Falls Creek, Alpine National Park, Victoria
Family-friendly Falls Creek, about a five-hour drive from Melbourne, is known for its lovely walking village, well-designed runs, and some of the best snow coverage of all the Victorian resorts. It also boasts excellent cross country skiing, with more than 65 kilometers of trails, and has produced some of Australia’s top competitors in the sport. Skiers and snowboarders can schuss down the slopes on more than 1,114 acres of skiable terrain and practice their tricks at the four terrain parks. The longest run is about three kilometers. Falls Creek also has a reputation as a hotspot for freestyle and hosts many important competitions.
Perhaps the highpoint of a stay here is the classic alpine ambiance of the pedestrian-only village and its excellent dining and accommodation options. When conditions allow, the village is ski-in ski-out, as are many of the lodges, a bonus for those who appreciate fast access. Falls Creek also offers guided snow biking tours.