Skiing Falls Creek 2013

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Skiing Falls Creek 2013

Postby dplanet » Mon 16 Sep, 2013 12:00 am

My friend and I were lucky to get some skiing this snow season. We stayed 3 nights at the same lodge as we had been last year and enjoyed 2 full-days downhill skiing (the 4th & 5th September).

There was not enough snow for cross country skiing. As a result of poor snow conditions, the road to the lodge was snow-cleared and so the Accommodation Transfer Service oversnow was not taken. We arrived at Falls Creek Alpine Village in late afternoon on the 3rd September and were allowed half an hour to drive up to our accommodation to offload our ski gear and food box, then back down to the Great Alpine Road to be directed to an Overnight Parking area.

Just a week ago, the Kangaroo Hoppet, Australia’s international ski marathon competitors had had a great fun with firm snow and clear skies after good snowfalls. On top of that, there had also been a large land slip on the Great Alpine Road just past Bogong Village in mid morning, Friday 23rd August, one day before the Hoppet event. However, there had been lots of support from Village stakeholders. People, who had been left in Falls Creek, had been located beds. The road had been open at 7.00am the next day and the Hoppet had to start an hour later than schedule.

Click on the link for the trip report with some photos http://dztrek.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/f ... -2013.html
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Re: Skiing Falls Creek 2013

Postby icefest » Mon 16 Sep, 2013 12:20 am

I didn't realise the slip was so big. Lucky no=one was hurt.
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Re: Skiing Falls Creek 2013

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 16 Sep, 2013 8:40 am

Amazing how conditions can change so rapidly isn't it?
Did you look at the large beam in the ceiling of the C&B, it took 40 of us to lift that into place; it is one huge Douglas Fir tree roughly trimmed with a chain saw. Decorative only the real beam is a huge steel I-beam girder
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Re: Skiing Falls Creek 2013

Postby dplanet » Mon 16 Sep, 2013 8:04 pm

icefest wrote:I didn't realise the slip was so big. Lucky no=one was hurt.

One more pix of the slip was added. Check it out.
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Re: Skiing Falls Creek 2013

Postby icefest » Mon 16 Sep, 2013 9:20 pm

dplanet wrote:One more pix of the slip was added. Check it out.

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