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Falls Creek the Perfect Choice! 

Falls Creek is Australia's only true ski-in ski-out Alpine Village and is Victoria's largest Alpine playground with over 450 hectares of terrain and more than 92 runs, which suit abilities ranging from beginner to advanced. You'll find us in the Victorian Alps and arriving here is hassle free. We're the closest resort to drive to from Brisbane and an easy trip from all other centres, with clear and driver friendly roads.

Book with Confidence

With our flexible cancellation and change policy, you can book your school snow trip with confidence.

Reliable Snow

Falls Creek records, on average, the highest natural snow falls in Victoria, which when backed by our extensive state of the art snowmaking system means that you will ski earlier and for longer this season.

All the information you need to book your 2021 School Group snow trip is ready and waiting for you below, so we'll see you here soon.

 

 


 

2021 - Important Updates

In the event that the resorts need to manage capacity to allow for physical distancing, Falls Creek Ski Lifts may make amendments to the 2021 groups offering. Your groups coordinator will advise of any such changes.

Please note: School Group Rates will not be available for the period 26 June through 11 July in 2021. Initially School Group rates will also not be available throughout weekends in July & August.

Free Teacher Bundle

Both primary school groups and secondary school groups receive one free package for a teacher or adult to every eight paying students. 

The lift, lesson and rental bundle inclusions will mirror whatever has been purchased for the students. Additional attending teachers or adults as part of the school group can take advantage of great discounted prices (see group pricing rates) however, the number of adults must not exceed 50% of the total number of students.

Snowsports Lessons

Falls Creek Snowports School has an experienced team of local and internationally qualified ski and snowboard instructors, ensuring your students receive expert tuition and maximise their learning potential. 

1.5 Hour Lesson

Our 1.5hr lessons are designed to give your students the confidence they need to enjoy their time on the mountain. All lessons include tuition and pointers to ensure students are educated on mountain safety.

Progression Bundle 

Our School Groups program also offers the option of an additional afternoon lesson designed to help your students progress faster. For more information please speak to your group’s coordinator.

School Groups Snowsports Lesson Location

All school groups meet at the Student Groups sign located at the top of Halley’s Comet chairlift. 

It is advised all School Groups arrive 10 minutes prior to their designated start time. 

School Group Lesson Times 

Lesson times available for groups are: 8:30am, 1:30pm and 3:10pm. 

Due to capacity limitations throughout peak periods your first choice may not always be available, please supply two preferred lesson times when booking.

School Group Class Sizes & Composition

We require a minimum of 20 students for a school group. 

Lessons will be allocated based on student’s ability and discipline. Class groupings will be determined during your first lesson. As instructors are allocated based on student numbers and ability/discipline levels, if your group does not meet our minimum requirement your smaller groups may be merged with other school/public lessons. Class groupings will be determined during your first lesson.

School Group Class Ability Table

Please use the guide below to determine your students' ability prior to booking your Snowsports lessons. Please remember all abilities can benefit from a lesson, not just beginners.

  • First Timer: First time on snow or need to refresh basics - Learn how to make basic turns and safely ride a lift. 
  • Beginner: You know the basics and ride beginner lifts - Expand your ability and learn to control speed on green runs.
  • Intermediate: Can confidently link turns and control speed on green runs - Take your skills onto blue terrain.
  • Advanced: You have mastered every groomed run - prepare for more challenging terrain.

Participant numbers and abilities should include ALL lesson participants i.e. any teachers joining lessons as well as students as this affects group sizes and number of instructors required.

Lift, Lesson & Rental Bundles

Lift, Lesson and Rental Bundles offer the best value for your group and include: 

  • 1 x 1.5hr group lesson per day with the option to add an additional afternoon lesson
  • A lift ticket giving your students access to all operating lifts across Falls Creek
  • See the next accordion for rental options

For details on multi-day Lift, Lesson and Rental bundles please see our rates table. 

Lift and Lesson Bundles include:

  • 1 x 1.5hr group lesson per day
  • A lift ticket giving your students access to all operating lifts across Falls Creek

For details on multi-day Lift & Lesson bundles please see our rates table. 

Lift and Lesson Bundles with an additional afternoon lesson include:

  • 2 x 1.5hr group lessons per day
  • A lift ticket giving your students access to all operating lifts across Falls Creek

For details on multi-day lift with additional afternoon lesson & lesson bundles please see our rates table. 

Falls Creek Snowsports Rental

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

COLLECTED FROM SNOWZONE — SCHOOLS RENTAL LOCATION (LOCATED IN QT)

How it works:

  • An electronic rental registration form will be emailed to you and the completed form must be returned to Falls Creek Ski Lifts at least 7 days prior to your arrival.
  • Where rental is included, it consists of executive skis, boots, poles and helmet OR snowboard, boots, helmet & wrist guards. Any alterations or changes needed during your stay may be made on the spot from any of our rental outlets.
  • Equipment may be picked up the day prior to the commencement of the ticket and returned the morning after the last day on the ticket by arrangement.
  • Equipment rental collection times and return times must be arranged prior to arrival.

