Helpful Winter Holiday Tips at Falls Creek (For Parents)
Compiled by 'Local Mothers of Falls Creek'
To enhance the alpine resort's reputation as a family-friendly winter holiday destination the 'local mothers of Falls Creek' have compiled an extensive series of helpful tips (for parents).
Some of the very useful information includes how parents would cope with the 30km of road to the alpine resort from picture-postcard Mt Beauty, how to keep children warm in the snow, clothing tips (particularly in regard to their rental gear, bring some ready made stickers with you and attach them to the inside of the clothing).
Items such as skis and boots should always be fitted by a professional. Helmets are a must!
If you are not skiing/boarding together then you should ensure your children know where, or how, they can find you, ensure children stop for fluids, snacks, food and toilet breaks.
Review the trail map with older children so they are familiar with the runs and lifts, place your children in Snowsports School (Ski School). Not only are they meeting other children they will learn in the safest and most enjoyable environment.
Educate your children on village traffic. Oversnow vehicles and skidoos take time to stop and turn (Oversnow often have to zig-zag on the road) and should be treated with respect.
Snowball fights are great fun however educate children to avoid throwing snow in someone’s face and only let them engage in a snowball fight with a willing participant.
Transporting children around the village is made easier with the free shuttle service. When you arrive grab a timetable from Oversnow or your lodge. The vehicles are not particularly fast but they give you the opportunity to sit back and relax.
The shuttle operates to a simple timetable and also has express runs operating during peak times to get visitors to ski lessons.
For the full parent-friendly list compiled by 'local mothers of Falls Creek' click onto the resort's link titled 'visiting with children' www.fallscreek.com.au
Family-friendly Pretty Valley Lodge has a Monthly Special in June which includes Free snow equipment hire (a significant saving for parents), helmets, jacket and pants.
Its other kid-friendly attributes are location (virtually next door to the Bilia Bullet Chairlift which provides access to the resort's Snowsports School), lunch is included in the lodge tariff.
There's an early dinner for children and under 14's are 25% off the Pretty Valley Lodge published adult accommodation rates.
Five nights in June from $850 (children $638) dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch. Plus Free snow equipment hire.