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Hello and welcome to SKI TV® NEVIC and welcome to season 2018!! This channel provides ski reports, news and information for the North Eastern area of Victoria, Australia and cover the resorts of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham. The popular action-packed Night Show in the Village Bowl is an on-snow extravaganza starring some of Falls Creek's most accomplished skiers, boarders, Kassie operators and the family favourite - Pete the Snow Dragon. Thursday nights come alive at Falls Creek during Winter with an exciting night show spectacular in the Village Bowl, starting at 8:00pm under lights. The fantastic Night Show is a great experience for the whole family including Pete the Snow Dragon, skiing and snowboarding demonstrations by Falls Creek Snowsports School instructors, snowmobiles, spinning groomers plus much much more. The Night Show Spectacular finishes off with an amazing fireworks display and a thumping soundtrack sure to impress the whole family. Welcome to Falls Creek, one of the most popular Winter playgrounds in Australia - With over 450ha of skiable terrain there is a run for every skier or snowboarder at any level - Cruise our green and blue runs, ski the longest green run in Australia, Wombats Ramble, or challenge yourself in between trees in the Maze area - Discover Falls Creek one run at a time on our program - All Mount Hotham visitors must carry diamond pattern tyre chains - Ladder chains, spider chains and snow socks are not approved - Jon Hutchins, CEO at Mt Hotham Resort Management Board, said that this decision had been a game changer, leading to a massive decrease in accidents on the Great Alpine Road - In the first year, there was a 60 per cent decrease in serious vehicle incidents, from 34 serious incidents in 2012 to 14 in 2013 - This decreased to just 11 incidents last year - Travelling to Mt Hotham along the Great Alpine Road is a spectacular driving experience, with magnificent views - We have the highest sealed road in Australia, and some of the highest snowfalls - To enjoy it, travellers need to prepare their vehicles adequately - That's why the correct diamond pattern snow chains and good tyres are essential. - Arco-Ski Lodge - Arco Ski Lodge is a traditional, family friendly Bavarian Bier Hall serving big, hearty German meals of superb quality plus a large range of traditional Bavarian beverages. Arco's mouth-watering menu features traditional dishes ranging from soups and giant Brezels to their famous pork knuckle, freshly made schnitzels and sausage - Avalanche Bar & Bistro - Avalanche bar has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and is open from 5pm until late - Whether you are winding up for a big night out, or relaxing after a hard day skiing, Avalanche the place to be - The Bird - The Bird is known for seriously good food, an outstanding craft beer selection served by passionate staff in a rustic friendly environment - In 2015 the Bird will embark on a apres entertainment schedule of up to 3 afternoons per week - We specialise in presenting a mix of original and “cover” music by acoustic performers - Chill Bar and Cafe - Perched in the hub of Hotham Central, enjoy the perfect views from Chill Bar and Cafe. Open every day from 7.30am - Serving breakfast and lunch, espresso coffee, gourmet cakes & slices, frittatass, pies & sausage Rolls and vegetarian options - Hot food and home made soup - Live music weekly, licenced bar with lively Apres scene - Phone/Fax 03 5759 3313 - simone@latentinvestments.com.au - Facebook - Chill Bar & Cafe - The General Store - The General is famed for its nightlife, with something happening almost every night - From DJs to darts nights, live music to comedy with DJ Eddy, the General has something for everyone long after the lifts have stopped spinning - Hotel High Plains - Hotel High Plains has been given an injection of life, restoring its lost reputation for quality hospitality in the High Country - Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Hotham Alpine Resort and Hotham Airport, Hotel High Plains is your premier host of the spectacular and unique Alpine village of Dinner Plain - Last Run Bar - The Last Run Bar is located within the Lawlers Apartment Complex - just next to the Day Carpark - The Last Run at Hotham is a stylish, warm space where you can enjoy a relaxed dining experience in a warm and comfortable atmosphere - Swindlers Bar - Located next to the Village chair, jump off and grab an Apres Jug of Boags for just $17 or 4 x Coronas for $30 - Maybe even hang around to watch the FOOTY on Hotham's biggest screen - Termed the heart beat of Hotham, Swindlers brings the biggest names to the hill so check out Facebook or Twitter for updates - Contact Swindlers Bar - Phone - 03 5759 3436 - Facebook - Swindlers Bar - Yama Kitchen & Bar - Yama Kitchen and Bar is ideally situated on the lower level of the Hotham Central Building, providing a warm and intimate ambiance - Serving modern Asian cuisine matched with premium beers, wines and cocktails, Yama Kitchen and Bar is Hothams only premier fine dinning venue - Open seven days per week, lunch Thursday to Sunday - Zirkys Bar & Bistro - Hothams only traditional Austrian inspired bar setting - Offering European beers, original gluehwein, an extensive wine selection, liquors and schnapps - Winter warming meals for the whole family or for a group setting - Enjoy Zirkys true Austrian apres destination with a sun drenched deck and valley views - The following additional restaurants are also on offer at Hotham and Dinner Plain - DINNER PLAIN - Dinner Plain Hotel - 03 5159 6462 - Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge - Graze Restaurant and Paddock Bar - 03 5159 6422 - Welcome to Dinner Plain Alpine Village! – This relaxed, high altitude village of over 300 private chalets snuggled between the snowgums, offers the perfect chance to take some time out with as much or as little adventure as you like - Dinner Plain offers year round activity both inside or out, lux or laidback, high energy or low key, you really can create a break that is perfectly YOU! - - Ski safety tips - Exercise in advance - You will have much more fun on the slopes if you're in good shape - Work your way up to skiing by exercising year-round on a regular basis - Use proper ski equipment - Dont borrow equipment - Rent from a ski shop or the ski resort - When buying equipment, make sure your ski boots are fitted properly - Make sure your bindings are properly adjusted - Wear a helmet - Wearing protective headgear while skiing makes good sense - The most important tip offered to all parents and guardians ­is to give a child no choice but to wear a helmet - Prepare for the weather - Wear layers of clothes and wear a helmet liner, a hat, or a headband. - Wear gloves or mittens - Bring an extra pair in case the first pair gets wet - Get proper instruction - Sign up for ski lessons - either individual or group - Even experienced skiers polish up their skills with a lesson now and then - Driving in the mountains? - www.snowsafe.org.au - Wear goggles - Wear ski goggles that fit properly around your helmet - If you wear eyeglasses, buy goggles that fit comfortably over your eyeglasses or consider prescription goggles - Take a break - If you are tired, take a break and rest for a while in the lodge - While you are resting, make sure you eat and drink enough - Skiing burns a lot of energy When its the end of the day, theres no need to try and get in a last run, or two, if you are tired - Its better to quit while you are ahead and save your energy for next time - Ski with a friend - Its always safer to ski with a friend so he can watch out for you and vice versa - Prearrange a meeting place in case you get separated and use walkie-talkies to stay in touch - Respect your limits - Do not ski trails that are above your skill level - Trails will be clearly marked - Green Circle, Blue Square, Black Diamond - as to what level skier they are appropriate for - stay in control of your skis and focus on the trail you are skiing - Accidents happen more readily when we are distracted - Follow the rules - Do not go off-trail - Obey posted trail closure and other warning signs - They are there for a reason - Remember that skiers who are in front of you, and below you, on the trail have the right-of-way - Wear clothing appropriate to the weather and activity you are participating in - Always wear a helmet - Review a trail map - Ski each run according to your level - Respect the different levels and abilities of others on the slopes - Take a lesson - Be aware of other skiers and snowboarders and keep a safe distance between you and others - Stay focused and always concentrate on your next move - Do not attempt another run if you are tired or injured - Stay hydrated throughout the day and eat a light snack or meal before hitting the trails - Maintain your equipment regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly - Even on the shortest visit to the snow it is important to be prepared for and aware of the nature of the alpine environment - When planning your trip to the snowfields, select a resort or area which caters for you and your groups needs as facilities, experiences and opportunities vary widely between resorts and various parts of the Alpine National Parks and high country - When planning it is important to prepare your vehicle for a trip to the snow, organise your clothing and equipment - Snow sport is more enjoyable if you improve your fitness and organise lessons - Once there, take special care with children - Arrange to leave details of your trip with a responsible contact, for example a parent or teacher - Generally, the better the planning the better the outcome, more fun and less hassles - Alcohol and drugs dont cut it in the snow - Alcohol and drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond in an emergency - Leave a written record of your trip plans with a reliable person so that person can notify the appropriate authorities without delay if you fail to return when expected - This information should include - Names, addresses and phone numbers of all in the party - Details of planned trip, departure date and time, estimated place and time of arrival - Location, make and registration of any vehicle/s used - The reliable person should be a friend, a relative at home or a member of your lodge - In addition, if an Intentions Book is provided where you start your trip, please use it – even on the shortest trips - Insulating Layers - In cold weather these are the most important layers - Several thin layers that trap air and are made of material that will stay warm, even when wet, are better than a couple of thick bulky layers - The number of insulating layers you wear depends on the weather and the activity you are participating in - Wearing thermal underwear will also help insulate against the cold - Wool is a good natural fibre and manufactured fibres such as polypropylene and fibre pile are also effective - Cotton undergarments perform poorly in cold and wet conditions - Outer Layer - Staying dry and reducing the effects of wind chill are important, therefore your jacket and over pants should be waterproof and windproof - The outer layer also helps to insulate by trapping warm air next to the body - If you don’t have your own windproof and waterproof outer clothing you can hire them from most ski hire outlets - It is important to wear a warm hat as significant body heat is lost from the head - woollen or synthetic socks and gloves or mittens should also be worn - The right clothing ensures your comfort and therefore your enjoyment of any ski tour or bushwalk - Cotton or nylon clothing is not suitable for snow conditions as these materials are poor insulators when wet - Do not wear jeans - Dont skip breakfast – its the most important meal of the day - Eat a little more than normal - Eat often - Carry high energy foods which can be eaten with little or no preparation - fresh or dried fruit and muesli bars are good examples - Intake of liquids, sweet if possible, should be high - It is a good idea to have at least a cup of fluid every hour as a minimum, even if it is only water - Do not consume alcohol before or during skiing or boarding - Not only does it reduce your coordination, it significantly increases your risk of injury or hypothermia - Alpine Responsibility Code - Know your ability and always stay in control and be able to stop and avoid other people or objects - It is your responsibility to stay in control on the ground and in the air - Take lessons from professional instructors to learn and progress - Use appropriate protective equipment to minimise the risk of injury - Before using any lift you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely and always use the restraining devices - Observe and obey all signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails or runs - Give way to people below and beside you on the hill. It is your responsibility to avoid them - Do not stop where you are not clearly visible from above - Look uphill and give way to others when entering-exiting a trail or starting downhill - Always ensure your equipment is in good condition and use suitable restraining devices to avoid runaway skiing/boarding equipment - Do not ski, board, ride a lift or undertake any other alpine activity if your ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol - If you are involved in, or witness an accident or collision, alert Ski Patrol, remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol - At resorts, toboggan in designated areas only - There should always be a clear, safe runout at the bottom - Do not use car tyres or plastic bags, which can cause serious injury - Do not have more than one person in a toboggan at any one time - Do not make toboggan trains where people link themselves to other toboggans - Do not toboggan in areas near rocks and trees - To avoid unnecessary searches, always ski/board with a companion or make arrangements to meet with other skiers and boarders - Let someone know before you go - Indicate your intended destination and route – this is especially important for cross-country skiers - Stick to the planned arrangements - If you do not, others will become concerned and call out emergency services - This endangers the lives of others searching for someone who is not lost - If a companion becomes lost - Make sure your companion hasnt just returned home to the holiday accommodation, ski lodge or car - Inform the Ski Patrol as soon as you are concerned - Give your companions name, age and a full description including any details of your skiing or boarding activities - As soon as you realise that you are lost, stay where you are - Seek shelter - In poor weather conditions, shelter behind trees or rocks and place your crossed skis or board above the position - Make distress signals - Use anything that will attract attention, - smoke, whistles, flashing a mirror or torch, or distinct waving of clothing - Identify your last confirmed position and estimate your present location - Believe your compass - It is more likely to be right than your unaided sense of direction - Decide if you will proceed or if you will camp or bivouac - If your party is still strong and you can set a course which must bring you to a known position in a reasonable time, then you could proceed - If any party member is fatigued or you are not sure of your ability to navigate to known country, then camp or bivouac and await assistance - It is best to remain in one place - As aircraft and helicopters are now frequently used in searches, think of how you can best help them to see you - The best place for your survival camp is on the edge of a clearing where you can easily move out from the shelter to attract attention - A smoky fire is a good location marker - Also, display brightly colored clothing and tents - Wait for rescue - If you have made meeting arrangements with others, as you should, the Ski Patrol and other rescuers will know where to look and rescue will be close at hand - Emergencies are often the result of poor planning and - or foolhardy behaviour - If you do find yourself in difficulties, stop and think - Knowledge of your own capabilities is an important safety factor - Individual skills and fitness levels vary greatly - What is quite safe for one person to attempt may be foolhardy for someone else - Know your capabilities and keep well within them at all times - For ambulance, police and fire emergencies, call 000 or contact your local ski patrol - Most ski resorts