Cross Country Skiing
Falls Creek is Australia's home of 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.
Similar to ice-skating, but using fast narrow skis, and really light boots. It’s a quick way to see a lot of country when the trails are groomed. Most people can learn to skate in a few lessons.
Track is like walking on snow, but you get to slide down the hills and glide along the flats! The boots are much lighter than downhill - more like a runner and are a really comfortable fit. The skis have a pattern on the base so you can easily walk up hills.
Telemark skiing combines elements of nordic (XC) skiing with alpine (downhill) skiing. Telemark equipment can be used both on- and off-piste and even in freestyle parks.
Get out and really see places where there is literally no one around and no ski tracks on the snow. Backcountry boots are more robust, and the skis have a metal edge.
A great way to motivate yourself to go fast and train. Races are for all ages and abilities and range from 2 to 40 km long, but are typically 5-12 km.
Trade the skis for snowshoes and hike the trails through spectacular landscapes. Snowshoes are easy to use and strap on over your normal boots.
Falls Creek Cross Country is the new name for the Nordic Centre at Windy Corner - your first stop for a cross country adventure. They stock an extensive range of rental equipment for all ages plus there are plenty of accessories to purchase also.
The best part is the centre is staffed by passionate locals who know the trails better than anybody else. Stop in for a coffee and a chat on the best spots to hit before heading out.
Lessons, Clinics and Tours
Cross Country skiing is easy to pick up, even if it is your first time on snow. We recommend instruction and training to get you started. Falls Creek’s Cross Country is there to help you get your ski on – from beginners on classics through to experienced skaters.
Cross Country Skiing offers an athletic and fun new way for school children to experience and learn about a unique part of our country’s diverse landscape. Experienced guides available for school bookings of any group size and the village is also well equipped to cater to the needs of visiting school groups.