Falls Creek Day Trips Details

Dates  

Junior School

  • Snow Day Years 3-6: Friday 27th July. Falls Creek. (Ski/Snowboard fitting in Scots Room Indoor Sports Centre at lunchtime Tuesday 24th July). Bookings close Friday 20th July 9.00am.
  • JS Family Snow Day: Sunday 12th August (open to all year Junior School year levels. Parents must accompany children in K-2). Falls Creek. Ski/Snowboard fitting in Scots Room Indoor Sports Centre at lunchtime Wednesday 8th August. Bookings close Friday 3rd August 9.00am.

Senior School

  • Snow Day Years 7 & 8: Friday 10th August. Falls Creek. (Ski/Snowboard fitting in Scots Room Indoor Sports Centre at lunchtime Monday 6th August). Bookings close Friday 3rd August 9.00am.
  • Snow Day Years 9 & 10: Friday 17th August. Falls Creek. (Ski/Snowboard fitting in Scots Room Indoor Sports Centre at lunchtime Monday 13th August). Bookings close Friday 10th August 9.00am.
  • Snow Day All SS Year levels: Sunday 9th September. Falls Creek. (Ski/Snowboard fitting in Scots Room Indoor Sports Centre at lunchtime Monday 3rd September). Bookings close Friday 24th August 9.00am.

Please note that booking close dates and times are strict. NO late bookings are accepted as we have firm commitment times for resort bookings, ski hire and buses.

For bookings please visit http://go.tssa.nsw.edu.au/snowdays18

Boarders Ski Trip Year 7-10

Please contact Head of Boarding csegrave@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

  • Tuesday 4th September – Friday 7th September

Competitive Snow Sports Events

Please contact Daisie Thomas dthomas@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

  • ASSSTC (Australian Secondary Schools Snow Sports Team Championships) Tuesday 7th August to Friday 10th August Falls Creek. Approximately 30 students
  • Victorian Interschool Snow Sports Championships Mt Buller Dates TBC. Approximately 10 students.
Lessons NSW Department of Education guidelines recommend students complete a lesson each day which promotes skill development and ensures safe mountain play. Lessons are offered for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.  Lessons are compulsory for all Scots students each day they visit. The student lift tickets include all day lift access and a 2.5 hour lesson with qualified Falls Creek instructors.
First Time Skiers & Snowboarders

All first timers must complete a full day lesson. This is based on our experience and is the most effective way to ensure the students have an enjoyable and successful day on the snow. There is a small additional cost.

Costs (lift, lesson, lunch, transport & resort entry) STANDARD: The cost per student is $140. This includes: return bus travel, resort entry, Snow Pass card, lift, lunch and lesson pass and accompanying teachers (Ski/snowboard/clothing hire is extra). HERO PASS: If students have a season pass (Hero Pass) the cost is $100. This includes: return bus travel, lunch, resort entry, lesson and accompanying teachers (Ski/snowboard/clothing hire is extra). You must ensure that the Season Pass (Hero Pass) is brought to the mountain and that the Snow Pass Code is entered in the relevant section when booking. BEGINNER/FIRST TIMER: The cost per student is $160 This includes: return bus travel, resort entry, lunch, Snow Pass card, lift and lesson pass and accompanying teachers (Ski/snowboard/clothing hire is extra). Participation is subject to standard school terms and conditions. Late cancellations may not be refundable. Places are limited. Parent costings can be found on the booking site.
Medical Form

The school collects and maintains all medical and health information digitally via Parent Lounge. Please ensure all health and medical information is up to date when booking for Snow Days. You may log in at any time to update your child’s details.

Parent Assistance Senior School: Staffing ratios for Senior School students means that staff can manage groups within adequate ratios.  Students ski in small groups unaccompanied in the afternoon.  However, some parental assistance would be appreciated, especially from those that know the resort and have basic skiing skills. Junior School student to staff ratios requires more adults and parental support for the trips to be viable. We are keenly seeking parents who know the resort and have basic skiing skills. During the afternoon students will ski in small groups with a staff member or parent.