offer complete ski and board riding school facilities at all levels for downhill, cross-country skiing and snowboarding - Unfortunately, many skiers and boarders regard ski/board riding instruction as dull and slow - Nothing could be further from the truth - Today, the trained professional ski - board instructors want you to have fun, to enjoy the sport and to progress with the quickest and easiest methods available - Benefits - Statistics prove that the more experienced skiers/boarders have less accidents and the best way to learn and progress is to take lessons - Lessons will allow you to better handle powder snow, ice, bumps, steeper terrain and narrow trails as well as packed, smoother terrain - If you are alone and in an unfamiliar ski area, class lessons will give you the opportunity for fun and social contact as well as the learning experience - Take lessons from a trained professional rather than friends, no matter how well you feel your friend skis - boards - Whether you take private or class lessons, let your instructor know why you are taking the lesson, how many lessons you plan to take, and what you would like to improve - When a lesson is over ask your instructor to direct you to the most suitable runs - Your general enjoyment of the sport is often directly related to your ability to handle the different types of terrain and snow conditions available – the fewer restrictions you have in this regard usually means the more fun you have - MOBILE PHONES SAVE LIVES - In an emergency call 000 or contact your local ski patrol - SKI TV NE VIC welcomes the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB in Falls Creek as one of our valued sponsors - Open 5pm daily - take-away - Fish and Chips - Roast Chicken - Family Pies - Evening Meals at the Cock and Bull - early sitting - 6 or 6.30pm - Late sitting - 8 or 8.30pm - the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB is at the corner of Slalom and Christie Streets, Falls Creek - SKI TV NE VIC welcomes Feathertop Restaurant and Tapas Bar as one of our valued sponsors - Oyster and French Champagne Special - Tapas from 5pm - A La Carte Dinner from 6pm - Special Degustation menu $65.00 at Feathertop Restaurant and Bar, Falls Creek - Fine wine and craft beers - $5.00 beer and wine selection - 5 to 7 pm - Monday is MEXICAN NIGHT AT FEATHERTOP restaurant and bar! Jug of Sangria - $12.00 - Coronas - $5.00 - COMING SOON TO FEATHERTOP - Exclusive vintage Penfolds wine/dinner - Limited space - contact Erin for more info - Phone 57583232 - 14 Parallel Street, Falls Creek - www.feathertoplodge.com.au - Heli-Link Jump on the Heli-Link and ski/board Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in one day! - More than 33,897 skiers, boarders and sightseeing guests have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience by flying between the resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek.- The Heli-Link takes approximately seven minutes in the six passenger helicopter which cruises at over 200 km/h. Your Falls Creek ski lift ticket is valid at Mt Hotham (and vice versa for Hotham-based skiers and boarders). We’ll drop you off in the morning and then pick you up in the afternoon. - Along the flight path you’ll see awesome snow-capped mountains such as Mt McKay (accessed by cat skiers or boarders with a guide), razor-sharp Mt Feathertop, cross-country skiers, historic cattlemen’s huts and if you are really lucky, wild brumbies! - Bookings are essential, make sure you book early as seats are limited on the “blue bird” days. - The Heli-Link operates all season long on days that weather conditions permit. Adult – $170 p/p - Child – $140 p/p (15 years old or younger)- Prices are for return flights - Flight usually depart between 9:00 and 11:00 am, with return flights in the afternoon. Due to changing weather, exact schedules are confirmed the day prior to flying. - Book now for the thrill of a lifetime! - Call 1300 731 450 - www.forestair.com.au/ - SKI TV NEVIC welcome FALLS CREEK COACH SERVICE as one of our valued sponsors - Falls Creek Coaches is a family run service, priding itself on it’s 100% unblemished safety record. The Fallon family have been providing transport in Victoria and the Falls Creek bus for the past 40 years and are therefore confident that we have the best and safest service available. - As we own and maintain all our own vehicles we can personally guarantee our coaches safety and reliability. Our coaches are all Victorian accredited and we have a managed maintenance system in place for all our vehicles, to ensure they are at the standard our company demands. We are proud of our top of the range coaches, providing air-conditioning, DVD’s, reclining seats, seatbelts and plenty of luggage space. - Our office staff and drivers are all local people who have lived and worked in this area for many years and therefore have local knowledge they are happy to share with our customers. They are all trained snow experts, with our drivers all holding both Heavy Vehicle Licences and VicRoads Harzardous Area Authority. We have full time office staff that are happy to speak with you about any questions or concerns you may have, giving a more personal and immediate service than simply e-mailing. - We aim to bring our customers the most cost friendly service possible whilst still providing the quality of service and vehicle we believe our customers have come to expect. - We look forward to having you travel with us when visiting the beautiful Falls Creek Alpine resort. Address 233 Kiewa Valley Highway - (PO Box 24)-TAWONGA SOUTH - VIC, 3698 FALLS CREEK COACH SERVICE Phone - (03) 5754 4024 - Fax - (03) 5754 4940 E-mail - During the Winter/Ski season - reservations@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Outside the Winter/Ski season - admin@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Falls Creek Accommodation Specialists - onFalls Creek Central Reservations is operated by the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce. We are located on mountain and are Falls Creek accommodation specialists. Falls Creek is our backyard, so you have the confidence that our expert consultants will understand what a holiday here is all about and match your requirements perfectly. - Our accommodation booking service operates 12 months of the year, and we represent commercial, private properties and lodges in the Falls Creek resort area. Falls Creek has great ski-in, ski-out access to your accommodation with an excellent variety of activities and restaurants to visit whilst on the mountain. - Talk to the friendly staff at Falls Creek Central Reservations today about designing a package to suit you, your family, friends or group's holiday in Falls Creek Alpine Resort, including: Accommodation - Lodges, Apartments & Self-Catering - Snowsports Lift Passes Snowports Equipment & Clothing Rental - Oversnow Transfers Falls Creek Coach Service - Book here - PHONE : 1800 033 079 - www.fallscreekreservations.com.au - EMAIL US AT: info@fallscreekreservations.com.au - Back in 1996 Barry Jones at Pretty Valley decided to take a calculated gamble. The former Christies cocktail bar, which traded on the premise for the ten previous winters was revamped in favour of an English pub in the heart of Falls Creek. For 2014 The Cock 'n' Bull puts out the welcome mat for its nineteenth season and a well worn welcome mat is that. The pub with traditional English fare and beers on tap has been a hit since its inception. Anglophile memorabilia, English relics, an old fashioned upright piano, intimate wood panelled booths, authentic bar and two comfortable snugs all add to the atmosphere and style of something truly unique in the snowfields. Faithful to tradition, main course meals makes ex-Brits long for the old Dart! Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, bangers and mash and gamekeepers’ pie are all cooked with the authenticity by sons and daughters of the old country. For lovers of fish and chips they too make an appearance on the menu and also available as a takeaway. Sweet tooths are not forgotten either. Chocolate pudde, sticky toffee delight and the infamous pint of ice cream sundae are all popular options. Meals are a hearty size and good value. For the ‘billy lids’ there is a special menu for kids under 12 years. Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Why Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge? - Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers comfortable accommodation, catering for 71 guests, in 26 bedrooms. All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. - Quality accommodation and meals are only part of our appeal. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. Our huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. The sauna is a great place to relax, our open fires are a highlight after a day on the slopes, and our lounge bar has quality wines and beers at reasonable prices. - All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. The tariff includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER daily. Our team of chefs, cooks, baker and pastry chef provide three excellent meals daily. From our own bakery we prepare delicious breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits each day. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at all times. We are able to meet specific dietary needs. Adults appreciate the separate early evening meal times for children. - Quality accommodation and outstanding meals are only a part of a holiday at Pretty Valley. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. The huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. Our sauna will invigorate your tired muscles, and our spacious lounge is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes. Quality wines and beers can be enjoyed at reasonable prices, and the daily Happy Hour is a great place to meet other guests. - We have a 22 seat cinema where a range of recent release movies and special television events are presented. More information at www.prettyvalley.com - Our ski/snowboard hire shop caters for our guests needs, and is located within the lodge. Our helpful staff will assist you to fit, adjust or exchange equipment at your convenience. All our Ski and Snowboard hire equipment is FREE to our guests for the duration of their stay. -Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is only a short walk from the car park, and just metres from the Falls Creek Express Quad Chairlift. From virtually outside our door this chairlift will rush you to some of the best downhill slopes in Australia. - The facts are indisputable; Falls Creek historically has the most consistence snow of all Victorian resorts. In line with world class resorts we have extensive snow making, and door to door skiing. Our ski in-ski out location is fantastic, offering quick and easy access to the slopes and chairlifts, and making it simple to the lodge for a delicious hot buffet lunch. - Located at the top of the chairlift is the Snow Sports School, Junior Workshop and Kids Club, with access a breeze for beginners, and easy for you to meet them when their lessons are over. Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is acclaimed as a friendly and welcoming lodge. We are proud of our premier service, quality facilities and excellent location. We encourage our guests to relax, be themselves, and enjoy their stay with us. - Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers all find that Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers what you need in a holiday. - Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Frueauf Village is a luxury ski in – ski out oasis in the heart of the Australian Alps. Frueauf Village is the quintessential snow experience in the heart of the Australian Alps. The property’s luxurious architect-designed self-contained chalets and apartments are designed for the ultimate winter escape! - When location is everything, Frueauf Village is in central Falls Creek, in the heart of the fine wining and dining precinct. The home trails connect directly to Frueauf Village, allowing a true Ski-in and Ski-out experience. - The Frueauf Village complex features 25 apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom and complete chalets. Ski, board, play and then come home to the luxury of your own self-contained environment. Most apartments come with their own private hot tub and some even have their own sauna. - In the evening stop in downstairs at Milch Café & Bar for drinks or dinner in front of the fire. Frueauf’s very own intimate café is a great place to relax with friends and all guest rates include free wireless internet access. Apartments - Frueauf Village apartments are located near the centre of the Falls Creek Village and feature 25 self-contained apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and three complete Chalets. After a days skiing you can also enjoy the luxury of relaxing in your own hot tub. - All winter bookings include a complimentary welcome basket of locally produced gourmet breakfast items sourced where possible from the valleys surrounding Falls Creek. Some of our apartments features include: King Beds in all apartments - Queen in Athena & Central - Outdoor hot spa. Sauna - Private large balcony - Private & exclusive roof top decks - Breathtaking views - Full and european kitchens - Lavazza espresso machines - Beautiful bathrooms - Ensuite bathroom/toilet - Powder room - Playstation/X-Box - DVDs - Flat panel LCD/Plasma TVs - Stone fire place (Gas) - In-Floor heating - Ceramic wall panel heating - Full and european laundries - Guest laundry for apartments without laundry facilities - Find out more online at www.fvfallscreek.com.au - Karelia Alpine Lodge can accommodate 45 guests in well appointed rooms, with full ensuite facilties, T.V.sets, FREE in house movies(4 DVD channels) radio-cassette deck player, alarm clock, mini bars and some rooms with balcony . The living area and guests room facilities are upgraded on a year to year basis. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. - The lodge is located on the highest grounds in an absolute ideal place for Ski-in and Ski-out position and close to "Falls Express" quad chair lift, that is the closest chair lift to the Ski school. From the Wombat Ramble Home Trail and also the Aquaduct Home Trail, so it is easy to ski to the chair lift and also to ski back to the lodge front door. The lodge was built in 1972 to accommodate 20 guests. Between 1972 to 1986 the Lodge has been sold several times and the building was altered to accommodate 35guests. In 1986 the Lodge was bought by the current host Jerry Brazda. The building was in desperate need of repairs. Jerry redesigned the lodge and increased the accommodation facilities to take 45 guests. The ordinary mountain building was transformed in to what is now known as Falls Creek's only Swiss Chalet. Although the building's renovations were completed the lodge is being continually upgraded and new facilities added on a year to year basis. Today Karelia Alpine Lodge is a Falls Creek favourite.The lodge is recognised as one of Falls Creek's finest alpine accommodation chalets. Your host, Czech born Jerry Brazda has the knowledge and "know how" in snow accommodation (after all, he was born in it) and will make sure that your stay in Karelia Alpine Lodge is a memorable one. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. The minute you step inside, you will feel the old European mountain charm with a Tyrolian atmosphere that you will not forget. Find our more at www.fallscreekkarelia.com.au/ - Mount Hotham Ski Patrol Online Auction Mt Hotham Ski Patrol do an exceptional job at minimising the risk of injury and exposure to hazards for all of our guests here at Mt Hotham as well as provide assistance for injured or lost persons in the alpine region throughout the winter season. To continue to assist skiers and boarders, Ski Patrol require additional equipment and resources such as Search & Rescue equipment, to evacuate from difficult terrain and gullies, additional Emergency Response (ER) Packs which include oxygen, defibrillator, suction units and airway management kits. Vehicles needed for patrol are a four-stroke snowmobile, for the conveying of patients from the snow fields and a new patient transport vehicle to ensure patients can be transported safely to the medical centre particularly in low snow periods. Visit Langton's Online Auction Website and place a bid on some great items including: 4 Nights Accommodation For 10 - 12 People At Chalet Blowhard Exclusive Group Cycling Tour In Your Home State Conducted By Robbie McEwan V8 Supercar Hot Lap On Team Track Day - Donated By Mark Skaife Accommodation & Ski Pass Package For 2 People, Plus Fighter Jet Flying 4 Nights Accommodation For 8 People At Dinner Plain For Easter including a VIP Marquee At Collars & Cuffs Geebung Polo -Why Not Wednesdays Mount Hotham Resort Management celebrating spring with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday for the remainder of the season! We are encouraging guests to take advantage of the Mates Rates Deals and Mid-Week accommodation Specials with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday. For example if you are purchasing from Monday to Friday on www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au , Wednesday will be charged at $0.00. And if you’re visiting the resort just for a Wednesday, come on in and enjoy the snow without worrying about purchasing Resort Entry! Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the spring conditions on the slopes here at Mt Hotham on your Hotham Spring Lift Pass. Ski and Ride as much as you like when you purchase our new Spring Pass, giving unlimited riding at Hotham until the end of the season for less than the price of a 5 Day Lift Pass! $449 adults / $249 kids (under 18) and seniors (65 and over) for unlimited skiing for the rest of the 2015 season. Bring the family along and have fun in the resort with plenty of activities to participate in. Our snow play park is open so head down to Possum Flat and build a Snowman or toboggan all day! Howling Husky Sled Dog tours are running on demand for the rest of the season with 25% off all tours, so book your tour today! Explore our shared trails network on Cross Country Skis or Snow Shoes and enjoy the wilderness the high country has to offer. There’s plenty to do at Hotham so come and enjoy spring mid-week. For Mid-week Specials on accommodation packages visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/plan-my-trip/packages/ For Mates Rates visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/matesrates/ 2-13 September 2015 Spring Cup Skiing and Golf Weekend The 2015 Spring Cup will test your skills both on the slopes and on the green- as individuals or teams of three! Take on the slopes on the Big D Race Arena- Saturday 12, September Show off your golfing skills down at the Bright Country Club- Sunday 13, September Dont miss out on this fantastic weekend celebrating the beginning of spring!!! 12-18 September Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week makes it easy and affordable to try something new and have a snow holiday to remember. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Weeks are dedicated week-long events that are all about first timers hitting the slopes and providing a supportive environment for new skiers and snowboarders to connect with others who are new to the snow. As part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week you can get a beginner lesson and lift pass at a reduced rate for this week only. Welcome to Halley's Ski Hire Falls Creek! www.hallysskihire.com.au PRIME LOCATION One of the few remaining independenty owned and operated equipment/clothing hire outlets in Falls Creek. Personalised (one on one) service. F.O.C. pick-up and delivery. F.O.C. overnight cloaking. No charge for accidentally broken/damaged equipment/clothing. F.O.C. waxing. Pre-booking discount. Quality equipment/clothing at competitive rates. Experienced, trained ski/board technicians. Group (20+) discounts. FAST - EFFICIENT - FRIENDLY SERVICE....WITH A 'SMILE' (of Halleys hired equipment/clothing). LOCATION = In one word - BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! Halleys apartments can be let as a 12 or 8 person share, it is on two levels, fully furnished, centrally heated and consists of: All linen, i.e. sheets, towels, tea towels plus doonas and pillows; All necessary kitchen appliances and utensils, i.e. dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas oven/hot plates, etc., plus dinning room table and chairs, a breakfast bench and stools; A washing machine and clothes horse; An airlock, with heater, acts as a drying cupboard. 12 Person - 4 bedrooms - 3 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 4th bedroom consists of bunks. 3 bathrooms - 2 twin/doubles have their own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 3rd bathroom. 8 Person - 3 bedrooms - 2 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 3rd bedroom consists of bunks. 2 bathrooms - 1 twin/doubles has its own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom. In by 2:00pm and Out by 9:30am. LOCATION In one word - BRILLIANT - in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! www.hallysapartments.com.au - Australia's ultimate and only Snowmobile lifted backcountry tours run out of Falls Creek. Explore 450ha of sweet untracked terrain with operator Steve Lee and his crew. Steve is a legend of the Aussie snow scene, 3 time winter olympian and world class freerider. As a Falls local Steve knows the backcountry literally like the back of his hand. Join us for a session and you'll be riding a bunch of his favourites. From the super cruisy open bowls and gullies of Rocky Knolls to tree skiing Pretty Valley, or dropping into the black diamond steeps and chutes of Mt McKay. You'll experience the Aussie Alps like never before, and, going up the mountain is as much fun as coming down. Our custom snowmobiles return you to the top in comfort and style, increasing the buzz and saving all your energy for a bunch of great runs down. Tours are half day and suit solid intermediate to the most advanced skiers and boarders of all ages. Group and family friendly or come solo and make some new friends. Your best day on snow awaits! 2016 Details Morning tour - 8:45am* Afternoon tour - 12:30pm* Pricing from $159pp Valid lift pass required Intermediate to Advanced Skiers & Boarders Tailored to Group Ability - Join a Mountain Orientation Tour to be shown all the best places in Falls Creek by an expert from the area. If it's your first time with us at Falls Creek, we want you to love it the way that we do. And there's no better way to get acquainted with the mountain than by taking a free Mountain Orientation Tour with a friendly and experienced Renault Snow Angel. Saturday, Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am Sunday, 2:30pm To join in on a mountain orientation tour simply head to Slalom Plaza at the times mentioned and ask one of our friendly guest services staff - Falls Creek will welcome a new area for sliding in 2016 with a second toboggan slope opening in the Village Bowl. Located at the top of the Gully chair, take the free lift ride up and enjoy toboganning fun for free! For a faster ride the other toboggan slope is located at Windy Corner, near the Cross Country Ski trailhead. Toboggans are available from most snowsport rental outlets throughout the village or from the Cross Country Ski Centre at the Windy Corner carpark. Make sure you check the toboggan slope is open before you rent equipment. Snow tubing is a great alternative if tobogganing is not available. Please be advised that for liability reasons the designated toboggan slope is the only location at Falls Creek that tobogganing is legally permitted. There are also restrictions on the type of craft you can use on the toboggan slope. Moulded plastic toboggans weighing under 2.5kg are the only craft allowed. Please be mindful of this restriction and that it has been put in place by Ski Patrol for the safety of all visitors using the slope. Tobogganing can be great fun, but it can also cause serious injury. Whilst tobogganing, please make note of the following points to ensure your safety and the safety of others: Always obey signs and the direction and requirements of Ski Patrol, they are there for your safety Only use moulded plastic toboggans, approved by Resort Management (toboggans with pointed ends, metal or wooden bases, inflatables, snow mats, compressed foam and sleds over 2.5kg are not allowed) Do not have more than one person on the toboggan at any one time Do not form toboggan trains (linking people on other toboggans) Do not stand up whilst tobogganing Always remain in control of toboggan and steer to avoid contact with other users of the area Walk up the side of the slope to avoid collision Falls Creek Resort Management Board strongly recommends the use of helmets for all skiers, snowboarders and snow sport participants. Take a Heli Link to Hotham or an exhilarating scenic flight over the Victorian Alps. More than 32,000 skiers, boarders and sightseeing guests have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience flying between the resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek, or just taking in the breathtaking sights of the high plains in their winter glory. The Heli Link takes approximately six minutes in the five seat helicopter which cruises at over 200 km/h as it whisks its passengers between purpose-built helipads at Falls Creek and Hotham. Your Falls Creek ski lift ticket is valid at Hotham (and vice versa for Hotham-based skiers and boarders). Along the flight path you'll see some awesome snow-capped mountains such as Mt McKay (accessed by cat skiers or boarders with a guide), razor-sharp Mt Feathertop, cross-country skiers, historic cattlemen's huts and if you are really lucky wild brumbies. Helicopter services will operate throughout Winter on days that weather conditions permit. Call Forest Air Helicopters direct on 1300 731 450 to check whether the helicopter is operating, and book the thrill of a lifetime. Heli Link passengers should reserve their seating the day before, as seats are limited on the “blue bird” days. Scenic flights, airport transfers to Hotham, Albury and even Melbourne are available as well as Scenic flights, and “Fast Laps” around Falls Creek and Hotham resorts. To book any of the helicopter flights call Forest Air Helicopters direct on 1300 731 450. Details: Adult – $170 p/p Child – $140 p/p (15 years old or younger) Prices are for return flights Flight usually depart between 9:00 and 11:00 am, with return flights in the afternoon Due to changing weather, exact schedules are confirmed the day prior to flying. 450 hectares, 92 runs, 14 lifts – it’s a match made in heaven for skiers and snowboarders. There are few things more exhilarating than weaving your way down a mountain, poles crunching in the snow and powder jettisoning from your skis as you execute perfect turns. For those who prefer things sideways, strapping into your snowboard bindings for the first run of the season or for your very first time is equally exciting. Falls Creek's diverse terrain is ideal for all skill levels. Runs like Wombats Ramble (the longest green run in Australia) and Drovers Dream are perfect for beginners. Intermediates are literally spoilt for choice with the blue runs of Sun Valley and Ruined Castle providing an excellent range of gradually harder runs to test themselves out on - we call it "progression-perfect" terrain. For the serious slider, almost a quarter of the skiable area at Falls Creek is advanced terrain. This means steep and fast black runs with plenty of trees and powder stashes. Explore the High Country and Falls Creek’s unique alpine environment on snowshoes. Nordic Snowshoeing is the newest way to experience the beauty of Falls Creek. On a back-country hike you can access spectacular views and locations rarely seen by most visitors to the resort. Snowshoes are easy to use and offer a unique way to enjoy the snow on a budget. They are also perfect for the whole family! Snowshoes are available to hire from a number of rental outlets - check the rentals section to find out where, or head down to the Nordic Centre at Windy Corner. We have two trails dedicated to snowshoeing, both beginner and intermediate difficulty. Download the pdf trailmap below to see the new trails. How do I get there? The snowshoe trailhead begins at the Falls Creek Nordic Centre at Windy Corner. Either drive and park in the Windy Corner Day Carpark or you can catch a free shuttle from Slalom Plaza or the Gully. Enjoy a scenic ride to the top of the Ski Fields You don't need to ski or board to enjy the ski lifts of Falls Creek. With a scenic chairlift ride you can travel up into the ski fields from either the Falls Express Chairlift (Slalom Plaza). Chairlift rides are available for all ages and you can take the same chairlift for the ride down. Scenic Ride 1 Trip Adult / Youth $16 (15 - 64 yr) Child / Senior $11 (6 - 14 yr & 65 - 69 yr) Over 70 & Under 5 - Free Includes 1 Return trip on Falls Express Chair. Adult/Youth/Child/Senior include Snow Pass, Over 70/Under 5 must purchase Snow Pass for $5 Scenic Ride Unlimited Adult / Youth $30 (15 - 64 yr) Child / Senior $20 (6 - 14 yr & 65 - 69 yr) Over 70 & Under 5 - Free Includes unlimited trips on Falls Express Chair for 1 day. Adult/Youth/Child/Senior include Snow Pass, Over 70/Under 5 must purchase Snow Pass for $5 - Experience Australia's longest beginner run under lights with Night Skiing on Wombats Ramble. Wombats Ramble lights up after dark on Wednesday and Saturday nights allowing skiing and snowboarding adventures to continue after the sun goes down. Wombats Ramble is Australia’s longest green run and a favourite of many skiers and snowboarders at Falls Creek measuring 2.2 kilometres long. The entire length of Wombats Ramble has been lined with high voltage Green Power floodlights which will light up the trail from the top of Falls Express at Cloud 9 all the way downhill to QT. The completion of a high capacity snowmaking system along the entire length of Wombats Ramble will ensure night riding both earlier and later in the season as snowmakers will maintain snow conditions to provide a skiing and snowboarding playground suited for beginners through to the more advanced that want to experience night time riding. Grab the kids, gather some mates and experience the excitement of skiing under lights while the stars are shining. Wednesday & Saturday 6-9pm* *Subject to snow & weather conditions. 2017/18 Prices Adult $20 Child $10 (6-17 years old) Family and Group deals are available Reloadable RFID Media card required for this product. Cost $5.00 How do I get there? Night Skiing is via the Falls Express chairlift in Slalom Plaza, in front of the QT St. Falls complex. Tickets can be purchases from Falls Creek Sports - QT or Falls Express Ticket Office. Get your play on in the Village Bowl this season Falls Creek is setting the standard for snow play with fantastic activities, unique experiences and a dedicated snow play zone right in the heart of the village. For the perfect snow play day trip park in the convenient day parking at the Gully then catch a FREE chairlift ride on the Gully Chair to the Village Bowl. From here you can enjoy all that the wonder of snow brings, all from the comfort of a village-based location. Make a snow-man amongst the activity, ride the BRAND NEW toboggan Slope, slip and slide down the Tube Park or get the kids riding on their own kid-sized snow mobiles. The best part of all of this is the Village Bowl location offers a reliable snow experience thanks to our world-class snow making team, just perfect for you and your family to enjoy! - Head to the Falls Creek Street Party for weekly activities and fun Every Tuesday night from 4pm - 6pm, the Village Bowl is party central for kids and adults alike. With fire pits, marshmallows, games, samples and more - it is the BEST place to be to get all the info on what is on this week at Falls Creek. Each week there will be featured businesses, activities and events PLUS a big prize giveaway for a lucky winner. Pete the Snowdragon loves the Street party and is always up for a boogie with the kids. Don't miss out on a great time with Pete in snowy Falls Creek.