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Summary – Falls Creek, Australia – what did I think?

By on September 21, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Summary – Falls Creek, Australia – what did I think?

So, a summary for Falls Creek, Australia. What did I think of it? Well, I had four nights and three days skiing in Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia… The skiing was surprisingly good.  None of the trails were particularly challenging, in terms of gradient, although the weather conditions on the first day made things difficult. (The most […]

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Falls Creek, Australia – the drive out – an interesting journey

By on September 20, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Falls Creek, Australia – the drive out – an interesting journey

The drive out from Falls Creek…. After three days of mixed skiing (some great conditions and some truly awful), we had to face the long drive back to Melbourne.  The first problem was getting back to, and finding the car.  As the weather had been warm, and with the help of the village snow-cat bus, the […]

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Day three – Falls Creek, Australia – the final day…

By on September 19, 2005 in General
Day three – Falls Creek, Australia – the final day…

Last day of skiing at Falls Creek. Last night we were told off for making too much noise in the room at Koki Hotel.  It wasn’t even 11 pm, all we were doing was chatting, and yet the owner came along to tell us to be quiet! The hotel was full of little notices saying […]

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Day two – Falls Creek, Australia – better weather, but still not great

By on September 18, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Day two – Falls Creek, Australia – better weather, but still not great

Despite yesterday’s high winds, the snow that fell gave a fairly good covering at Falls Creek. The village of Falls Creek was skiable.  All the roads in the village were covered, and it was possible to ski on (i.e. down from the hotel to the base station) and off (i.e. by selecting the correct trail) […]

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Day one (evening) – Falls Creek, Australia – Apres Ski

By on September 17, 2005 in General with 0 Comments

After a wild and windswept day on the slopes of Falls Creek we went off looking for some post-ski drinking and fun. The village was quiet, very quiet. We couldn’t find any significant Apres ski activity. This may have been due to the fact that it is the end of the season, or that there […]

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Day one – Skiing Falls Creek, Australia – what did I find?

By on September 17, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments

Wow…  What a start at Falls Creek. The weather was awful.  Low cloud/fog, a howling gale and driving snow.  It was also very cold.  Not many lifts were open, and most of the mountain was closed. We bought our ski pass ($240 (Australia) for three days, no photo required) at the base lodge and grabbed […]

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Staying at the Koki Hotel, Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia

By on September 17, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Staying at the Koki Hotel, Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia

We are staying in the Kiko Hotel, Falls Creek, Australia. It is a rather odd hotel.  Judging by the style, and the pictures on the walls, it was built in the 1970s.  The hotel is located in the top half of the village.  The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna, a boot/coat drying room […]

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Getting to Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia from the UK

By on September 16, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Getting to Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia from the UK

How to get to Falls Creek, Australia, from the UK? I took the easy route… Flight from London Heathrow to Perth, Western Australia. A few days in Perth, getting over jet lag, and then on to Adelaide to pick up a ski buddy. I also took some time to look around Adelaide. Interesting town. Quite […]

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Skiing in Australia – planning a trip to Falls Creek

By on September 1, 2005 in Australia

I’m planning a three-day skiing trip in Australia.  Did you know you can ski in Australia? One of the big surprises when I started looking for ‘different’ places to ski in the world (I have skied in Europe and the US a lot) was how many ski/boarding areas there are and the number of different […]

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