Falls Creek Snow Report Open

7:20am - 30 Jul 2016       
Lifts Open 8 of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) 110 cm
Snow Depth (Sun Valley) 112 cm
Snow Depth (Northside) 103 cm
Snow Depth (Village Bowl) 116 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Weather: Cloudy. High (80%) chance.. Forecast Max 0°c

Video - Thu 28 Jul 9:01am

Surface Condition

Skiing & Boarding

Fantistic cover of snow throughout the resort, with snow depths over the magic metre. Snow will be firm early and soften later. Groomed areas will be the best turns early. Ski and board responsibly and have great day.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Terrain Parks Open

Advanced Toboggan Slope, Beginner Toboggan Slope, Tube Park, Panorama Park, Fox Trail Kids Park , Drovers Fun Boxes, Kids Snowmobile Park

Road Condition

Road Open: Beware icy patches

Village Road

Full ski in ski out. Groomed

Snowfall History

28 Jul 201618cm
27 Jul 201618cm
26 Jul 201620cm

Announcements

All terrain open and all lifts expected to turn. Check the app 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)

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Jul 31
-1°c | 1°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Mon Aug 1
-1°c | 1°c
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h tending northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h during the afternoon then tending westerly 25 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Tue Aug 2
-4°c | -2°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning southerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 30 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Wed Aug 3
-5°c | -2°c
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of snow showers. Winds west to southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h.
Thu Aug 4
-4°c | 0°c
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers. Winds southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Fri Aug 5
-3°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of snow showers. Winds westerly 25 to 30 km/h tending northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Comments

