Falls Creek Snow Report Open

8:33am - 27 Aug 2016       
Lifts Open 14 of 15
Snow Depth (Natural) 124 cm
Snow Depth (Sun Valley) 122 cm
Snow Depth (Northside) 119 cm
Snow Depth (Village Bowl) 131 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly.. Forecast Max 0°c

Surface Condition

Skiing & Boarding

Conditions are looking great for today and the weekend! Dry, packed snow and low temperatures. Come prepared for anything weather wise! Stay safe on the slopes and Welcome and good luck to all Hoppet competitors.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Terrain Parks Open

Advanced Toboggan Slope, Beginner Toboggan Slope, Tube Park, Panorama Park, Castle Park Intermediate line , Castle Park Advanced Line, Fox Trail Kids Park , Drovers Fun Boxes, Skier/Boarder X Course , Burton Riglet Park , Kids Snowmobile Park

Road Condition

Road Open: Beware icy patches

Village Road

Full ski in ski out. Not groomed

Snowfall History

27 Aug 20161cm
26 Aug 20161cm
25 Aug 20161cm

Announcements

Great skiing and snowboarding on an excellent cover of dry packed powder snow. All lifts expected to turn. All terrain open.

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 Aug 28
-4°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Mon Aug 29
-3°c | 4°c
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Tue Aug 30
0°c | 4°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 35 to 55 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h during the evening.
Wed Aug 31
3°c | 4°c
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northerly 50 to 60 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Thu Sep 1
0°c | 5°c
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h.
Fri Sep 2
2°c | 2°c
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds easterly 20 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning.

