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Costco 2 day "beginner" ski + lesson pass - Perisher - $189

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Martyr, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Martyr

    Martyr Hard Yards

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    I saw this in Costco just last weekend. The fine print mentioned something about "access to 30 lifts across Perisher".

    AFAIK, Perisher has more lifts than this? Does this pass restrict access to beginner lifts? If not, it seems to be a cheap two day pass?
     
  2. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah ,They had a pass with lessons available last year which sounds similar to that , it was only valid on certain lifts and aimed at the beginners, not sure on which lifts you could not go on
     
  3. torks

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    Its basically all the lifts excluding all Mt P lifts, the Summit and the Ridge at Blue Cow as well as Interceptor and North Perisher T. So you miss out on a few of the more interesting runs.
     
  4. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I saw these as well, this year and last year. But I thought they were for limited dates.
     
  5. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    What happens if someone with a limited ticket strays, by going past the bottom of Happy Valley to Mt P for example. Are they allowed to ride but not come back, or are they told to take a hike?
     
  7. Donza

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    I wondered that too...
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends on the staff.

    I have seen/heard for people taking a hike. But if someone is in a generous mood a a skidoo courtesy can be offered...
     
  9. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Make em walk.. its sweet FA from Mt P to Happy Valley.
     
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    Could skate/traverse to Home rope tow ? all easy from there.
     
  11. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Nup...
    Need to go up and over. creek in the way.
     
  12. Martyr

    Martyr Hard Yards

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    I'm sorry if anyone is offended by this epic thread res...

    I notice this deal is still on offer at Costco. It' still referred to as 'Beginner bundle...' but there is no longer any reference to limited lift access? Nor is there a limited-lift trail map.

    Also, the Perisher website has three lesson areas, all with significantly different pricing (all two-day);
    Perisher: $447
    Blue Cow: $362
    Smiggin: $341

    The Costco two-day bundle is $319, but doesn't specify where the lesson is held?

    So my questions are:
    1: Is this deal for full lift access?
    2: Where are lessons held?
     
  13. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    There's a thread from someone else who had taken up this offer - I'm reasonably certain that the lessons were at Blue Cow, which also meant that the hire had to be collected from Bullocks Flat.