Skiing & Snow Sports
Falls Creek is a haven for snow-sport lovers with 450 hectares of skiable terrain. Book your lift tickets to be loaded onto your Snow Pass Card ahead of time online. And while you can rent equipment separately from stores including Yogi’s Ski & Snowboard Hire, Rays Ski Shop and Snowrider Rentals, you’ll save when bundling the hire – and lessons from the Snowsports School, if needed – into a ski package. Book seven or more days in advance and you’ll save even more. An Epic Australia Pass also includes access to Hotham and Perisher.
Falls Creek is well-known for its cross-country skiing with 65 kilometres of groomed trails. Here you can learn to skate on snow, telemark ski (a cross between nordic and alpine skiing) or hike in snowshoes. Whatever your cross-country style or level, Falls Creek has a track to suit. Check the Daily XC Report online for conditions.
Nature & Activities
With Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park home to 21 trails and convenient shuttles to help you to get to them, it’s easy to see why the area is so attractive to mountain bikers. Bring your own bike or hire one from Blue Dirt Mountain Bike Hire who also provide mountain bike lessons. Check the MTB Trails Report for trail conditions beforehand.
Road cycling, hiking and trail running, and watersports like kayaking, sailing and fishing are also activity options in summer. Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing is a 37-kilometre-long, three-day hike through the Alpine National Park from Falls Creek to ski resort Mt Hotham.
The Aqueduct Trail, a flat trail, is the starting point for many of the area’s hikes. It can easily be accessed from the village, following Ory’s Trail opposite Milch Café. For water views, hike Rocky Valley Lake, Falls Creek Falls and Wishing Well. More information on walks in Falls Creeks here. Ropers Lookout, Wallaces Heritage Trail and Mt Cope are also worth doing.
For kids aged three to five, Falls Creeks’ Snowclub aims to get your toddler comfortable on the snow early on so that they can then go on to become more confident skiers and snowboarders. Be sure to dress them in warm layers, ski socks and waterproof mittens or gloves, as well as all their correctly-fitted ski gear. The resort’s Junior Workshop, for kids aged six to 14, includes lessons, lunch and a lift pass.