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Is Falls Creek snowsure?

The snowiest week in Falls Creek is week 1 of August. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Falls Creek Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Falls Creek

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June7cm2.3 days
July15cm3.6 days
August17cm3.6 days
September7cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Falls Creek during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Falls Creek is 7 cm. There are typically 1.5 snowy days during this week. Falls Creek prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1690m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2372m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Falls Creek. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Falls Creek in the middle of September with the same probbaility of rain falling rather than snow. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Falls Creek during week three of September with average maximum temperature 4.1°C and minimum temperature 1.8°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mainly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 1 while fresh snow days that do not have cold, sunny and calm conditions also happen, on average one day every second year during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Falls Creek and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Falls Creek and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Falls Creek are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Falls Creek and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Falls Creek are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Falls Creek and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Falls Creek are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.