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Falls Creek Ski Resort

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Investment in snowmaking

Over the past 2 years Falls Creek invested a whopping $1.88 million in snowmaking and snow grooming machines - it’s the largest snowmaking investment in 10 years! You’ll find shiny new snow guns along Wombats Ramble, Main Street and at the base of Drovers. Our mountain team will sigh if we don’t use the official terms, so, get ready to see these automated TechnoAlpin Snow Guns firing out tons of snow. In addition to this, they have a PistenBully 400 Winch and a PistenBully 400 Park grooming machine joining the team.

The Ski Resort

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Falls Creek is one of Australia's largest ski resorts with an area of 450 hectares and rises above Rock Valley Lake in the state of Victoria. With no less than four fun parks, it scores particularly well with freestylers. Thanks to Australia's longest beginners slope, however, ski beginners also get their money's worth.

Three lifts lead uphill from the valley. The Falls Express is recommended for all beginners. The Snowsports School is at home at the summit and provides professional support for winter sports enthusiasts during their first turns. If you want to venture out onto the slopes on your own, there are several options. Bloody beginners will find short practice slopes at the magic carpets Boardwalk and Mouse Trap, a longer run starts at the Drover's Dream Lift or you can head for the Monkey Bar T-bar lift. But the highlight is the downhill run Wombat's Ramble, which with a length of 2,2 kilometres is the longest beginners' slope of Australia.

Sporty skiers start at the summit on the blue marked – in Australia moderately difficult – downhill runs Powderkeg or Rapunzel's, which lead to the lake in a fantastic location, or take the Last Hoot run back to the valley station of the Falls Express. From the top station of the Falls Express you can also head towards Sun Valley, where more intermediate slopes await you.

A second access to the ski area is from the valley via the Gully chairlift, which leads to the Village Bowl. This is where the first ski lift in Falls Creek was built and the area is still the centre of the resort with restaurant, ski hire and service and other shops! For the little skiers there is the Snowplay Park, which offers a snowmobile course and a gentle toboggan run for small children. Beginners should take the Eagle Lift, where green marked slopes lead back to the Village Bowl. From the top station of the Village Bowl, sporty riders can also reach Sun Valley. Those who enter the Lift Summit at the Village Bowl should feel safe on the boards. Only difficult pistes start at the top station. More black-marked runs await pros when they take the International T-bar lift in the valley. In the area The Maze they can then let off steam on steep slopes.

Falls Creek is best known for its four snow parks. Young freestylers can practice at the Fox Trail Park at Lift Drover's Dream. The setting of the obstacles is adapted to children and there is also an igloo. For older freestylers who want to gain even more experience, the Panorama Park is just next door. The park also scores with its location overlooking Rocky Valley Lake. Professionals among the freestylers are best off to the Ruined Castle Advanced and Ruined Castle Expert Park at Sun Valley. While the Advanced Park offers long lines and medium to advanced obstacles, only professionals should venture into the Expert Park. 


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Interesting facts

  • Offering 1112 acres of slopes and terrain, Falls Creek is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Australia.
  • Falls Creek is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Australia.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 591 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Australia is 820 ft. The highest point of the track is 5840 ft above sea level.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average base depth of 48 ".
  • Falls Creek features 34 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 36 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Wishing Well
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 280 m


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 2.20 km


Falls Creek 2019 Wrap Up
All lifts are open at Falls Creek
Falls Terrain Park 2017 Wrap Highlights

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1
Cross Country Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Getting here

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By train/bus

The nearest train station is in Albury, 120 kilometres away. Buses run from here to the ski area - as well as from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

By plane

Two hours from the ski area is Albury Airport, where several planes from Sydney and Melbourne as well as regular flights from Canberra land daily.

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last update on Oct 2, 2023
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Falls Creek Resort
1 Slalom Street
Falls Creek Vic
Phone03 5758 1202


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on 10 Jun 2010
How much snow are we having! Most lifts running on an opening weekend since 2003 people so get yourselves up there ;-) I'm heading up with a new service out of Melbourne Mountainhound. They packag...

Mountain Stats

Elevation5249 ft - 5840 ft
Opening DayJun 10, 2023
Closing DaySep 19, 2023
Capacity 20892 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 15

Skiable Terrain

57.2 miles
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Length 57.2 miles

Weather (5820 ft)


1 day adult AUD174
1 day youth AUD98
1 day child AUD98
All rates & fees