Falls Creek Alpine Resort is extremely proud to be recognised at the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards as the winner of the Major Tourist Attraction category and taking home the gold.
The ceremony, held at Melbourne Crown Palladium on November 22nd, are Victoria’s highest honour for tourism businesses across the state.
Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board CEO Stuart Smythe said “The award is a tribute to the outstanding performance and year-round hard work of the Falls Creek Resorts stakeholders, business operators and the resort management team, all of whom collectively share the vision and passion of the resort and its primary goal of being Australia’s premier all seasons alpine resort”.
“To be recognised and awarded such an accolade by industry peers and an expert panel of judges across a range of categories and recognised for excellence, is an honour”.
Victoria’s North East featured strongly on the evening, with numerous finalists and runners up across a diverse range of categories, with Bright Brewery winning its second gold in the Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category.
Smythe said “the success of the North East at the awards is a testament to the region and the communities who work collectively across the high country to promote the unique landscape, environment and the rich diversity of the tourism offerings in the area.”
General Manager of Falls Creek Ski Lifts, Sharon Raguse commented “We’re so proud to see acknowledgement of Falls Creek Resort at the State level. It’s testament to the year-round efforts made by all stakeholders in delivering excellence and as the largest employer on the mountain, I am delighted of the outstanding contribution we make to this as a team.”
The RACV award for the resort follows on from another of the industry’s highest accolades, the World Ski Awards, where Astra Falls Creek were thrilled to be awarded for the 3rd consecutive year, Best Australian Ski Boutique Hotel 2018.
Astra’s Rosy Seaton said “The World Ski Awards, honours the best of the best. It is a privilege for Astra and Falls Creek to be showcased on the World stage amongst our industry peers. We believe Falls Creek is the most magical ski resort and Summer destination in Australia, a car-less village that has bucket loads of atmosphere, so guests can stroll from one gourmet restaurant or bar to another easily. Also, the only true, fully ski in ski out resort in the Australian Alpine area! A perfect destination all year round.”
Following recognition at the State level, the Resort will now head to Launceston in 2019, to compete for National recognition at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston on March 1st, 2019.
Other attributable quotes:
David Risby, President – Falls Creek Alpine Association – “What a fantastic way to end 2018 with Falls Creek Resort being selected as the winner of the Major Tourist Attraction at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards 2018. The award not only recognises the strength of the 2018 winter season but also the green season events.”
James Wruck, President Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce: – “A great outcome for the Falls Creek community with the achievement of Gold at the RACV tourism awards. A testament to the collaboration by all of the community in creating a destination in both Winter and Summer.”
Amber Gardner – CEO of Tourism North East – “The High Country’s visitor economy continues to move from strength to strength, with tourists to the region now spending over $1 billion annually. This growth is being driven by the region’s innovative tourism industry and destinations, who continue to deliver world-class visitor experiences, as these awards attest to.”