Lifts stop but our alpine resorts still open to enjoy

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RESORTS STILL OPEN: While ski lifts are closed, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain resorts remain open and still offer access to snow activities. This group of skiers was enjoying cross country at Falls Creek on Friday. PHOTO: Casey Wright

FALLS Creek and Mt Hotham alpine resorts and Dinner Plain alpine village remain open, despite Vail Resorts Australia’s decision on Thursday to suspend ski-lifting operations at Falls Creek and Mount Hotham until at least August 19 due to the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.

Pete Brulisauer of Vail Resorts Australia said the company will continue to assess the situation and follow the guidelines of the state health authorities in evaluating if it is advisable or feasible to reopen their lift operations this season.

Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain resorts confirmed on Friday they remained open to visitors and were continuing to offer a range of non lift-dependent winter snowsports such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowplay.


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