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Winter Sports Program

Join Our Winter Sports Program!


The Falls Creek Winter Sports Program provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to develop their ski and snowboard skills in a fun and supportive environment.  

Offering a range of programs, the Falls Creek Winter Sports Program supports young athletes with competition goals, as well as adults looking to develop their skills while meeting like-minded people. 

With Falls Creek's unmatched learning terrain, progressive Terrain Parks, racecourses, infamous moguls and boundless freeride terrain, our Winter Sport Programs is an easy choice for anyone looking to take their riding to the next level.
 

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Grom Programs

Developed to progress the skills of young kids in a program designed around light commitment and a social environment.

Development Club

The ideal option for kids who are ready to step up from ski school!

 

Alpine and Freeride Club

Falls Creek Winter Sports Club Programs focus on Alpine Ski Racing with competition in mind and Freeride Club, for all-mountain athletes in both skiing and snowboarding.

 

Masters

Ideal for adults wanting to combine skill development with the great Falls Creek comradery.

 

Alpine & Freeride Club (6 - 17 Years)

Program Overview

The Falls Creek Alpine and Freeride Club provides the ultimate opportunity for kids striving to get the most out of their Snowsport goals.  

As a National Pathway Program Provider, our programming aligns with Snow Australia's (SA) best practice pathway for athlete development. We work to Snow Australia’s relevant FTEM (Foundation, Talent, Elite, Mastery) structures and Sport Australia's Physical Literacy Framework to give our club kids the best start. 

Our carefully defined training schedules develop the fundamentals of each discipline, as well as equip each athlete with the skills to master their chosen discipline to the highest level of competition. 

  • Our Alpine Programs focus on Alpine Ski Racing with competition and development in mind.  

  • Our Freeride Club is for skiers and snowboarders who want to become mountain all-rounders with athlete development both on and off snow. 

Please note that helmet use is mandatory for all participants. You may wish to consider the following in relation to the FIS Helmet Rules 

Each program requires a minimum number of participants to run - at the discretion of FCSL 


Program Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard 


Minimum Ability:  

  • Club: Comfortable in Black Terrain  

  • Development Squad: Strong parallel in solid Blue Terrain 
     

Program Options:  

  • Alpine Club 

  • Freeride Club 

  • Development Squad 

 

Please make sure you have obtained your child’s Epic Australia Pass prior to the first day.  

Meeting location for all programs is at the bottom of Halley’s Comet Quad Chair.

Alpine Club

Alpine Club

For the committed alpine ski racer. Develop your alpine racing skills with the intention to compete in the Alpine Open Age Alpine Races including the FIS National Championships and FIS ANC Alpine Events.

Our Athletes strive towards perfecting their skills at the highest level of competition. Physical fitness is a mandatory aspect of training.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 


Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September
  • Price: From $6646 
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Wednesday to Sunday with half days on weekdays and full days on weekends.


Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September
  • Price: From $4155 
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday.



Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our Instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 15 June 2022. 
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement. 
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.
Alpine Club U16 & U14

Alpine Club U16 & U14

For the committed young alpine ski racer. Develop your alpine racing skills with the intention to compete in the Snow Australia National U16 events, and look toward the FIS National Championships and FIS ANC Alpine Events as they move into the junior ranks.

This program is designed to further young athletes' on-snow skill development in line with Snow Australia development framework and their Physical Literacy in line with the Sport Australia framework.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 

 

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September
  • Price: From $6414 
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Wednesday to Sunday with half days on weekdays and full days on weekends.

 

Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September
  • Price: From $3923 
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday. 

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 15 June 2022.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.  
Alpine Club U12

Alpine Club U12

Our U12 Alpine Club program is designed for the committed young alpine ski racer who wishes to further develop their alpine racing experience and has their sights set on competing in the Snow Australia National events in the coming years, and maybe even FIS National Championships and FIS ANC Alpine Events as they move into the junior ranks.

This program is designed to further young athletes' on-snow skill development in line with Snow Australia development framework and their Physical Literacy in line with the Sport Australia framework.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 

 

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $5314
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Thursday to Sunday with half days on weekdays and full days on weekends.

 

Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $3576
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday.

