Falls Creek Skiing Terrain

Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded

Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded

  • Vertical (m)
    1,400 – 1,780 (380)
  • Average Snow Fall
    4  metres
  • Lifts (14)
    2 express quads
    4 fixed grip quads
  • Ski Season
    Mid June - late Sept
  • Terrain Summary
    Size– 450ha
    Longest run – 3 km
    Beginner - 17%
    Intermediate - 60%
    Advanced - 23% 

Ski Falls Creek

Falls Creek skiing and snowboarding is across 450 hectares of terrain and 92 named trails, which makes the Falls Creek Ski Resort the largest ski area in Victoria.

Lifts

Falls Creek Resort has 14 lifts which includes 2 detachable quad chair lifts; Halley’s Comet and Eagle Express. Falls has 5 quad chairs and the Ruined Castle chair has a magic carpet approach, so they can run it at a reasonably rapid pace. Falls Creek also has a handful of surface lifts.

Night skiing is available on Wednesday and Saturday nights on a gentle beginner run.

Lift Tickets

Like the rest of the major Australian ski resorts, day lift passes are very expensive.

Meanwhile a season pass is very economical and being on the Epic Pass and Epic Pass Australia, it provides amazing benefits of skiing or snowboarding at many other ski resorts around the world and also Mt Hotham and Perisher in Australia.

Falls Creek Snow

Falls Creek Alpine Resort receives an average of 4 metres of snow per season, and it has plenty of snowmaking capability that covers 120 hectares of terrain (ie 27 percent of the ski area). As a result, FC tends to fare a little better than some of the other Australian ski resorts in early season, or when the snow conditions are iffy.

As with other skiing in Australia, the Falls Creek snow conditions can vary significantly and sometimes rain and warm temps can create havoc with the snow quality. Of particular note, snow conditions on many of the black runs can be marginal considering their northeast facing aspect.

Falls Creek Skiing for the Beginner

Beginners have 17% of the trails and the terrain is very good because it’s largely dedicated and free from hoons. Wombat’s Ramble is pretty sheltered from the elements, but the other main beginners’ area is somewhat exposed on foul weather days.

Ski Falls Creek - Intermediates

Sun Valley has mellow blue runs so Falls Creek is a good place to progress from beginner to intermediate, unlike Mt Hotham which has very little in the way of easy intermediate runs. There are truckloads of other groomed blue runs for intermediates (60% of the trails), and also some groomed black runs that are ideal for strong intermediates.

Advanced Skiing Falls Creek - On-Piste

Falls Creek Victoria is not known for its steeps, hence why some experienced skiers call it “Flat Creek”. Officially 23% of the trails are rated as advanced, but unfortunately these slopes are generally the last to open and first to close, and are closed if the snow conditions are marginal.

The Summit black runs are often groomed (making them great for strong intermediates), although there are some rock features in places that provide a bit of a challenge for advanced riders.

Much of the Falls Creek ski and snowboard terrain is groomed within an inch of its life, and not many slopes are left au natural for the bumps skiers.

If you’ve got the endurance to repetitively ride the International poma lift, there is some fun tree skiing to be had in The Maze (just take care off-piste or you might falls into the creek…!!).

Expert Ski and Snowboard Terrain

The only real expert terrain is located in the backcountry on Mt McKay, which offers some chutes and other steeps.

Terrain Parks

Falls Creek Resort has a pretty good set up for terrain park junkies with 3 terrain parks for different ability levels. The park under the Ruined Castle chair lift has a good range of features and is particularly ideal for show ponies!