Want to get out more at Falls Creek? Check out Falls Creek Guides who deliver the best back country there with a range of great options says Snow Action’s Falls local Trent Abberfield.
Mark “Macca” MacDonald is something of a legend in the Falls Creek Community, he has been ski Instructing since he was 16, and has continued this path to this day, some years later. Mark is a level 4 Trainer Examiner with the APSI and has been part of the National Demo team more than once, has taught all over the world, and is an experienced Backcountry Guide with years of practice.
Falls Creek Guides is his brainchild. They mix back country touring in the beautiful Victorian Alps in winter and guided walking and e-bike tours in the greener months. Macca saw a hole in this market, with no real organised backcountry activities being run year-round from Falls Creek. He took the plunge and started his own company, no mean feat in a global pandemic.
Macca has everything from basic half and full day guided tours to multi day overnight experiences to challenge the experienced ski tourer. Equipment in the way of skis and skins are provided, you need your own boots or to hire some, meals from the simple to the gourmet are provided on all but the introductory tours. The same applies to the e-bike tours in the warmer months, tents, sleeping bags all the gear is provided and factored into the cost.
Mark has teamed up with Mimi from Wildflower Pilates to offer a premium touring retreat style luxury experience, with gourmet meals, back country touring, and Pilates in the beautiful long summer evenings in the Victorian alpine.
All activities are based and start from Falls Creek Resort in Falls Creek Victoria. Some finish in Mt Hotham, and transport is provided back to Falls Creek. There are products for all levels of adventurers and many families book for an amazing alpine experience.
Some of the Stunning destinations include Mt Bogong, Victoria’s highest peak, to the stunning Mt Mackay, and Spion Kopje – the beautiful feature seen by many visitors to Falls Creek. Discover the High Country, secret swimming holes, and the beautiful wildlife including the mountains Brumbies. Macca can assist in making your dreams of starting your life as a backcountry skier seem a lot less daunting and more accessible.
For the Ski tours, you need to be an intermediate skier, so able to ski blue runs, of moderate fitness and possess a sense of Adventure. Skiing and hiking/Cycling at altitude can be stressful on the body so some fitness is required. All food provided can be catered to all dietary needs. Macca is an excellent skier, he also happens to be great company, so do yourself a favour this winter and contact Macca to make a booking, you won’t regret it.
Check more at www.fallscreekguides.com.au