Falls Creek gets 11km of new MTB trails this summer

snow action team 03.09.2020

OK, winter pretty much sucked at Falls .. not much snow, almost no lifts spinning, and lockdown for most of the season that still continues. But things are on the up for summer at least with a $500,000 boost for MTB trails.

Here’s the announcement from Falls Creek Resort Board.

If you haven’t discovered Falls in summer it’s time you did © Matt Rousu/Falls Creek

Falls Creek is thrilled to announce it will be receiving a Regional Infrastructure Grant of $500,000 for the Stage 5 development of the Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park.

Currently hosting 40km of world class gravity and cross country trails, this funding will see the expansion of the Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park to include a further 11km of flow and technical trails and provide the opportunity for riders of all levels to transition through the park.

Stuart Smythe, Falls Creek Resort Management CEO stated, “The Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park is designed to appeal to a wide range of mountain bike riders from beginner to expert”. 

“Increasing the number of trails will add a new sense of excitement to park and entice riders near and far to test their lungs and skills in this magnificent alpine terrain” said Smythe. 

Once completed Falls Creek hope to see immediate benefits to the community with increased visitation to the resort from November through April. After the devasting effects of the bushfires in at the beginning of the year, closely followed by the Victorian Government’s declared state of emergency many of the local business have been severely impacted with little to no tourism to the region since the beginning of January 2020.

Chair of the Falls Creek Board, Jo Shannon extended her thanks to the State Government. “Their support as we recover from the bushfires is imperative and assists us greatly in implementing the Board’s strategy and increasing year-round visitation and tourism to resort and surround North East region”.

Falls Creek Resort and the Alpine National Park is closed to visitors during the current restrictions level’s in Victoria. The resort looks forward to welcoming visitors back once the Chief Health Officer deems it safe to do so and current restrictions ease.

Still some snow in them thar hills for BC missions © Matt Rousu / Falls Creek