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Beginner areas at PB

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by olly, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. olly

    olly First Runs

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    Is it possible to ski across from the top of the Forester Quad Chair to the Pleasant Valley Chair? Is the trail easy for first time skiers?

    Any other tips on good areas for beginners to get away from the front valley?
     
  2. steve8113

    steve8113 First Runs

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    there are plenty of places, u have smiggins. you could prob ski from top of express to pleasant vally, but there is traversing involved. a good area is also happy vally for beginners.
     
  3. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    For a first time skier on their first day you might be better off catching the train to Blue cow instead of skiing round the top. If they are doing okay on their first day then then should be able to ski around after that.
     
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  4. DeeDee

    DeeDee First Runs

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    pretty valley is a good place to learn too, as is easy chair at blue cow.

    As a nice loop for beginners (and to really show you the size of this resort), warm up on front valley, then catch the forester quad to mid station, scoot down to pretty valley, take the run down (and do pretty valley a few times if you want), when you've had enough, ride past the chair and straight down to interceptor. Take it to the top, then head down towards pleasant valley where you join the trail just before the chair. You can do pleasant valley for a bit as well. When you've had enough, catch the brumby T to Blue Cow terminal and do the Early Starter for a few runs.

    To get back to Front Valley you can catch the skitube back, or go head down towards pleasant valley, catch the chair, and ski down copperhead road, which takes you back to pretty valley chair. Go past pretty valley chair (not in the interceptor direction, but the other direction) and you get down to Telemark T, take this back, and you are back on Front Valley.

     
  5. fdxrate

    fdxrate Hard Yards

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    olly, for a first time skier, catch the bus around to Smiggins and try the Wood Run or as D'eye suggested catch the tube up to Blue Cow and ski the Early Starter just below the Terminal.

    Both the Tube and the shuttle bus are free if you have a mountain pass.
     
  6. Snow Gun

    Snow Gun A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    FFS, Some people must have missed the point of this post....

    FIRST TIMER.....

    Anyone considering a first timer go anywhere near the Forrester Quad (if it is the main Quad) is moronic (on their fist day of course).

    If you are a beginner, then just hang around Smiggins. There is more than enough there to keep yourself entertained for the first few days, then you can progress to some of the other runs mentioned. The thing is, that after a day or 2, then you are no longer a first timer.

    The other option is Blue Cow, but IMO Smiggins is a lot more accessible with more 'easier' terrain for a first timer. There are easy, medium and hard runs there......
     
  7. Snow Gun

    Snow Gun A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    In answer to your question, I would consider that a first timer is not suitable to ride the Forrester quad, nor ski any of the runs / trails from it.

    Tips as per last post, ski at Smiggins. The best thing about that, is that even experienced skiers can hang around Smiggins for a while and still enjoy themselves and keep an eye on their mates....
     
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