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Corona Virus, postpone 2020 snow holiday?

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

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  1. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its not outside that worries me..
    Its lets be honest. The shit state of the bathrooms etc on the hill.
     
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    Public Transport is exempt from the more than 500 ban, as are amusement parks, shopping centres and restaurants/food courts. So I'd say that that surely would cover ski resorts.

    June is a long time away. There might not even be Coronavirus by then.
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, I thought it was a little odd. I think it’s a bit like here, not wanting to cancel the GP because so many $$$$ involved. Same in BC, closing down the resorts would really hurt the economy, so they are keen to keep it going even though they know it probably doesn’t make sense
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And the cafes, bars, lodges, even some lifts. It is the resorts rather than the slopes themselves that are a worry
     
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    Everyone needs to put the doom pills on hold for a while. It is mid March and we are still just under 3 months away from season opening and probably 4 -5 months from when most will get on the hills so a lot of different scenarios could play out between now and then. Personally I am going skiing ,not using the skitube ,not going indoors whenever practical ,doing my business in a bag if necessary ,taking my own food/beverages ,drinking lots of water and finding less packed runs even if they arent the most desirable.

    The info I have on contracting this virus is that as long as your sensible and maybe go hyper on the hygiene caper while avoiding PROLONGED exposure to crowded areas you should have a better than average chance of avoiding this little bug while still enjoying yourself. Info received states that you need a medium length exposure (10-15 minutes is quoted but how that is determined I dont know) and/or poor hygiene (not washing hands etc) to contract the virus. Apparently staying hyper hydrated helps as well although that probably brings its own side effects.
     
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    The touring around Jagungal is going to be exceptional this season :cool:
     
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    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Might be a little more crowded than usual maybe.

    Meanwhile :(:cry:
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tell that to the staff that they need for the running of the Hill.
     
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    It might not snow.
     
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    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not much in the way of staff away from resorts. :);)
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh no for sure
     
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    The shape of coronavirus makes it a natural snow nucleator.

    2020 5metres.
     
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    Good luck with that little bit of denial.
     
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