2021 Winter Experience
Perisher, Hotham and Falls Creek are back for an epic 2021 winter season, and the Epic Australia Pass lets you enjoy them all. Find out more about what you can expect from each of our resorts this season.
An update from us
Thursday 16 September
WE’RE BACK FOR SPRING SKIING!
The NSW Government has announced that the Snowy Monaro lockdown has lifted and we are so excited to welcome guests from non-lockdown LGAs back to our slopes from today, 16 September.
We can’t wait to get back to doing what we love. Safety remains our highest priority and our teams will be working hard to gradually reopen the resort, operating in accordance with Government requirements.
When planning your trip please note;
- All lift tickets, lessons and rentals should be purchased online and in advance
- Masks are mandatory in all indoor venues
- Please see below for other COVID Safe requirements
For information on operating lifts, visit our lift status report and please note the following initial operations;
- Lifts in Perisher Valley will open, with Blue Cow, Guthega and Smiggin Holes remaining closed
- Leichhardt and Yabby Flat Terrain Parks will open for the weekend of 18 and 19 September
- Skitube will not be operating
- Snowsports school will open for Private Lessons only
- Retail, rental and other facilities in the Perisher Centre and Skitube terminal will open
Impacted guests can visit the Perisher Help Centre for more information on refunds of pre-paid lessons and rental products. Epic Coverage may apply to your circumstances, so please head to our Epic Coverage FAQ’s for more information. A link to the full terms and conditions of the 2021 Epic Australia Pass is available here.
Falls Creek and Hotham
Wednesday 8 September
Falls Creek and Hotham are so excited to welcome regional Victorian guests back to ski and board from Friday 10 September, after the end of lockdown in regional Victoria.
We are so excited to once again be getting back to doing what we love. Safety remains our highest priority and our teams will be working hard to gradually reopen the resort, operating in accordance with Government requirements. We encourage everyone to follow the COVID SAFE rules at both resorts when visiting. Please visit the Falls Creek and Hotham websites for more information.
COVID SAFE REQUIREMENTS
Please help protect the remainder of our season by following the COVID SAFE rules when visiting the resort and adhering to the below government requirements;
- All guests, including those from our local communities, must have had a COVID test within 72hrs before arriving in resort and be able to show proof of a negative result (children under 12 years do not need to be tested); and
- Masks are mandatory at all times, including indoor and outdoor areas
- All premises within the resort must check the IDs of everyone they serve to ensure COVID safe operations. Please be prepared to provide identification.
When planning your trip, we advise you to buy lift tickets, lessons and rentals in advance and online to ensure a smooth arrival as capacity within indoor areas will be reduced.
The Victorian Government are regularly updating the travel restrictions and zoning classifications required to travel in Victoria. Before travelling to the resort please check for state updates, interstate travel restrictions and changes to the NSW-VIC border bubble.
Additionally, guests must also follow State Government health orders and requirements from their home State as they apply to domestic travel restrictions. Please make sure to check domestic travel restrictions in your State when planning your trip and again before travelling.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
For guests who were impacted by the lockdown, our Guest Services team will continue to refund any pre-purchased, lessons and rentals during the lockdown period in the coming weeks. Epic Coverage may apply to your circumstances, so please head to our Epic Coverage FAQ’s for more information. If you have been impacted by other travel restrictions find out more about our Refunds and Cancellation Policy at the Falls Creek and Hotham websites. We hope to see you again soon when travel is permitted.
Staying safe together
We’re pleased to welcome you back into our resorts, however the safety of our guests, employees and communities is our number one priority. When visiting any of our resorts we ask you follow the below tips to ensure a safe winter for everyone;
We do not anticipate 2021 Epic Australia Pass holders will need to make reservations to ski or ride at Perisher, Falls Creek or Hotham this season. However, in the event the resorts need to manage capacity to allow for physical distancing, Vail Resorts may manage access through a reservation system that prioritises pass holders.
Plan your winter holiday today
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