10 March 2022 – Falls Creek Cloud 9 redevelopment
Victoria’s Tourism Minister, the Hon Martin Pakula and senior officials in the Vic Tourism Industry, have given their “thumb’s up” to the redevelopment of Cloud 9, the faded hospitality icon atop the Falls Creek snowfields. Traverse Alpine Group (TAG) is moving forward with its ambitious plan to redevelop the iconic mountain top destination. Cloud 9 is the ski lift drive terminal and amenities hub at the top of Halley’s Comet chairlift. When finished, the new building will be one of the greenest hospitality venues in the Australian snowfields.
TAG principal Rosy Seaton says the company is excited to reimagine Cloud 9 with environmental performance central to the design approach. “We will maintain our uncompromising commitment to excellence in our food and beverage offerings,” Rosy says, “but we won’t compromise on sustainability either.” Particular attention is being paid to reducing waste and minimising the carbon footprint of the operation. “Not only are we using green design principles, we apply the same thinking to our food preparation and our supply chain logistics.
The refurbishment of Cloud 9 will improve year-round access to the building with new access points making it much easier for disabled skiers to use the venue. A sheltered Wintergarden overlooking Mt Spion Kopje with a snow bar and public facilities will provide new meeting places for snow sports enthusiasts, and a year-round amenity for visitors outside the snow season.