Falls Creek Snow Report Open

6:30am - 04 Aug 2015       
Lifts Open 13 of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) 99 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 13 cm
Today's Weather: Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of snow showers this evening. Light winds becoming westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h in the evening. Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

Dry

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Skiing & Boarding

13cm of fresh, dry powder overnight. 96cm natural snow base and great coverage throughout the resort. Awesome turns to be had today, wind loading from the NW, so plenty of nice pockets to hit! Falls is at it's best right now!

Skiable Snow Cover

Extensive

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Cross Country Trails

Excellent Skiing on all trails on packed fresh snow.
Some drifting in wind effected areas.
Grooming will continue in all areas tomorrow morning and throughout the day.

Road Condition

Road open and clear beware icy patches

Snowfall History

04 Aug 201513cm
03 Aug 20155cm
cm

Announcements

- 13 LIFTS TURNING.
- INTERNATIONAL POMA DOWN FOR REPAIR OF CABLE.
- CHECK THE APP AND SKIFALLS.COM.AU FOR UPDATES.

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)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking

Beginners

Boardwalk
Eagle Top
High Five
Milky Way
Express Bottom
Panorama
Drovers Dream
Monkey Bar
Mouse Trap
Express Top

Big Dipper

South Face
St Elmos Slide
Boomerang
Dicks Folly

Gully

Gully Glades

Home Trails

Junction
Days End
Last Hoot
Orys Trail
Wombats Ramble
Broadway
Bypass
Short Cut
Rudis Trail

International

Skyline
Grand Couer
Widow Maker
International

Kids Carpets

Kids Carpets

Lakeside

Rocky Ridge
The Funnel
Tunnel Vision
Dark Side
Quartz Ridge
Powder Keg

Ruined Castle

Ruined Castle
Father Fosters
Race Track

Scotts

Sundown
Race Course
Shadow Ridge
Scottys
Cork Screw
Lower Dennis

Summit

Summit Raceline
The Slot
Exhibition
The Ys
South Gully
Ouste Wand
The Knolls

Terrain Parks

Drovers Beginner Park
Summit Pipe
Mouse Trap Rails
Fox Trail

The Maze

Last Tango
Zipper
Chainsaw
Yeti
Wishing Well
Bee Sting
Black and Blue
Roller Coaster
Jigsaw
Valley of the Moon

Towers

Rapunzels
Highway 83
Main Street
Route 66
Walkabout
Off Ramp
Nastar

Tube Park

Tube Park

Village

Apre Vous
Short and Curly
Village
Final Muster

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Wed Aug 5
-5°c | -3°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.
Thu Aug 6
-7°c | -3°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of snow showers in the morning. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Fri Aug 7
-7°c | 0°c
Sunny. Light winds.
Sat Aug 8
-6°c | 1°c
Morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h later.
Sun Aug 9
-7°c | 0°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers later in the day. Winds northerly 20 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Mon Aug 10
-5°c | -2°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers, most likely during the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

