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Corona Virus, postpone 2020 snow holiday?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SNOW101, Mar 8, 2020.

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  1. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    A spreading virus, community uncertainty, a recession .... just add snow.

    Staff accommodation, 2 or 3 to a room, casual wage structure, single supermarket, indoor life, people from everywhere, reliance on international staff, car park camping, will be a very interesting winter IMHO
     
  2. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    No because you got dropped off and had no car to stay in! (receptionist wanted you to be tested! LOL)
     
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  3. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah - she'll be right... just a sniffle.
    Media are blowing it up..

    Bit like the Bushfires down the coast on NYE.
     
  4. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That will be a worry for the GPs at our practice, even if not so much for themselves but for their partners at home who may be at risk.

    As to the topic I had been planning on an Epic Pass for this season but now doubt I will do so.
     
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  5. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    They are still advertising and selling the discounted epic passes. Me thinks they will sell a lot less this year, given the uncertainty
     
  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have always sold them right up to and including May. No difference this year.
     
  7. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The difference is they will sell less
     
  8. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think that this is everyones biggest concern right now. No-one really knows what is happening. How many cases there are, what the potential spread actually is, how bad the virus really is etc.

    The combination of misinformation and media hype is making it difficult to determine a real opinion based purely on facts. Even the numbers should be taken carefully as they may be low or in some cases high. As of this morning there were 60,000 that had recovered. Using that extrapolation, about 60 Australians have recovered. We havent been given the statistic on how many australians are actually recovered. The question I asked myself is if you don't buy it, and it doesn't get that bad, how much more is it going to cost you??
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  10. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Possibly. but then again most of them have already been sold.

    Your claim included "they are still discounting" they always have at this time of the year
     
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  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm I think my biannual pass is due this year.
     
  13. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My first year to buy a non locals pass.
     
  14. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim Blessed are the bignoses Ski Pass: Gold

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    That would be nice. It always annoys me having to pay $190 to park my car for a week.
     
  15. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  16. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    wonder how that will work. national parks aren't, they are state run.
    also would be a total farce if it covers national parks (ie knp) but not vic resorts just because of how state governments have divided up the mgt of their crown lands

    I'm beginning to think that whether I get to use my seasons passes, or get refunds is the least of my worries
     
  17. cold wombat

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    Button up!
     
  18. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    $85 for us locals ................... Victoria is still a shitty thing for parking money , extortion to the nth degree.
     
  19. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Federal govts park entry thingo applies to Commonwealth run national parks I heard the treasurer say. None are ski type places.
     
  20. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Accommodation is booking up I think we had 80plus days booked when I last checked.

    I don’t think the resorts will offer refunds on season tickets unless you have insurance.
     
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  21. Mr. Mook

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    Oh Goody!
    ScoMo is going on another Hawaiian holiday.......
     
  22. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Drought
    Bushfires
    Virus
    This is shit
    Dont like it
    Our winter will be ugly
    Business is bad
     
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  23. Neddy

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    This scenario is looking more likely each day.

    Will the masses turn to the backcountry and are we going to see a run on Clif bars in the shops?
     
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  24. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    if they don't open at all i think they will have to do something.
    credit for next year would be a good thing to offer even if they do open but people don't come
     
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    I returned from Japan (Niseko) on the 19th of Feb then developed symptoms over the coming days.

    I spoke to my GP who didn't want to see me so I called the Health Direct hotline.

    They instructed me to go to the hospital emergency ward and I was put in isolation while I was swabbed and blood taken.

    Ended up being Influenza B which knocked me around a bit.

    Pic 1.JPG Pic 2.JPG
     
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  26. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    if they don’t open at all then sure, but if they are only closed for a week or two I don’t like the chances of refunds.
     
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  27. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    agreed. it's a season pass.

    still think that credits for next year, or some pro rata of that, would be sensible. if people think they've lost all their money because of the virus, many won't be in a hurry to but a season pass again soon. a credit would get a lot of them back
     
  28. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are the queues at many lifts at Oz ski resorts in the school holidays a "non essential mass gathering of 500 or more people"?
     
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  29. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    At opening and particular choke points throughout the day there would be.
    As well as at the restaurants/cafes/tube/etc
     
  30. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not to mention Banjos on a Wednesday night.
     
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  31. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    ewwwwwww
     
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  32. cold wombat

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    I'm thinking the "early bird" discount on next season's epic pass will be "healthy".
     
  33. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I predict Vail to deduct my payment ... and give me sweet fa refund after they open the lifts in september for a week..
     
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  34. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    on a powder day, xxxx yes they are!
     
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  35. nezumi

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    While I did receive a refund for my wife, son and myself for one day lost after my wife dislocated her elbow last year, I don't like the methodology that Perisher/Vail apply.

    If you have a multi-day pass, rather than dividing the cost by the number of days, they subtract the cost of the same pass with one fewer days and refund that.

    e.g
    5 day lift and lesson = $559
    1/5th cost refund = $111.80
    Vail/Perisher refund = $559 - (cost of 4 day pass) = $559 - $492 = $67

    By the same notion, I suspect that any calculation for season pass refunds would be based on the number of days available at full walk up cost - if that's more than the cost of the Epic Aus Pass, then no refund for you!
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'm fairly sure that's how the Thredbo insurance works too
     
  37. Xwing

    Xwing One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    500 person maximum. Flu like virus in winter. High density crowds inside buildings like the Perisher Centre. Ski Tube passengers breathing in humid wet environment. Gates locked at Sawpit and Alpine Way, open to essential traffic only. Realistically there will no provisions to make secure a few skiers each day - too expensive and the logistics for such a small industry when so many others are already affected. Let us hope the 500 max lifts prior.
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My idea of cancelling season pass and buying splitboard instead is suddenly looking more attractive
     
  39. crackson

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    Ski resorts are mass people gatherings over 500.
     
  40. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those dates match up with when I got sick in Niseko...I was pretty damn crook. I feel better about what it may have been seeing your results!
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I also tested negative to Coronavirus (so now out of isolation) but they didn't tell me what type of Influenza I have. From what I've heard about Coronavirus symptoms, I'm kinda wishing I did have it as they are MUCH milder and it would be something I don't have to worry about any more (I think? - can you catch it more than once????). I'm now into my 10th day of this flu and it's not giving up on it's influence over my body without a fight.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    cancel?

    i don't know about thredbo but pretty sure that is not an option for epic. when you pay the first instalment you commit to paying the balance when due. it's not just a deposit
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup.
    But don't worry... its only a sniffle
     
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    MickM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Situation is fluid, nobody knows where this is going. The situation in Italy was a wake up call for all western countries as was the cancellation of the US basketball for professional sport.

    Ski resorts will suffer big time IMO with the peak of flu season & virus likely coming together during peak snow season.

    Edit: I hope I am wrong BTW
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ikon pass has a cancellation policy. You lose the deposit and there’s an admin fee. But theoretically I could use my 5 days at Thredbo before the end of August and then cancel. The payment plan runs until September.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im supposed to be going to Thredbo for Easter, hmmmm.
     
  47. dawooduck

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    People should calm the fck down and leave their old folks at home.

    80+ days until winter
     
  48. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I'm pretty sure last year people were calling and cancelling before the rest of the payment was due, just meant to lose your $50 deposit (EDIT: for Thredbo)
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not at Perisher
    Though this year
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah sorry I meant Thredbo.

    But still, it might not be possible anyway, I was just going off a somewhat sketchy memory of people saying last year they just called and lost their deposit
     
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