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2021 Epic Australia Pass $859

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skiflat, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    $49 down $859 in total

    https://www.epicaustraliapass.com.au/epic-australia-pass

    Refund or pass protection

    To ensure your Epic Coverage is tailored to your skiing and riding preferences, once you have completed thecheckout process you will have the opportunity to answer two questions about the resort(s) you would like to have covered and when you plan to ski or ride.
     
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  2. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tube is $139
     
  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Back for 2021! 6 Bring a Mate discounted lift ticket invitations: Receive 6 x 1 day discounted lift ticket invitations to help your mates save up to 50% off the window ticket price when they buy online, in advance.
     
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  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    In the event we need to manage capacity during the 2021 and 2021-22 seasons to allow for physical distancing, Vail Resorts may be managing access to our mountains through a reservation system that prioritizes our pass holders. As events with COVID-19 unfold, we will adapt our approach as necessary to help keep you safe
     
  5. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Done, Personally I think Vail handled things really well and went above and beyond by refunding the deposit etc from this seasons pass. I am happy to take a punt again and hope that 2021 is a slightly more "normal" season.
     
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  6. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I feel they have to write that now...especially for the NA market
     
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  7. Young Angus

    Young Angus One of Us

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    I'm a bit funny about it but they've included Epic Coverage and I'm sure that if things are still on the blink come winter 2021 I'd be able to get a refund if necessary. It was a balls up this year, but so was everything.
     
  8. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Teleroo and telejoeys going EPIC for 2021. First time EPICers.
     
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  9. Me+3

    Me+3 Addicted

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    what's to stop a EPA holder using it in Aus in Winter 21
    then asking for a rebate for the unused NH portion for 21/22...
    book & cancel some accommodation to show you were going to be in the US for say 10 nights...
    can't travel due to Aus gov't directive.
    hard for them to argue is it not ?
     
  10. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    To ensure your Epic Coverage is tailored to your skiing and riding preferences, once you have completed the checkout process you will have the opportunity to answer two questions about the resort(s) you would like to have covered and when you plan to ski or ride.
     
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  11. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I never saw this
     
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  12. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Question is; could anyone be arsed stuffing around with that for what? Maybe a couple hundred refund if you already got your moneys worth in the Oz season.
    If this country is still in lockdown by 2022 we have bigger issues on our hands than an Epic refund.
     
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  13. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I didn’t get it either.
     
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  14. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm moreso thinking 2021
    I used my epic pass OS in January.
    Intended to use it next year as well.
    Obviously I can't be arsed.
    However for a family heading to Breckenridge eg for a month. That's a big reason to purchase.
     
  15. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah sure, but that’s a different story, this years pass we bought before the flu was even on the radar :)
     
  16. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's my refund options then?
     
  17. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting I logged out once receipt number was given.

    I have logged in again options to nominate are there.
     
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  18. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yeah seems new for this year....
     
  19. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I haven’t got a clue mate, I was just commenting on the fact I don’t think people would go through the trouble of booking/cancelling flights and accommodation for 2022 just to get a small refund.
    If anyone has an epic for this Oz season and can’t use it OS in 2021 I spose you can get a refund on outstanding/missed savings. I.e if I have already skied five or more days here I spose nothing.
     
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  20. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Olympic year........get on.
     
  21. Muddy

    Muddy Hard Yards

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    Interesting. According to Ts&Cs the choices you are supposed to get are:
    1. Primary resort vs All Resorts
    2. Specific Week or Core Season

    Seems you will get defaulted to All Resorts and Core Season if you don't pick. You can change it manually up to start of June 21.

    I'm not really understanding why you'd pick All Resorts, but maybe it'll be clearer on my millionth reading of the Ts and Cs.
     
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  22. buckwheat

    buckwheat One of Us

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    What is the reason for the choices above? I presume it doesn't it change what you actually have access to? Or is it about what sort of refund you're allowed if the rona continues into 2021?
     
  23. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    not just rona.

    if you ski one week a year, you can cover that week.

    if you ski a few times through the season, you can cover the core season. if you only choose a week and that's good but the rest of the season is stuffed, you'd get nothing

    if you only ski at one resort, then cover that. if you like the flexibility of skiing more, then spread the cover

    for me core season for Falls is the cover I need. If I was a once a year skier I'd choose a single week.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've used my pass twice at Hakuba - great
    next time I go to japan will probably be Shiga Kogen and Nozawa
    no benefit there, but not a disincentive
    I'll always try to get money's worth here
     
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    Just pulled the trigger, we've all learned what we do if the proverbial hits the fan from this year anyway...bring on 2021 !!!
     
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  26. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Swede family all locked in for 2021, bring it on, ooh wait, 2020 season not over yet :)
     
  27. Young Angus

    Young Angus One of Us

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    Haha isn't it?
     
  28. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    I thought there was a more expensive Aussie pass that gave access to Euro resorts?

    Seems only the US Epic pass gives that now? Or has that always been the case?
     
  29. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah that's quite the price rise. My partner is going to hate me for it but at that price I'd rather drive...
     
  30. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Always
     
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  31. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    $59 bucks rise
    About $3 a trip for most people
     
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  32. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    In crap weather at least, and busy weekends.
     
  33. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah that's the problem. We may only use the tube a few times a year which makes the cost per trip even greater (considering we probably have the parks pass anyway).
     
  34. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Thanks :(
     
  35. nitroaddict

    nitroaddict First Runs

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    Does anyone have any idea on how to calculate whether the EAP will be worth it next year? Im a city dweller up in Sydney so wont have as much access to the mountains as others living close by. This will be the first time I'm getting the EAP and without being able to find lift prices from previous years (off peak/peak/shoulder), been finding it hard to crunch the numbers. Also, to play devil's advocate, Mountain Collective also seems like decent value - but does Perisher > Thredbo?
     
  36. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Dunno about weekly passes etc. but if you ski weekends you “ski for free” after five days.
     
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    nitroaddict First Runs

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    Awesome! It will definitely be weekends. Do you have the breakdown from a normal year's prices for 2 day / 3 day lift passes? Assuming weekend is more expensive?
     
  38. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I forget when the first price rise usually is, anyone know?
     
  39. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sorry nah.
     
  40. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    29th September for the first one, whatever that is this year :)
     
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  41. nitroaddict

    nitroaddict First Runs

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    Awesome thanks anyway. That's super helpful!
     
  42. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well, Thredbo forced my hand by a non offering so I'm locked in to epic. At least I know that I have a pass that will be honoured and how much it will cost.
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didn't they push that date out last year as well?
     
  44. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    They just raise the price a bit every time. Been a bit different over the years, sometimes the first rise was just to the Tube add-on etc. but that might have been before it was Epic.
     
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  45. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The price rise hasn't really got serious until March since its been Epic, but with the uncertainty over the northern winter may leave them in a different financial situation next year where the rise is steeper.
     
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  46. nitroaddict

    nitroaddict First Runs

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    Cant you consider the Mountain Collective pass?
     
  47. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I can't find the exact figures but I think it was after 8 days where a season pass became more cost effective than MC. That was before Thredbo increased the cost of a daily ticket this year. Also unsure whether the extra days under MC plays nicely with their reservation system.
     
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    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    We bit the bullet this arvo. Decided that if we can get 4 weeks down there next year and maybe a trip to Perisher (If I have brownie points) it'll be cheap skiing considering that this year was a no-show, in Victoria at least.
     
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  49. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    2021 IS an Olympic year....
     
  50. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    But Olympic is only open when there's really good snow depth. :whistle:
     
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