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How to have a stress-free start to your winter holiday at Falls Creek!

Posted 7 July 2024

The day has finally arrived, you’re heading up to Falls Creek for the snow holiday you’ve been dreaming about and you’re buzzing to get on the slopes! 

If you want to have the most-stress free start to your winter holiday, follow our guide below.  


1. Book your Lift Tickets, Lessons and Rentals in advance 

Don’t leave booking the essentials until the last minute, make sure to book your lift tickets, lessons and rentals online at least 7 days in advance for the best price! Booking online means you can head straight into Falls Creek Sports to collect your lift tickets and rentals.


2. Collect your chains early 

Pit stops are important on any road trip to the snow, so make sure you stop in at Ray’s Ski Shop in Myrtleford for a convenient place to grab your snow chains, rentals and lift tickets.  

Ray’s Ski Shop also offers free snow chain hire when you hire skis and/or boards for two or more people! So, stop in and collect everything in one place before the final drive up to the mountain. 


3. Book your resort entry in advance 

For a smooth arrival into the resort, book your Resort Entry Permit before you arrive at Falls Creek. This will save you time getting into the resort, meaning you can get to your accommodation and hit the slopes in no time.  

If you purchase your Resort Entry online in advance, simply print off and place on your dashboard. Drive into the resort and look for the ‘Accommodation Transfer Service’ building located on the right-hand side of the road. Pull up in here and the team will direct you where to park your car and help transport your luggage to your accommodation. 


4. Familiarise yourself with the village and mountain 

Falls Creek is a unique village as not only do we offer ski-in-ski-out in winter, but we’re also spread across multiple levels, meaning each street has its own restaurants and nooks to explore! Save a copy of our Village Map to know it like a local!  

We also recommend viewing our Trail Map before you head out for first laps, as there’s so much terrain to explore it can be overwhelming to know where to start!  

Download our app to have all our maps, resort information, and real time updates on lift and terrain status in the palm of your hands! 


5. Collect your rentals early 

If you’ve booked your rentals from Falls Creek Sports, you can collect them from 3pm the day prior to your booking commencing. This means if you have ski and board rentals starting on Saturday, come in store Friday afternoon to get fitted ready to hit first chairs in the morning. Plus, if you have rentals and lift tickets booked for 3+ days, you can collect from 2pm the day prior and enjoy a free afternoon of skiing and boarding! 

Our rental collection stores are located in Slalom Plaza and Village Bowl, opposite our two main access lifts Halley’s Comet and Eagle Express. Grab your lift tickets at the same time from our Pick Up Boxes located in-store. 


6. Keep it left 

Make sure to keep your lift ticket on the left side of your jacket, in either a sleeve or chest pocket, making scanning through to access the lift so much easier! If you’re bringing kids with you, make sure they do the same so you can all scan through without fuss. 


7. Get to know our restaurants and book in advance! 

With 28 delicious places to eat and drink at Falls Creek, we’re known as the foodie mountain! Don’t miss out on tasting all that’s on offer by browsing our extensive range of venues and booking your dinners in advance. This way you’re guaranteed to get a table, ensuring you can stress less about where to eat and après more.  


8. Check the forecast and be prepared for conditions 

There’s nothing worse than rocking up to the mountains with all the gear for a bluebird day, and finding out that it’s going to be cloudy with winds. Make sure to check our 14 Day Forecast, powered by Weatherzone, in the lead-up to your arrival and sign up for our snow report.  

Our daily snow report provides on the ground conditions each morning, meaning you know what to expect on the slopes each day.  


9. Safety first 

Lastly, before you arrive make sure to familiarise yourself with the Alpine Responsibility Code to ensure you’re skiing and boarding safely around the mountain, looking after yourself and others.  

We can’t wait to see you enjoying your winter escape at Falls Creek!