Howmans Gap Alpine Centre

Bookings for Howmans Gap Alpine Centre has resumed in Term 4 2020 for school and community groups based in regional Victoria.

Groups based in metropolitan Melbourne cannot access camps in regional areas at this time.

Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for further details on booking requirements and increased safety measures.

To discuss potential booking options, complete our Howmans Gap enquiry form.

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 For the latest updates on YMCA Camps, visit our COVID-19 updates.

The snow season will be different this year at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre as we adapt COVID-Safe measures into our services. 

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests remains our number one priority as we start to reopen our camp. 

This page features further details on how Howmans Gap Alpine Centre is running during this period. 

Howmans Gap is welcoming regional Victorian visitors to its three private cottages and AAA Building to enjoy being in the Alpine region and enjoy all cross-country skiing activities.  

The Falls Creek Resort remains open whilst the lifts will not be running to at least the Wednesday 19 August. We will communicate further updates on the 2020 snow season directly to upcoming visitors and publishing updates to our Facebook page.

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Accommodation packages for snow season 

During this period, we are accepting bookings for ourself-catered cottages and AAA Building located outside the gates to Falls Creek Resort. 

These spaces are ideal for families or housemate groups looking for private and fully furnished accommodation.  

Our management team will be on site to provide support during your stay. 

Complete our booking enquiry form and our team will contact you to advise on availability for the current snow season. 

Due to social distancing requirements, we must currently limit our group bookings to a 20 person maximum. 

Self-catered cottages 

Ideal for families or groups looking for a relaxing and private escape, our cosy cottages have everything you need to enjoy the high country. 

Package includes access to: 

  • 3 cottages available 

  • Sleeps six to eight people per cottage 

  • Guests to supply all their own linen, towels, blankets and pillows (otherwise they can be hired at $55 per person per stay)

  • Heating in all rooms 

  • Modern amenities in kitchen, bathroom and laundry 

  • Balcony with breath-taking views of Victorian Alps 

  • Cost: $495 per night 


AAA Building

A new universal design, accessible accommodation facility, ideal for large family groups.

Package includes access to: 

  • Single groups bookings only 

  • Maximum 20 people 

  • Heating in all rooms 

  • Six rooms with ensuite, one is the only changes places bathroom above the snowline in Australia

  • Guests to supply all their own linen, towels, blankets and pillows (otherwise they can be hired at $55 per person per stay)

  • Modern amenities – large kitchen and living areas and drying room.  

  • Balcony with breath-taking views of Victorian Alps 

  • Cost: $1200 per night 

Complete our booking enquiry form and our team will contact you to advise on current availability. 

Future booking opportunities for large groups

During normal periods, Howmans Gap provides camp accommodation and programming for large school and community groups.

As we look ahead to future seasons, we welcome the opportunity to discuss future options for large group bookings, both existing and new. 

Our camp programming takes advantage of the spectacular alpine environment we're based in. From skiing and tobogganing in winter, to orienteering and mountain biking in summer. 

COVID-Safe Commitments

To ensure our patrons and staff are kept safe, YMCA Victoria has implemented six safety measures across all Y-managed services and facilities.

These six COVID-Safe commitments include:

  1. Temperature scanning
  2. Social distancing
  3. Signage and instructions
  4. Hygiene and cleaning
  5. Training for staff
  6. Process for instance of a confirmed case

Howman's Gap Alpine Centre has used these commitments to develop further COVID-Safe plans and procedures specific to our facility and operations.

These resources will ensure visitors and staff members can use our facilities safely during this period.

Our COVID-Safe Plan is available to download for visitors wishing to review prior to their stay. At the beginning of your stay, our management team will provided a briefing on the plan as part of an on-site induction.

If you have any questions on our COVID-Safe Commitments and Plan, please detail them when submitting our booking enquiry form.


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Getting to Howmans Gap 

Howmans Gap Alpine Centre is located at 2587 Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek, VIC 3699 and is situated outside the gates to Falls Creek Resort. 


By car 

If you are driving, Howmans Gap Alpine Centre is four and a half hours from Melbourne, eight hours from Sydney, and a day’s drive from Adelaide. 

We are located 100m on the left before the Falls Creek Resort entry gates. 

There is parking available onsite at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre and within Falls Creek Resort. 


Snow chains 

During the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles entering the resort carry snow chains. The fine for not carrying or fitting snow chains where directed is substantial. 

Snow chains can be hired from a number of outlets in Mount Beauty and Myrtleford on your way to Falls Creek. Check out the Falls Creek snow report for up to date information on chain fitting status. 


By bus (winter only) 

Falls Creek Coach Service provides transfers to Falls Creek from Melbourne (Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport - Tullamarine), Euroa, Myrtleford and Albury railway station or airport. 

They are providing services from Friday 26 June 2020. View their online timetable. 

Ready to book?

Complete our booking enquiry form and our team will contact you to advise on availability for your preferred dates.