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2014 Freedom Pass $699

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by skiflat, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Well done Perisher, great price, 1 day free and the SkiTube again for $69

    I will be buying mine, but not a Thredbo pass for next year

    http://www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes-accommodation/season-passes/freedom-pass.html

    Save more with Freedom Pass, Ride more with the NEW Freedom Chairlift
    Perisher's Freedom Pass is back for 2014 and is on sale now. Hurry to get the best price on a 2014 Freedom Pass and enjoy the new Freedom Quad Chairlift and new runs in Guthega in 2014.

    Enjoy Perisher's new Freedom Quad Chairlift in Guthega, four resort areas, seven mountain peaks, up to 1,245 hectares of terrain and 47 lifts from just $699 for adults and $399 for seniors and students to Year 12!

    Enjoy unbelievable value and ultimate freedom. Ski and board Perisher when you want, as much as you want, all season long.

    Pay just $199 for adults and $99 for students and seniors now, and pay the balance on 1 May next year!

    A special bonus of purchasing a Freedom Pass now is 2014 Freedom Pass-buyers get 1 day FREE skiing in 2013 from September 9. If you already have a pass, bring a friend!

    The Skitube Add-on is great value and provides extra convenience and peace of mind. Add Skitube to your 2014 Freedom Pass from only $69 per adult and from $25 per child. With the Skitube Add-on there is no need to navigate tricky, snow-covered alpine roads and the price includes National Park Use Fees making it a great inexpensive option.
     
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  2. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Buy Before Tower 1
    Buy before the Freedom Chair reaches Tower 1 and go in the draw to WIN your 2014 Freedom Pass for FREE - 20 passes up for grabs.

    Have a chair named after your family! Families that buy three or more 2014 Freedom Passes in the one transaction before the Freedom Chair reaches Tower 1 will go in the draw to have your family name placed on the back of one of the chairs on the Freedom Quad Chairlift.

    Buy Before Tower 2
    Buy before Tower 2 and lock in the best deal on your 2014 Freedom Pass and beat any price rises – Only $699 adults; $399 seniors and students to Year 12.

    Buy Before Tower 3
    Buy before Tower 3 and go in the draw to WIN one of 10 FREE pairs of skis or snowboards from the Slopestyle Demo Centre. A great range of K2, Salomon and Volkl skis and Burton snowboards will be available.

    Buy Before Tower 4
    Buy before Tower 4 and get a one day lift ticket for FREE in 2013! If you already have a pass, you can use it for a friend. Valid 2 September 2013 until the end of the 2013 snow season.

    Buy Before the Top Station
    Make sure you secure your Freedom Pass before the Freedom Chair reaches the Top Station as this will be the end of the 2014 Freedom Pass sale! Don’t miss out!

    Freedom Deals
    Enjoy exclusive deals throughout the 2014 winter including discounted lift tickets for friends and family, special accommodation offers, freebies and other cool stuff!


    Wonder if this will be as good as the discounted lift tickets for familes and friends this year....................
     
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  3. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've saved the offer page for posterity.
     
  4. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    <span style="text-decoration: line-through">One &quot;error&quot; I have found and I have screenshotted as well

    All FREE tickets need to be used between 2 September 2013 and the end of the 2013 winter season

    A special bonus of purchasing a Freedom Pass now is 2014 Freedom Pass-buyers get 1 day FREE skiing in 2013 from September 9. If you already have a pass, bring a friend!

    I am going to use the free day on September 2 as per the T&amp;C's [​IMG]

    Oh I have just paid $199 deposit for the Season Pass [​IMG]

    A free day of skiing for Sept 2 onwards will come in VERY handy</span>

    Perisher has fixed this already [​IMG]

    Sep 2 onwards is the FREE DAY
     
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  5. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Oh here is a nice clause...

    By purchasing the Season Pass you agree to immediately pay Perisher Blue Pty Limited a $500 penalty if someone other than you uses your Season Pass whether you are aware of the misuse or not.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    So 2013 Freedom Pass holders do not get a discount on the 2014 Freedom Pass - they pay the same price as someone buying a Freedom Pass for the first time.
     