- Fat Biking trails are now open at Falls Creek Fat Biking is the newest trend in both mountain biking and snowsports, combining the two with a specialised bike that is perfect for riding on snowy trails. There are a number of dedicated dual use trails for Fat Biking and Snowshoeing which are available for access by visitors. A limited number of fat bikes are available for rental through Snowrider Rentals (Falls Creek Hotel) which can be pre-booked or rented on the day. Please note Fat Bikes are not permitted to be ridden within the village or on any trail not stipluated on the Snowshoe / Fat bike Trail map. Details: 5 Trails - Aqueduct, Ropers, Pipeline, Panorama and Lower Dam Wall Trails Rentals $50 per day Trails free to access - Enjoy a free game of Bocce on the snow. We call it 'Snocce'. Gather a group of friends and enjoy a game of Snocce for free! Bocce is a great way to spend an afternoon having fun with your friends or family and we have a number of groomed courts available in the Village Bowl. You can come along with your friends and have your own game for free. Otherwise, for those who rate their skills, why not enter one of our competitions. Equipment is available for free from the Activities Desk at Falls Creek Sports in the Village Bowl on during the snow season How do I get there? The Village Bowl is at the base of the Eagle and Summit Chairlifts - the "Broadway" and "Village Run" runs will take you straight there. If coming from the carpark, you can simply catch the free Gully Chairlift into the bowl or head up Falls Creek Rd (next to the ATS Terminal). Take on the biggest and best features of Falls Creek's terrain parks. Falls Creek's is one of Australia's top destinations for freeride, freestyle & slopestyle skiing and snowboarding. Choose from four terrain parks with some of the biggest and most impressive features in Australia. Our Park crew know everyone wants to ride in the park and that everyone has varying ability levels. That’s why our parks are designed with progression in mind. The easy and intermediate lines of the Panorama Park feature kickers, boxes and rails to suit the absolute beginner through to the emerging park shredder. For the next step up Ruined Castle's Advanced and Extreme lines feature more advanced booters, rails and features, plus the professional line for the Styklewars Australian Slopestyle Championships. Experience the history of a mountain, village and community at the Falls Creek Museum. Housed in the Panabode Building on Slalom Street (the building adjacent to the Falls Creek Express Lift), the museum will celebrate, through displays, exhibitions and audiovisuals, our vibrant past. The Museum is curated by the Falls Creek Historical Society and features displays dating from the mountain cattlemen, workers on the hydro schemes and the men, women and children who have shared a passion to build our unique resort. Our objective is to preserve and share the rich and varied history of Falls Creek and the adjacent Bogong High Plains. In 2016 the Museum will showcase the 21st birthday of the CFA in Falls Creek whilst paying tribute to our home-grown Winter Olympians and highlight the importance of Ski Patrol on our mountain. The museum will operate throughout the 2017/18 winter season - entry is via gold coin donation. In the Village Bowl Snowplay Zone children can experience the thrill of snowmobiling on specialised childrens snowmbiles! These are no toys - petrol powered they are a micro-szed version of the real thing with controls and speed suitable for children ages 5 and up. The Kids Snowmobile Park features a dedicated track to drive around, all within the confines of the Village Bowl area. Sessions are supervised and come with the required safety gear and instructions. To see if the park is open check the snow report before heading over. Details Operates daily 10am - 3pm Children aged 5+ and up to 50kg $15 per 10 minute session Located at the top of Gully Chair in the Village Bowl - Explore the High Country and Falls Creek’s unique alpine environment on snowshoes. Nordic Snowshoes are a unique way to experience the beauty of Falls Creek. On a back-country hike you can access spectacular views and locations rarely seen by most visitors to the resort. Snowshoes are easy to use and offer a fun new way to enjoy the snow. Snowshoes are available to hire from a number of rental outlets - check the rentals section to find out where. Falls Creek's Activities Desk runs Nordic Snowshoe Tours three times a week to introduce visitors to the activity with an experienced guide. It is also a great way to learn some secrets above the snowline! For bookings and enquires, contact the Activities Hotline on 1800 20 44 24 or drop into Falls Creek Sports in the Village Bowl. 2016 Details: 2 hr guided tour $25 per person Minimum 4 participants All gear included Leave at 1:30pm Operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday* Book 24 hours prior Hiking boots recommended *subject to weather and conditions - Falls Creek is the first resort in Australia where you can slide a ski trail on a bike made for the snow. You've tried hitting the slopes on skis, snowboard, tube and toboggan - but have you tried snowbiking?Snow bikes are a unique way to experience Australian snow with an exhilarating ride that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping! Snow bikes can be rented for one hour guided sessions during the day or nights when night skiing is in operation. Perfect for fun with mates, they are available for groups of minimum 2 and maximum 4 people. To book a session or find out more, call the Snowsports Office on 03 5758 1071. Day Session $40 for one hour guided session Snow Bike down Wombats Ramble Day Sessions 1.30-2.30pm or 2.30-3.30pm Day sessions require valid Lift Pass Night Session $42 and also includes Night Ski pass Night Session 6.30-7.30pm and 7.30-8.30pm Groups are minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people Subject to snow and weather conditions Reloadable RFID Media card required for this product. Cost $3.00 * For guests 15 years and over How do I get there? Snow Bikes are available to book at the Snowsports Office located at Cloud 9 at the top of the Falls Express chair, or by calling the office on 03 5758 1071. - Enjoy the thrills of speed on the snow without taking the lifts with Falls Creek's Snow Tubing park. Snow Tubing provides endless amounts of fun and excitement as you spin, bounce, bump and laugh your way downhill on a snow tube. Open daily from 11am to 6pm, our purpose built Snow Tube Park in the Village Bowl provides fun for the whole family after dark or whilst having a break from the slopes. Numbers are limited so please visit the Activities Desk located at Falls Creek Sports in the Village Bowl to arrange your half hour Snow Tubing session during your visit to Falls Creek. Please note participants must be 90cm tall and a minimum of 5 years old to Snow Tube. 2017/18 Prices: $23 p/p half hour session 11am - 6pm (11am - 8pm on School Holidays)* Purpose built Tube Park Must be 5 y/o or over *Subject to snow & weather conditions. How do I get there? The Village Bowl is at the base of the Eagle and Summit Chairlifts - the "Broadway" and "Village Run" runs will take you straight there. If coming from the carpark, you can simply catch the free Gully Chairlift into the bowl or head up Falls Creek Rd (next to the ATS Terminal). $23 p/p half hour session Operating 11am - 6pm (11am - 8pm on School Holidays) Purpose built Tube Park Must be 5 y/o or over Located in the Village Bowl Tickets from the Activities Desk Subject to snow and weather conditions - Join our guides and experience the Bogong High Plains by Snowmobile. Snowmobile Tours provide you with an exhilarating experience to explore the vast back-country areas of Falls Creek, while taking in the stunning alpine surroundings and spectacular views. You can choose to drive the snowmobile yourself, or sit back and enjoy the views as a passenger (one passenger per driver). Tours take in the magnificent views of Mt McKay, The Summit, Frying Pan Spur, Ruined Castle and the very windy Road 24, which runs down the back side of the Summit allowing tours to go as low down as Howman’s Gap (tour routes change regularly depending on weather and snow conditions). Bookings must be arranged at least two hours in advance through the Activities Desk located at Falls Creek Sports in the Village Bowl. For bookings and enquiries call 1800 20 44 24 - Please note a current Drivers Licence is required. 2017/18 Daytime Tours Single Driver - $175 Adult Driver and Child - $200 2 Adults (Shared Driving) - $230 Adult riding with Tour Guide - $125 Child riding with Tour Guide - $90 2017/18 Twilight Tours Single Driver - $195 Adult Driver and Child - $220 2 Adults (Shared Driving) - $250 Adult riding with Tour Guide - $150 CHild riding with Tour Guide - $100 - Falls Creek is proud to be Australia’s home of Cross Country with 65+ km of groomed trails free to access. This Winter why not try your hand at cross country skiing? Heading off cross country is a great way to experience all that Falls Creek has to offer. Since removing trail fees in 2011, Cross Country Skiing has exploded in popularity as more and more visitors ‘go Nordic’ for the first time. As a fun, safe and easy to learn activity, ‘XC’ is something the whole family can try together. Falls Creek is known as the home of Australian Cross Country Skiing for good reason. Not only is it home base for the Australian National Team but it also has one of the most expansive trail networks of any resort in the country. Through 65km of groomed trails you can gain access to corners of the Bogong High Plains rarely seen by most visitors. Take in breathtaking panoramic views across the vast plains, deep valleys, snowy mountains and majestic Rocky Valley Lake. This is the pristine High Country at its best. You don’t need a lift pass to get on the trails so cross country is an excellent way to experience the snow on a budget. A purpose-built instruction and training area is also on hand to make the sport more accessible than ever. HothamBus will now be available to transport new customers heading to Mount Hotham, as regional airline JETGO Australia recently announced new flights between the Gold Coast and Albury, which will commence on 29 June 2017. The flight timetable will come just in time for Mount Hotham’s winter season and will be offered twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays. HothamBus will offer its transport services for these flights, so that people flying into Albury from the Gold Coast will have minimal changeover time before making their way up to Hotham Heights for their skiing holiday. HothamBus will depart form Albury at 1.30pm on Thursday through to Sunday which will meet most of Qantas, Rex, Regional and JetGo flights arriving at Albury Airport prior to 1.10pm. Customers will arrive at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort at approximately 4.00pm on those days, and HothamBus will depart from Hotham Heights at 9.30am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for a 12.15pm arrival back at Albury Airport. Product Developer for HothamBus Wade John said that the flight connections combined with the bus connection would “offer seamless travel from Sydney, Queensland & WA to Australia’s steepest and easiest accessible ski resort.” “Since airlines have changed their services, it’s now literally minutes straight off the plane and on to the bus to Hotham,” Mr John said. “We decided to do it because we need 150 seats before we can to justify a new service. JetGo coming in from the Gold Coast justified enough seats to run an extended service. “Moving forward from 2017 onwards, our key aim is to offer premium transport out of Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Albury and Harrietville. We have also upgraded our booking platform which will be easier and more mobile friendly and will allow for open tickets,” he said. The additional bus service between Albury and Mount Hotham will commence in 23 June 2017. For further details about HothamBus timetables visit www.hothambus.com.au. Looking for something different to do at the snow over winter? Howling Huskys are bringing their canine tribe back to Mount Hotham for another great season of sled dog adventures, and will also be running other alternative activities out of Wire Plain. This season, Howling Huskys has expanded and will now be operating Snow Stuff Park with the snowmobiles and tobogganing area, and an exciting new experience with laser skirmish. This year, the program will offer three different types of sled dog tours which range from 30 minutes to 75 minutes. Manager of Howling Huskys Jake Greaves said that his huskies were at their maximum level of fitness and that they were trained and ready for the conditions. “When you have dogs in race clubs they are trained as sprinted athletes – my dogs are now trained to be a long-distance athlete with a body builder physique – they are built for strength and endurance,” Mr Greaves said. “I currently have three puppies that are six weeks old, so those little guys will be hanging out and about throughout the season to get a feel for the snow – obviously too young at this stage to work. “Most of my dogs are rescue dogs that we have taken from shelters around Australia. Because they have come from everywhere, this then becomes their stable place, so when they retire we keep them here,” he said. In addition to this, Howling Huskys team will also be operating the first alpine snow-based laser tag, which has never been done in Australia. The laser skirmish will operate outdoors in the snow with laser guns that have been trialled in Finland. The all new activity will operate from Wire Plain and will be set up as an outdoor course near the taboggan run. Mr Greaves said that his idea to run laser skirmish “came to mind along the way”, while carrying out other activities over the summer. “This summer, I started up a 4x4 experience from Dinner Plain, where we pick up and take our tours up in the High Country area, and by doing that we just came up with laser skirmish,” Mr Greaves said. “We will be the snow-based laser skirmish and all completely outdoors - these laser guns are actually built for outdoors – it’s a different kind of game. “It reminds me of that computer game, Call of Duty, being outside in the snow with all the different barriers to hide behind, and we will have snow suits for camouflage. “Wire Plain is going to have a lot of activities and it will all be the Howling Husky’s’ crew!” he said. Hot drinks and hot food will be available at Whiskey Flat at the Snow Stuff Park office where merchandise, toboggan and other hire equipment will be available. For booking enquiries email Howling Huskys at info@howlinghuskys.com.au, or call 0488 040 308. For more information on any of the other activities mentioned email jake@howlinghuskys.com.au. The magic thing about the Australian Alps is that there is more to the mountain than just the snow. Mount Hotham is your ultimate snow destination. This mountain is laid back and adventurous. With kilometres of beautifully groomed cross country trails, adrenaline-enhancing powder slopes, pristine snow photo opportunities, rustic old lodges and people who make the alpine experience even more memorable. A man too familiar with this type of environment is Founder of Alpine Nature Experience, Jean-Francois Rupp, who grew up in the French Alps and is now wanting to bring his knowledge to the Australian Alps. Mr Rupp is excited to offer a new and unique experience for families, seminars, school groups and first-timers to the snow. The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment. The walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village and central tipi with a fireplace, where Mr Rupp will teach his audience the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue with cheese imported for the occasion from his home town of Annecy (Haute Savoie) in the French Alps. Mr Rupp believes that the snow is about more than just skiing and he wanted people to be able to enjoy the Australian Alps through a unique, alternative alpine experience. “I’ve realised that a lot of people don’t go to the snow because they don’t like to ski, and so I wanted people to come up to snow and discover how good it is without having to do that,” Mr Rupp said. “It’s all about the people, the atmosphere, being outdoors and that overall experience…and showing people that there is a lot more to the snow in the Aussie Alps than the ski runs!” “I have always wanted to spend as much time as I could outdoors. I was sceptical about the Australian Alps at first but then realised how beautiful and more accessible they are than the French Alps.” “I like the little things, it’s a hidden village off the beaten track, designed with one rule in mind: simplicity is a luxury. When we get there we have a few drinks outside by the fire – that’s just a small part of the experience,” he said. Mr Rupp has teamed up with Hoys Ski Hire who will provide ski deals and snowshoe hire, and food will be provided by Zirky’s with a three-course meal as part of the experience. The Alpine Nature Experience tours will commence in late June with early bird offers to be announced soon. For more information, visit www.alpinenatureexperience.com.au, and subscribe to the newsletter. For further details, email info@alpinenatureexperience.com.au. Mount Hotham’s Derrick Hut is well looked after by the Wangaratta Ski Club who built the ski hut in 1967, to commemorate the life of Charlie Derrick, a well-known and passionate skier at Mount Hotham in the 60s. The club carries out yearly working bees to help maintain the appearance of the hut, and in preparation for winter to shield skiers from the elements of the snow and weather. In March, five members form the ski club carried out a successful working bee with general maintenance around the hut. Recently, members Nick Derrick, Katherine Gargin and Ben Derrick did additional maintenance works by replacing the main door frame, the architraves around the door, and new hinges to rehang the door. Three windows were replaced and most of the external wall of the hut and the toilet wall was repainted. