Training Program Early Bird Discount
To receive a Training Program Early Bird Discount you must register before 19 June for the program of your choice. Full Payment must accompany your registration or it will not be processed. No exceptions will be made post the cut-off date.
Full payments can be made by Money Order, Bank or Personal Cheque, Visa, MasterCard or Amex.
Members of a FULLTIME and SEASONAL training programs (excluding Short School Holiday Programs, Special Programs and individual week or weekend training) are entitled to purchase a Falls Creek season pass at the Early Bird rate.
Season Pass insurance $35.00 (Optional)
Season Passes will not be authorised unless Race Club membership registration information and payment details are completed and entered. Information must be received at least 24 hours prior to purchase of seasons pass as your season pass requirements will need to be entered into our system.
In order to participate in the squad programs you must be a member of the Falls Creek Race Club and have paid the work levy.
Annual membership fees are as follows:
1st Family Member $70
2Nd Family Member $50
3rd and subsequent family members $25
Membership of child under the age of sixteen requires an accompanying parent membership.
A work levy of $300 ( per family) is payable for all participants. A family is defined as a maximum of six members.
This work levy is to encourage everybody to assist at races and social events. The expectation is that each family assists in at least one race event and one social event, or at least two race events. When all prescribed duties are completed the work levy will be refunded in October at the end of the season. You can get family members, friends or your staff to take your place if you are unable to assist.
Child 1 Child 2 and FIS Programs:
All competitors in these programs must be a member of SSA and have included the racer registration and development levy to be able to compete in any sanctioned SSA event
To join go to: www.skiandsnowboard.org.au and click on the membership link.
SSA membership $60
Racer Registration & development levy $150
Ski locker: maximum 2 per family $50
Personal locker: maximum 2 per person $30
As we have limited lockers, these will be allocated on a first come basis
Squad payments are paid to Falls Creek Ski Lifts to provide coaches, hill space, training materials and race operations. For cost go to the programs for more information.
Falls Creek Ski Lifts reserves the right to alter or amend any programs. Prices, services and conditions are correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change without notice at Falls Creek’s absolute discretion. All training programs are non-transferable, non-refundable and are offered subject to minimum participation levels. Credit for missed sessions or days will not apply. All programs are subject to a minimum number of participants to proceed.
Compulsory Back Braces
“New for 2012” “Compulsory to all programs associated with SSA and FIS races”. From 2012 back braces are compulsory to be worn in all programs associated with SSA and FIS races.
Injury Refund Policy
In the case that Race Club training program athletes are injured during the season and the nature of the injury prevents further participation in the registered program, members may apply for a partial refund of the program fees. Refunds will be by cheque, with the amount calculated from the day after the injury less $35 administration costs upon FCSL sighting a medical certificate. Details of the refund policy are available from the ticket office.
Each program caters for an age group. These age categories are determined by year of birth for competitions. In age groups 10 and under there may be exceptions made on coach's recommendations only.
First Program Day Information
On the first program day, all training programs meet at the Gateway Cafe (first building on the right when entering Falls Creek village) located next to the Race Club office.
As numerous programs start on the same day, the Development Squad and Snowboard programs will commence at 9.00am. All other programs meet at 8.30am. (including Short Programs)
During the season, some program start times will vary due to training schedules. Athletes must stay in contact with their coaches and check the website for updates.
Completed paperwork and payment must be received prior to the first training day.
Essential Information for all Programs
Helmet must have hard ears and use is mandatory for all participants during training and racing, and strongly recommended at other times.
All programs are subject to a minimum number of participants to proceed.
Daily start and finish times may vary according to weather and race schedules. Please check with your coach for information & update to any changes.
All programs include on-snow coaching, dryland training, equipment advice, equipment tuning, coaching support at selected races and competitions, unless otherwise stated.
All training programs are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Credit for missed sessions or days will not apply.
What races can you enter?
SSA (Ski and Snowboard Australia) Events
All athletes who compete in SSA sanctioned events, such as the Victorian Children’s Championships, Australian National Children’s Championships and the Victorian Jnr/ Snr Championships, must hold a valid SSA registration. This can be purchased through the SSA office or website on www.skiingaustralia.org.au SSA members may also apply for competition insurance.
The SSA membership year begins 1 May through to 30 April in the following year.
(International Ski Federation) Events
International Competition License
As per FIS rules to compete internationally in FIS sanctioned events, athletes must have an International Competition License (ICL). The ICL confirms that the athlete is a member of SSA, is registered with their respective discipline and has adequate insurance for competition and training.
212.4 All racers participating in FIS events must carry accident insurance, in sufficient amounts to cover accident, transport and rescue costs including race risks. The National Associations are responsible for adequate insurance coverage of all their racers sent and inscribed by them. The National Ski Association or their competitors must be able to show proof of the respective insurance coverage at any time on request of the FIS, one of its representatives or the organising committee.
An ICL only needs to be purchased once per membership year (May 1- Apr 30), however the ICL will only be activated once current competition insurance is provided to the SSA office.
Victorian Interschool’s Grand Prix Series
The Grand Prix Series is designed for all developing teams, and it is a great opportunity for young athletes to test their skills, taste what the competition has to offer and practice for Interschool Competitions. The Grand Prix Series comprises an Alpine GS race, Snowboard GS race and Skier/ Boarder Cross*. Entry is $19 to all participants and we encourage parents to come along to watch.
*Weather and snow dependen
A variety of non-sanctioned competitions will be on offer for all age groups. To find out more information visit our events page or ask you coach.
Entry to Competitions
Race and Event calendars are available on the Ski and Snowboard Australia website at www.skiingaustralia.org.au
Entries for all SSA races including children's series are determined on coach's recommendations. Racers must be SSA registered. Entries are paid for at the club which then makes a group entry. Entry to Grand Prix Series and the Rossignol Children’s Cup, will be the responsibility of the parents with no SSA registration required. Entries to be made at events department or snow sports school. Please note, event waivers and release forms must be signed by parents or guardians.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, acceptance of all race registrations is at the discretion of the relevant coach. Please contact your child’s coach for advice and assistance before deciding to enter events.
Please note, coaches attending competitions not held at Falls Creek are provided to support and coach the athletes. Falls Creek Ski Lifts is not responsible for the supervision and athlete duty of care outside of normal coaching hours. We suggest that parents accompany their children to competitions or make arrangements for other parents to assume duty of care when traveling to and from competitions and outside the on-snow coaching period. The Falls Creek Race Club office and Falls Creek Ski Lift coaches will assist in coordinating and entering athletes into events. All other arrangements, eg transport and accommodation, are the responsibility of parents.
For athletes participating in away races (Mt Buller, Hotham, Thredbo or Perisher Blue) Falls Creek Ski Lifts will provide coaching support at select events not held at Falls Creek (included within program coaching days). See Training Calendar or you coach for more details. The cost of accommodation and transport for athletes is not included in the program price.