Stay - YMCA Howmans Gap
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Howmans Gap Alpine Centre offers a cosy winter escape and relaxing break for groups and families. Surrounded by the majestic Victorian Alps, our accommodation is conveniently located only 10 minutes away from Falls Creek snowfields and is the perfect base for a magical and affordable winter experience. We offer a range of comfortable accommodation spaces including self-catered cottages and communal rooms complete with ample modern amenities ideal for groups and families. Making unforgettable memories at the snow has never been easier, or better value.

Self-catered cottage

Your home away from home.

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


  • Sleeps six to eight people;
  • Two/three bedrooms with bunk beds, one bedroom with queen bed (linen provided);
  • Modern kitchen with cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery;
  • Heating in all rooms;
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet;
  • Lounge room with flat screen TV;
  • Dining room;
  • Washing machine and dryer;
  • Balcony with breath-taking views of Victorian Alps;
  • Portable cots (available on request).
  • Free parking.

Please note: Linen is required for bunk beds.

Private Kitchen

Private Bathroom

Drying Room – dry off your snow soaked ski boots and coats in our large drying room

Waxing Shed – be sure to keep your skis in prime skiing condition with our waxing shed available to all Howmans guests

Private group rooms

Affordable and comfortable. Our private groups are perfect for budget conscious families or groups looking for somewhere to simply rest their heads after an action-packed day of adventure at the snow.


  • Sleeps up to seven people;
  • Bunk beds;
  • Shared modern bathroom facilities;
  • Accessible rooms and bathroom facilities
  • Access to other facilities (drying room, waxing room, games room and more);
  • Free parking.

Please note: Linen is required for bunk beds.

Drying Room – wet ski boots and coats saturated with snow will become a thing of the past with our large drying room available to all guests

Waxing Shed – be sure to keep your skis in prime skiing condition with our waxing shed available to all Howmans guests

Dining Hall - with catering available for two to three meals per day

Lounge Room — cosy fireplace, board games, library and projector for movie nights

Games Room – Plenty of games for the family; table tennis, poly table, fooseball table, pool table and air hockey.

Access All Abilities (AAA) Building

The Access All Abilities (AAA) Building is a universal-design, accessible accommodation facility located at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre at the gates of Falls Creek.


The purpose built facility supports greater access for a much broader section of our community to be able to enjoy the Alpine environment.  It provides a gateway to Alpine experiences including, but not limited to, skiing (down-hill and cross country), canoeing, mountain-biking, bush walking trails and overnight camping in the high country as well as the more traditional camp activities such as ropes courses and archery.  We aspire to offer inclusive activities to be able to meet all abilities and mobility’s.


Comprising of 34 beds organised into six rooms with specialised bunk-beds and en-suite bathrooms. The facility also boasts the only changing places bathroom above the snowline in Australia.


It is available to all Disabled Wintersports Australia members and the public, as a communal accommodation providing unprecedented access to the snow and alpine area.

Specialised Bunk Beds

Private En-suite Bathrooms

Changing Places Bathroom

Accessible Wintersport Activities


After a long day of hitting the slopes, sit back, relax and let us prepare your meals.

Our on-site professional cooks can cater for small and large groups in our dining halls.

Packages include two or three meals a day, starting with the most important meal of the day, a cooked hot breakfast and ending with a delicious, two-course meal for dinner. Lunch is available as an optional extra. For meals packages please visit our packages page.

Getting here

Fuel up

There is no fuel available at Falls Creek so it is a good idea to fill up in Mt Beauty before driving the last leg to the resort. During summer if you are approaching from Omeo there are petrol stations there also. If driving a diesel vehicle you should use alpine mix diesel which is available from the pump at most service stations around Mt Beauty, Bright and Myrtleford.

Tyre chains are also a mandatory requirement during the declared snow season. Keep an eye out for roadside advisory signs for when chains need to be fitted.


Ready to hit the road? Getting to the snow is easier than you think!

Located only 10 minutes from Falls Creek, Howmans Gap is a half day drive from Melbourne and a day’s drive from Sydney.

From Sydney or Melbourne the best way is to travel along the Hume Highway and take the turnoffs at either Glenrowan (from Melbourne) or Wodonga (from Sydney).

In winter the only approach is via Mt Beauty. Outside the snow season there is an additional approach via Mt Hotham and Omeo, which is better suited to those traveling from the Gippsland region.

Parking at Howmans is included in your cost of stay, so fill the car to the brim, you’ll have direct access to it for your entire stay.

Bus / Coach

For an affordable, stress-free option to get to Howmans, coach travels directly from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide also with pickups at regional centres on the way.

The closest airport and train station from Howmans Gap is in Albury, the town acts as a regional hub for many coach services direct to the resort. There are also dedicated Tullamarine Airport pickup services to meet flights arriving from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth offered by Falls Creek Coaches and Falls Bus.

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