More snowmaking at Falls Creek in Oz for 2010

Mon 15 February 10

AU $2.5million is being spent over the summer to improve snow cover with the purchase of 28 automatic snow cannons. The resort has also announced that the Wombats Ramble will be open for night boarding on wednesday & saturdays

More snowmaking at Falls Creek in Oz for 2010

More snowmaking at Falls Creek in Oz for 2010 © Photo: Falls Creek tourism

Living and Leisure Australia invests additional $2.5 million in snowmaking - Guests visiting Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resorts in winter 2010 will benefit from today's announcement by parent company, Living and Leisure Australia (LLA), of an additional $2.5 million investment in snowmaking at the resort.

Falls Creek Alpine Resort is investing in 28 automatic TechnoAlpin lance snow guns with the majority of these being installed on Wombat's Ramble, Australia's longest beginner run at 2.2km.

With 100% automatic lance gun coverage, the run will be transformed into Australia's newest nightskiing and boarding playground with floodlights running on green power.

Falls Creek will now have 49 fan guns, 50 automatic air water guns and 115 manual air water snow guns. With the completion of a high capacity snowmaking system along the length of Wombat's Ramble, new top to bottom snowmaking ensures night skiing will be available both earlier and later in the season.

Snowmaking helps to develop a solid base for the season, top up high traffic areas and keep popular access trails ans ski areas open for longer.

John Schryver, LLA CEO said, "Previously installed snowmaking infrastructure helped to sustain a quality snwo base through to the end of the 2009 snow season, which resulted in strong visitation building at both resorts from early in the season.

"This commitment by LLA to it's continued investment in snowmaking will provide quests with greater confidence when booking snow holidays in the earlier and latter parts of the snow season, including school holidays."

Night boarding

For season 2010, Falls Creek will transform Australia's longest green run into Australia's newest night skiing and boarding playground. Wombat's Ramble is a Falls Creek favourite and we have lined the entire trail with lights so on Wednesday and Saturday nights you can enjoy skiing and boarding well after dark

Falls Creek Night Ski Map
Falls Creek Night Ski Map
Photo: Falls Creek tourism

The 2010 winter season opens on 12th June 2010, for moe information visit www.fallscreek.com.au

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“Good resort overall, but nothing too extreme”

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