Rimey
29/7/16 - 9:19pm
There was nothing descent open today. Scotts, Ruined, Summit and Inter all closed. I saw not one staff member at neither Scotts nor Summit. There was evidence some were working on inter. At the bottom of Eagle their whiteboard proudly displayed 14/14 open. Every staff member I asked gave a different story. Bailed at 10:30 having skied the dregs, wet. Should be posted in brickbats, but I can't be bothered.
29/7/16 - 4:27pm
There might've been a couple of snow showers somewhere! I find the daily FC email report pretty sound - but it comes too late for me. The Mountainwatch.com forecasts are proving pretty good over this last 10 days or so - better than BOM. The last thing I do before deciding is look at the snowcams here and the latest BOM observations.
TDS
29/7/16 - 4:11pm
Just got back to Mt. Beauty from our first day up on the mountain. First couple of hours were really average, drizzle, fog and wind. Couldn't even see the snow beneath me properly. Around lunch the snow pack started softening which was better because the groomers were bulletproof in the morning. Had a little bit of fun off piste in the trees, but the snow was pretty much like riding on refrozen slurpee.. Does anyone have an accurate forecast for tomorrow?? The bullshit reporting that goes on at the resorts sometimes is kind of frustrating.. even suggesting that there was snow showers today 1500m and above is stupid. I was soaked when i got to the car!
almontyrat
29/7/16 - 4:01pm
rowdyflat: Yeah yesterday went up had a coffee turned around and went home. Worst conditions wet foggy windy.
Yesterday was a cracker compared to today..... Yesterday it took six hours to soak through.....
29/7/16 - 3:38pm
Yeah yesterday went up had a coffee turned around and went home. Worst conditions wet foggy windy.
Scott No Mates
29/7/16 - 2:25pm
Ziggy: Maybe old hands can enlighten me: are lips and grooves unavoidable when grooming in the fog?
Only if skiing in the buff :eek:
29/7/16 - 11:17am
Puke this morning. Drizzle, fog, wind and icy piste. Heavy crust off piste. I skied for an hour, enough to get soaked, and started looking for coffee. The grooming is starting to p me off. Two link tracks I used hadn't been pushed through. One ended in a snow bank. Earlier in the week on green runs there were lips and grooves - not what you want when you can barely see to pick your nose. Maybe old hands can enlighten me: are lips and grooves unavoidable when grooming in the fog?
almontyrat
28/7/16 - 4:31pm
Despite a poor start, the day actually turned out half decent and I'm serious about the half..... Poor vis and drizzle with bullet proof groomers turned to slightly better vis, more drizzle and hero snow. It was great to actually see the snow surface occasionally and get the confidence to let the skis run. I even practiced some skills and interspersed runs of tight, short radius teles with runs of big fast sweeping turns lapping main street multiple times. I came in about 2pm soaking wet and very cold as the wind was picking up and chair rides were getting brutal. A good day and by far the best so far for my annual pilgrimage.
Ubiquitous Steve
28/7/16 - 12:31pm
Hamburglar: Thanks Burrawong, will check those out. Pretty fit Ziggy. Actually doing it in 3 days with stops in Hotham and Falls. Day 1 - Harrretville to Hotham via feathertop - 25k. Day 2 - 32k to Falls and then Day 3 - 34k to Mountain Creek. Big adventure!
Bears been active recently on Bungelow Spur track ...probably not to bad at moment after our two sortees in last 2 weekends...Federation Hut got some wood for wood stove too.. We did not get to Dibbins Hut this year but Westons Hut got plenty of firewood provided but track about 1km from Hut was not cleared by Bears at last visit and was loaded with fallen trees.. All huts on main plateau got attention and firewood provision..Pretty Valley tho small had an enormous prewinter drop of cut up firewood also.... Ropers Hut which u would progress thro before Big River got lots of firewood and like Westons Hut is a new/well insulated hut with benches and wooden floor.. Both Michelle Hut&BivoucHuts have seen Bear activities and previous track clearing was done but subsequent storms have no doubt dropped more trees across tracks..:thumbs::thumbs:viz Eskdale and Staircase Spurs... top places to stay would have to be Ropers Hut and Westons Hut to have a really comfortable stay.....
28/7/16 - 10:17am
Unlike BOM Mountainwatch had been predicting rain today for some time.
BilbyBill
28/7/16 - 9:16am
currawong: Bugger. I think that settles it for me. I've been trying to decide and was going to have coffee and then look again.
Me too.
currawong
28/7/16 - 8:59am
Ziggy: From almontyrat on the mountain: cloud and drizzle.
Bugger. I think that settles it for me. I've been trying to decide and was going to have coffee and then look again.
28/7/16 - 8:44am
From almontyrat on the mountain: cloud and drizzle.
28/7/16 - 8:15am
Thursday. To go up or not to go up? I'm getting sick of skiing by braille and want some vis. Only one cam is working; the rest are last night's pic or iced up. Weather obs from BOM: gusting NW 30-40 kms. Wind chill -8 or colder. No evidence of fresh falls but the gauge may be defective.
Phil_
27/7/16 - 3:39pm
Looking forward to some ground pics! ;)
27/7/16 - 3:29pm
Today was a mixed bag on the mountain AFAIC. The best vis in days and dry snow on a firm base in some cases meant the skis could be left to run. There was plenty of space for first tracks around and in the trees well into the day. By midday it had warmed up enough for snowgum icicles to start littering the surface adding a little adrenalin to the Eucalypt slalom. Ruined Castle didn't appear to have been groomed and got chopped up. Overall, speaking after 4 days on the mountain this season, the standard of grooming is a little underwhelming.
27/7/16 - 2:36pm
Yep. Good luck. It's spekky country. Calculate the vertical as well. It can go below freezing any time of the year so take good gear including a tent and bag. Sorry if this is teaching you how to suck eggs.
Hamburglar
27/7/16 - 10:01am
Thanks Burrawong, will check those out. Pretty fit Ziggy. Actually doing it in 3 days with stops in Hotham and Falls. Day 1 - Harrretville to Hotham via feathertop - 25k. Day 2 - 32k to Falls and then Day 3 - 34k to Mountain Creek. Big adventure!
27/7/16 - 8:43am
Hamburglar: Quick summer question (not sure where else to post). I am planning a walk from Harrretville to Mountain Creek with an overnight stop at Falls. Looking for a recommendation of basic accomodation + pub. Looking for a place to drink a few beers when we arrive with a nice view. Would love accomodation with a hot breakfast provided. I assume the supermarket is open over summer? Many thanks!
You're assuming 2 days/1 night? Hope you're fit. Further advice: bushwalk.com
currawong
27/7/16 - 7:29am
Are you looking for accom with a licence? If not, alpha is basic but nice and IIRC views are great. If you want somewhere licenced then I think you would need fancier accom. If the walk is in January then altitude apartments should have the bar open - great views. Other possibilities include Nelse Lodge or QT hotel/apartments. Supermarket has reduced hours in summer depending on how busy it is. Sometimes only open till 3pm. Jan could be later.

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