Falls Creek Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 21
Sep 2014
7:15am

Uploaded: 10:22am - 20 September 2014

Lifts Open

11
of 15

Snow Depth

52cm
Average Natural

Surface Condition


Firm Packed

Weather

Overnight Minimum: -1.6 °C
Wind: 9 NNW
Precipitation: No precipitation
Expected Visibility: Clear (10km+)
Expected Cloud Cover: Fine and Sunny

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall History

3cm
18 Sep 2014

Snowfall History

3cm
03 Sep 2014

Snowfall History

cm
Resort Status: Open 7:15am - 21 Sep 2014

September 21th, 52cm Natural snow depth. A good to very good cover of firm packed snow in all open areas. Another beautiful sunny spring day up here. As we roll into the last week of the season there is still heaps on offer here!

Skiable Snow Cover Moderate
Snow Depth: Av. Natural 52cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 100+cm
Snow Depth: Sunvalley 67cm
Snow Depth: Northside 50cm
Snow Depth: Village Bowl 38cm
Drovers Terrain Park Closed
Ruined Castle Terrain Park Open
Fox Trail Terrain Park Closed
Helicopter Link Open

Cross Country Trails

McKay rd McKay loop Stockyards is best.
Cross Country Grooming (kms) = 18km

Road Condition

Road open and clear beware icy patches

Village Road

Clear of Snow

Announcements

- 2015 Hero Season Pass is on sale now.
- Same price as this year ($749 adults, $429 kids).
- Pay a $199 deposit ($99 for kids) by October 1 to secure unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Victoria's two best resorts next season.

What's Happening'

- Great September Snow.
- Check the new Falls Creek app for up-to-date lift status
- Ski Valet at Falls Creek Sports Snowlands

Weather   BOM Summary

North East area

Patchy of morning fog and frost then a sunny afternoon. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 14 and 20.

DateForecastMinMax
Sun Sep 21 Mostly sunny. Light winds.
Mon Sep 22 Sunny. Light winds.
Tue Sep 23 Sunny. Light winds. 10°
Wed Sep 24 Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.
Thu Sep 25 Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Fri Sep 26 Cloudy. High chance of showers. Light winds.
Sat Sep 27 Partly cloudy. 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)
  • 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)
  • Falls Creek Morning Report 20th September 2014