Comments

Apresski
27/8/16 - 6:51am
skimax: Yes ditto this , tunnel gap road is the best for anyone that doesnt like bendy roads ,,,
We used to take Tunnel Gap when my son was young and extremely car sick.
DbSki
26/8/16 - 11:29pm
Just doodling in google map Noticed the road from, Barnawatha to Mt Beauty via Yack More or less goes direct from Fwy to MB, no long 60 zones only at Yack, no winding forest roads and lot of passing spots. Thing is with the car is the fuel economy is best on the Fwy and with it fully loaded over windy roads and hills is pretty bad. Again only 10 mins diff. Anyone driven it.
DbSki
26/8/16 - 4:44pm
Good, not on a rigid time table so if the need arose we could avoid it but if they've gone for the most part that's fine.
currawong
26/8/16 - 4:41pm
the sunday traffic from hotham & falls is nowhere near as bad as buller - in quantity or recklessness. much of the hoppet crowd will leave on Sat pm, nearly all by middle of Sunday
DbSki
26/8/16 - 4:24pm
Just wanted to make sure the event crowd was clear by Monday. The others take a while to get going in the morning so doubt we will be up before 9 or10am
BilbyBill
26/8/16 - 3:42pm
DbSki: Wondering how this events is going to effect Mon and Tue skiing. Does this mean a ton of people going up ands tracking the crap out of the place over the weekend. And will we still be able to park out the front of the poma om Monday
Things will probably be back to normal (except for the number of overnighters still parked down the road) from Sunday on.
Stiffler
26/8/16 - 3:03pm
Probably the largest collection of people in Lycra in Victoria at anyone time! Oh except at the Coffee Club at 10am weekdays!!
currawong
26/8/16 - 12:46pm
Nup, not this year (assuming he is near pv yards) From hoppet.com.au Updated 3pm Wednesday August 24, 2016 The 7km Joey Hoppet course is a single anti-clockwise loop into Sun Valley. The 21km Australian Birkebeiner is the Sun Valley loop followed by the anti-clockwise Heathy Spur loop. As the Langfords loop has insufficient snow cover to be groomed, the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet course is twice the 21km course. Any changes to the course will be posted in Windy Corner Day Shelter, The Hoppet Shop in Mt Beauty and in the Nordic Bowl on race day.
DbSki
26/8/16 - 12:41pm
Wondering how this events is going to effect Mon and Tue skiing. Does this mean a ton of people going up ands tracking the crap out of the place over the weekend. And will we still be able to park out the front of the poma om Monday
Ubiquitous Steve
26/8/16 - 12:29pm
any of these routes of Hoppett go over near Moondogs Camp....that will keep him busy watching them go round and round...:eek:
snowduck
26/8/16 - 10:49am
BilbyBill: FYI - Communications regarding Car Parking for Hoppet weekend Dear Falls Creek Community 1. Overnight parking will be strictly downhill along BHP Rd and at Howman's Gap from Tuesday night 23rd August.
Changed since I was there during Hoppet Week. Back then they allowed overnight parking at Windy Corner until Thursday of the week.
skimax
26/8/16 - 9:27am
currawong: can't see the point of going through Beechworth. You could however consider tunnel gap. as you come into Myrtleford, at the big upturned tree turn off GAR onto C527 (becomes Myrtleford-Yack rd) . Just after Mudgeegonga turn right onto Tunnel Gap rd and follow it to a T intersection with Dederang-Yack rd where you turn right and continue down to where it meets the kiewa valley hwy just before Dederang. This is about 5 mins slower than going through ovens & rosewhite gap. it is still a long way to the 100 signs but not quite as frustrating and policed as staying on the GAR through myrtleford. there is very little traffic on the road and only a couple of tight tuns. also less fog prone. personally I'd normally just go rosewhite gap, but if you want an alternative, this would be it. we use it if we have a heavy trailer or if its very foggy
Yes ditto this , tunnel gap road is the best for anyone that doesnt like bendy roads ,,,
BilbyBill
26/8/16 - 8:39am
FYI - Communications regarding Car Parking for Hoppet weekend Dear Falls Creek Community The 26th annual Kangaroo Hoppet is scheduled for this coming Saturday 27th August 2016. The event has over 1000 entrants with additional spectators and support crew. Please note the following arrangements which will assist with management of the expected day parking increase associated with both the event and attendance at the resort in general: 1. Overnight parking will be strictly downhill along BHP Rd and at Howman's Gap from Tuesday night 23rd August. 2. Any staff parked in Lower Windy Corner Overnight Parking area are required to move their vehicles to Lower Slalom Overnight Parking as soon as possible. Please ensure your staff comply with this requirement. 3. Access to Lower Windy Carpark has now been closed to allow the process of clearing this area to occur as the week progresses. 4. There is to be no self-parking by guests - all parking will be managed via the ATS parking attendants under all circumstances. 5. On Saturday 27th August the principle day parking areas will include Upper Windy Corner, Lower Windy Corner, Slalom North and Gully carparks. These areas will be available to all day arrivals in resort and are not specifically reserved for Hoppet participants. 6. Overnight parking in Lower Windy Corner will resume from late Saturday afternoon. Access to reserved stakeholder parking in Lower Slalom remains unaffected by the above arrangements. FCRM wishes to apologise for any inconvenience this creates for the resort - it is one day a year and we will resume normal operations as soon as possible. Kind regards, Falls Creek Resort Management
26/8/16 - 7:20am
Tomorrow the Lower Windy Corner carpark will be closed to overnight parking and reserved for day parking. In fact that change might already apply. There will be plenty of traffic going up the mountain in the morning. The Hoppet attracts about 1000 competitors. And there are the spectators, officials and volunteers.
DbSki
26/8/16 - 12:30am
Stratus: Had to Google that one. B500 = GAR The only time i've gone through Beechy was because of flooding. I don't know why you'd do it if the GAR was good. You could always try Snow Road instead of GAR, but never really had a problem on Fri nights.
Being Sunday night heading to Falls Id rather avoid oncomng traffic down from Hoth and Falls not to mention the revenue dicks and new speed limits. By google map its 10 min longer vi Beechworth than Mford but looks like straighter road and figured most will be on GAR heading out. I don't like going near resorts on weekends and I have no trust in driving on coming at the conga line coming off both resorts Sunday night, some dangerous passes and don't want to be coming the other way. So figured farther away from GAR the better and 10 min diff isn't a problem'. I wouldn't drive to Buller Sunday night or off the hill Friday night for same reasons. They just go feral and do mad passes.
currawong
26/8/16 - 12:03am
weerab: How early do you think curra...
really hard to say.but maybe aim for 8 or earlier. There will still be parks available for a fair while after that but you could end up being shuttled up from Howman's. Saturdays this year seem to be busier than recent years so I'm not sure how this will play out on Hoppet day
currawong
25/8/16 - 11:57pm
can't see the point of going through Beechworth. You could however consider tunnel gap. as you come into Myrtleford, at the big upturned tree turn off GAR onto C527 (becomes Myrtleford-Yack rd) . Just after Mudgeegonga turn right onto Tunnel Gap rd and follow it to a T intersection with Dederang-Yack rd where you turn right and continue down to where it meets the kiewa valley hwy just before Dederang. This is about 5 mins slower than going through ovens & rosewhite gap. it is still a long way to the 100 signs but not quite as frustrating and policed as staying on the GAR through myrtleford. there is very little traffic on the road and only a couple of tight tuns. also less fog prone. personally I'd normally just go rosewhite gap, but if you want an alternative, this would be it. we use it if we have a heavy trailer or if its very foggy
Stratus
25/8/16 - 8:21pm
DbSki: I usually go to Falls via and over the mountain near Ovens. .
Had to Google that one. B500 = GAR The only time i've gone through Beechy was because of flooding. I don't know why you'd do it if the GAR was good. You could always try Snow Road instead of GAR, but never really had a problem on Fri nights.
Stiffler
25/8/16 - 7:42pm
weerab: How early do you think curra...
depends on car park you prefer, obviously windy corner will be the busiest re the hoppet but if your parking at gully for example around 8 or a bit before would be advisable going on previous years
Stiffler
25/8/16 - 7:39pm
From Beechworth to yack is just over 15min then yack to falls about an hour 20min easy driving so don't know if that helps you out but it's a very easy relatively flat driving little hill into an out of Beechworth but easily 100km/hr

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