FALLS CREEK GEAR PACKAGES

Through Falls Creek's network of retail stores, parents and teachers can now pre-order gear packages which can be collected when rental gear is being fitted. Having the largest network of stores on the mountain means we have been able to pack a lot of gear into a small price.

How it works:

Choose from one of the three packages pictured below. Three packages are on offer; with a kids pack for kids under 12 years, a teen's standard pack and a teen's premium pack. Simply indicate how many retail packages you require on the schools group order form and what colour neck warmers your students prefer.

KIDS PACK $70

Normally priced at $95, includes:

  • Falls Creek Junior Goggle
  • Rojo Kids Classic Glove
  • Rojo Kids Neck Warmer
  • XTM Hot Hands (hand warmers)

TEENS STANDARD PACK $80

Normally priced at $115, includes:

  • Falls Creek Goggle
  • Rojo Classic Glove
  • Rojo Neck Warmer
  • XTM Hot Hands (hand warmers)

TEENS PREMIUM PACK $110

Normally priced at $140, includes:

  • Falls Creek Goggle
  • Rojo Premium Maximise Glove
  • Rojo Neck Tube
  • XTM Hot Hands (hand warmers)
Additional Activities

Falls Creek has a range of winter activities that can be tailored to your school group. Whether it's super sliding your way down the custom-built Snow Tube Park or playing a game of snocce, we can help your group to experience the extras Falls Creek has to offer.

Night Shows: FREE! 

Falls Creek comes alive with a spectacular night show which concludes with an awesome firework display. The show is on Thursday nights at 7pm during July and August & lasts for around 25 minutes.

Nordic Snow Shoeing: Special School Group Pricing Available

If you can walk you can snowshoe - it's easy & fun! We'll guide you through ancient alpine forests and safely beyond the fringes of Falls Creek to explore our winter wonderland.

Snow Tubing: Special School Group Pricing Available

Snow Tubing provides endless amounts of fun and excitement as you spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on a snow tube. Please note participants must be 90cm tall and a minimum of 5 years old to Snow Tube.

Accommodation

Falls Creek offers a wide range of accommodation options perfect for your next winter adventure. From apartments to cosy lodges, you will find something for every budget. 

Click here to find out more.
 

Booking Information

Please ensure you have the following information when booking your School Group at Falls Creek, bookings may be completed via our ‘Booking Form’

  • Dates
  • Length of stay
  • Size of group
  • Ability levels of all the people in your group (please check information in School Group Snowsports Lesson above)

Payment is due a minimum of 7 days prior to your arrival. Payment must be:

  • Received in full prior to the issuing of tickets
  • Be made by Direct Deposit
  • Tickets will not be issued without payment

Amendments to verified school group bookings can be made up to and including the day of arrival with refunds being issued accordingly.

Please be aware once tickets have been collected refunds will only be issued according to our regular Trading Terms and Conditions.

Risk Assessment

We understand that you'll need to complete a Risk Assessment for your Group, and this is something our teams can help you with.

RISK ASSESSMENT

Terms & Conditions

Click here to download our 2021 School Group Booking Conditions.

Student Lift & Lesson*

Pricing 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day  4 Day 5 Day
Student lift pass and one lesson per day $105 $195 $282 $364 $445
Student lift pass and two lessons per day $138 $262 $383 $499 $614
Adult lift pass and lesson per day $124 $230 $333 $430 $525
Adult lift pass and two lessons per day $157 $297 $434 $565 $694

Student Equipment Rental**

Equipment Rental 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day  4 Day 5 Day
Skis, boots & poles $46 $65 $85 $100 $111
Snowboard & boots $46 $65 $85 $100 $111
Pants or Jacket $30 $44 $47 $52 $53
Pants and Jacket $40 $57 $61 $66 $69

*Please note: Falls Creek will not be offering Tertiary Group packages in 2021. All other groups, other than primary or secondary students are encouraged to book online and in advance to access the best lift, lesson and rental prices.

**Please note: Helmets are included with all ski and snowboard rental & wrist guards are also included with snowboard rental.

Retail Packs For Purchase

Available Packs Price
Kids Pack $70
Teen Standard $80
Teen Premium $110

To make a booking request, please complete the booking form here for your group.

MAKE A BOOKING REQUEST

Alpine Responsibility Code

We all know that as thrilling as snow recreation activities are, there are inherent risks involved. Please view our Alpine Responsibility Code to optimise your safety around the mountain. 

Know the best way to manage school group risks in the Alpine area with our Schools Risk Assessment Policy.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to our 2021 School Group Conditions.

 

For further information please contact our experienced Group Bookings Team. They're available all year round to assist you with bookings and enquiries on groupbookings@fallscreek.net

*Please note: Falls Creek will not be offering Uni Group packages in 2021. All other groups, other than primary or secondary students are encouraged to book online and in advance.