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17/9/14 - 7:23pm
No marketing hype or claims from me (in fact Falls marketing don't really like me much), just calling what I experienced first hand.
17/9/14 - 6:26pm
Quoting Hully: When did you last actually ski at Falls this season? Spent the day out today and it was nice in the morning and very slow by midday....no overnight freeze for a couple of days. Summit just about done. Village was closed by patrol today and summit on it's last legs. Skied alright on sweep, but sure had to pick a line The person above said they had a "great time" same week last year. As I said, things are better than same time last year. You have made some major assumptions about their expectations re flights, potential overseas skiing, wait till next season. They may well be somebody who does one day a year at low cost (maybe from local area) and clearly was happy with what they had last year.
Relax Hully. Skied it last on Saturday. Haven't been out since but may head out tomorrow if the weather lifts. No idea what their expectations are - just calling it as it is (sans the marketing hype and claims).
OzSkier
17/9/14 - 1:05pm
Quoting currawong: i didn't ski on the weekend, for reasons not related to conditions. Others who stayed at the lodge had a good time, especially the mornings. Corn was good for those who didn't just stay on groomers
I wouldn't even say it was corn off piste. Was pure slush....which in my opinion is much better. Think snow :)
17/9/14 - 10:14am
From what I remember of last year ... Summit closed during the last week and wombat's ramble turned to mud in a couple of the places on about Wednesday of the last week so looking like it's going to be about the same as last year for anyone heading up for last week of the season / first week of Vic school holidays
currawong
16/9/14 - 8:24pm
i didn't ski on the weekend, for reasons not related to conditions. Others who stayed at the lodge had a good time, especially the mornings. Corn was good for those who didn't just stay on groomers
16/9/14 - 8:13pm
Quoting BillyKidd: Well, let's be realistic. Looking up at the Summit today the place is patchy as all get out. You can still ski it but you are looking out for rocks and patches. So too with Skyline and the Village run. A little snowmaking on Thursday night but not a lot. Gully is closed. Eagle moves you across zero snow until the top. Scotty's, Ruined Castle and Sun Valley/Fosters are reasonably skiable in the morning (get out by 8:30) until about 11:30 - 12:00 when you are skiing in very slushy, slow stuff. Towers, Lakeside ditto. Upshot - passable but extremely limited Spring skiing. One good rain event or on-going warm weather will kill it. XC grooming has ended. Certainly very few people - but to be fair - for a reason, the season is effectively over. Half day skiing out back is OK but I don't think now worth the drive/flight effort and cost to do it. Leave it until next year or save your dollars and head OS for the northern winter.
When did you last actually ski at Falls this season? Spent the day out today and it was nice in the morning and very slow by midday....no overnight freeze for a couple of days. Summit just about done. Village was closed by patrol today and summit on it's last legs. Skied alright on sweep, but sure had to pick a line The person above said they had a "great time" same week last year. As I said, things are better than same time last year. You have made some major assumptions about their expectations re flights, potential overseas skiing, wait till next season. They may well be somebody who does one day a year at low cost (maybe from local area) and clearly was happy with what they had last year.
15/9/14 - 11:12pm
Well, let's be realistic. Looking up at the Summit today the place is patchy as all get out. You can still ski it but you are looking out for rocks and patches. So too with Skyline and the Village run. A little snowmaking on Thursday night but not a lot. Gully is closed. Eagle moves you across zero snow until the top. Scotty's, Ruined Castle and Sun Valley/Fosters are reasonably skiable in the morning (get out by 8:30) until about 11:30 - 12:00 when you are skiing in very slushy, slow stuff. Towers, Lakeside ditto. Upshot - passable but extremely limited Spring skiing. One good rain event or on-going warm weather will kill it. XC grooming has ended. Certainly very few people - but to be fair - for a reason, the season is effectively over. Half day skiing out back is OK but I don't think now worth the drive/flight effort and cost to do it. Leave it until next year or save your dollars and head OS for the northern winter.
OzSkier
15/9/14 - 2:58pm
Had a surprisingly good weekend at Falls. Weather was great with bugger all crowds. Nice slushy bumps down St Elmo's. Summit has some nice slush bumps with some obstacles but still fun and challenging. Scotty's was fantastic in the mornings. My favourite warm up area, Lakeside, was starting to get a bit thin at the top of where it opens up and becomes steeper. Think snow :)
14/9/14 - 5:46pm
Quoting sbt99: Hi team falls, Planning a trip first week of the school holidays (Sept 20) and I'm wondering what the cover is really like up there, I was there same time last year and I had a great time
Much better than same time last year. Skied today and had some good runs...no real freeze overnight. Summit not being groomed anymore but still some nice bumpy and un-bumpy lines to pick (don't know how much longer it will hold out). Backside all very good cover, obviously some areas are bare and there are the usual creeks breaking through but not enough to affect skiing. Off piste really nice as it softens during the morning/early arvo for those astute enough to look. Broadway and Wombat's back to Village full cover, just a slow ski.
