Snow Report Falls Creek 2021 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

GobrinIce

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Skiers thumb should not stop you skiing. See a hand specialist for a moulded functional brace that will fit under you ski gloves. I was working as a ski patroller when I did mine and did not miss a shift.

I also (perhaps ill-advisedly) BC skied out the Razor Back to Feather Top with an elbow to palm splint on after thumb/wrist surgery to correct a De Quervain's tenosynovitis. he plastic surgeon would have been horrified but three days ski touring was too good to pass up.
Cheers, got it assessed and have a small cast around my hand now for six weeks. They said skiing will be fine. I think I'll skip the specialist and brace to save money but now looking for some sort of option to cover it and keep hand warm.
 

almontyrat

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Cheers, got it assessed and have a small cast around my hand now for six weeks. They said skiing will be fine. I think I'll skip the specialist and brace to save money but now looking for some sort of option to cover it and keep hand warm.
Mine was at the Ballarat hospital as part of my emergency treatment, was not expensive from memory. I think Medicare coughed for most of it. I certainly didn't have private insurance.
 
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currawong

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Cheers, got it assessed and have a small cast around my hand now for six weeks. They said skiing will be fine. I think I'll skip the specialist and brace to save money but now looking for some sort of option to cover it and keep hand warm.
I found that a thin polypropylene knit glove was enough. i had a moulded splint and bandage and the stretchy glove fitted and was warm enough.
 

Goski

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Staying at Howman's I'm thinking that once past the checkpoint after leaving Mt Beauty we'll be good for the week. Usually I only buy vehicle entry in the morning each day in case we wake up with an unwell family member or a dead car or really crappy weather but this year it will have to be in advance to meet the 48 hrs rule. No probs with that, we'll be happy to be there regardless.
 

currawong

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Staying at Howman's I'm thinking that once past the checkpoint after leaving Mt Beauty we'll be good for the week. Usually I only buy vehicle entry in the morning each day in case we wake up with an unwell family member or a dead car or really crappy weather but this year it will have to be in advance to meet the 48 hrs rule. No probs with that, we'll be happy to be there regardless.
Depending on time of day you may have to do checkpoint up top. I think they may put stickers on cars they have already checked, to speed things up. But they are flying by the seat of their pants too
 

Goski

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If I wasnt working right now on a contract until October I'd be angling for a Covid Marshall job at Falls. Ideally patrolling the runs reminding people of what they should be doing. Then go do the same in the pub.
 
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Goski

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Depending on time of day you may have to do checkpoint up top. I think they may put stickers on cars they have already checked, to speed things up. But they are flying by the seat of their pants too
A temporary tattoo could be a useful tool. Get checked, get inked, flash it the next day.
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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I believe you need a booking to camp at Island Bend. Gets very busy. Plan carefully.

I have a Thredbo booking after Hoppet week at FC. Hope they let us into NSW.
I am going to get my annual NPWS concession pass sorted out tomorrow online. NPWS require a scan of one's valid concession card/ pension card and one's driver's license. Then I will book Island Bend for a couple of week days in late August, if possible.
 

Chookfooter

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I am going to get my annual NPWS concession pass sorted out tomorrow online. NPWS require a scan of one's valid concession card/ pension card and one's driver's license. Then I will book Island Bend for a couple of week days in late August, if possible.
From what I've heard, not possible. But I could be wrong.
 

almontyrat

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Moguls and falling snowboarders on Mainstreet. Needs more snow and a groom me thinks...
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Chaeron

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This has created an unforeseen complication - son aged 14 now really enjoys moguls and is skiing them at an increasingly hair-raising pace….

Also, negotiations have been initiated in relation to a pair of race skis. Oh well…
 

currawong

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This has created an unforeseen complication - son aged 14 now really enjoys moguls and is skiing them at an increasingly hair-raising pace….

Also, negotiations have been initiated in relation to a pair of race skis. Oh well…
not sure whether that should be :thumbs: or :(
 

Chaeron

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Got a pair of new Head WC Rebels with bindings in the right size at a massive discount, so winning. Plus when the young man saw what he was getting he doubled his contribution.
 

Chaeron

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There’s a new Falls Creek hero! Bruce the groomer is back after a 17 year break from Falls. So many international staff unavailable. European and Canadian instructors and terrain staff stuck overseas.

Bruce made absolute magic overnight, creating a smooth, firm and even piste on Main Street, creating an awesome playground where previously pain and misery reigned.

They had to wait till quite late for temperatures to drop enough for snowmaking, so a late night (early morning - they finished at 5 a.m.) for the terrain staff.

We were up for first tracks and were 2nd and 3’rd down. Bit icy for some but held up nicely till midday.

Blue skies, fast snow. Great vibe.

If in doubt come up, but until the snow falls get in early.
 

Chaeron

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After 3 days at Falls we were at Perisher today - like Falls very ordinary once the snow made fresh was scraped off - soft slough in moguly heaps and sections of hard scraped ice.

Wednesday and Thursday’s rain won’t help and only late Thursday and Friday’s snow might help.
 
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rowdyflat

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"Updated 24 June 2021 10:38 AM

SNOW DEPTH AVERAGE​


8cm​


Snow fall 24 Hour​


2 cm​

Wombat's Ramble has been closed for the safety of our skiers and snowboarders. Keep your eyes on the lift status on the Falls Creek App for the most up-to-date information. It's the perfect day to regroup and warm up with a hot chocolate at one of our many cafes and restaurants.
Check out the What's On Guide for details on dining options and activities for the weekend."

Dietary and social advice on a snow report doesnt excite me .
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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"Updated 24 June 2021 10:38 AM

SNOW DEPTH AVERAGE​


8cm​


Snow fall 24 Hour​


2 cm​

Wombat's Ramble has been closed for the safety of our skiers and snowboarders. Keep your eyes on the lift status on the Falls Creek App for the most up-to-date information. It's the perfect day to regroup and warm up with a hot chocolate at one of our many cafes and restaurants.
Check out the What's On Guide for details on dining options and activities for the weekend."

Dietary and social advice on a snow report doesnt excite me .
WE need some proper " dig your car out" type snow ASAP !.
 

emkae

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If there is a Wombats Ramble Upper (as my FC app says), where is Wombats Ramble Lower? Or does it just mean you can ski halfway down WR and you need to walk the rest of the way?

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nick12

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If there is a Wombats Ramble Upper (as my FC app says), where is Wombats Ramble Lower? Or does it just mean you can ski halfway down WR and you need to walk the rest of the way?

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I noticed this on the website the other day. The website has now been updated and has upper and lower. guess the app is a bit behind
 
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nezumi

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I was thinking that the Wombats Ramble Upper would be as far as the Panorama terrain park (maybe)?

It would be better if the map showed where the delineation was.
 
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