It is school policy that all adults working with students must complete a Working With Children’s Check for Volunteers. As a volunteer, there is no charge to you. For more information on this process please click HERE. Please forward notification of your Working with Children Check, date of birth and full name to jcavagna@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au once complete.

Lunch The group will now have lunch in the Cloud9 restaurant, which adjoins the ski school. This will significantly increase the time available for students to ski, and support our beginning students as there is no need to come down off the mountain for lunch. This has not been possible previously, but a change of ownership at Cloud9 has resulted in better pricing and service to support us. The cost of lunch is included in the ticket price. 
Ability Level

An important aspect of this program is that we have designed it to cater for all ability levels. We are keen for absolute beginners to attend, as well as experienced skiers.

Daily Routine Group meets at Scots Clocktower by 6.15am

  • Bus departs at 6.30am (sharp)
  • Travel to Falls Creek via Mt Beauty, arriving around 8.30am
  • Briefing on bus and lift passes issued while travelling
  • Lesson commences at Snow School 10.30am
  • Lesson finishes at 12.00pm
  • Lunch at Cloud9 Restaurant
  • Afternoon in small groups skiing in resort
  • 3.30pm meet at the bus
  • 4.00pm bus departs Fall Creek
  • 6.00pm stop at Pauls Ski Hire in Wodonga to return gear
  • 6.30pm – 7.00pm return to Scots Clocktower

Safety Students will be accompanied by staff and parents who will adhere to the NSW Department of Education guidelines and Scots policies for snow sports.

  • Students must wear a helmet that is designed and approved for snow use (they must be hired if students are not bringing their own).
  • Students should carry their mobile phone with them at all times and ensure it is fully charged for the day. They should take care not to waste the battery on the journey to the snow.
  • Students will be provided with a lanyard to wear at all times which lists key staff mobile phone numbers while on the mountain and emergency procedures. Students will be briefed on Lost Procedure and Emergency Procedure.
  • Senior School: After the morning lesson and lunch, students will be divided into small groups of 4 based on ability and experience. They will choose an area of the resort to ski on and must ski in that area in their group. Each group will be expected to check in via mobile phone at a set time.
  • Junior School: after the morning session, students will be divided into small groups and ski with staff or parents in an area appropriate to their skill level.
  • Students will be given the Alpine Responsibility Code prior to the trip and this will be discussed enroute: Alpine Responsibility Code
  • Students who do not adhere to staff direction in regards to behaviour, or leave their group, will be disciplined and may not be allowed to attend again.
Clothing Suitable snow jackets, pants and goggles are available to hire. Students must provide their own gloves. We recommend students seek to borrow from friends or family if possible. Good guidance on suitable clothing is available HERETo wear on snow day (*available for hire):
Waterproof gloves
Goggles*
Beanie (thin enough to fit under a helmet)
Waterproof jacket and waterproof pants*
Long sleeve thermal underwear top
Woollen jumper or outdoor fleece top
Thermal legging underwear
Long thin socks
Spare dry socks and jumper for return journey
Small day pack
Spare sunscreen. It is important to understand that alpine conditions are very variable. Sudden changes are possible and wind chill can be a significant issue. Rain and sleet are likely to occur. Where possible students should arrive at school dressed to ski (but not wearing ski boots!!). Sunscreen should be applied in the morning at home, and a small tube brought to reapply.
Ski & Clothing Hire For convenience we are using Pauls Ski Hire in Wodonga. Their staff will visit Scots prior to the ski days to fit students for skis/boards, boots and clothing as required. Pauls Ski Hire will load the equipment on the bus on the evening prior to departure which ensures the group gets to the snow as quickly as possible. Pauls Ski Hire will fit skis, boots, snowboards etc at the school fitting before departure. Students may use their own equipment and clothing. Helmets are compulsory.  Snowboarders must wear wrist guards. Hire of equipment can be made through the booking site. If a student misses the allocated school fitting time, the student(s) must make their own way to Pauls Ski Hire Wodonga to be fitted at least 24 hours before the nominated snow day. Any loss of hired equipment/clothing is the responsibility of the student/family and failure to return those items to Pauls Ski Hire will result in an additional fee.

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