Falls Creek Snow Report Open

8:47am - 29 Jun 2017       
Lifts Open 5 of 14
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 8 cm
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) 46 cm
Snow Depth (Sun Valley) 18 cm
Snow Depth (Northside) 7 cm
Snow Depth (Village Bowl) 0 cm
Weather: Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance.. Forecast Max 0°c

Surface Condition

Skiing & Boarding

Good cover on Mouse Trap, Main St, Drovers and thin cover on Highway and Wombats

Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Terrain Parks Open

Beginner Toboggan Slope, Drovers Hike Park

Road Condition

Road Open: Beware icy patches

Village Road

Clear of snow

Snowfall History

26 Jun 20172cm
24 Jun 20171cm
cm

Announcements

Ive checked a number of sources and it looks like were still on for snow flurries this afternoon, and with a high of 0 and a low of -6, it should stick around.Whilst most of the village was out and about last night our snow makers and groomers kept busy, making over 5,633 cubic metres of snow two Olympic sized swimming pools worth of snow to keep topping up the base across a breadth of runs, depth has increased to 46cms.Today weve got fresh grooming across Drovers Dream, Mouse Trap, Main Street and Nastar, and all have had a snow making top up too, including the crowd favourite Wombats Ramble. Now that Drovers Dream chair is running the Drovers Hike Park is a little less hike, you can hit a few features up top and then cruise down the rest of the run.Lifts start turning early, Gully for access from the village from 8am, and Halleys for access up top from 8:30am, with last lifts at 4:30 or 5pm depending where you are.

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

Thu Jun 29
Max 0°c
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers from late this morning. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening.
Fri Jun 30
-7°c | -1°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower in the morning. Winds southwesterly 35 to 45 km/h tending southerly 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Sat Jul 1
-6°c | 0°c
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sun Jul 2
-5°c | 2°c
Sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending northerly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Mon Jul 3
-2°c | 1°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of snow showers, most likely later in the day. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 45 km/h.
Tue Jul 4
-3°c | -2°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of snow showers. Winds northwesterly 30 to 35 km/h tending westerly 25 to 30 km/h later.
Wed Jul 5
-3°c | -3°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of snow showers, most likely during the morning. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Comments

currawong
28/6/17 - 3:17pm
Hully: It always done that....it cycles through a number of views. All of the Falls cams do it. Why Gully sometimes shows car park and other times Inter and Slalom Plaza sometimes lift queue and other times Wombat's.
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28/6/17 - 1:33pm
emkae: That Towers cam is all over the shop. First it was looking at Main Street, next time I checked it was the bottom station of the chair and now it is looking up the hill towards Lakeside poma
It always done that....it cycles through a number of views. All of the Falls cams do it. Why Gully sometimes shows car park and other times Inter and Slalom Plaza sometimes lift queue and other times Wombat's.
28/6/17 - 12:52pm
That Towers cam is all over the shop. First it was looking at Main Street, next time I checked it was the bottom station of the chair and now it is looking up the hill towards Lakeside poma
28/6/17 - 11:59am
emkae: Given the limited terrain available, this takes up a lot of space and with the crowds starting this weekend, it will be pretty busy out there
It was there yesterday, not really impacting that much on ski terrain. It's in that little natural half pipe that most don't really ski much. IMO until significantly more terrain opens they would be better off keeping a small park there over the next couple of weeks and leaving full width of Drover's for teaching terrain.
28/6/17 - 11:28am
currawong: some burton thing I think, just for today. IIRC there are usually a small number of races in school holidays too
Given the limited terrain available, this takes up a lot of space and with the crowds starting this weekend, it will be pretty busy out there
currawong
28/6/17 - 10:27am
some burton thing I think, just for today. IIRC there are usually a small number of races in school holidays too
28/6/17 - 10:12am
What is the setup on Main Street that I can see in the snow cam ? Some kind of racing happening ? How long for?
27/6/17 - 7:33pm
Hamburglar: Can someone please enlighten me regarding what the snow report is referring to as the "Drovers Hike Park". Is this Drovers Terrain park (which I assume is closed) or something different?
3 or 4 boxes and rails skier's left of the Drover's unload. Total of about 50mt long so not worth skiing/boarding to the bottom of Towers to access the top.
Hamburglar
27/6/17 - 7:17pm
Can someone please enlighten me regarding what the snow report is referring to as the "Drovers Hike Park". Is this Drovers Terrain park (which I assume is closed) or something different?
Scott No Mates Ver 1.1
26/6/17 - 11:09am
Looking like a late start at this stage. Not to forget that we did get snowmageddon just before school holidays in previous years.
currawong
25/6/17 - 7:44am
Good news is that gully is now running for foot traffic, unlike in 2015 when the conditions were similar.
currawong
25/6/17 - 7:44am
2 reasons. Safety is one. School holidays started this weekend, at least for Qld, so there is a jump in foot traffic on the roads and the closure of the village roads coincides with this. The other is economic viability of the "accommodation transfer service" now that it is outsourced again. By guaranteeing the number of weeks they can operate, it allows the operator to better manage resources and keep prices down. When they brought this in last year they did reduce the price. Nice if you come in August, not so much if you come in late June. IIRC stats indicate that on average the "oversnow on black roads" situation would only arise for a week or 2 a year. It's a PITA but not that unreasonable.
24/6/17 - 10:55pm
I can see it now: "You have to use the oversnow service to get your luggage to your accommodation" "I have to use the oversnow, even when there's no snow?" "That's right"
24/6/17 - 10:41pm
definitely to gouge money
24/6/17 - 1:34pm
Money
Hamburglar
24/6/17 - 1:21pm
I see the village is now closed to traffic even though the roads are clear of snow. Why do they do this?
22/6/17 - 9:54am
starting to look like winter
Chaeron
18/6/17 - 11:27am
I think it was 5cm, but not 100% sure - there was an earlier dump the week before.
Richard
18/6/17 - 8:03am
Can anyone recall how much snow fell on the 7th June ?
13/6/17 - 8:21am
I thought FC held up reasonably well. I boarded Saturday & Sunday morning and was surprised at how well Main St & Highway held up. As mentioned above avoid Wombats until absolutely necessary, patchy cover in places.

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