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2019 Epic Pass $799

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by skiflat, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    So it's back again

    $799

    Skitube for $95
     
  2. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    how does this compare with last year?
    how much was the first Freedom Pass?
     
  3. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same as last year I'm pretty sure. I think the original was around $599.
     
  4. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    cornice11 One of Us

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    Creeping higher. Skitube a non negotiable these days.

    2016 $838
    2017 $847
    2018 $868
    2019 $894
     
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  6. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    3% increase this year

    That's acceptable
     
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  7. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    Last year I paid 787
     
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  8. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pass only was $779 last year, so $20 increase. All up I paid $909 last year with skitube and insurance. They usually up the skitube price each year too.
     
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  9. Astro66

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

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    Hey mate. Good to see you back. :thumbs:

    On topic. Considering the patronage this year. They could have bumped it up significantly. But they seriously need to update lifts and terrain like Buller is doing.

    But yeah yeah, the lease needs to be sorted.
     
  10. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us

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    Never have I paid for the skitube , never will either but each to their own. Might be looking at the Hotham/Falls pass next year anyway.
     
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  11. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us

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    I wouldn't pay $1.50 for a season pass to Buller , again each to their own.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think tube was a bit cheaper on top of the pass price with the first Freedom Pass
    I always get it - the drive up to Perisher, then the parking nightmare just became too tedious
     
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  13. Astro66

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

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    I wouldn't go near a VIC resort fullstop. Having to chain up my AWD would drive me nuts. 20 years ago I was a Hotham regular.

    On that topic. National Parks need an AWD sticker you can apply for if you have an AWD. Cars being stopped and conversation over it's AWD status is causing traffic chaos at the chain up area.
     
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  14. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    Nor would I, Is Mt Bull
    Then again staying on the mountain is a pleasure.. no real drive issues ever
     
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  15. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it's stopped, and it's a discussion, it should be chained. You should have seen the abandoned cars last week.
     
  16. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I buy season passes for all, and add the train to mine only. I drive straight into PV at 0700hrs, park in day parking, unload into Hans, brekky at lodge, ski all day, drive car to Bullocks that evening, train back up for beers at the Man. Reverse to recover the family starting with 5am train down to Bullocks. Given we are in the Park about ten times per year, getting the All Parks Pass plus skitube for me is way cheaper, and less stress.
     
  17. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't ski NZ then.
     
  18. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us

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    I must admit that earlier this season I was asked if my vehicle was 4WD by one of those roadside operatives. I replied that it was , with upgraded rally code suspension and running on AT KO2 tyres and still I was asked to pull into the chain bay. The operative there just looked at me , laughed and waved me on. Maybe some education for these operatives would be a good thing.
    By the way I regularly see AWD vehicles, with highway tyres I might add , "parked" in snowbanks and abandoned in the Siberia/Wattles region of the Alpine Way.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  20. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The line is so blurred nowadays between awd.. .4wd and 2wd
     
  21. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    i know of a mate with 2wd .
    has 4wd badge on car.
    *can drive
     
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  22. Astro66

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

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    Give me a break. I've driven straight past 4WD F150's bogged at the axle. Just because it doesn't scream AWD. Doesn't mean it's not capable.

    Regardless. We have laws. AWD's are exempt. Enforce the law. Not some random's interpretation. Provide certification to improve traffic flow.
     
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  23. Astro66

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

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    You won't need to tell me twice. :D
     
  24. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ski tube add on is worth it for me. Used it last Saturday, saved a nightmare trip down the hill.

    Also if you fluke an invite to a lodge for a few days one ski tube open return is more exxy than the season pass add on.
     
  25. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Told you so
     
  26. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So if I was to go skiing at Park City next Xmas - ie Dec 2019 what would my best epic pass move be?

    Due to bub unlikely to ski NSW in 2019.
     
  27. skull

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    I hate the tube because of some peoples actions.
     
  28. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look for a USA pass. Xmas to NY are blackouts on the Aus pass.
     
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  29. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah the blackouts get larger each season
     
  30. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    So how is $799 punters?
    What was the price of the "Freedom Pass" prior to Vail?
    Everything on par with inflation .....as no major investment to improvement made yet?
     
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  31. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    works for me.
    i get around 20 days on the hill sometimes 25 ish so.....
    stay on snow 99% so tube not on my radar.
     
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  32. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No investment will be made till the head lease is sorted.

    In comparison.
    My daughters tennis is $600 a year.
    Roughly 46 one hour sessions.
    Season passes don't look so bad then.
     
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  33. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Not bagging.............just asking if Vail is keeping prices realistic to service provided?
    Last time we skied NSW was snowmagen, otherwise its NZ / Japan for us.
     
  34. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    I'm not asking if one sport is a better financial option than another................just asking if Vail are doing the right thing by the punters with prices?
     
  35. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    New chair and snowmaking at Leichhardt?
     
  36. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Meaning?
     
  37. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Indeed you did and I took your advice.

    I buy the add on every year, if you add it later you get fleeced. Always use it at least once.
     
  38. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has been in the pipeline for years.
    No I meant. More in tune with what's happening at CP
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This weekend will be worse
     
  40. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some would happily pay a bit more, if it meant they sold less.
     
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  41. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We all agonise a bit then sign up cos the end result is always worth it. Thredbo will now have to get theirs out quick smart.
    I get both, as I am pure of heart and this is my only obsession
     
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  42. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    OK great thanks.
     
  43. Astro66

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

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    There are cheaper deals in the US. My kid in San Fran is getting a better deal for Tahoe only resorts. I'm sure there's probably a Utah version.
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah forecast is looking very tasty.

    I'm not back until 24th.
     
  45. Zimbooo

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    Thats what they want to hear!!!
    But good on ya.
     
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  46. Astro66

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

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    Please ........ Pure of heart and Richer than Rockefella. :mad::mad::mad:

    :D
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    New Leichardt chair?
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, a rather contentious capital investment. Much debate about net value..
     
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  49. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    What was the cost of the "freedom pass" prior to Vail.............I have $645 in my head?
    @Normo and others would be able to clarify.
     
  50. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    True

    Perisher Double or Triple or Pretty Valley Quad would be my picks
     
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