A ‘feel like’ (taking into account wind chill) temperature of minus 2.8C this morning at Falls Creek didn’t deter Ice Plungers.
To celebrate the official arrival of winter a significant number of the alpine resorts community (and resort guests) took the plunge into the chilly, mile-high, crisp and cool Rocky Valley Lake.
The Ice Plunge is an event to acknowledge the first day of winter and the opening of the resorts snow season which is now less than two weeks away.
Some of the more colourful Ice Plungers included members of the Falls Creek Snowsports School Cassandra Sigmund and Lauren Bateman who plunged in one-piece pink ski suits belonging to their parents.
Cassandra Bateman said: “The 80’s ski outfit held up pretty well I just had cold feet. I’ve done it , I dove in turned around and got out – now let’s hope it’s a good season.”
Well-known caterer Barry Iddles who has taken over one of the resort’s iconic restaurants and bar said: “It is such a good community event. The new CEO of Falls Creek Resort Management, the recently appointed manager of the Quay West Resort & Spa brought his team and everyone got behind today’s Ice Plunge.”