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What about the blog?

We are retiring the blog as a separate way of communicating with members. Old news can still be be found at aacfallscreek.blogspot.com

Enjoy a summer break without the minimum fee

Usually in summer the club needs to apply a minimum fee of $300 to cover the costs of opening and closing the lodge. This can be an obstacle for small groups wanting short stays. For the last few years we have waived the fee at popular times to encourage members and guests to enjoy Falls Creek in "green" season. For this summer, the following dates will not attract the minimum fee.

Occasion   Nights

Ignition (mountain bike season opening)

 Fri 22 Nov - Sat 23 Nov
Christmas - New Year  Sat 21 Dec - Sat 11 Jan
Australia Day  Fri 24 - Mon 27 Jan

Peaks Challenge / Labour Day  / Longest Lunch
(higher rates & extra services apply for Fri 6 - Sun 8)

 Fri 6 - Sat 14 Mar
Easter  Thur 9 - Tu 14 Apr

More season pass news

The lift co have added some more information to the Epic Australia Pass FAQ page

  • There will be an over 70s season pass for $199
  • There will be a 4 and under season pass. It will cost $49. It's not clear if free/cheap day passes will be an alternative for this age group.
  • These passes cover Falls, Hotham and Perisher but no overseas resorts. They do not include any other discounts/benefits such as lessons, rentals, lift co shops.
  • There will no longer be locals' passes

The guaranteed lowest price deadline was 10 September. It went up by $20 then. The next price rise is advertised as 13 October but it is not know how much it will go up by. 

Stop Press - School Holiday Specials

The last couple of seasons have seen great snow right through to closing weekend, but very few members making use of the lodge. To encourage you to have a last hurrah for the season, we will trial some great end of season discounts

  • Members and other AAC stay at summer rates for the Victorian school holidays (Sun 22/9 - Thur 3/10)
  • Guests stay at 30% off normal off-peak rates for the Victorian school holidays (Sun 22/9 - Thur 3/10)
  • Closing weekend at summer rates for all (Fri 4/10 - Sat 5/10)

Book online now

The prices in the booking system may not reflect the discount but rest assured that the discount will be applied by the booking officer.

Sunny September skiing

The average snow depth is still over 125cm. The skiing continues to be very good with great grooming in the mornings and soft off-piste in the afternoons.

The lift co and resort management are even  offering a Midweek Magic discount with Tue,-Wed-Thur lift and/or parking for the price of 2 days.

There are still vacancies at the lodge, so check out the booking system and make the best of this September.

Toboggan ban in the village

Resort management announced that there were so many people toboganning unsafely in the village that the little slope in the village has been closed. Toboggans will no longer be allowed on Gully chair. The only place they may be used is the slope at Windy Corner

Lift Co news - Aug 2019

Epic Pass

The 2020 Epic Australia Passes are on sale. The advertised prices are valid to 10 September. They could increase after that.

The Epic Australia Pass entitles holders to ski/board for Australian 2020 season at Falls, Hotham and Perisher, and at various oversesa destinations in the following northern hemisphere season. There are restrictions on busy periods and a limited number of days at some resorts. If youplan on skiing a bit at Perisher, there is an optional Skitube add-on. You can also choose to upgrade to an Epic Australia Plus pass which has less restrictions on overseas resorts. 

There is also an Epic Pass that is a US dollar pass that will apply to the Northern hemisphere 2019/20 season and our 2020 season. It has the most resorts and least restrictions.

  • Adults $829, made up of $49 initial payment then $780 balance in May 2020
  • Students $469
  • Seniors 65+ $639

It is not clear what wll be offered for over 70s. I've heard that this year Perisher had a ticket that cost a bit under $200 but it was not announced until May.

More info at epicaustraliapass.com.au/passes/epic-australia

Management change

  • General Manger Sharon Raguse has moved on from the lift company

Race Week

Race Week culminated with a glorious Race Day on Saturday 3rd August. Such a contrast to the previous 2 years! 

waiting at the start

 

The evening was topped off with a theme of White/Lunar to coincide with 50 years of Man on the Moon. Fabulous costumes & plenty of Astronauts made an appearance too.

More photos in the 2019 Album

David and Karinda P

Noel & Deb P

Steve & Sue F

James & Bron W

Race Results

SAM BARKER MEMORIAL (Children 12 & Under)

1st Spencer D
2nd Mitchell D
3rd Jonathan GS

 
sam barker 

WOMENS

1st Melissa C
2nd Jacinta P
3rd Natasha P

 womens

MENS

1st James C
2nd William C
3rd Harrison C

 mens

MUMMY MASTERS (Over 50)

1st Heidi F
2nd Lynn C
3rd Bronwyn W

 w masters

MENS OVER 50 (NEW CLASS & NAME TBA)

1st Ross B
2nd Gerard GS
3rd John C

 m masters

 

 

 

Christmas in July

Christmas in July was a fun evening filled with laughter, Santa Hats, Gluehwein & Christmas Carols.

We aim to do this each season on or about 24th July

Christmas elf

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