A ski resort in summer? Yep. It’s been a hell of a year, and it’s time to flip it on its head. Think fresh alpine air, an escape from the crowds, and mountain top adventures.

We love the mountain in summer. In fact, in Falls Creek, the local saying is ‘They come for the winter, we stay for the summer’. The green season is stunning. And it is undiscovered. Did you know that the Rocky Valley Dam is Australia’s highest significant body of water? I’m not going to pretend that the water temperature is tropical… far from it. But a wetsuit and a kayak will be all that you need. Stand Up paddle boarding, sailing, canoeing and fishing compete for your time too. Explore the surrounds of the lake for hidden swimming spots and water holes.

More into riding? then you probably already know all of our secrets. Falls Creek is home to over 46km of mountain bike trails from beginner greens all the way through to difficult black. Plus, there are more to come! Currently 11 additional kms under construction. Is Gravel Riding your thing? then head up toward Pretty Valley road and beyond to discover Cope Saddle Hut, Wallace’s Hut and the multitude of vista filled tracks. Road cycling? well… I’m going to leave that climb to you, but there are plenty of places to refuel and unwind after you have conquered the peak.

There are walks and hikes for both big and little legs, wanderers to athletes, 30 minutes to multi-day. Resident experts Homepage – Falls Creek Guides are a perfect way to discover the undiscovered either on foot, or why not try an e-bike?

Still searching for more… how about some tennis, with equipment hire from the visitor information centre, or disc golf. Pop down to Mt Beauty for an afternoon for a round of golf with the kangaroos, or head across to Bright for the day.

I have left the best for last- the scenery, the views, the spectacular surrounds. Perhaps just pack a picnic and soak it all up. Whatever your preference, there really is a magic about the mountains in the summer.

How soon can you get here?