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wannaski
4/8/15 - 5:09pm
beautiful picture
BilbyBill
4/8/15 - 3:57pm
Pretty nice on most of the Sun Valley Loop today. A pity the end of the loop was not groomed though. Cold with a moderate breeze. Temp at 12md about -3C. Clouds were starting to descend when we left.
3/8/15 - 8:40pm
Great day's skiing today. Snow condition was very good, reasonably dry fresh cover, and plenty of untracked lines to be found right up till when I had to go at 2pm. Weather was pretty good...cold temps to ensure snow quality remained nice, pretty windy at the top but no great problem and though visibility was a challenge at time it wasn't too bad. Again lift queues were non existent. Not quite as great as last Monday (day of the season for me to date) but pretty close.
Squidly
3/8/15 - 12:53pm
From the FC daily email. In sad news, someone was playing silly-buggers riding up International yesterday, probably going wide of the track to get some lift-assisted air at Tower 9 (‘The Corner’), and in so doing has managed to derail and damage the newly-installed cable. We’ve had to ground the counterweight and lower the cable along the entire length of the lift to de-tension it for repairs. We’re now urgently trying to source a significant length of cable to replace the damaged section. We’ll keep you updated via Facebook and this report and let you know as soon as the lift is back in action, but for now Inter is sadly closed for maintenance and we’re asking everyone to stay well clear of the area and especially of the lowered cable.
snowduck
3/8/15 - 12:27pm
Regarding the inter, latest official report : " DOWN FOR THE AFTERNOON FOR MAINTENANCE"
Gamera MC
3/8/15 - 11:33am
Quoting Marc8491927: International Poma is down for the count, de-railed and stripped the cable. Im no lift technician but I'd say that's a long and expensive fix.
no good!!! anyone in the know as to how long it will be down for?
snowduck
3/8/15 - 11:23am
Base now @ 96cm
Marc8491927
3/8/15 - 10:55am
International Poma is down for the count, de-railed and stripped the cable. Im no lift technician but I'd say that's a long and expensive fix.
skimax
3/8/15 - 10:42am
Hey Sadie , sorry we missed you , you were in the right location yesterday , had some great runs early around lakeside ,,, also surprisingly some good village side home trails very early too had some un wind affected fresh stuff on them. Inter was heavy going and certainly the patrols were kept busy with people doing knees in the heavy stuff , Big power turns at speed on the less rutty stuff was the way to go there on skis , although my goggles packed up and I lost critical vis at the "next bump" is here level and had to back off .... A good day after what appeared to be a washout at the start. BTW we went to ELK for dinner on sat night and their breakfast on sunday , awesomely good food ... going back there again.
soza
3/8/15 - 10:10am
Cedarwood cam looks good this morning with the table stacking up nicely. Very windy down in Baranduda I will be giving it a miss today but back up tomorrow. I imagine today conditions will be very much like yesterday but with more wind. Posted a vid from yesterday to give those venturing up a bit of an idea.....
qwill
3/8/15 - 6:40am
Heading up in an hour or so, so it would be nice if Huey let it snow a bit more. Pretty please.
Sadie
2/8/15 - 10:26pm
Quoting Hully: Yeah, as I said still great fun. Happy to be a smug local but don't aspire to be an elitist wanker.
Nothing wrong with being smug. We sort of felt the same yesterday when we knew that there were some poor people out there because they'd already paid for tickets and accomodation. Bugger that. Yuck. We can usually make our own fun in anything...except conditions like what we heard yesterday were like. No thanks.
soza
2/8/15 - 9:46pm
We had a fun day but it was heavy tracked out crud and bloody knackering work..... Tried to avoid groomed runs so it was a day of playing in the trees and exploring areas from the top of falls express back to the village. Popped the boy in an afternoon lesson....his first of the year, should have done it weeks ago he had such a blast and came back with a few new tricks up his sleeve.
Beerman
2/8/15 - 9:40pm
As average as the snow may be, it beats the lack of cover in Qld. Love the white stuff wherever, however it is. Enjoy it while it's there and be thankful you have/get it.
Gamera MC
2/8/15 - 7:23pm
And I agree 100% Nothing wrong with being honest.
Gamera MC
2/8/15 - 7:21pm
Which has frozen in its tracked state due to that cold dry wind this arvo
2/8/15 - 7:20pm
Quoting Sadie: You are right but what we had through the trees all day was great. It wasn't as dry as the last few weeks but still fun. We ventured out of the trees for a bit but then went back in. The viability was much better lower and wasn't as exposed.
Yeah, as I said still great fun. Happy to be a smug local but don't aspire to be an elitist wanker.
2/8/15 - 7:17pm
Quoting Hully: I'm going to sound like a spoilt, smug local....today's snow was probably the worst that I have skied for a couple of weeks. First time for a while that the cover has not been dry. Still a good fun ski, just a bit more work, particularly at the times when the visibility was not flash.
agreed it was pretty wet snow
Sadie
2/8/15 - 6:47pm
You are right but what we had through the trees all day was great. It wasn't as dry as the last few weeks but still fun. We ventured out of the trees for a bit but then went back in. The viability was much better lower and wasn't as exposed.
2/8/15 - 6:29pm
I'm going to sound like a spoilt, smug local....today's snow was probably the worst that I have skied for a couple of weeks. First time for a while that the cover has not been dry. Still a good fun ski, just a bit more work, particularly at the times when the visibility was not flash.

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