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Trip Report Falls Creek. XC ski trip.20/8/19

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Mister Tee on XC Skis, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hi. Your correspondent in the field went up to Falls Creek to ski on Tuesday 20/8/19.
    The plan originally was to ski around Sun valley and skin up the Boomerang track and drop down to Pretty Valley Hut for lunch. Then after lunch one envisioned skiing up towards Mt. McKay and back down to Windy Corner. However the fierce winds, iffy visibility after lunch and a respiratory tract infection afflicted participant , yours truly, led to forming a more modest plan.
    At least Sun Valley was good to ski on in the morning , with fresh powder snow and interesting wind drifts and couple of dips to ski down and then up, on my fast Fischer skis.
    :).
    There was snow down to the Fainters Lookout at 900 M. and chains were not being fitted to any vehicles.
    The Windy Corner public shelter was busy at lunch time. Usually I eat lunch out on the XC trail but the wind was howling and very cold out there. I could not feel my face , at all.
    After lunch I went back out for another ski ,up the Pretty Valley road. The visibility decreased to almost zero on the way back and I decided I had had enough especially since the R**n word was in action.





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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    I came across this video of some serious BC touring at Falls. Not sure how recently it was taken.

    Chris Rishworth does Falls in style.
     
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  3. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Seems fairly recent but needs a heap of editing. What would the skaters say about a bike on their trails?
     
  4. BilbyBill

    BilbyBill One of Us

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    According to Falls Creek Resord Management, Fat Biking is allowed as long as temp is below 0C. The bikes make very little impression on the trail as long as the snow is not too soft. I observed a fat bike towing a pulk last week. Looked like hard work.
    https://www.fallscreek.com.au/listing/fat-biking/
    Despite the temperature restriction, their snow report page indicates that fat biking is open no matter the temperature.
     
  5. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks for that. He seemed to be making some impression in the snow but probably because it was fresh. I tend to avoid the groomed runs on my skis but I can see how a bike would have no hope in fresh.