The snow-capped mountains, shapely slopes and whispering snow gums of Falls Creek Alpine Resort are conveniently located just 31km up the road from Mount Beauty. For an easier, less crowded and more affordable place to base yourself for your ski or snowboarding holiday, Mount Beauty has everything you need, like gear, snow chains or bus transfers, and plenty of eateries and bars. So chill out in the valley and head on up to explore one of Australia's most loved snow destinations.
With everything from downhill skiing, snowboarding, slopestyle and cross-country to tobogganing and snow play, the whole family will love a trip to Falls Creek Alpine Resort. You can even learn to ski. Victoria’s largest alpine resort has a whopping 450ha of skiable terrain, about 90 runs ranging from beginner to advanced, and 14 chairlifts. Accommodation and gear hire is available both at Mount Beauty and Falls Creek. Resort entry fees apply during snow season.
SKI & CHAIN HIRE
Save time and money and hire your skis, snowboards and clothing when you pick up your snow chains in Mount Beauty. Carrying snow chains into alpine areas is mandatory during the snow season. The stores in Mount Beauty provide everything you need in one convenient location without the need to park and shuttle around. So do the prep work in the valley to get more fun-times on the mountain. Check out:
Head east out of Mount Beauty on the Bogong High Plains Road and you'll reach Falls Creek in 31km – no traffic lights out here. Just make sure you leave with a full tank of petrol as there are no service stations on the mountain. Diesel vehicles will need to fill up with Alpine Diesel to prevent clogging.
BY PRIVATE TRANSFER
Mount Beauty Transfers provides private vehicle taxi services to the snow for up to five people per car. Airport pick-up, luggage trailers, child seats and bike racks are available.
Let someone else do the driving and grab a bus from Mount Beauty. During the snow season, Falls Creek Coach Services have regular daily services from Mount Beauty, Albury, Melbourne and Adelaide to Falls Creek.
Yep, you read that right. Arrive like James Bond on your very own helicopter. A number of operators, like Alpine Helicopters and Forestair Helicopters run scenic flights, heli-link and charter services during the snow season. It's one way to get where you need to go quickly while enjoying the stunning bird's-eye-view over the snow-capped Australian Alps.
It's mandatory to take snow chains with you before driving to Falls Creek during the snow season and fines apply if you fail to do so. Snow chains are easy to fit and significantly improve your traction on slushy and icy roads. They can be hired or purchased from the ski rental stores in Mount Beauty where the attendant will ensure you have the right size for your tyres and show you how to fit them.