Falls Creek Snow Report Open

7:00am - 02 Jul 2015       
Lifts Open 4 of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) 5 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Cloudy periods. High (80%) chance of snow showers this morning. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 35 km/h turning south to southwesterly 25 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Forecast Max -2°c

Surface Condition

Firm Packed

Fresh snow and huge snowmaking. Skiing & Snowboarding on Main Street, Wombats Ramble & Tom Thumb.
Kids and adults Snowsports School programs. Private lessons.



Skiing & Boarding

Good snowmaking coverage on open terrain, Main St, Wombats Ramble and Mousetrap area. 5 cm Fresh snow on groomed snowmaking. Please respect Ski Patrol directions and signage. Ride safe. Toboggan run closed.

Skiable Snow Cover

Limited

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Cross Country Trails

Last groomed 05/06/2015. Grooming will recommence with more snowfalls. 5 cm fresh snow on no base. Hoping for more snow

Road Condition

Road open fitting chains 2WD

Snowfall History

02 Jul 20155cm
20 Jun 20151cm
19 Jun 20151cm

Announcements

Welcome to Winter 2015!
New Terrain Park OPEN left of Main Street.
Fresh snow and another big night of snowmaking.

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

Fri Jul 3
-8°c | 1°c
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Sat Jul 4
-4°c | 0°c
Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sun Jul 5
-4°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Mon Jul 6
-3°c | 0°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of snow showers. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.
Tue Jul 7
-1°c | 1°c
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of snow showers. Winds northwest to southwesterly 25 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h later.
Wed Jul 8
-5°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Light winds.