14/9/14 - 5:37pm
Hi team falls, Planning a trip first week of the school holidays (Sept 20) and I'm wondering what the cover is really like up there, I was there same time last year and I had a great time
10/9/14 - 4:51pm
Quoting Sadie: Maybe it was average and last year was dismal?
Last year was dismal. This year not so but certainly an average one. Mind you that is on the rolling average comparison which is not necessarily improving. What is interesting is that with conditions yesterday - absolutely pissing down - 3 lifts opened in the afternoon. When I say pissing I mean you're in a pool. Now if that isn't English (lift company) cynicism then I'll eat my hat. Some poor bastard enquired about a ticket credit which you would think would be a given. When told there was a form, a wait of possibly several weeks and it could only be submitted at one office he figured they were not serious. Who could blame him?
Sadie
10/9/14 - 4:28pm
Maybe it was average and last year was dismal?
10/9/14 - 3:13pm
I'll call it average if lifts still turning at end of Sept .. bet the lift company hopes it can last till the school holidays
mick chopps
10/9/14 - 3:02pm
Below average from the point of view of fresh snowfall during the peak but not sure anyone could say all terrain open from the beginning of July to end of August is average. We were 3 August top ups away from epic.
Sadie
10/9/14 - 2:31pm
I don't think it has been average either. The rocks and bumps we were jumping off last year have been covered all season. Looking at the cams they have sure lost a bit now.
10/9/14 - 12:58pm
Average season....??? Interesting point of view I saw: All lifts operating late June/early July, > 1 metre snow depth by early July........ When were the "good" seasons ?
Squidly
9/9/14 - 6:46pm
Depends on your expectations, I was there last week with the fresh snow and cold temps, although I've seen it a lot better, it was still pretty good (no queues as well). This week would be another story, but it is September!
9/9/14 - 12:55pm
Quoting currawong: another brilliant email this morning
Currently pissing down. Lifts were closed all morning with wind hold. Still crap out but company has opened a few token lifts (drovers, eagle, etc) to avoid having to extend full day credits. Snow is nowhere near reported levels. All the usual BS. NorthEast News at it again with the Hotham and Falls News with puff pieces on the "brilliant" season. Certainly good snow in late July (week of the 26th was the best). But it has been a very average season at best.
currawong
9/9/14 - 8:51am
another brilliant email this morning The polite expression for what we’re about to do is gild the lily. We’re also not planning to lipstick the pig or polish the turd. The weather is scheißen as Hitler might have said in last year’s video. It’s just plain ugly out there this morning. About the best that can be said for the weather this morning is it’s not as bad as we thought it might be, at least not yet. However, there are still winds gusting above 100 km/h up top and the radar tells us the big rain is still on its way. In the near-immortal near-words of Robert A. Zimmerman: We'll tell it and speak it and think it and breathe it And reflect from the mountain so all souls can see it… And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard, It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall. From (1962)
Our guest reporter Doris says it’s another perfect day up here at Mt Porky. Today’s report brought to you by Max Factor-y Farming and Don-Eat Smallgoods. ...except the Gully Chair. If you’re up here, go to Plan B, perhaps a long brunch somewhere nice: Elk or Milch, or a pulled pork sandwich alongside a Bloody Mary at The Gully. If you’re not up here, well, don’t feel too bad about having to go to work this morning. You’re not going to miss any great skiing or snowboarding today. I tell a lie, the Snowsports School is moving operations down to Slalom Plaza near the bottom of Falls Express to run Level 1 and Level 2 lessons, and it’s really not a bad day to learn to ski, if you’re a duck. Still, there’s no need for despair. History tells us 100% of droughts end in rain and the reverse is true for our other kinds of weather as well. In fact, during a season, most of our rain ‘events’ (who let that euphemism in here?) end in snow, and that’s still the most likely outcome for this week, with snow flurries forecast over the next few days. Either way, colder air, lighter winds and finer weather return in the coming days and Saturday is looking like a bought one. There’s still plenty of fun spring skiing ahead of us.
soza
7/9/14 - 10:44am
Six days since my last trip up to falls and was starting to go through withdrawl !. lovely day yesterday still lots of cover on sun valley with scotts and castle been particularly fun. All lifts listed as open but lots of terrain gone....maze is closed, zipper, widow, international still open and poma running but your rock hopping big sections. Village side they are doing there best to keep wombats, days end and broadway going but as always its a battle with nature. Still heaps of fun to be had when the snow is slushy but not sticky and the sun is shining. We have friends coming down from Sydney and will be having a few nights at cedarwood this week, sure its not ski in ski out anymore but the village and apre remain fun. Yesterdays footage.....and a bit of a play with the 100fps setting,

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