Falls Creek Snow Report

10:00am - 2017       
Lifts Open of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) cm
Snow Depth (Sun Valley) cm
Snow Depth (Northside) cm
Snow Depth (Village Bowl) cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Light winds.. Forecast Max 15°c

Surface Condition

Skiing & Boarding

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Snowfall History

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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)

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Feb 26
Max 15°c
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.
Mon Feb 27
6°c | 18°c
Sunny. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Tue Feb 28
8°c | 18°c
Mostly sunny. Light winds.
Wed Mar 1
10°c | 18°c
Sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Thu Mar 2
10°c | 19°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Fri Mar 3
9°c | 18°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Sat Mar 4
9°c | 15°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Comments

Mister Tee on snow shoes
31/12/16 - 1:58pm
When I had a " cyclist( me) vs. Car driven by an idiot " accident in 2013 I broke my wrist and ribs. It took me months to get back to the swim/cycle/ pack carry hike fitness that I usually enjoy.
Scott No Mates
31/12/16 - 1:06pm
I've had a few afternoons in the local pool doing laps and now the exercise bike as well. Gees, fitness has dropped right off.
currawong
21/12/16 - 9:35am
Scott No Mates: 10 weeks post-op update. Walking around with one crutch now, at least 50% load bearing. I am allowed to carry a cup of coffee, do the dishes and rejoin civilised society. I can fully load-bear on my leg and without either crutch I limp around in circles. The Orthopedic Specialist threw the alphabet at me yesterday - he used the C-word, D-word & most importantly the E-B word which was most exciting (car, drive and Exercise Bike) - sounds like I will be at the gym and pool over Christmas.
Great news. Being able to drive simplifies life so much and being able to exercise makes you feel that you are well on the road back
Scott No Mates
21/12/16 - 9:09am
10 weeks post-op update. Walking around with one crutch now, at least 50% load bearing. I am allowed to carry a cup of coffee, do the dishes and rejoin civilised society. I can fully load-bear on my leg and without either crutch I limp around in circles. The Orthopedic Specialist threw the alphabet at me yesterday - he used the C-word, D-word & most importantly the E-B word which was most exciting (car, drive and Exercise Bike) - sounds like I will be at the gym and pool over Christmas.
dr80
26/10/16 - 12:38am
Scott No Mates: Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
Important ++ And hip and thigh strengthening as soon as able also.
25/10/16 - 9:36pm
Scott No Mates: Yeah!!!!! 3 weeks post op. Out of plaster. Another 3 months before I can drive or put full weight on my leg. Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
How were the nurses? ;):nerd::DLOL
Scott No Mates
25/10/16 - 3:45pm
Yeah!!!!! 3 weeks post op. Out of plaster. Another 3 months before I can drive or put full weight on my leg. Cleared to start in the pool to get some movement back in my foot/ankle.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/10/16 - 6:40pm
Thanks for the BHP road up date.
10/10/16 - 5:03pm
Mister Tee on snow shoes: Is the road from Mt. Beauty to Howman's gap open yet??.There were some landslides last week. I am thinking about heading up road 24 to Pretty Valley hut this weekend.There looks like there is still some snow up there !!!.
Yep
10/10/16 - 1:42pm
Scott No Mates: Thanks - love my personal emoji :) I was released from hospital today and back on the way to good health. Thanks for all the good wishes from all on the forum, ski patrol, everyone at FC Medical Centre, Mt Beauty Hospital and the SAN. I won't be on both feet for a while and longer for the bike but I will be around.
Best of luck with the knitting and rehab SNM. Leastways you should be good for next winter.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/10/16 - 10:55am
Is the road from Mt. Beauty to Howman's gap open yet??.There were some landslides last week. I am thinking about heading up road 24 to Pretty Valley hut this weekend.There looks like there is still some snow up there !!!.
Scott No Mates
8/10/16 - 6:27pm
Ubiquitous Steve: Team Bears trying out new emoij just for u..:emoji_ambulance:..get well..:emoji_hospital:
Thanks - love my personal emoji :) I was released from hospital today and back on the way to good health. Thanks for all the good wishes from all on the forum, ski patrol, everyone at FC Medical Centre, Mt Beauty Hospital and the SAN. I won't be on both feet for a while and longer for the bike but I will be around.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
8/10/16 - 11:21am
Is the BHP Road up Falls Creek or least as Far as Bogong Village or Howman's gap open yet ? There looks like enough snow up there to make a 15 & 16 th October w/end BC snow shoe trip worthwhile!.
Ubiquitous Steve
7/10/16 - 4:04pm
Scott No Mates: The doctor will kick me out of the hospital in a couple of days once the pain is under control. Taking off the bandage over the knee tomorrow (where he knocked in the steel pin). Now for all of the out of pocket expenses :(
Team Bears trying out new emoij just for u..:emoji_ambulance:..get well..:emoji_hospital:
Ubiquitous Steve
7/10/16 - 9:58am
Mister Tee on snow shoes: Thanks Steve. Your experience and knowledge of the Vic. Alps is considerable and very much appreciated. My friends still want to buy you a beer for all the good things you do as volunteer .You are right , in a white out with driving rain/ice/ wind it is disorientating and the weather up high near the Ruined castle can be dangerously bad.
some things I just learnt the hard way ...but Ruined Castle can be a bit desperate sometimes...I used to look around to try to remember the skitows..some old with towers etc...but its more than confusing in bad conditions...maps pole lines navagational systems all get too much in bad conditions...u need to have the geographical experience of what the pole lines look like and the other little features of ski tows/shelters/signs cattle grids and appreciate the time u are out and about before u make shelter...its ok when u travel solo but when u have parties of different ability/fitness it would get tricky... U R clocking up the kms which impresses Team Bears....
Mister Tee on snow shoes