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 15 June 2022.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.    
Freeride Club U16

Freeride Club U16

Want to be a mountain all-rounder? Our Freeride Club is aimed at both ski and snowboard athletes who want to conquer the whole mountain and have a whole lot of fun doing it! 

Our Freeride Club fosters kids' overall enjoyment of winter sport with skill development including: All-round Technique & Skill acquisition , Mountain Freeriding, Park (Rails, Slopestyle, Big Air), Ski-Cross or SBX skill development, & learning to compete across various disciplines. Spatial Awareness is a major factor in all aspects of becoming a better athlete and we aim to provide opportunities for the complete all-rounder, with programming both on and off snow.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 

 

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $5314
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Thursday to Sunday with half days on weekdays and full days on weekends.

 

Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $3576
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday.

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 30 June 2022.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.  
Freeride Club U12 & U14

Freeride Club U12 & U14

Want to be a mountain all-rounder? Our Freeride Club is aimed at both ski and snowboard athletes who want to conquer the whole mountain and have a whole lot of fun doing it! 

Our Freeride Club fosters kids' overall enjoyment of winter sport with skill development including: All-round Technique & Skill acquisition , Mountain Freeriding, Park (Rails, Slopestyle, Big Air), Ski-Cross or SBX skill development, & learning to compete across various disciplines. Spatial Awareness is a major factor in all aspects of becoming a better athlete and we aim to provide opportunities for the complete all-rounder, with programming both on and off snow.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 

 

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $5314
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Thursday to Sunday with half days on weekdays and full days on weekends. 

 

Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $3576
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday. 

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 30 June 2022.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.
Development Club U10 & U8

Development Club

The perfect stepping stone to our Alpine and Freeride Ski Clubs.

Our Development Squad focuses on building solid technique across the mountain; covering challenging terrain, moguls, gate training, terrain parks and more.

All of this is wrapped up in a fun club atmosphere with dedicated coaches and wonderful friends to help foster a life-long love for Snowsports.

Program Details: 

We have two programs you can choose from! 

 

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September
  • Price: from $4445 
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs each Friday to Sunday with half days on Fridays and full days on weekends.

 

Weekend Program:

  • Program Dates: 29 June - 18 September 
  • Price: From $3576
  • Duration: 5 Full Days each Wednesday – Sunday during the school holidays. Post school holidays, the program runs for full days on each Saturday & Sunday.

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.
  • Daily schedules will be shared with participants prior to program commencement.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 30 June 2022.
  • Lunch not included; athletes will be provided with ample time for an unsupervised lunch break.

     

Masters (18+ years)

Program Overview

Our Falls Creek Masters and Social programs are ideal options for Adults wanting to combine the development of their skiing skills with the great Falls Creek comradery.

  • Helmet use is mandatory for all participants. You may wish to consider the following in relation to the FIS Helmet Rules
  • Each program requires a minimum number of participants to run - at the discretion of FCSL

Minimum Ability: Comfortable for blue terrain skiers

Program Disciplines: Ski

Masters Club Programs:

  • Full Program
  • Wednesday Club
  • Sunday Club
Masters Club

Masters Club (18+ years)

For the young at heart who want to get out there and enjoy the comradery of club skiing. Choose from a twice a week season program, midweek program or hit the hill with our Sunday program.

Masters Club is designed to develop friendships and laughs as much as your skiing and racing ability.

Program Details: 

We have three sessions you can choose from!

Full Program: 

  • Program Dates: 21 July - 11 September
  • Duration: Every Wednesday (PM) & Sunday (AM). Program runs for 2 hours Wednesday and 4 hours Sunday. 
  • Pricing: From $1831

Wednesday Club:  

  • Program Dates: 20 July - 7 September
  • Duration: 2 hours each Wednesday (PM)
  • Pricing: From $666

Sunday Club: 

  • Program Dates: 24 July - 11 September
  • Duration: 4 Hours each Sunday (AM)
  • Pricing: From $1373

 

Additional Information:

  • Training Program: Our instructor/coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for participants.
  • Secure your place for the winter season before 30 June 2022.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program.