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Derrick Hut, which saw older Wangaratta Ski Club members come together for a reunion, some who had not been back for years. (see article here) Member of Wangaratta Ski Club, Nick Derrick, said that it was important to maintain the Derrick Hut because its history and recognition meant a lot to the club. “The hut means a fair bit to the club as it was built a year after Charlie Derrick’s death, and there are quite a lot of club members that are passionate about keeping it maintained and in good condition, so other people can enjoy it,” Mr Derrick said. “We sort of get out to check it at least once a year. There are members that go out now and then over summer and winter, but a lot of members go out there quite regularly. “The works we did this summer were more major than what normally needs doing, so it was a really good tidy up this year. It’s in pretty good shape this winter, but there are definitely a few things that we need to do next summer, and always that bit of routine maintenance that needs doing,” UV rays damage unprotected skin, causing premature ageing, sunburn, eye damage and skin damage, which can ultimately result in skin cancer. At the snow you can be exposed to a double dose of UV radiation, directly from the sun and reflected off of the snow. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, don’t be fooled by the snowy chill – UV levels are extreme and will damage unprotected skin. Avoid snow burn with a combination of these SunSmart steps: Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible Slop on SPF30 or higher, broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen Slap on a winter hat that protects your face, neck and ears Seek shade Slide on goggles or sunglasses with protection (look for a tag marked with the Australian Standard AS:1067) Skiing all day? Slip a small sunscreen tube and SPF lip balm into your jacket pocket to top up your application every two hours. Pay extra attention to applying sunscreen to your chin, beneath the tip of your nose, behind your ears and your lips, as reflected UV will reach these spots!Why not hit the slopes first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon? You’ll avoid lift queues, as well as peak UV times!      - SKI TV® NE VIC welcomes the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB in Falls Creek as one of our valued sponsors - Open 5pm daily - take-away - Fish and Chips - Roast Chicken - Family Pies - Evening Meals at the Cock and Bull - early sitting - 6 or 6.30pm - Late sitting - 8 or 8.30pm - the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB is at the corner of Slalom and Christie Streets, Falls Creek - SKI TV NE VIC welcomes Feathertop Restaurant and Tapas Bar as one of our valued sponsors - Oyster and French Champagne Special - Tapas from 5pm - A La Carte Dinner from 6pm - Special Degustation menu $65.00 at Feathertop Restaurant and Bar, Falls Creek - Fine wine and craft beers - $5.00 beer and wine selection - 5 to 7 pm - Monday is MEXICAN NIGHT AT FEATHERTOP restaurant and bar! Jug of Sangria - $12.00 - Coronas - $5.00 - COMING SOON TO FEATHERTOP - Exclusive vintage Penfolds wine/dinner - Limited space - contact Erin for more info - Phone 57583232 - 14 Parallel Street, Falls Creek - www.feathertoplodge.com.au - Heli-Link Jump on the Heli-Link and ski/board Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in one day! - More than 33,897 skiers, boarders and sightseeing guests have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience by flying between the resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek.- The Heli-Link takes approximately seven minutes in the six passenger helicopter which cruises at over 200 km/h. Your Falls Creek ski lift ticket is valid at Mt Hotham (and vice versa for Hotham-based skiers and boarders). We'll drop you off in the morning and then pick you up in the afternoon. - Along the flight path youll see awesome snow-capped mountains such as Mt McKay (accessed by cat skiers or boarders with a guide), razor-sharp Mt Feathertop, cross-country skiers, historic cattlemens huts and if you are really lucky, wild brumbies! - Bookings are essential, make sure you book early as seats are limited on the blue bird days. - The Heli-Link operates all season long on days that weather conditions permit. Adult $170 p/p - Child $140 p/p (15 years old or younger)- Prices are for return flights - Flight usually depart between 9:00 and 11:00 am, with return flights in the afternoon. Due to changing weather, exact schedules are confirmed the day prior to flying. - Book now for the thrill of a lifetime! - Call 1300 731 450 - www.forestair.com.au/ - SKI TV NEVIC welcome FALLS CREEK COACH SERVICE as one of our valued sponsors - Falls Creek Coaches is a family run service, priding itself on its 100% unblemished safety record. The Fallon family have been providing transport in Victoria and the Falls Creek bus for the past 40 years and are therefore confident that we have the best and safest service available. - As we own and maintain all our own vehicles we can personally guarantee our coaches safety and reliability. Our coaches are all Victorian accredited and we have a managed maintenance system in place for all our vehicles, to ensure they are at the standard our company demands. We are proud of our top of the range coaches, providing air-conditioning, DVDs, reclining seats, seatbelts and plenty of luggage space. - Our office staff and drivers are all local people who have lived and worked in this area for many years and therefore have local knowledge they are happy to share with our customers. They are all trained snow experts, with our drivers all holding both Heavy Vehicle Licences and VicRoads Harzardous Area Authority. We have full time office staff that are happy to speak with you about any questions or concerns you may have, giving a more personal and immediate service than simply e-mailing. - We aim to bring our customers the most cost friendly service possible whilst still providing the quality of service and vehicle we believe our customers have come to expect. - We look forward to having you travel with us when visiting the beautiful Falls Creek Alpine resort. Address 233 Kiewa Valley Highway - (PO Box 24)-TAWONGA SOUTH - VIC, 3698 FALLS CREEK BUS SERVICE Phone - (03) 5754 4024 - Fax - (03) 5754 4940 E-mail - During the Winter/Ski season - reservations@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Outside the Winter/Ski season - admin@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Falls Creek Accommodation Specialists - onFalls Creek Central Reservations is operated by the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce. We are located on mountain and are Falls Creek accommodation specialists. Falls Creek is our backyard, so you have the confidence that our expert consultants will understand what a holiday here is all about and match your requirements perfectly. - Our accommodation booking service operates 12 months of the year, and we represent commercial, private properties and lodges in the Falls Creek resort area. Falls Creek has great ski-in, ski-out access to your accommodation with an excellent variety of activities and restaurants to visit whilst on the mountain. - Talk to the friendly staff at Falls Creek Central Reservations today about designing a package to suit you, your family, friends or group's holiday in Falls Creek Alpine Resort, including: Accommodation - Lodges, Apartments & Self-Catering - Snowsports Lift Passes Snowports Equipment & Clothing Rental - Oversnow Transfers Falls Creek Coach Service - Book here - PHONE : 1800 033 079 - www.fallscreekreservations.com.au - EMAIL US AT: info@fallscreekreservations.com.au - Back in 1996 Barry Jones at Pretty Valley decided to take a calculated gamble. The former Christies cocktail bar, which traded on the premise for the ten previous winters was revamped in favour of an English pub in the heart of Falls Creek. For 2016 The Cock 'n' Bull puts out the welcome mat for its 21st season and a well worn welcome mat is that. The pub with traditional English fare and beers on tap has been a hit since its inception. Anglophile memorabilia, English relics, an old fashioned upright piano, intimate wood panelled booths, authentic bar and two comfortable snugs all add to the atmosphere and style of something truly unique in the snowfields. Faithful to tradition, main course meals makes ex-Brits long for the old Dart! Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, bangers and mash and gamekeepers pie are all cooked with the authenticity by sons and daughters of the old country. For lovers of fish and chips they too make an appearance on the menu and also available as a takeaway. Sweet tooths are not forgotten either. Chocolate pudde, sticky toffee delight and the infamous pint of ice cream sundae are all popular options. Meals are a hearty size and good value. For the billy lids there is a special menu for kids under 12 years. Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Why Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge? - Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers comfortable accommodation, catering for 71 guests, in 26 bedrooms. All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. - Quality accommodation and meals are only part of our appeal. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. Our huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. The sauna is a great place to relax, our open fires are a highlight after a day on the slopes, and our lounge bar has quality wines and beers at reasonable prices. - All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. The tariff includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER daily. Our team of chefs, cooks, baker and pastry chef provide three excellent meals daily. From our own bakery we prepare delicious breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits each day. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at all times. We are able to meet specific dietary needs. Adults appreciate the separate early evening meal times for children. - Quality accommodation and outstanding meals are only a part of a holiday at Pretty Valley. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. The huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. Our sauna will invigorate your tired muscles, and our spacious lounge is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes. Quality wines and beers can be enjoyed at reasonable prices, and the daily Happy Hour is a great place to meet other guests. - We have a 22 seat cinema where a range of recent release movies and special television events are presented. More information at www.prettyvalley.com - Our ski/snowboard hire shop caters for our guests needs, and is located within the lodge. Our helpful staff will assist you to fit, adjust or exchange equipment at your convenience. All our Ski and Snowboard hire equipment is FREE to our guests for the duration of their stay. -Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is only a short walk from the car park, and just metres from the Falls Creek Express Quad Chairlift. From virtually outside our door this chairlift will rush you to some of the best downhill slopes in Australia. - The facts are indisputable; Falls Creek historically has the most consistence snow of all Victorian resorts. In line with world class resorts we have extensive snow making, and door to door skiing. Our ski in-ski out location is fantastic, offering quick and easy access to the slopes and chairlifts, and making it simple to the lodge for a delicious hot buffet lunch. - Located at the top of the chairlift is the Snow Sports School, Junior Workshop and Kids Club, with access a breeze for beginners, and easy for you to meet them when their lessons are over. Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is acclaimed as a friendly and welcoming lodge. We are proud of our premier service, quality facilities and excellent location. We encourage our guests to relax, be themselves, and enjoy their stay with us. - Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers all find that Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers what you need in a holiday. - Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Frueauf Village is a luxury ski in ski out oasis in the heart of the Australian Alps. Frueauf Village is the quintessential snow experience in the heart of the Australian Alps. The propertys luxurious architect-designed self-contained chalets and apartments are designed for the ultimate winter escape! - When location is everything, Frueauf Village is in central Falls Creek, in the heart of the fine wining and dining precinct. The home trails connect directly to Frueauf Village, allowing a true Ski-in and Ski-out experience. - The Frueauf Village complex features 25 apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom and complete chalets. Ski, board, play and then come home to the luxury of your own self-contained environment. Most apartments come with their own private hot tub and some even have their own sauna. - In the evening stop in downstairs at Milch Cafe & Bar for drinks or dinner in front of the fire. Frueaufs very own intimate cafe is a great place to relax with friends and all guest rates include free wireless internet access. Apartments - Frueauf Village apartments are located near the centre of the Falls Creek Village and feature 25 self-contained apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and three complete Chalets. After a days skiing you can also enjoy the luxury of relaxing in your own hot tub. - All winter bookings include a complimentary welcome basket of locally produced gourmet breakfast items sourced where possible from the valleys surrounding Falls Creek. Some of our apartments features include: King Beds in all apartments - Queen in Athena & Central - Outdoor hot spa. Sauna - Private large balcony - Private & exclusive roof top decks - Breathtaking views - Full and european kitchens - Lavazza espresso machines - Beautiful bathrooms - Ensuite bathroom/toilet - Powder room - Playstation/X-Box - DVDs - Flat panel LCD/Plasma TVs - Stone fire place (Gas) - In-Floor heating - Ceramic wall panel heating - Full and european laundries - Guest laundry for apartments without laundry facilities - Find out more online at www.fvfallscreek.com.au - Karelia Alpine Lodge can accommodate 45 guests in well appointed rooms, with full ensuite facilties, T.V.sets, FREE in house movies(4 DVD channels) radio-cassette deck player, alarm clock, mini bars and some rooms with balcony . The living area and guests room facilities are upgraded on a year to year basis. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. - The lodge is located on the highest grounds in an absolute ideal place for Ski-in and Ski-out position and close to "Falls Express" quad chair lift, that is the closest chair lift to the Ski school. From the Wombat Ramble Home Trail and also the Aquaduct Home Trail, so it is easy to ski to the chair lift and also to ski back to the lodge front door. The lodge was built in 1972 to accommodate 20 guests. Between 1972 to 1986 the Lodge has been sold several times and the building was altered to accommodate 35 guests. In 1986 the Lodge was bought by the current host Jerry Brazda. The building was in desperate need of repairs. Jerry redesigned the lodge and increased the accommodation facilities to take 45 guests. The ordinary mountain building was transformed in to what is now known as Falls Creek's only Swiss Chalet. Although the building's renovations were completed the lodge is being continually upgraded and new facilities added on a year to year basis. Today Karelia Alpine Lodge is a Falls Creek favourite.The lodge is recognised as one of Falls Creek's finest alpine accommodation chalets. Your host, Czech born Jerry Brazda has the knowledge and "know how" in snow accommodation (after all, he was born in it) and will make sure that your stay in Karelia Alpine Lodge is a memorable one. