Backcountry Ski Falls Creek, Australia with the Legendary Steve Lee

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[this article is sponsored by Falls Creek ski resort]

Falls Creek backcountry.
Falls Creek backcountry.

Steve Lee is a true Australian badass that we know from skiing deep powder in Japan.  This guy is one of only three Australian ski racers to have won at World Cup level.  He also represented Australia in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Winter Olympics.

Steve currently offers backcountry ski and snowboard tours in the Falls Creek, Australia backcountry terrain.

Strong backcountry terrain near Falls Creek. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Strong backcountry terrain near Falls Creek. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee

Steve Lee was born and bred in Falls Creek and knows the place like no one else.

Terrain ranges from the steep faces and tight chutes of Mt. McKay to the glory fields and powder stashes of Rocky Knolls and Dam Site.  With Steve, you’ll experience Falls Creek like never before.

Falls Creek backcountry.
Falls Creek backcountry.

Intermediate skiing or snowboarding level is all that is required.  Steve will bring you to the terrain that suit your ability to maximize fun and level of challenge you’re looking for.

Tours are a half day and are tailored from intermediate to advanced abilities for a group of 3 – 8 people. A custom built snowmobile and sled takes you to the top, saving your energy for the rides down. And with Steve Lee and his guides at the helm, you’ll enjoy the ride as much as the story’s and insight into Falls Creek he has to share with you. He runs two sleds which can take up to four people each and an extra on the back of the snowmobile with Steve.

Sunset from Falls Creek. photo: hocking images
Sunset from Falls Creek. photo: hocking images

Steve knows all the best spots to ski for different terrain, weather and snow conditions, so no matter when you go he’ll find the best run on the mountain and make sure you have the time of your life out in the back-country of Falls Creek. From the wide open cruisy gullies, to tree skiing in Pretty Valley, and all the way up to the highest point in the area Mt McKay for some steep open lines, perfect for those looking to challenge themselves.

Mt. McKay and clients ripping pow in the Falls Creek backcountry. photo: skiing with steve leeAugust 2016.
Mt. McKay and clients ripping pow in the Falls Creek backcountry. photo: skiing with steve leeAugust 2016.

There are 450 hectares (1,112 acres) of back-country terrain surrounding Falls Creek which is about the same size as Falls Creek’s inbounds skiable terrain.

The views, serenity, and challenge keep Steve’s tours incredibly popular throughout the season for guests looking for a challenge or a new adventure.

Backcountry air. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Backcountry air. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee

2016 Details:

  • Morning tour – 8:45am*
  • Afternoon tour – 12:30pm*
  • Pricing TBA
  • Valid lift pass required
  • Intermediate to Advanced Skiers & Boarders
  • Tailored to Group Ability

PHOTO TOUR:

Dr. Seuss backcountry skiing near Falls Creek. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Dr. Seuss backcountry skiing near Falls Creek. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Mt. McKay and fresh tracks on August 21st, 2016.  photo:  skiing with steve lee
Mt. McKay and fresh tracks on August 21st, 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Group fun in Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Group fun in Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
This is what you ride up in. Good times. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
This is what you ride up in. Good times. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Perfect corn. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Perfect corn. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Ripping powder in the Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Ripping powder in the Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Solid backcountry zones. photo: skiing with steve lee
Solid backcountry zones. photo: skiing with steve lee
Get low. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Get low. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Gum trees. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Gum trees. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Big pow. photo: skiing with steve lee
Big pow. photo: skiing with steve lee
Synchronized skiing in the Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Synchronized skiing in the Falls Creek backcountry. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Pow. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Pow. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
Mt. McKay and the waning moon on August 21st, 2016.  photo:  skiing with steve lee
Mt. McKay and the waning moon on August 21st, 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
pow pow. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee
pow pow. August 2016. photo: skiing with steve lee

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