News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Virgin Blue Paxs (01-May-08)

FALLS CREEK, VIC, MAY 1, 2008 - An abrupt transition from pleasant Autumn weather to record-breaking low temperatures has created an avalanche of calls

An abrupt transition from pleasant Autumn weather to record-breaking low temperatures has created an avalanche of calls to the Falls Creek-based reservation centres.

The weather boffins at  weatherzone.com.au  suggest it (the very chilly bout of sub zero temperatures)  is a positive indication the 2008 snow season could be even better than last year which started with good snowfalls.

"Although much of this weeks' snow cover will melt away, the seasonal forecast indicates we can expect more of these snow-bearing systems through the coming winter," weatherzone.com.au meteorologist James Luffman said.

"The expected peak depth associated with the forecast is close to 240 cm, higher than 2004, and only slightly less than the 260 cm reached in the year 2000.

"The release of the long-range forecast coincides with the release of a major upgrade to snow and ski weather pages at weatherzone.com.au. "The site allows users to monitor the day-to-day weather across the high country including snow cams, real time observations, and forecasts for each resort out to seven days ahead."

The encouraging news (about what's ahead for skiers and boarders) has been welcomed by Falls Creek Reservations Centre and Virgin Blue who have  created a line-up of all-inclusive, value-for-money winter holidays at Victoria's largest alpine resort.

Whilst the residents of Falls Creek shivered through last Monday when the picturesque village broke the record for the coldest April maximum temperature they welcomed the early blanket of snow.

Business is booming owing to the bitterly cold temperatures and the prospect of favourable snow conditions throughout the forthcoming winter season.

Winter holiday packages in association with Virgin Blue will result in a flurry of calls but families must be aware there's very little (if any) availability during the school holidays which are heavily booked.

Three Day All-Inclusive Falls Creek Package:

Return flights to Albury Airport with Virgin Blue Airlines, return coach transfers, 3 nights apartment-style accommodation in a 2 Bedroom (4 Share apartment), 3 Day Lift Pass, 3 Group Lessons per Adult, 3 Full Days Snow Sports School per Child, 3 Day Ski or Board Rental, 3 Day Parka Pants hire.

Cost from $870 per adult $799 per child (3-14yrs) ex Brisbane or from $1,069 per adult $998 per child (3-14yrs) ex Sydney. Valid 6-26 June.  Quote Code GB50VF

Fly, Ski Save!

Return Flights to Albury Airport with Virgin Blue Airlines, return coach transfers, 5 nights apartment-style accommodation in a three bedroom (eight share apartment),5 Day Lift Pass, 5 Group Lessons per Adult, 5 Full Days Snow Sports School per Child, 5 Day Ski or Board Rental.

Cost from $1,189 per adult $1,123 per child (3-14yrs) ex Brisbane or from $1,388 per adult $1,322 per child (3-14 yrs) ex Sydney. Valid 6-26 June. Quote Code AW50VF Five Day Deal!

Return flights to Albury Airport with Virgin Blue Airlines, return coach transfers, 5 nights accommodation (Double or Family Room), 5 Breakfasts, 3 dinners, 5 Day Lift Pass, 5 Group Lessons per Adult, 5 Full Days Snow Sports School per Child, 5 Day Ski or Board Rental.

Cost from $1,186 per adult $905 per child (3-14yrs) ex Brisbane or from $1,385 per adult $1,104 per child (3-14yrs) ex Sydney. Valid 6-26 June. Quote Code CO50VF

Call Falls Creek Reservations Centre 1800 45 35 25

 
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