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. The minute you step inside, you will feel the old European mountain charm with a Tyrolian atmosphere that you will not forget. Find our more at www.fallscreekkarelia.com.au/ - Mount Hotham Ski Patrol Online Auction Mt Hotham Ski Patrol do an exceptional job at minimising the risk of injury and exposure to hazards for all of our guests here at Mt Hotham as well as provide assistance for injured or lost persons in the alpine region throughout the winter season. To continue to assist skiers and boarders, Ski Patrol require additional equipment and resources such as Search & Rescue equipment, to evacuate from difficult terrain and gullies, additional Emergency Response (ER) Packs which include oxygen, defibrillator, suction units and airway management kits. Vehicles needed for patrol are a four-stroke snowmobile, for the conveying of patients from the snow fields and a new patient transport vehicle to ensure patients can be transported safely to the medical centre particularly in low snow periods. Visit Langton's Online Auction Website and place a bid on some great items including: 4 Nights Accommodation For 10 - 12 People At Chalet Blowhard Exclusive Group Cycling Tour In Your Home State Conducted By Robbie McEwan V8 Supercar Hot Lap On Team Track Day - Donated By Mark Skaife Accommodation & Ski Pass Package For 2 People, Plus Fighter Jet Flying 4 Nights Accommodation For 8 People At Dinner Plain For Easter including a VIP Marquee At Collars & Cuffs Geebung Polo - Welcome to Halley's Ski Hire Falls Creek! wwww.hallysskihire.com.au PRIME LOCATION One of the few remaining independently owned and operated equipment/clothing hire outlets in Falls Creek. Personalised (one on one) service. F.O.C. pick-up and delivery. F.O.C. overnight cloaking. No charge for accidentally broken/damaged equipment/clothing. F.O.C. waxing. Pre-booking discount. Quality equipment/clothing at competitive rates. Experienced, trained ski/board technicians. Group (20+) discounts. FAST - EFFICIENT - FRIENDLY SERVICE....WITH A 'SMILE' (of Halleys hired equipment/clothing). LOCATION = In one word - BRILLIANT! in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! Halleys apartments can be let as a 12 or 8 person share, it is on two levels, fully furnished, centrally heated and consists of: All linen, i.e. sheets, towels, tea towels plus doonas and pillows; All necessary kitchen appliances and utensils, i.e. dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas oven/hot plates, etc., plus dinning room table and chairs, a breakfast bench and stools; A washing machine and clothes horse; An airlock, with heater, acts as a drying cupboard. 12 Person - 4 bedrooms - 3 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 4th bedroom consists of bunks. 3 bathrooms - 2 twin/doubles have their own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 3rd bathroom. 8 Person - 3 bedrooms - 2 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 3rd bedroom consists of bunks. 2 bathrooms - 1 twin/doubles has its own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom. In by 2:00pm and Out by 9:30am. LOCATION In one word BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS¦WE CARE! www.hallysapartments.com.au Stingray - @Slalom Plaza - Daily from 8am - 4pm Ph 03 5732 8000 Excellent breakfasts! Lunch till 2pm Coffee & Snacks till 4pm Milch - @Schuss St - Daily 9am 12 Coffee and Bacon and egg roll available PH 57583407 - Wednesday Night Curry Night Sunday Night Roast Night - Vegetarians, gluten free, vegans are all catered for. For group bookings please call Ph:03 57583407 Snonuts Snacks - @Slalom Plaza - Opening Soon 11am - 3pm Ph 0417 572 228 - Baked Spuds, Sweets & Savoury crepes,Hot cinnamon & Jam donuts, Coffee, Milkshakes. - Huski Cafe - @Sitzmark St - Thursday - Saturday 10am till 8pm Sunday 10am-4pm - All day dining. Delicious menu Ph 03 5758 3863 - J.B’s Restaurant - @Parallel St - - P Dinner 6.30pm- 9pm Bar Open from 6pm till late - Pre -Bookings Essential - Ph 03 5758 3278 - Foodworks Supermarket - & Liquor store @Bogong High Plains rd - Daily from 10am - 5pm. Sunday 10am to 3pm Ph 03 5758 3009 - Bogong Jacks Tavern - @Bogong Village - P - Fri - Sun 11am - 4pm” - Ph 03 5754 1134 - Gateway Cafe - @Bogong High Plains Rd - Daily 8:30am - 8pm Ph 03 5758 3646 - Casual homely dining both indoor & outdoor - Last Hoot - @Slalom Plaza - Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm Ph 03 5758 3088 - Happy Hour 5pm-6pm - Pizza, Pasta,Steak, Light Meals & a great selection of Specialty beers, bottled and on tap - The Pass - Now Open - Monday- Friday 8am till 1pm. - The Man - @20 Slalom street - Daily from 5pm PH 57583362 Dinner from 5.30 Happy Hour 5.30pm to 6.30pm - Fox Sports on -     EMERGENCY NUMBERS - Falls Creek - Ambulance - 000 - Electricity faults and emergencies - 13 17 99 - Fire - Falls Creek/Mount Beauty/Tawonga - 000 - Hospital Mount Beauty - 5754 35000 - - Medical Centers - Falls Creek - 5758 3424 - Mount Beauty - 5754 4244 - Wangaratta - 5723 0600 - POLICE - Falls Creek - 5758 3424 - Mount Beauty - 5754 4244 - Wangaratta - 5723 0600 - RCA - Falls Creek - 5758 3287 - RACV - Falls Creek/Mount Beauty - 5750 1230 - Car starting - Falls Creek - 0427 691 736 - State Emergency Service - Falls Creek - 1325 00 - Wildlife Rescue - 0421 553 527 - SKI TV NE VIC welcomes the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB in Falls Creek as one of our valued sponsors - Open 5pm daily - take-away - Fish and Chips - Roast Chicken - Family Pies - Evening Meals at the Cock and Bull - early sitting - 6 or 6.30pm - Late sitting - 8 or 8.30pm - the COCK AND BULL OLDE ENGLISH PUB is at the corner of Slalom and Christie Streets, Falls Creek - SKI TV NE VIC welcomes Feathertop Restaurant and Tapas Bar as one of our valued sponsors - Oyster and French Champagne Special - Tapas from 5pm - A La Carte Dinner from 6pm - Special Degustation menu $65.00 at Feathertop Restaurant and Bar, Falls Creek - Fine wine and craft beers - $5.00 beer and wine selection - 5 to 7 pm - Monday is MEXICAN NIGHT AT FEATHERTOP restaurant and bar! Jug of Sangria - $12.00 - Coronas - $5.00 - COMING SOON TO FEATHERTOP - Exclusive vintage Penfolds wine/dinner - Limited space - contact Erin for more info - Phone 57583232 - 14 Parallel Street, Falls Creek - www.feathertoplodge.com.au - Heli-Link Jump on the Heli-Link and ski/board Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in one day! - More than 33,897 skiers, boarders and sightseeing guests have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience by flying between the resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek.- The Heli-Link takes approximately seven minutes in the six passenger helicopter which cruises at over 200 km/h. Your Falls Creek ski lift ticket is valid at Mt Hotham (and vice versa for Hotham-based skiers and boarders). We'll drop you off in the morning and then pick you up in the afternoon. - Along the flight path you'll see awesome snow-capped mountains such as Mt McKay (accessed by cat skiers or boarders with a guide), razor-sharp Mt Feathertop, cross-country skiers, historic cattlemens huts and if you are really lucky, wild brumbies! - Bookings are essential, make sure you book early as seats are limited on the blue bird days. - The Heli-Link operates all season long on days that weather conditions permit. Adult $170 p/p - Child $140 p/p (15 years old or younger)- Prices are for return flights - Flight usually depart between 9:00 and 11:00 am, with return flights in the afternoon. Due to changing weather, exact schedules are confirmed the day prior to flying. - Book now for the thrill of a lifetime! - Call 1300 731 450 - www.forestair.com.au/ - SKI TV NEVIC welcome FALLS CREEK COACH SERVICE as one of our valued sponsors - Falls Creek Coaches is a family run service, priding itself on its 100% unblemished safety record. The Fallon family have been providing transport in Victoria and the Falls Creek bus for the past 40 years and are therefore confident that we have the best and safest service available. - As we own and maintain all our own vehicles we can personally guarantee our coaches safety and reliability. Our coaches are all Victorian accredited and we have a managed maintenance system in place for all our vehicles, to ensure they are at the standard our company demands. We are proud of our top of the range coaches, providing air-conditioning, DVDs, reclining seats, seatbelts and plenty of luggage space. - Our office staff and drivers are all local people who have lived and worked in this area for many years and therefore have local knowledge they are happy to share with our customers. They are all trained snow experts, with our drivers all holding both Heavy Vehicle Licences and VicRoads Harzardous Area Authority. We have full time office staff that are happy to speak with you about any questions or concerns you may have, giving a more personal and immediate service than simply e-mailing. - We aim to bring our customers the most cost friendly service possible whilst still providing the quality of service and vehicle we believe our customers have come to expect. - We look forward to having you travel with us when visiting the beautiful Falls Creek Alpine resort. Address 233 Kiewa Valley Highway - (PO Box 24)-TAWONGA SOUTH - VIC, 3698 FALLS CREEK BUS SERVICE Phone - (03) 5754 4024 - Fax - (03) 5754 4940 E-mail - During the Winter/Ski season - reservations@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Outside the Winter/Ski season - admin@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Falls Creek Accommodation Specialists - onFalls Creek Central Reservations is operated by the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce. We are located on mountain and are Falls Creek accommodation specialists. Falls Creek is our backyard, so you have the confidence that our expert consultants will understand what a holiday here is all about and match your requirements perfectly. - Our accommodation booking service operates 12 months of the year, and we represent commercial, private properties and lodges in the Falls Creek resort area. Falls Creek has great ski-in, ski-out access to your accommodation with an excellent variety of activities and restaurants to visit whilst on the mountain. - Talk to the friendly staff at Falls Creek Central Reservations today about designing a package to suit you, your family, friends or group's holiday in Falls Creek Alpine Resort, including: Accommodation - Lodges, Apartments & Self-Catering - Snowsports Lift Passes Snowports Equipment & Clothing Rental - Oversnow Transfers Falls Creek Coach Service - Book here - PHONE : 1800 033 079 - www.fallscreekreservations.com.au - EMAIL US AT: info@fallscreekreservations.com.au - Back in 1996 Barry Jones at Pretty Valley decided to take a calculated gamble. The former Christies cocktail bar, which traded on the premise for the ten previous winters was revamped in favour of an English pub in the heart of Falls Creek. For 2014 The Cock 'n' Bull puts out the welcome mat for its nineteenth season and a well worn welcome mat is that. The pub with traditional English fare and beers on tap has been a hit since its inception. Anglophile memorabilia, English relics, an old fashioned upright piano, intimate wood panelled booths, authentic bar and two comfortable snugs all add to the atmosphere and style of something truly unique in the snowfields. Faithful to tradition, main course meals makes ex-Brits long for the old Dart! Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, bangers and mash and gamekeepers pie are all cooked with the authenticity by sons and daughters of the old country. For lovers of fish and chips they too make an appearance on the menu and also available as a takeaway. Sweet tooths are not forgotten either. Chocolate pudde, sticky toffee delight and the infamous pint of ice cream sundae are all popular options. Meals are a hearty size and good value. For the billy lids there is a special menu for kids under 12 years. Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Why Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge? - Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers comfortable accommodation, catering for 71 guests, in 26 bedrooms. All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. - Quality accommodation and meals are only part of our appeal. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. Our huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. The sauna is a great place to relax, our open fires are a highlight after a day on the slopes, and our lounge bar has quality wines and beers at reasonable prices. - All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. The tariff includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER daily. Our team of chefs, cooks, baker and pastry chef provide three excellent meals daily. From our own bakery we prepare delicious breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits each day. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at all times. We are able to meet specific dietary needs. Adults appreciate the separate early evening meal times for children. - Quality accommodation and outstanding meals are only a part of a holiday at Pretty Valley. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. The huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. Our sauna will invigorate your tired muscles, and our spacious lounge is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes. Quality wines and beers can be enjoyed at reasonable prices, and the daily Happy Hour is a great place to meet other guests. - We have a 22 seat cinema where a range of recent release movies and special television events are presented. More information at www.prettyvalley.com - Our ski/snowboard hire shop caters for our guests needs, and is located within the lodge. Our helpful staff will assist you to fit, adjust or exchange equipment at your convenience. All our Ski and Snowboard hire equipment is FREE to our guests for the duration of their stay. -Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is only a short walk from the car park, and just metres from the Falls Creek Express Quad Chairlift. From virtually outside our door this chairlift will rush you to some of the best downhill slopes in Australia. - The facts are indisputable; Falls Creek historically has the most consistence snow of all Victorian resorts. In line with world class resorts we have extensive snow making, and door to door skiing. Our ski in-ski out location is fantastic, offering quick and easy access to the slopes and chairlifts, and making it simple to the lodge for a delicious hot buffet lunch. - Located at the top of the chairlift is the Snow Sports School, Junior Workshop and Kids Club, with access a breeze for beginners, and easy for you to meet them when their lessons are over. Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is acclaimed as a friendly and welcoming lodge. We are proud of our premier service, quality facilities and excellent location. We encourage our guests to relax, be themselves, and enjoy their stay with us. - Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers all find that Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers what you need in a holiday. - Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Frueauf Village is a luxury ski in ski out oasis in the heart of the Australian Alps. Frueauf Village is the quintessential snow experience in the heart of the Australian Alps. The propertys luxurious architect-designed self-contained chalets and apartments are designed for the ultimate winter escape! - When location is everything, Frueauf Village is in central Falls Creek, in the heart of the fine wining and dining precinct. The home trails connect directly to Frueauf Village, allowing a true Ski-in and Ski-out experience. - The Frueauf Village complex features 25 apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom and complete chalets. Ski, board, play and then come home to the luxury of your own self-contained environment. Most apartments come with their own private hot tub and some even have their own sauna. - In the evening stop in downstairs at Milch Cafe & Bar for drinks or dinner in front of the fire. Frueaufs very own intimate cafe is a great place to relax with friends and all guest rates include free wireless internet access. Apartments - Frueauf Village apartments are located near the centre of the Falls Creek Village and feature 25 self-contained apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and three complete Chalets. After a days skiing you can also enjoy the luxury of relaxing in your own hot tub. - All winter bookings include a complimentary welcome basket of locally produced gourmet breakfast items sourced where possible from the valleys surrounding Falls Creek. Some of our apartments features include: King Beds in all apartments - Queen in Athena & Central - Outdoor hot spa. Sauna - Private large balcony - Private & exclusive roof top decks - Breathtaking views - Full and european kitchens - Lavazza espresso machines - Beautiful bathrooms - Ensuite bathroom/toilet - Powder room - Playstation/X-Box - DVDs - Flat panel LCD/Plasma TVs - Stone fire place (Gas) - In-Floor heating - Ceramic wall panel heating - Full and european laundries - Guest laundry for apartments without laundry facilities - Find out more online at www.fvfallscreek.com.au - Karelia Alpine Lodge can accommodate 45 guests in well appointed rooms, with full ensuite facilties, T.V.sets, FREE in house movies(4 DVD channels) radio-cassette deck player, alarm clock, mini bars and some rooms with balcony . The living area and guests room facilities are upgraded on a year to year basis. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. - The lodge is located on the highest grounds in an absolute ideal place for Ski-in and Ski-out position and close to "Falls Express" quad chair lift, that is the closest chair lift to the Ski school. From the Wombat Ramble Home Trail and also the Aquaduct Home Trail, so it is easy to ski to the chair lift and also to ski back to the lodge front door. The lodge was built in 1972 to accommodate 20 guests. Between 1972 to 1986 the Lodge has been sold several times and the building was altered to accommodate 35 guests. In 1986 the Lodge was bought by the current host Jerry Brazda. The building was in desperate need of repairs. Jerry redesigned the lodge and increased the accommodation facilities to take 45 guests. The ordinary mountain building was transformed in to what is now known as Falls Creek's only Swiss Chalet. Although the building's renovations were completed the lodge is being continually upgraded and new facilities added on a year to year basis. Today Karelia Alpine Lodge is a Falls Creek favourite.The lodge is recognised as one of Falls Creek's finest alpine accommodation chalets. Your host, Czech born Jerry Brazda has the knowledge and "know how" in snow accommodation (after all, he was born in it) and will make sure that your stay in Karelia Alpine Lodge is a memorable one. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. The minute you step inside, you will feel the old European mountain charm with a Tyrolian atmosphere that you will not forget. Find our more at www.fallscreekkarelia.com.au/ - Mount Hotham Ski Patrol Online Auction Mt Hotham Ski Patrol do an exceptional job at minimising the risk of injury and exposure to hazards for all of our guests here at Mt Hotham as well as provide assistance for injured or lost persons in the alpine region throughout the winter season. To continue to assist skiers and boarders, Ski Patrol require additional equipment and resources such as Search & Rescue equipment, to evacuate from difficult terrain and gullies, additional Emergency Response (ER) Packs which include oxygen, defibrillator, suction units and airway management kits. Vehicles needed for patrol are a four-stroke snowmobile, for the conveying of patients from the snow fields and a new patient transport vehicle to ensure patients can be transported safely to the medical centre particularly in low snow periods. Visit Langton's Online Auction Website and place a bid on some great items including: 4 Nights Accommodation For 10 - 12 People At Chalet Blowhard Exclusive Group Cycling Tour In Your Home State Conducted By Robbie McEwan V8 Supercar Hot Lap On Team Track Day - Donated By Mark Skaife Accommodation & Ski Pass Package For 2 People, Plus Fighter Jet Flying 4 Nights Accommodation For 8 People At Dinner Plain For Easter including a VIP Marquee At Collars & Cuffs Geebung Polo - Mount Hotham Resort Management celebrating spring with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday for the remainder of the season! We are encouraging guests to take advantage of the Mates Rates Deals and Mid-Week accommodation Specials with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday. For example if you are purchasing from Monday to Friday on www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au , Wednesday will be charged at $0.00. And if you're visiting the resort just for a Wednesday, come on in and enjoy the snow without worrying about purchasing Resort Entry! Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the spring conditions on the slopes here at Mt Hotham on your Hotham Spring Lift Pass. Ski and Ride as much as you like when you purchase our new Spring Pass, giving unlimited riding at Hotham until the end of the season for less than the price of a 5 Day Lift Pass! $449 adults / $249 kids (under 18) and seniors (65 and over) for unlimited skiing for the rest of the 2015 season. Bring the family along and have fun in the resort with plenty of activities to participate in. Our snow play park is open so head down to Possum Flat and build a Snowman or toboggan all day! Howling Husky Sled Dog tours are running on demand for the rest of the season with 25% off all tours, so book your tour today! Explore our shared trails network on Cross Country Skis or Snow Shoes and enjoy the wilderness the high country has to offer. There's plenty to do at Hotham so come and enjoy spring mid-week. For Mid-week Specials on accommodation packages visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/plan-my-trip/packages/ For Mates Rates visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/matesrates/ Spring Cup Skiing and Golf Weekend The 2015 Spring Cup will test your skills both on the slopes and on the green- as individuals or teams of three! Take on the slopes on the Big D Race Arena- Saturday 12, September Show off your golfing skills down at the Bright Country Club- Sunday 13, September Dont miss out on this fantastic weekend celebrating the beginning of spring!!! 12-18 September Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week makes it easy and affordable to try something new and have a snow holiday to remember. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Weeks are dedicated week-long events that are all about first timers hitting the slopes and providing a supportive environment for new skiers and snowboarders to connect with others who are new to the snow. As part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week you can get a beginner lesson and lift pass at a reduced rate for this week only. Welcome to Halley's Ski Hire Falls Creek! wwww.hallysskihire.com.au PRIME LOCATION One of the few remaining independently owned and operated equipment/clothing hire outlets in Falls Creek. Personalised (one on one) service. F.O.C. pick-up and delivery. F.O.C. overnight cloaking. No charge for accidentally broken/damaged equipment/clothing. F.O.C. waxing. Pre-booking discount. Quality equipment/clothing at competitive rates. Experienced, trained ski/board technicians. Group (20+) discounts. FAST - EFFICIENT - FRIENDLY SERVICE....WITH A 'SMILE' (of Halleys hired equipment/clothing). LOCATION = In one word BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! Halleys apartments can be let as a 12 or 8 person share, it is on two levels, fully furnished, centrally heated and consists of: All linen, i.e. sheets, towels, tea towels plus doonas and pillows; All necessary kitchen appliances and utensils, i.e. dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas oven/hot plates, etc., plus dinning room table and chairs, a breakfast bench and stools; A washing machine and clothes horse; An airlock, with heater, acts as a drying cupboard. 12 Person - 4 bedrooms - 3 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 4th bedroom consists of bunks. 3 bathrooms - 2 twin/doubles have their own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 3rd bathroom. 8 Person - 3 bedrooms - 2 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 3rd bedroom consists of bunks. 2 bathrooms - 1 twin/doubles has its own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom. In by 2:00pm and Out by 9:30am. LOCATION In one word BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! www.hallysapartments.com.au     Heli-Link - Jump on the Heli-Link and ski/board Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in one day! - More than 33,897 skiers, boarders and sightseeing guests have enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience by flying between the resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek.- The Heli-Link takes approximately seven minutes in the six passenger helicopter which cruises at over 200 km/h. Your Falls Creek ski lift ticket is valid at Mt Hotham (and vice versa for Hotham-based skiers and boarders). Well drop you off in the morning and then pick you up in the afternoon. - Along the flight path you'll see awesome snow-capped mountains such as Mt McKay (accessed by cat skiers or boarders with a guide), razor-sharp Mt Feathertop, cross-country skiers, historic cattlemens huts and if you are really lucky, wild brumbies! - Bookings are essential, make sure you book early as seats are limited on the blue bird days. - The Heli-Link operates all season long on days that weather conditions permit. - Adult $170 p/p - Child $140 p/p (15 years old or younger)- Prices are for return flights - Flight usually depart between 9:00 and 11:00 am, with return flights in the afternoon. Due to changing weather, exact schedules are confirmed the day prior to flying. - Book now for the thrill of a lifetime! - Call 1300 731 450 - www.forestair.com.au/ - SKI TV NEVIC welcome FALLS CREEK COACH SERVICE as one of our valued sponsors - Falls Creek Coaches is a family run service, priding itself on its 100% unblemished safety record. The Fallon family have been providing transport in Victoria and the Falls Creek bus for the past 40 years and are therefore confident that we have the best and safest service available. - As we own and maintain all our own vehicles we can personally guarantee our coaches safety and reliability. Our coaches are all Victorian accredited and we have a managed maintenance system in place for all our vehicles, to ensure they are at the standard our company demands. We are proud of our top of the range coaches, providing air-conditioning, DVDs, reclining seats, seatbelts and plenty of luggage space. - Our office staff and drivers are all local people who have lived and worked in this area for many years and therefore have local knowledge they are happy to share with our customers. They are all trained snow experts, with our drivers all holding both Heavy Vehicle Licences and VicRoads Harzardous Area Authority. We have full time office staff that are happy to speak with you about any questions or concerns you may have, giving a more personal and immediate service than simply e-mailing. - We aim to bring our customers the most cost friendly service possible whilst still providing the quality of service and vehicle we believe our customers have come to expect. - We look forward to having you travel with us when visiting the beautiful Falls Creek Alpine resort. Address 233 Kiewa Valley Highway - (PO Box 24)-TAWONGA SOUTH - VIC, 3698 FALLS CREEK BUS SERVICE Phone - (03) 5754 4024 - Fax - (03) 5754 4940 E-mail - During the Winter/Ski season - reservations@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Outside the Winter/Ski season - admin@fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au - Falls Creek Accommodation Specialists - onFalls Creek Central Reservations is operated by the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce. We are located on mountain and are Falls Creek accommodation specialists. Falls Creek is our backyard, so you have the confidence that our expert consultants will understand what a holiday here is all about and match your requirements perfectly. - Our accommodation booking service operates 12 months of the year, and we represent commercial, private properties and lodges in the Falls Creek resort area. Falls Creek has great ski-in, ski-out access to your accommodation with an excellent variety of activities and restaurants to visit whilst on the mountain. - Talk to the friendly staff at Falls Creek Central Reservations today about designing a package to suit you, your family, friends or group's holiday in Falls Creek Alpine Resort, including: Accommodation - Lodges, Apartments & Self-Catering - Snowsports Lift Passes Snowports Equipment & Clothing Rental - Oversnow Transfers Falls Creek Coach Service - Book here - PHONE : 1800 033 079 - www.fallscreekreservations.com.au EMAIL US AT: info@fallscreekreservations.com.au - Back in 1996 Barry Jones at Pretty Valley decided to take a calculated gamble. The former Christies cocktail bar, which traded on the premise for the ten previous winters was revamped in favour of an English pub in the heart of Falls Creek. The Cock 'n' Bull puts out the welcome mat for its 21ST season and a well worn welcome mat is that. The pub with traditional English fare and beers on tap has been a hit since its inception. Anglophile memorabilia, English relics, an old fashioned upright piano, intimate wood panelled booths, authentic bar and two comfortable snugs all add to the atmosphere and style of something truly unique in the snowfields. Faithful to tradition, main course meals makes ex-Brits long for the old Dart! Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, bangers and mash and gamekeepers pie are all cooked with the authenticity by sons and daughters of the old country. For lovers of fish and chips they too make an appearance on the menu and also available as a takeaway. Sweet tooths are not forgotten either. Chocolate pudde, sticky toffee delight and the infamous pint of ice cream sundae are all popular options. Meals are a hearty size and good value. For the billy lids there is a special menu for kids under 12 years. Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Why Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge? - Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers comfortable accommodation, catering for 71 guests, in 26 bedrooms. All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. - Quality accommodation and meals are only part of our appeal. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. Our huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. The sauna is a great place to relax, our open fires are a highlight after a day on the slopes, and our lounge bar has quality wines and beers at reasonable prices. - All our guest rooms have en suite facilities, individually controlled heating, and are serviced daily. The tariff includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER daily. Our team of chefs, cooks, baker and pastry chef provide three excellent meals daily. From our own bakery we prepare delicious breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits each day. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at all times. We are able to meet specific dietary needs. Adults appreciate the separate early evening meal times for children. - Quality accommodation and outstanding meals are only a part of a holiday at Pretty Valley. Our facilities are the best on the mountain. The huge outdoor heated pool and four spas are the centre of the action. Our sauna will invigorate your tired muscles, and our spacious lounge is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes. Quality wines and beers can be enjoyed at reasonable prices, and the daily Happy Hour is a great place to meet other guests. - We have a 22 seat cinema where a range of recent release movies and special television events are presented. More information at www.prettyvalley.com - Our ski/snowboard hire shop caters for our guests needs, and is located within the lodge. Our helpful staff will assist you to fit, adjust or exchange equipment at your convenience. All our Ski and Snowboard hire equipment is FREE to our guests for the duration of their stay. -Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is only a short walk from the car park, and just metres from the Falls Creek Express Quad Chairlift. From virtually outside our door this chairlift will rush you to some of the best downhill slopes in Australia. - The facts are indisputable; Falls Creek historically has the most consistence snow of all Victorian resorts. In line with world class resorts we have extensive snow making, and door to door skiing. Our ski in-ski out location is fantastic, offering quick and easy access to the slopes and chairlifts, and making it simple to the lodge for a delicious hot buffet lunch. - Located at the top of the chairlift is the Snow Sports School, Junior Workshop and Kids Club, with access a breeze for beginners, and easy for you to meet them when their lessons are over. Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge is acclaimed as a friendly and welcoming lodge. We are proud of our premier service, quality facilities and excellent location. We encourage our guests to relax, be themselves, and enjoy their stay with us. - Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers all find that Pretty Valley Alpine Lodge offers what you need in a holiday. - Find out more at www.prettyvalley.com - Frueauf Village is a luxury ski in ski out oasis in the heart of the Australian Alps. Frueauf Village is the quintessential snow experience in the heart of the Australian Alps. The propertys luxurious architect-designed self-contained chalets and apartments are designed for the ultimate winter escape! - When location is everything, Frueauf Village is in central Falls Creek, in the heart of the fine wining and dining precinct. The home trails connect directly to Frueauf Village, allowing a true Ski-in and Ski-out experience. - The Frueauf Village complex features 25 apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom and complete chalets. Ski, board, play and then come home to the luxury of your own self-contained environment. Most apartments come with their own private hot tub and some even have their own sauna. - In the evening stop in downstairs at Milch Cafe & Bar for drinks or dinner in front of the fire. Frueaufs very own intimate cafe is a great place to relax with friends and all guest rates include free wireless internet access. Apartments - Frueauf Village apartments are located near the centre of the Falls Creek Village and feature 25 self-contained apartments ranging in size from studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and three complete Chalets. After a days skiing you can also enjoy the luxury of relaxing in your own hot tub. - All winter bookings include a complimentary welcome basket of locally produced gourmet breakfast items sourced where possible from the valleys surrounding Falls Creek. Some of our apartments features include: King Beds in all apartments - Queen in Athena & Central - Outdoor hot spa. Sauna - Private large balcony - Private & exclusive roof top decks - Breathtaking views - Full and european kitchens - Lavazza espresso machines - Beautiful bathrooms - Ensuite bathroom/toilet - Powder room - Playstation/X-Box - DVDs - Flat panel LCD/Plasma TVs - Stone fire place (Gas) - In-Floor heating - Ceramic wall panel heating - Full and european laundries - Guest laundry for apartments without laundry facilities - Find out more online at www.fvfallscreek.com.au - Karelia Alpine Lodge can accommodate 45 guests in well appointed rooms, with full ensuite facilties, T.V.sets, FREE in house movies(4 DVD channels) radio-cassette deck player, alarm clock, mini bars and some rooms with balcony . The living area and guests room facilities are upgraded on a year to year basis. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. - The lodge is located on the highest grounds in an absolute ideal place for Ski-in and Ski-out position and close to "Falls Express" quad chair lift, that is the closest chair lift to the Ski school. From the Wombat Ramble Home Trail and also the Aquaduct Home Trail, so it is easy to ski to the chair lift and also to ski back to the lodge front door. The lodge was built in 1972 to accommodate 20 guests. Between 1972 to 1986 the Lodge has been sold several times and the building was altered to accommodate 35guests. In 1986 the Lodge was bought by the current host Jerry Brazda. The building was in desperate need of repairs. Jerry redesigned the lodge and increased the accommodation facilities to take 45 guests. The ordinary mountain building was transformed in to what is now known as Falls Creek's only Swiss Chalet. Although the building's renovations were completed the lodge is being continually upgraded and new facilities added on a year to year basis. Today Karelia Alpine Lodge is a Falls Creek favourite.The lodge is recognised as one of Falls Creek's finest alpine accommodation chalets. Your host, Czech born Jerry Brazda has the knowledge and "know how" in snow accommodation (after all, he was born in it) and will make sure that your stay in Karelia Alpine Lodge is a memorable one. The house guests restaurant and accommodation rooms are set in the old traditional Romantic Tyrolian Alpine Style. The minute you step inside, you will feel the old European mountain charm with a Tyrolian atmosphere that you will not forget. Find our more at www.fallscreekkarelia.com.au/ - Mount Hotham Ski Patrol Online Auction Mt Hotham Ski Patrol do an exceptional job at minimising the risk of injury and exposure to hazards for all of our guests here at Mt Hotham as well as provide assistance for injured or lost persons in the alpine region throughout the winter season. To continue to assist skiers and boarders, Ski Patrol require additional equipment and resources such as Search & Rescue equipment, to evacuate from difficult terrain and gullies, additional Emergency Response (ER) Packs which include oxygen, defibrillator, suction units and airway management kits. Vehicles needed for patrol are a four-stroke snowmobile, for the conveying of patients from the snow fields and a new patient transport vehicle to ensure patients can be transported safely to the medical centre particularly in low snow periods. Visit Langton's Online Auction Website and place a bid on some great items including: 4 Nights Accommodation For 10 - 12 People At Chalet Blowhard Exclusive Group Cycling Tour In Your Home State Conducted By Robbie McEwan V8 Supercar Hot Lap On Team Track Day - Donated By Mark Skaife Accommodation & Ski Pass Package For 2 People, Plus Fighter Jet Flying 4 Nights Accommodation For 8 People At Dinner Plain For Easter including a VIP Marquee At Collars & Cuffs Geebung Polo - Mount Hotham Resort Management celebrating spring with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday for the remainder of the season! We are encouraging guests to take advantage of the Mates Rates Deals and Mid-Week accommodation Specials with FREE Resort Entry every Wednesday. For example if you are purchasing from Monday to Friday on www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au , Wednesday will be charged at $0.00. And if you’re visiting the resort just for a Wednesday, come on in and enjoy the snow without worrying about purchasing Resort Entry! Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the spring conditions on the slopes here at Mt Hotham on your Hotham Spring Lift Pass. Ski and Ride as much as you like when you purchase our new Spring Pass, giving unlimited riding at Hotham until the end of the season for less than the price of a 5 Day Lift Pass! $449 adults / $249 kids (under 18) and seniors (65 and over) for unlimited skiing for the rest of the 2015 season. Bring the family along and have fun in the resort with plenty of activities to participate in. Our snow play park is open so head down to Possum Flat and build a Snowman or toboggan all day! Howling Husky Sled Dog tours are running on demand for the rest of the season with 25% off all tours, so book your tour today! Explore our shared trails network on Cross Country Skis or Snow Shoes and enjoy the wilderness the high country has to offer. There’s plenty to do at Hotham so come and enjoy spring mid-week. For Mid-week Specials on accommodation packages visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/plan-my-trip/packages/ For Mates Rates visit http://www.mthotham.com.au/matesrates/ Spring Cup Skiing and Golf Weekend The 2015 Spring Cup will test your skills both on the slopes and on the green- as individuals or teams of three! Take on the slopes on the Big D Race Arena- Saturday 12, September Show off your golfing skills down at the Bright Country Club- Sunday 13, September Dont miss out on this fantastic weekend celebrating the beginning of spring!!! 12-18 September Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week makes it easy and affordable to try something new and have a snow holiday to remember. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Weeks are dedicated week-long events that are all about first timers hitting the slopes and providing a supportive environment for new skiers and snowboarders to connect with others who are new to the snow. As part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week you can get a beginner lesson and lift pass at a reduced rate for this week only. Welcome to Halley's Ski Hire Falls Creek! wwww.hallysskihire.com.au PRIME LOCATION One of the few remaining independenty owned and operated equipment/clothing hire outlets in Falls Creek. Personalised (one on one) service. F.O.C. pick-up and delivery. F.O.C. overnight cloaking. No charge for accidentally broken/damaged equipment/clothing. F.O.C. waxing. Pre-booking discount. Quality equipment/clothing at competitive rates. Experienced, trained ski/board technicians. Group (20+) discounts. FAST - EFFICIENT - FRIENDLY SERVICE....WITH A 'SMILE' (of Halleys hired equipment/clothing). LOCATION = In one word BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE Halleys apartments can be let as a 12 or 8 person share, it is on two levels, fully furnished, centrally heated and consists of: All linen, i.e. sheets, towels, tea towels plus doonas and pillows; All necessary kitchen appliances and utensils, i.e. dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas oven/hot plates, etc., plus dinning room table and chairs, a breakfast bench and stools; A washing machine and clothes horse; An airlock, with heater, acts as a drying cupboard. 12 Person - 4 bedrooms - 3 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 4th bedroom consists of bunks. 3 bathrooms - 2 twin/doubles have their own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 3rd bathroom. 8 Person - 3 bedrooms - 2 bedrooms can be set up as doubles or twins and the 3rd bedroom consists of bunks. 2 bathrooms - 1 twin/doubles has its own ensuite and other 2 bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom. In by 2:00pm and Out by 9:30am. LOCATION In one word BRILLIANT in prime position, approx. 150 metres into the Falls Creek Village via Slalom St from the Falls Express Quad Chair. AT HALLEYS WE CARE! www.hallysapartments.com.au - Mount Hotham snowmaking is a complex process that takes the resort’s biowaste in its most organic form and turns it into purified Class A water to be used to make snow. The resort’s biowaste goes through countless processes to eliminate pathogens, phosphorus, ammonia, nitrates and other microorganisms that can be harmful to humans. The UF Plant was commissioned on the government’s belief of the need for Alpine Resorts to diversify, in consideration of climate change and shorter snow seasons. Initially, the idea was to invest in the expansion of snowmaking which led to the knowledge of recycling water and making Mount Hotham more water sustainable. This was also combined with prior years of draught and the desalination plant at Wonthaggi which had just come out of the draught. The waste water process operates as follows: Inlet Works The inlet works is the first stage of the process and is the “nastiest” part of the station. Inside the inlet is a large pipe that has a orgascreen which pulls out bigger materials (like toilet paper and plastics) which is bagged and sent off to landfill. The rest of the remaining material goes up the orgascreen and into the compacter. Bioreactor Tanks It then leaves the inlet works and finds its way to the five bioreactor tanks, which is where the incoming sewerage and water is mixed with the biology to promote a reaction. This process is called a biological nutrient removal where anything carbon based gets eaten by the biology and the ammonia (urine) turns into nitrate which then changes to nitrate gas and leaves the system. Urine is high in ammonia which is toxic for waterways and is acted on biologically. Alum is then added which helps flock and trap the phosphorous creating a sludge which is wasted from the system over time. In summer, only two bioreactor tanks operate due to lower levels of sewerage from the resort. In winter, all five tanks operate which allows for 24 hours of detention time under full flow, to give more time for the biology to act longer on the water that is coming through. 3. Clarifier Tank The clarifier tank is where the clear water and the biology separate (Class C water). The quality of the Class C water has a certain licence attached to it and is treated to a level that can be released into the environment, but there are rules around its proximity to humans. A certain amount of treatment is done and then a log reduction is attached to it and informs of the number of microorganisms and pathogens it contains. A log reduction is the number of microorganisms that are getting eradicated via the various process, whereby the quality of water is not so much in terms of clarity but the chance of the water causing illness in humans. When it goes through the processes and becomes Class A, it still has a different set of rules and regulations on what it can be used for but you can have more contact with humans. Once in the clarifier, the water has two exit pathways: the holding tank which is the feedwater tank for the ultra-filtration plant (UF Plant), and the UV disinfection (Dargo UV) where the water is treated and then released back into the environment. Feed Water Tank to the Membranes From the clarifier tanks and through the feedwater tank, the water then gets pumped up through the membranes which each have 10,0000 small straws. These straws have micro pores along them which filter the water as it gets forced through the membranes. This process eliminates bacteria and viruses down to two microns, with only the smallest viruses remaining present. Over time, the pores get clogged by everything that’s coming through – from microorganisms to plastics, to bits of paper product and carbon. Chemicals like citric acid and sodium chloride are used to back-flush them and clear the pores. The membranes get challenged annually with a virus challenge test by putting a virus on one side and seeing what the detection on the other side is. UV Unit and Chlorine Contact Tank Following the membrane filter process, the water has had everything stripped out and runs clearer than potable drinking water. However, some pathogens may remain in the water so it must go through the UV unit, which produces the power of a small house. The UV sterilises the pathogens and then the water goes through a chlorine contact tank which acts on microorganisms by oxidising them and breaking them up. The UV unit and the chlorine contact tank is a multibarrier approach, a back-up in case of broken fibres in the membranes, which would allow some pathogens and microorganisms to get through. Prior to the installation of the UF Plant, water taken out of Swindlers catchment was released into Dargo catchment. Waste Water Manager Orme Kewish said that since the operation of the UF Plant, a combination of Class A and Swindlers catchment water is now taken from Loch Dam, used in the snowmaking system, and then returned to the Swindlers catchment. “In my mind its slightly less disruptive to that water cycle and environment if you are returning the water to the same catchment area it came from, otherwise you’re basically stealing from one catchment and putting it into another,” Mr Kewish said. “Climate change was a driving force for the snowmaking to go ahead, to try and ensure that we were going to have a more reliable water supply for snow. “Realistically, the environmental streamflow for snowmaking is a far larger portion of the water. Having said that, every year we get more efficient with how much water we put back out there,”     

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