Kids & Families

Tobogganing

Tobogganing is currently closed due to poor snow conditions.

Who doesn't love some great fun sliding in the snow? Tobogganing is a cheap and easy option for all and gives the unique thrill of racing down a hill on snow. Falls Creek features an advanced slope at Windy Corner (currently closed) with day car parking located nearby.

While the ski lifts are not turning and snow conditions do not permit tobogganing at Windy Corner, families can toboggan at Slalom Plaza.

The slopes are free to access, all you need is an approved toboggan and a booking through our online system. Stop in at the Visitor Information Centre to check-in and collect your wristbands before your allocated timeslot.

Toboggans are able to rent from at the Windy Corner Cafe, Halley's, Yogi's and Central Snowsports in the Village at the prices below. You can also bring your own as long as it complies with regulations.

Junior snow bunny 9mth old Isla Brown, with her father Charlie enjoying some tobogganing at Falls Creek today.  Snow is forcast again at the resort later on Sunday to around 1600m, contuneing into the week. Frigid temperatures next week should allow for extensive snowmaking. The resort is set for a good start next Saturday when the official ski season gets underway.


TOBOGANNING IS ONLY PERMITTED IN APPROVED AREAS

Under regular conditions approved toboggan areas include allocated slopes at Windy Corner and the Village Bowl. Specific areas may be open or closed subject to weather, snow and specific days of the week. For a safe and fun time for all Resort Management requests that all users of the slopes adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 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 have more than one person on the toboggan at any one time
  • 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.

Toboggan Pricing

Outlet1 Day2 Days3 Days4 DaysExtra
Days
Falls Creek Cross Country$15$30$45$60Half Day hire 1-4pm $10
Halley's Ski Hire$15$20$25$30$5
Central Snowsports$15$20$25$30$5
Yogi's Ski and Snowboard Hire$15$30$45$60$15

Watching Donuts Being Made

Watch the magic of Snonuts Donuts being made. Snonuts has built a dedicated platform where kids can stand high on the steps and be mesmerised by the way we make our warm pillowy donuts. Located in Slalom Plaza near the base of Halley's Chairlift, Snonuts donuts offer the perfect winter warmer. Open daily from 10am - 3pm.

Falls Creek Museum

The Falls Creek Museum is a fascinating step back in time to celebrate the rich diversity and history of the resort. The perfect bad-weather activity, head to the Panabode building next to Halleys Comet chair in Slalom Plaza. Entry is free with gold coin donation greatly appreciated. Find out more information here.

Cross Country Skiing

XC skiing is a huge part of the unique activity base that makes Falls Creek so special, and it includes more than you may think. Skating on fast corduroy trails, exploring new terrain off-piste in the National Park, making tele carves down the lift-accessed runs - it is all part of this booming winter snowsport.

Trail fees have been free since 2011 which has resulted in huge growth in Nordic Sports at Falls Creek. Cross country skiing is now joined by dedicated snowshoeing and fat biking trails as a popular sport for beginners and those wanting to experience more on their Falls Creek snow adventure.

Through our trails gain access to corners of the Bogong High Plains rarely seen by most visitors. This is the pristine High Country at its best. Find the style that suits you and give Cross Country a turn this winter.

Snowshoeing

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 several trails dedicated to snowshoeing, both beginner and intermediate difficulty – pick up a map at Falls Creek XC at Windy Corner.

SNOWSHOEING