  7. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yeah I don't really like that either, but the price is the same at least as 2012 [​IMG]

    Thredbo gives NEW holders free skiing ALL of September and existing holders get nothing, which is worse IMO
     
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  8. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    Ahh, Perisher wants an additional $199 off new holders for a September 2013 pass.
     
  9. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Ah yeah, thought it was FREE
     
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  10. Ultra

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    picked up my pass for next year today. free day pass for a friend that can be used in september till end of season.
     
  11. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Nice work!

    I'll buy mine in a few days, happy to support Perisher again as they started the season pass price war.

    It's easy enough to get from Melbourne to Perisher on a weekend, it takes just under 5 hours from work/home to Jindabyne and it's only a 2 1/4 hour drive so much easier than Hotham/Falls.

    Upon checking my emails properly Perisher did run some nice specials for season pass holders this year. Free demo day in a week or so, some free tickets to events and of course FREE first tracks is a nice offer as well.
     
  12. Ultra

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    i have made use of the free first runs, and free night skiing..best fun i have had on a board! its not every day you can blast down front valley at 60Kph! and not get yelled at by patrollers.
    shame i wont be here for the the free demo days.. but back the weekend after that. igood to see the money is invested in resort improvements, such as new lifts.
     
  13. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    To be honest I expected a big price rise this year to $799-$899, but given the poor early season that may have restricted any possible price increase
     
  14. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bought mine for next year. It's like a gym membership, if you have it you will go.
     
  15. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Not sure I will bother, I want to ski multiple resorts next year.
     
  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you build it they will come.

    Ran it past the higher authority. Conclusion was, &quot;Why would you go regularly without us?&quot;
    Construction still in progress. Let's hope Top Tower doesn't come before bridge built. [​IMG]
     
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  17. Presto

    Presto Addicted

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    I don't think you can compare it to a gym membership considering how many people have one and don't use it for fear of pain the next day [​IMG]
     
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  18. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    price goes up after tower 2
     
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  19. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    That must be false advertising.
     
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  20. davidjames

    davidjames Hard Yards

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    Is that confirmed? What will it rise to?
     
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  21. TipsDown

    TipsDown First Runs

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    I just bought mine and one for Tips Down Jnr. Are the early bird passes being offered unusually early? I did not expect they would offer these so early. Is anyone buying Thredbo as well? I did that in 2012 to mix things up a bit. I regret buying my national parks season pass last week I would've bought the season tube passes. May the rest of the 2013 season be good for you all.
     
  22. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scroll down in the info page it lists what happens at each tower (nice change from last year) it doesn't however say what it will rise to.
     
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  23. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    was our discussion...PB didn't use his Thredbo season pass at all (unforseen other events took precedence).
    And we knocked back opportunities to go to Hotham and a NZ trip because we had the season passes already underutilized.
    They are great if you are heading back to that one resort over and over, but after 3 years with them, for us, it's time to take the shackles off for a year.
    2014 - the year of wanderlust.
     
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  24. tbnext

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    I agree with you mama but I've gone the opposite a bit. I love skiing in aus and nz but.....been there done that. I'm happy to pick a resort, and my choice is thredbo, even bought a lodge membership. So pass is perfect for me, I'm never going to ski anywhere else in aus/nz again, pretty much.
     
  25. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    totally get it tbnext.
    Never thought I wouldn't renew my Thredbo SP. [​IMG]
    Doesn't mean I wont get to Thredbo at all next season, but just leaving options open I think.
    But being a girl...I may change my mind [​IMG]
     
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  26. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    tbnext,

    when people say they buy a lodge membership, how do I know which accommodation is a lodge that accepts membership and not just a commercial accommodation that just has the word &quot;lodge&quot; in its name?
     