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currawong
30/6/15 - 9:44pm
They used to have a policy of putting 70cm on main street and wombats before getting serious about ruined. Not sure if that is still the case. But they do need to prioritise wombats and main st as the most important runs.
snowduck
30/6/15 - 9:00pm
Note on the cams there's only a tiny amount of man-made on Ruined Castle. So the lift co. are concentrating snowmaking only on Wombats, Towers and Drovers ?
30/6/15 - 8:18pm
Cut a few fun laps for a couple of hours with my little 'dude with attitude' again today. Snow holding in there and different each time we ski, soft piles of dust on a hard base today. Not having the progression of Drover's after Wombat's is obvious with many seen struggling (walking) down Main Street. Crowds really starting to pick up, but manageable....though judging by car parking resort not anywhere near full. Next week????
Marc8491927
30/6/15 - 4:49pm
Quoting LYepso: Thanks currawong for the hope and positivity. One more question. How much fresh snow do you think you need to make a (small) snowman? With a 14day forecast of 5cm of snow and no major fronts expected soon after, i'm now thinking of the kids and what they can get out of it. Not sure if promising kids to show them snow for first time and then not be able to make a snowman is a good thing to do. Thanks in advance.
Current forecast is calling for snow, definately enough for a snowman or 3. The kids will have a ball.
currawong
30/6/15 - 3:07pm
Quoting LYepso: Thanks currawong for the hope and positivity. One more question. How much fresh snow do you think you need to make a (small) snowman? With a 14day forecast of 5cm of snow and no major fronts expected soon after, i'm now thinking of the kids and what they can get out of it. Not sure if promising kids to show them snow for first time and then not be able to make a snowman is a good thing to do. Thanks in advance.
if you are a local photographer you can probably make a snowman with a heavy frost :p I am no snowman expert, not having kids and mostly avoiding looking after others' at the snow. once again, it's more about freshness than depth. half a metre of refrozen rain dampened snow is no good for a snowman. If you look for a drift with a bit of wind blown accumulation, you might be able to do something small with 5-10cm
Blue_Cruiser
29/6/15 - 8:31pm
I remember skiing at Falls in the first week of the July hols in 2012 with everything but International open. I remember in 2013 I went to New Zealand instead as the snow was so poor! I'm going up on Friday but planning on packing my hiking boots plus plenty of books and wine just in case the snow that's there melts before the weekend. Are lift tickets discounted with the limited terrain available?
29/6/15 - 7:51pm
2013 was a season of boom and bust.....snowfalls followed by rain and melt then repeat.
Gamera MC
29/6/15 - 5:20pm
Quoting Sh4d0w9: Don't get too frazzled just yet. This time in 2013 we had basically the same runs open with the exception of Drovers (which had opened about the equivalent of two days ago, the storm in 2013 didn't arrive til around the 7th of July deo. By mid July it was game on. The snow has been great the last few days, and it's brilliant that it's holding so firm given the warmer weather.
I recall 2013 being quite poor, compared to 2012. (Based on my memories, not actual data:thumbs:)
29/6/15 - 1:36pm
Quoting hongomania: Very busy up here this morning. Still great cover on wombats and towers. Need the edges sharpened its sheet ice under that man made. Looks like the guns were on last night? Surprising given looked like an inversion happening
Super low humidity so snow made at significantly +ve temps.
29/6/15 - 11:37am
Don't get too frazzled just yet. This time in 2013 we had basically the same runs open with the exception of Drovers (which had opened about the equivalent of two days ago, the storm in 2013 didn't arrive til around the 7th of July deo. By mid July it was game on. The snow has been great the last few days, and it's brilliant that it's holding so firm given the warmer weather.
hongomania
29/6/15 - 11:31am
Very busy up here this morning. Still great cover on wombats and towers. Need the edges sharpened its sheet ice under that man made. Looks like the guns were on last night? Surprising given looked like an inversion happening
29/6/15 - 8:39am
Thanks currawong for the hope and positivity. One more question. How much fresh snow do you think you need to make a (small) snowman? With a 14day forecast of 5cm of snow and no major fronts expected soon after, i'm now thinking of the kids and what they can get out of it. Not sure if promising kids to show them snow for first time and then not be able to make a snowman is a good thing to do. Thanks in advance.
currawong
28/6/15 - 10:46pm
Plenty of years there is hardly anything at this stage and 70-100 by end July. It is unusual to have everything open by late July, but even more unusual not to have at least everything over the back open by then and skiing back to the village, even if you can't ski through the village.
Blue_Cruiser
28/6/15 - 7:18pm
Quoting Amelia1810: I suppose we can't expect something like Snowmageddon 2 years running. I wish though!!
Me too, especially as I'm heading up there on Friday...
Amelia1810
28/6/15 - 4:23pm
I suppose we can't expect something like Snowmageddon 2 years running. I wish though!!
28/6/15 - 4:11pm
Quoting currawong: not an easy correlation - it's got more to do with how recently it's snowed. with a 20cm event i think it will be ski in ski out, but not for long. Even with a good cover on the slopes, the roads get churned up by vehicles and get a bit of sun and wear patches come through.
Really appreciate that. Thanks. I am going July 21-26 and initially was hoping for a 100cm base by then (because that is what i believe you need to have before all the ski slopes / lifts on the mountain are opened up). I think that ship has sailed, so now i am hoping for enough snow to make it ski in/out. So hopefully we get 20cm of so just before the 21st. Ta.
currawong
28/6/15 - 4:02pm
not an easy correlation - it's got more to do with how recently it's snowed. with a 20cm event i think it will be ski in ski out, but not for long. Even with a good cover on the slopes, the roads get churned up by vehicles and get a bit of sun and wear patches come through.
28/6/15 - 3:16pm
Does anyone know what cm snow base Falls Creek needs to become ski in / ski out? ie. How much snow do the roads need to have on them before you can ski down them. Cheers.
Marc8491927
27/6/15 - 4:29pm
Main St, Lwr Hwy 83, a small terrain park and Wombats open today. Everything in pretty good condition in the morning. Got approached twice in the carpark asking if there was actually any snow up there, it looked and felt warm. Glad we went.
Gamera MC
22/6/15 - 11:31am
main st snow stayed in great nick while I was there on saturday (till about 2:30). watch out for rocks tho, there were a few small ones scattered about inbetween the "slow" signs before the final decent to btm of the lift. Silly me managed to find these more then once. Agree wombats was fairly poor and definitely suffered throughout the day due to the sun.

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