 

Grom Programs (7 - 14 Years)

Program Overview

Our Falls Creek Grom Programs are ideal for kids who aren’t ready to commit to a full season program. Participants will meet each Sunday for the chance to learn new skills in a fun environment with new and old mates. Catering to both skiers and boarders, this program is for everyone. 

Helmet use is mandatory for all participants. Each program requires a minimum number of participants to run - at the discretion of FCSL  

 

Minimum Ability: Comfortable on blue terrain  

Program Disciplines: Ski & Snowboard 

Grom Snowboard Sunday Program

Grom Snowboard Sunday Program

  • Dates: 10th July – 18th September 
  • Price: From $942 
  • Duration: Each Sunday with half days of instruction and supervision. 
  • Suitable for all levels of snowboarders aged 7 – 14 years. 
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 30 June 2022. 
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program. 
Grom Sunday Ski Program

Grom Sunday Ski Program

  • Dates: 10 July – 18 September 
  • Price: From $942 
  • Duration: Each Sunday with half days of instruction and supervision. 
  • Suitable for all levels of skiers aged 7 – 14 years. 
  • Secure your place for the Winter season before 30 June 2022. 
  • Minimum requirement of 4 participants to run in any program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Program Details

How do I register for a program? 

Bookings are now open for our Winter Sports Programs.

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Does the program cost include lift access?

No, program costs do not include lift access. We recommend that Falls Creek Winter Sports Program participants purchase the Epic Australia Pass.

Where do the programs start and at what time?

Meeting places and start times are planned by program and may change throughout the season. Any changes will be communicated by the coach.

Is attendance mandatory for every training day?

Daily training attendance is recommended but not mandatory. Please keep in mind that the acquisition of skills is based on a season long progression and missed days may interrupt personal development.

Do we get partial refunds for missed program days?

Training schedules are planned based on daily participation throughout a season long program and coaches are engaged for every scheduled training day. There are no refunds, credits or exchange of days permitted.

What happens on a poor weather day?

Falls Creek Winter Sports Club programs will still go ahead as long as a safe training environment can be provided. It is important to learn how to handle variable weather conditions in preparation for competition participation and coaches will find suitable training locations to provide the best on-snow coaching possible.

Is there a minimum skill level required to join the programs?

Each program has a unique minimum skill level prerequisite to participate. Please visit the program page of your choice for further details.

What is Snow Australia and how do I become a member?

Snow Australia is the nationally and internationally recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for competitive snowsports in Australia. Snow Australia manages athlete pathways, organises events and training for Alpine, Cross-Country, Freestyle and Para-alpine skiing as well as snowboard and Para-snowboard. Perisher Winter Sports Club programs underpin the Snow Australia Athlete Pathway and is an officially recognised athlete development pathway program.

Falls Creek Winter Sports Club athletes will be able to compete in several national and international events in Australia that require a Snow Australia membership and/or FIS race license to enter in these events.  Further information can be found on the Snow Australia website.

Equipment

Are helmets required?

 

Yes, helmets are required and must be worn while participating in all programs.

Competition level athletes must wear a helmet that meets applicable Snow Australia/FIS competitions standards and requirements.

For all other athletes a helmet certified for Snowsports activities is suggested as a minimum requirement. For other protective equipment needs, please refer to your program coach.

What size and type of skis/board should I have for the program?

Individual programs and disciplines inform what type of equipment is needed and will be subject to the athlete’s age, physical maturity and program type. 

Check out recommendations on the Snow Australia website or seek out your coach for suggestions.

Competitions

Who organises athlete travel for interstate competitions?

Parents and athletes are responsible for organising all transportation and accommodation for events held other than at Falls Creek. Supervision outside of regular coaching hours is also the responsibility of parents.

Are the Falls Creek Winter Sports Programs able to offer lodging to participants?

We are unable to provide lodging or daily transport to and from the resort to program participants.

How do I contact Falls Creek about Winter Sport Programs?

Our Winter Sports Club Supervisor will commence closer to the winter season. The FAQs section aims to provide you with answers to our frequently asked questions and is the source of our most up-to-date information. If you can't find the information you need, or for any technical advice or detailed program outcomes above, please submit a contact form here.