  27. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Don't leave it for too long before you change your mind. If you do it in time you get 2 x double movie passes! [​IMG]
     
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  28. tbnext

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    Can only speak for me, I kept paying more and more for a room for 2. My friends love skiing but had babies, bought houses etc. so we researched and visited lodges. Trust me I seriously looked at hotham, 1/3 the cost. But, it's the best investment I've ever made for a utility value. I love at least half the members, my friends are coming skiing again, my baby Neices are learning to ski like demons. A very satisfying purchase.
     
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  29. Martyr

    Martyr Hard Yards

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    After two seasons of the Freedom pass (15 days 2012, 6 days 2013), I'm ditching it.

    Long story short - I feel Perisher shafted us on Station accom. At several points (early and late) it was cheaper for me to book online through the station website (walk-up rate) than to book as a freedom pass holder.
     
  30. Donza

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    last year the skitube option went up in price

    The pass stayed the same
     
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  31. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    Adult price looks good, the kids price is still on the expensive side. They need to have a junior pass for young kids, say up to 10 or 12 years old.
     
  32. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Yeah I agree

    but what can you do?
     
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  33. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    2014 ski tube + pass purchased [​IMG]

    Tower is about to hit tower 1, so we'll see what happens

    I will hit 13 days this season, so it's well and truly paid for itself

    I have managed 6 days at Thredbo, so won't be buying at Thredbo pass
     
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  34. Hacski

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    I've decided to pass on the Pass. Can't seem to get more than break even days in and if perchance next season is a whopper and I end up doing 9 or 10 days then I'm not going to complain about having spent a couple of hundred more than I needed to in a fantastic season but will be count myself lucky. Will probably get a 5 day any day pass and then just add days on as they come good.
     
  35. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yep I was tempted to do the same but I can always change my credit card details before the 1st of May....

    The way I see it $199 and I get a free ticket for Spring, which is worth about $110, so that leaves me with 5 days to breakeven and I'll definately be doing at least 3 weekends

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. Hacski

    Hacski Guest

    What has worked well this year is the skitube add on. Won't have that but with MrsH not studying next year I hope to drag her onto the slopes on most of those days and that means the two of us in the car to Smiggs, so we will get a NP annual pass.
     
  37. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Its the mindset of owning a SP for me.

    I love the way I can have half days...slow days..
    etc...
     
  38. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Indeed, start late, finish early, have a day off, have more beers etc etc

    As long as you get 6 days in, anything else is creampie
     
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  39. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes it does take the sting out of the short days with weather, other random issues, jumping out back country ,travel / leave lunchtime to get home etc.
     
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  40. Donza

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    Ok question... (i asked perisher, no response)

    I'm renewing my and poppys age 6 pass

    that entitles me to two free september day passes
    would one be for a child only?...

    have some mates to give them too.
     
  41. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have a different plan for next winter.
     
  42. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Phone call&gt;Facebook
     
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  43. Hacski

    Hacski Guest

    I might renew in three years, at the oldtimers price.
     
  44. SkiFamilyof4

    SkiFamilyof4 First Runs

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    Last year the free day pass was for an adult even if it was from a child's Freedom Pass. So you should be able to give the free day pass to an adult. How you do that is another matter... Do you need to go to a Perisher office with the friend or can you do it online?

    Last year new Freedom Pass holders got a free day pass for themselves AND a friend. This year, you only get one day pass.

    Oh well, enjoy!
     
  45. blutek

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    I saw there was a discounted National Parks annual pass available for holders of the Seniors Card (60+).
     
  46. Donza

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    Kids only
     
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  47. colorado

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    Buying last year was a waste of good money, rubbish season for most of the time. What was perisher going to do? Put up the price and no one except the silly would buy it. It's the only sane thing they could do or numbers would be down next season.
     
  48. timonearth

    timonearth Hard Yards

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    Got mine for 2014.... only managed 13 days this year. Hoping next season is better so I can get a few weeks in a bit earlier. [​IMG]
     
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  49. Hacski

    Hacski Guest

    Only. Well done.
     
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  50. neko

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    Got mine again, will be the 3rd year. Tomorrow will be day 18 for me, managed to get 27 days last season.

    Hopefully the snow gods are kinder in June/July 2014.