6/10/16 - 6:55pm
Ubiquitous Steve: I used to park at Howmans Gap Resort in old days in their carpark...I would ask them if it would be ok to park for the weekend..and just park however they said ..they were very friendly and obliging....just tell them u are off up Block 24 x/c sorry snow shoeing with pack heading for Pretty Valley...also tell them u r friends of the dude that stocks P.Valley with firewood each year...coming this way u stay out of weather but a bit of a climb then u look for pole line on the right that goes steeply uphill(a well poled line) it hits the Pretty Valley Road then it turns and u follow it...then u see the split in pole line:one goes to Mt Mackay Saddle the other at anangle of like 30deg goes to Pretty Valley to the west (right/uphill) side of roadway.....as u cruise along(very exposed up there) u see resort boundary markers(sometimes rope between them) on the left of track (running parallel to track)...then before the highest part u leave this resort boundary pole line....it changes direction and heads down into Ruined Castle Bottom Station....some plastic temporary poles are seen on the next section as road hits highest pt and descends towards cattle grid... this temporary pole line is more than difficult to follow in white out...few poles too far apart... sometimes its better to follow permanent pole line above road/right on highest part of ridge coming from the junction of the split and stay on it as poles are better spaced and u can see next one...very exposed but u don't have to take bearing/check gps or do any navigation ...just plod/ski thro white out and gale force winds till u hit the cattle grid... it all looks different in white out and it is totally disorientating even when u know the place backwards.. the other route from SunValley past the bottom of Ruined Castle Tow is also a good way to keep out of white out and gale force winds...it can be groomed and comes in close to cattle grid.....comes right up gully into this area.. it is good that u have found the shelter ...cos when weather is really bad(and u met it on a really bad day) the shelter is a good place to hide even spend a night...knowing where it is will be an advantage for future trips up there as a fall back... the trick is to take the definite pole line on the right as u emerge into the void at the upper end of Block24 Rd then u have a definite reference point and stay on poles...weather is so bad there at times u have not got ability to look at maps and play with navigational instruments...just get over and out of it quickly...don't stop just move quickly out of windchill...
Thanks Steve. Your experience and knowledge of the Vic. Alps is considerable and very much appreciated. My friends still want to buy you a beer for all the good things you do as volunteer .You are right , in a white out with driving rain/ice/ wind it is disorientating and the weather up high near the Ruined castle can be dangerously bad.
Scott No Mates
6/10/16 - 12:47pm
Charles: Hmm... Pain in the leg and further up in the pocket. Sorry to hear about your grief, hope the financial hit isn't too great. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Do I sign all the bills 'Return to sender'?
Ubiquitous Steve
6/10/16 - 10:02am
I used to park at Howmans Gap Resort in old days in their carpark...I would ask them if it would be ok to park for the weekend..and just park however they said ..they were very friendly and obliging....just tell them u are off up Block 24 x/c sorry snow shoeing with pack heading for Pretty Valley...also tell them u r friends of the dude that stocks P.Valley with firewood each year...coming this way u stay out of weather but a bit of a climb then u look for pole line on the right that goes steeply uphill(a well poled line) it hits the Pretty Valley Road then it turns and u follow it...then u see the split in pole line:one goes to Mt Mackay Saddle the other at anangle of like 30deg goes to Pretty Valley to the west (right/uphill) side of roadway.....as u cruise along(very exposed up there) u see resort boundary markers(sometimes rope between them) on the left of track (running parallel to track)...then before the highest part u leave this resort boundary pole line....it changes direction and heads down into Ruined Castle Bottom Station....some plastic temporary poles are seen on the next section as road hits highest pt and descends towards cattle grid... this temporary pole line is more than difficult to follow in white out...few poles too far apart... sometimes its better to follow permanent pole line above road/right on highest part of ridge coming from the junction of the split and stay on it as poles are better spaced and u can see next one...very exposed but u don't have to take bearing/check gps or do any navigation ...just plod/ski thro white out and gale force winds till u hit the cattle grid... it all looks different in white out and it is totally disorientating even when u know the place backwards.. the other route from SunValley past the bottom of Ruined Castle Tow is also a good way to keep out of white out and gale force winds...it can be groomed and comes in close to cattle grid.....comes right up gully into this area.. it is good that u have found the shelter ...cos when weather is really bad(and u met it on a really bad day) the shelter is a good place to hide even spend a night...knowing where it is will be an advantage for future trips up there as a fall back... the trick is to take the definite pole line on the right as u emerge into the void at the upper end of Block24 Rd then u have a definite reference point and stay on poles...weather is so bad there at times u have not got ability to look at maps and play with navigational instruments...just get over and out of it quickly...don't stop just move quickly out of windchill...
Charles
6/10/16 - 9:23am
Scott No Mates: The doctor will kick me out of the hospital in a couple of days once the pain is under control. Taking off the bandage over the knee tomorrow (where he knocked in the steel pin). Now for all of the out of pocket expenses :(
Hmm... Pain in the leg and further up in the pocket. Sorry to hear about your grief, hope the financial hit isn't too great. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Charles
6/10/16 - 8:30am
Looking at the cams this morning. Depression starting to kick in as I head to the office knowing that today at Falls conditions look epic and there is no one about

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