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News Falls Creek news and chat

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by currawong, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    What happened to Buller?
     
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  2. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Falls has also mentioned limited passes. I wonder how true this is.
     
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  3. Slide Sideways

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    You might regret that decision....

    Falls is flat
    The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
    signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
    Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
    Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
    express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
    Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
    Runs are short
    Coffee is horrible
    Have left anything off?
     
  4. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    LOL
     
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  5. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    Do you at least like the resort name? (;-)
     
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  6. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You forgot:

    Oversnow is a ripoff and I'm carting all my gear up the hill and how many stairs are there?
     
  7. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Buller is not always better.......

    Plus can always ski Hotham on this pass....
     
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  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    BTW Did any Hero go and get schmoozed on Sat at drinkies in Cloud 9?
     
  9. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They waste too much money on xc
    They don't spend enough money on xc
    It's a rip off
    Seniors discounts aren't the same as they used to be

    I'm sure there are more perenial whinges
     
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  10. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    You forgot:

    - Can’t ride on a chair lift right to the top without it stopping at least once
    - People don’t know how to get into fours
     
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  11. Slide Sideways

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    Hotham. ....well where do I start

    Convoy in inclement weather
    Carpark next to General
    Chains fitted in Harrietville
    Heavenly Valley chair
    Slalom gully
    Heavenly Valley chair
    Slalom gully
    Heavenly Valley chair
    Slalom gully
    Zirkys
    Warm beer
    Coffee is horrible
    No apple pie like kofflers
     
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  12. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Don’t get me started on that. That whole village bus idea is just :headbang:
     
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  13. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buses too infrequent
    Bus racks not big enough
    No bus to Loch carpark
    Bring back the zoo train
     
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  14. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snap-ish
     
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  15. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Lifties are more interested in how many beers they sunk at The Genny the night before
    Slalom Gully
    Slalom Gully
    Did I mention the bus?
     
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  16. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And don't forget slalom gully
     
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  17. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Oh wait...

    Slalom Gully
    The bus
    Heavenly Valley
    The bus
     
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  18. Slide Sideways

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    It's not too late to cancel @skiflat

    Free up some weekday time...you may need to find a good psychologist.
     
  19. Slide Sideways

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    Or the sardine can....I think they refer to them over at Hotham as a Bus

    Did I mention anything about the ski schools that congregate at the off ramps on every lift at Falls?

    International poma is always on wind hold.
     
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  20. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And why is the Maze not groomed?

    And why aren’t there people at the bottom of the runs handing out champagne and hot chocolate?

    And why do they allow snowboarders on the mountain?

    And what is this helmet fetish?
     
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  21. Slide Sideways

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    Talk is .....Mt Mckay is going to get a 6 seater detachable
     
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  22. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And there will be a gondola from gully to bowl
     
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  23. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And snowmaking in November.
     
  24. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    And people in the car park that put your boots on for you and then carry your equipment to the lifts
     
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  25. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And imported Japanese lifties to brush the snow off the chairs
     
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  26. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    And in this morning's email notice:

    There are a limited number of passes available at this discounted rate so be sure to secure yours today to beat the price rise.
     
  27. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bought mine on the first email so I am locked in at the normal price.....
     
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  28. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Same. Didn’t want to risk it. We will see.
     
  29. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    First release
     
  30. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    If it was Buller, you’d need a proctologist to remove the rusty fork.
     
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  31. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    Lift on Mckay?

    Hilarious!! Good one! (/;-0)
     
  32. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    That fork has been in there for many years

    Skiing Buller

    Not on my agenda anytime soon
     
  33. FlatLander

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    I remember sitting in a bar many years ago with who is now ex FC mtn manager (or what ever they were called in ARC times) actually all the various resort managers and senior staff were there, any after many drinks had been consumed and FC Mgr declared loudly "blah blah blah well at Mt Falls Creek we do blah etc etc" ..... well didnt everyone get into him "Mt Falls Creek....that not a F$%*ing mtn.." was brunt of jokes for the rest of the night .....ahh good times
     
  34. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, we have a summit that's called, er, Summit.
     
  35. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Lucky you get that cheap Hotham accomodation, otherwise you would have found yourself buying the Buller season pass with the free spring skiing and a cutlery set.
     
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    :rolleyes:
    Remember this spray that I copped from @skiflat ......
    "LOL
    Ok then
    Still defending Falls I see
    Oh since it's fine by you, it must be fine for everyone....
    Falls visitor numbers say it all. Worst growth of any resort in VIC in a good season
    Would think they would try to attract NEW visitors
    I think their is a saying about arguing with an ...."

    Affirmed everything I was saying by buying a 2018 Spring Pass and 2019 Hero Pass.... who was arguing with an ...... ??
     
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  37. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Inconsistency- the first right of being on an online forum.
    Overreaction - the 2nd right of being on an online forum
    Defending the indefensible- the 3rd right of being on an online forum
    Digging yourself into a hole - the 4th right of being on an online forum
    Drawing up a long list of obvious things...
    Stating the obvious....
    Starting a derivative thread...
    Thk God for mods...
     
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  38. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yes and No

    Falls visitor numbers still point a bad picture in a great season

    Pathetic oversnow. I am prepared

    If it was a Falls only pass I wouldn't get it.

    Not sure what I have affirmed

    2019 will be 6 days at Falls and 10 plus at Hotham.
     
  39. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Nah Buller pass would be last on the list still.

    I'd get a Thredbo pass well before Buller and even a Perisher pass too...
     
  40. snowgum

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    Ironically, if the McKay Plan had have come to fruition, Falls would have some of the steepest inbound skiing in OZ, and perhaps not deserve (if not totally shake of the moniker) the crown, 'Flat Creek' .
     
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    Yeah, and for losing skiers into the bush.
     
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  42. FlatLander

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    Yes that is very true. Although the reality is that we all have a bit of fun when it comes to "Who's Swartz is bigger", but in truth all the Vic resorts have great, good, and bad points! Yet on their day, any particular resort may offer "best day ever" and often depends on who you are skiing with. Which when I think back on best days, its not resort specific, its about the friends I was with on the day.
     
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  43. snowgum

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    True. And it keeps McKay 'pristine' for those who earn their turns! (;-)
     
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    That is a mystery

    If access to Falls & Hotham are so difficult, why do cars go off the road to Thread-bare?
     
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  45. snowgum

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    Its NSW! QED! (;-)
     
  46. Slide Sideways

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    Question

    Normally when driving to Falls , we stay at Mum's in Bright.

    Staying on the hill soon, so stopping in Bright is not required, what's the difference if I go via Bright or the C534/C531 route?

    Leaving Melbourne around 6pm Friday night.

    In all our visits , never been via C534/C531

    Maps shows only 9 minute difference....

    Less traffic via C534/C531 ? Road conditions?

    TIA
     
  47. Ziggy

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    You mean the Rosewhite Rd?
    Quicker. Less traffic, less tight winding sections (cp Tawonga Gap Rd), good bitumen.
     
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    Yes...Rosewater Rd
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quicker, easier to go the rosewhite route. As @Ziggy said, less twisty, faster, less traffic. Also less dickheads on wrong side of the road.

    Tawonga gap route is for motorbike or scenic variation or when you have to go to Bright.

    Tunnel gap route is for heavy trailer, foggy night, car sick passengers or scenic variation. It's narrower and a little slower but only a couple of tight turns - and tends to be less foggy.
     
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    Another vote for Rosewhite. Make sure you’ve got your supplies though. I think Bright shops/petrol stay open later.

    But yes - a hood road for lottlies in back & car sick prone peeps. (;-)
     
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