Getting to the Chalet in Winter
Getting to the Chalet
We all meet and stay the night in Tawonga the Friday night before our party begins. We then ski into the Chalet on Saturday morning (day may vary for half weeks).
Getting to Tawonga / Mount Beauty
Transport to Mount Beauty / Tawonga – It is each Winter Party member’s responsibility for their own transport to Tawonga / Mount Beauty. Contact your party leader and attend the briefing night to arrange transport and carpooling. Your accommodation is at the Tawonga Community Hall, Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga. The cost is included in you winter party fee. Please speak to your party leader if you will be there early – you may be asked to open up the hall. If you are late, please be quiet.
Directions from Melbourne
Travel north on the Hume Freeway to Glenrowan. Turn off after the BP Service centre and follow the signs to Myrtleford. 4km past Myrtleford, turn left following the signs for Falls Creek and Mount Beauty. Your destination is Tawonga, 5km North of Mount Beauty.
Directions from Sydney
Travel South on the Hume Hwy to Wodonga and follow the signs for the Kiewa Valley Highway and Mount Beauty and Falls Creek. Your destination is Tawonga, 5km North of Mount Beauty.
Directions from Adelaide
Travel East on the Eastern Fwy to Tailem Bend and onto the Ouyen Hwy to Ouyen, then the Mallee Hwy to Piangil, Murray Valley Hwy through Swan Hill and Echuca to Wyuna and follow the signs to Shepparton, then the Midland Hwy to Benalla, North to Glenrowan and then follow the directions as from Melbourne.
Saturday and the trip into the Chalet
Rise at 6.00am, pack up, put on ski boots, sunscreen and ski clothing, have breakfast and clean the hall
Head to Falls Creek Coach Service, Tawonga South by 7.00am at the very latest. Cars may be left in the Falls Creek Coach Service’s car park at the special Rover price of $20. Make sure you tell staff that you are a Rover. The BCMG can take no responsibility for the security of your car.
The winter party Quartermaster will issue you with fresh food. Make sure that you have left room and have plastic bags.
The bus leaves at 7.30am sharp. Listen to the advice of your Party Leader regarding suitable clothing and equipment for the weather conditions during the trip in, The bus service arrives at Falls creek around 8.30am.
Put on appropriate gear and assemble at Windy Corner car park or day shelter. The Winter Party may be separated into smaller groups according to ability, and with the assistance of more experienced people head into the Chalet.
The trip has to be completed regardless of the weather and snow conditions. The trip is usually accomplished in two to three hours. You do need to be able to ski in with a pack on your back. If you are having trouble, need assistance, are concerned about something or just need a break tell the Party Leader or the person who is the nominated leader of your tour group.