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Update: Falls Creek is Closed and Will Not Reopen for Spring Skiing and Snowboarding

 

Due to the continued COVID-19 health crisis and the introduction of new restrictions by the Victorian Government, we have made the decision to not reopen our lift operations at Falls Creek for Spring skiing and snowboarding. Please also be advised that the resort is closed for the duration of the stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions for regional Victoria.

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Falls Creek recommends the use of helmets and enforces a mandatory policy for certain Snowsports programs.

Many people participating in recreational Snowsports activities such as alpine skiing and snowboarding are choosing to wear a helmet. While this is a matter of personal or parental choice, the Australian Ski Areas Association (ASAA) do support recreational Snowsports enthusiasts wearing a helmet.

Falls Creek recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing & snowboarding. Guests are required to wear helmets while undertaking certain Snowsports activities and programs:

  • All participants in Kids Snowsports School Programs (Snowclub 4 Kids 3-5yrs, Junior Workshop) must wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet. Helmets are available from Falls Creek rental outlets. Helmets are FREE with children’s equipment rental at these outlets.
  • All guest participants, of whatever age, which involve or include terrain parks, pipes, skier/boarder cross and/or race courses will be required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet.

The ASAA recognises that a helmet may make a difference in reducing or preventing injury. Be aware however that helmets are most effective at providing protection at speeds of 20kph or slower.

If a person was to collide with a tree, any other object or another skier at moderate or high speed, a helmet may not prevent or reduce serious injury. Each Snowsport enthusiast's behaviour has as much to do with their safety as does any piece of safety equipment.

Falls Creek is making it easier for parents by including free helmet hire with any children's ski or snowboard equipment rental from Homebase, Base One, Base Two or Snowzone. Your safety is our priority.
 

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