply didn't expect it to be so icy. Obviously I wasn't the only one who had a little moment. I like you, pull over for folk that treat that road like a race track then wave as these race goers pull in to pay the toll while I use the season pass lane.
21/8/17 - 1:09pm
BillyKidd: Long lift queues I understand today.
Not so much from what I saw. Sat was pretty busy maybe 10:00-11:30, at which time I went to have lunch. Then from about 12:15 onwards, lift queues not that long at all (apart from a few occasions of people/kids trying to ride lakeside but falling off, or towers stopping 4 times on a single ride up, causing a backlog) compared to what I expected for such a great day on a weekend.
21/8/17 - 1:02pm
Slide Sideways:
Slide Sideways: Heard quite a few cars slid on black ice this morning, slow motion-like into the guard rail on bridge near Bogong village.
Yes...we did...then the car behind did also.
Going too fast? I drove up and down every day Tues - Sat, and don't think I slipped once. But then I always seemed to be pulling over to the side to let other faster vehicles overtake (except for buses which I did overtake a few when they pulled over); I thought maybe I was going to slow and conservative.
21/8/17 - 12:04pm
Apart from being windy on Saturday morning, thought the weekend was one of the best in recent years. (granted have only being going to Falls for 6 years) In saying that and leading back to Lift operations, annoying that people ignore the lifties and don't sort themselves out before hitting the front of the line. Just after lunch on Sunday, lifties telling a family of 4 adults and 2 kids of what they need to do, ie walk the kids down etc, getting to front of the line then arguing over who was going with who.. 4 chairs for 6 people.. Come on folks sort yourself out..
Ziggy
21/8/17 - 10:42am
Yesterday for the first time I saw these odd tracks. Narrow like a skidoo's but leaving super-size corduroy.
Chaeron
21/8/17 - 10:41am
The ski-doo tours are also increasingly busy in that area during blue-bird days- multiple machines - saw a group of 7 all together on Saturday.
Ziggy
21/8/17 - 2:20am
VSG: You would be surprised how many do. Ask Mr Steve Lee, as well. :D
Yeah, I see them and their tracks, shepherded out there on the sleighs, in fine weather only.
20/8/17 - 11:55pm
Hully: Nothing to do with cost.....a really conservative focus on safety with Towie training (combined with a large % of rookies) and a super conservative Lift Ops decision making. I'm not necessarily happy with what I experience but confident it's not cost related.... other than risk/litigation adverse but that's a societal issue not lift company related.
This started before the litigation thing reared its head though I agree it may be a factor.
20/8/17 - 8:16pm
BillyKidd: Like windhold and slow speeds.....any excuse to slow it down and save costs
Nothing to do with cost.....a really conservative focus on safety with Towie training (combined with a large % of rookies) and a super conservative Lift Ops decision making. I'm not necessarily happy with what I experience but confident it's not cost related.... other than risk/litigation adverse but that's a societal issue not lift company related.
VSG
20/8/17 - 8:08pm
Ziggy: Bit hard for Alpiners to get out there .....
You would be surprised how many do. Ask Mr Steve Lee, as well. :D
20/8/17 - 8:05pm
Ziggy: Cool. Never seen a map of where the u/g pipes ran. My father worked on the McKay Creek PS in the 50s. We kids used to go with him some Saturday half days and muck about in the pipeline.
That would have been interesting seeing it being built.

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