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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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Join Our Winter Sports Program!

Falls Creek's Winter Sports Program gives young talent the opportunity to develop skills in a fun and supportive environment. Being part of the Winter Sports Program provides the opportunity for your family to make lasting friendships and see talent grow within our unique alpine village environment.

Our carefully defined training schedules develop the fundamentals of each chosen discipline, as well as equip each athlete with the skills to master their chosen discipline to the highest level of competition. Falls Creek's unmatched learning terrain, progressive Terrain Parks, racecourses, infamous moguls and boundless freeride terrain make our Winter Sport Programs an easy choice.

Our Winter Sports Programs includes: Alpine Racing Club, Freeriding Club and Development Squad programs for our athletes with copmetition goals, as well as Squad and social programs for those wanting to develop their skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Programs provide both Ski & Snowboard options.

For further information on age groups, dates, registration and prices, click the link below. 

Please Note: registrations for the upcoming winter season have not yet opened.

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.

 

Snowsports Squad

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

 

Masters and Social Club

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

 

Alpine & Freeride Club (6 - 17 years)

Program Overview

Falls Creek Winter Sports Club Programs provide 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 Alpine Programs focus on Alpine Ski Racing with copmetition and development in mind. While our Freeride Club is for skiers and snowboarders who want to become mountain all-rounders with athlete development both on and off snow.

  • 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
Alpine Club Junior (Born 2004 & earlier)

Alpine Club Junior

For the committed junior 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 and or Ski-X Events.

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

Program Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • Allowance for certain events

Session times: These times are a guide and depend on mountain and weather conditions.

  • AM Sessions: Until 10:20am
  • PM Sessions: From 1:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Alpine Club U16 (Born 2005 - 2008)

Alpine Club U16

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 and/or Ski-X 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 Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • Allowance for certain events

Session times: These times are a guide and depend on mountain and weather conditions.

  • AM Sessions: Until 10:20am
  • PM Sessions: From 1:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Alpine Club U12 (Born 2009 - 2010)

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 and or Ski-X 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 Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday PM, Thursday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM

Session times: These times are a guide and depend on mountain and weather conditions.

  • Wed - Fri PM Sessions: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Weekend AM Sessions: Until 10:20am
  • Weekend PM Sessions: From 1:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Freeride Club Junior & U16 (Born 2008 & earlier)

Freeride Club Junior & 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, Gate Training & racing & Learning to Compete across various disciplines. Spatial Awareness is a major factor in all aspects of becoming a better athlete andwe aim to provide opportunities for the complete all-rounder, with programming both on and off snow.

Program Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • Allowance for certain events

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Freeride Club U12 (Born 2009 - 2010)

Freeride Club U12

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, Gate Training & racing & Learning to Compete across various disciplines. Spatial Awareness is a major factor in all aspects of becoming a better athlete andwe aim to provide opportunities for the complete all-rounder, with programming both on and off snow.

Program Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday PM, Thursday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM
  • Allowance for certain events

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Development Club U10 & U8 (Born 2011 - 2014)

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 Times: 

  • SEASON: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM
  • SEASON PLUS: Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM
  • ACADEMY: Wednesday PM, Thursday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM
  • Allowance for certain events

Session times: These times are a guide and depend on mountain and weather conditions.

  • Wed - Fri PM Sessions: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Weekend AM Sessions: Until 10:20am
  • Weekend PM Sessions: From 1:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids

Snowsports Squad (6 - 17 years)

Program Overview

Ready for more?

Our Snowsports Squad Programs are the ideal option for kids who are ready to step up from ski school but can't yet commit to our full Club program. Designed for comfortable blue terrain skiers or riders who want to solidify their general all mountain skills and build a life-long love of snowsports.

  • 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: 

  • Skiing: Strong Parallel on Blue Terrain
  • Snowboarding: Solid linked turns on Blue Terrain

Program Options: 

  • Grom Squad: Weekend and Mid-week Multi-sport
  • Freeride Squad: Weekend

Program Skills:

Working in line with our national development framework, our programming aims to develop skills across:

  • All-round Technique & Skill acquisition
  • Mountain Freeriding
  • Park
  • Rider-X & Moguls
Grom Squad (6 - 12 Years)

The focus of this program is on all-mountain overall skill development and achieving goals in a fun environment.

Our Multi-sport programs are planned around participants and can include Snowboarding, Skiing, Nordic Skiing and even dryland.

Program Times: 

  • Weekend: Sunday 10:30am - 12:30 pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Multi-Sport Mid-week: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Multi-Sport Thurs/Fri: Thursday and Friday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Multi-Sport Friday: Friday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.

Freeride Squad (13 - 17 years)

The focus of this program is on all-mountain overall skill development and achieving goals in a fun environment.

Program Times: Sunday 10:30am - 12:30 pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor and coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for our kids.

Masters & Local Social Clubs (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:

  • Weekend Masters Club Program (Sundays)
  • Midweek Masters Club Program (Wednesdays)
  • Season Masters Club Program (Wednesdays & Sundays)

Local “Social” Programs:

  • Local Gentleman’s Program (Tuesdays)
  • Local Ladies Program (Thursdays)
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 Sunday mornings with our Weekend program.

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

Program Times: 

  • MIDWEEK: Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • WEEKEND: Sunday 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • SEASON: Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm & Sunday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor/coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for participants

Local Social Club

Local Social Club (18+ Years)

A great place to further develop friendships and good times on snow! Make a dedicated appointment to get out on the hill with friends and enjoy the white stuff that we are all up here for.

Program Times: 

  • Gentlemen: Tuesdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Ladies: Thursdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Training Program: Our instructor/coaching team will plan out the most beneficial training program schedule for participants