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Epic Australia Pass 2020 $829

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skiflat, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:42 PM.

  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Launched

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

    Lock in your Epic Australia Pass for only $829 for Adults, $469 for Students (up to year 12) and $639 for Seniors (65 years and over). The Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in under 4 days*.

    Now's the time to lock in your 2020 Epic Australia Pass with only $49 upfront and the balance payable on 1 May 2020.
     
  2. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    I like the * the 4 days is at Vail day pass prices
     
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  3. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    ie. Don't ever try to pop into Vail for a day. they'll take your first born as well.
     
  4. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cracked $800
     
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  5. cornice11

    cornice11 One of Us

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    probably less than 4 on current exchange rates.
     
  6. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day ticket was $160 on the weekend.
     
  7. cornice11

    cornice11 One of Us

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    at vail?
     
  8. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    even better!
     
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  10. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was impressed. lucky I was there as a guide, so got 50% off.
     
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  11. Timmossy

    Timmossy One of Us

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    I wonder if a senior over 75 can still get free skiing on a Hotham/Falls ticket like they currently do or whether they need to 'suck it up' and now buy tickets.
     
  12. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yep exactly $30 more than current pass early bird rate which was $799. So they’re trying to recoup that $30 credit they gave out during the power outage:)
     
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  13. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Epic Australia Pass doesn't actually pay for itself in under 4 days*.
    Using that logic, you can pay $829 and STOP riding after 4 days (at Vail) and you're in front...... ?? o_O:crap:

    Umm no. I reckon you're in front ONLY when your price per day is down to a reasonable price.
     
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  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My 365 is down to $22 a day so far.
     
  15. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beer and wine cost more.
     
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  16. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us

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    Its ****ing August, the earliest you can use the pass is June next year. If you could use it in this years northern hemisphere season maybe there's a point but launching it this early is just ludicrous.

    There is no actual way to cancel if you change your mind in the next 10 months before the pass becomes active. I would rather wait and consider the minimal price rise to be retrospective pass protection that covered me against a change of mind.
     
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  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cashing in while the froth is high.
     
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  18. skull

    skull One of Us

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    I’ve noticed the price doesn’t really rise all that much up to May. So no point really locking it in so early.
     
  19. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It’s not compolsery.....who cares if it’s announced 2 years ahead...
     
  20. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us

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    Some people will jump the gun without knowing the full terms and conditions. It's borderline predatory to capitalise on the hype like this to try and lock people in.
    The least we can do is make forumites aware of the real situation instead of stoking the hype.
     
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  21. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Vail Ski Resort single day ticket was US$209 this season. I believe it's going to US$235 next season.

    Convert that to AUD and you've got 2019 @ AUD$308 or 2020 @ AUD$346. CHEAP.
     
  22. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Like the cost of lodging at member USA resorts
     
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  23. skinavy

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    My military epic pass is down $9USD per day and still got at least one more week up at Perisher in this season.
     
  24. skull

    skull One of Us

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    I will be getting one of those in prep for my 2021 OS trip.
     
  25. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So who released 2020 first, Thredbo or Perisher?
     
  26. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Perisher
     
  27. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yaaaaaaayyyyy, Perisher beat Thredbo.:(

    Damm pain being out so early.

    We’ll have the 2021 release in November 2019 now.
     
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  28. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty sure they both released this time last year as well. Thredbo 365 need to give people some time as it needs to be paid in October.
     
  29. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    So they keep jacking up the walk up day pass price to convince the rest of us that we need the season pass, and Jack it up as well as the cost of add ons. Who responded to all those surveys in the last few years and told them we wanted to pay more? FFS at least fill in the potholes in the carpark. As a cranky old bastard said in the V 8 line one morning, Perisher is the only resort where you pay to be yelled at by the adolescents who run the place.
    Wait, that was me.
    And I just paid the f#$&n’ deposit for 2020.
     
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  30. kiter

    kiter One of Us

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    They’ve gone too far . Plus tube add on too much . I’m out
     
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  31. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    Do enough days and it’s cheap enough.....

    Don’t like it go some where else or don’t go to the snow it’s your decision.

    If I added up what I spent each year in the snow I’d probably stop going but what else do you do all winter?
     
  32. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    How many is "enough days" ?
     
  33. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pick an upcoming Friday night - when the Quarterly Tax installment care factor is low ( getting sloshed helps) , and get that little plastic thing out- ( no not to be misconstrued) then weigh up the Budget adjustment versus sedated city life .
     
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  34. kiter

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    Not worth it ,full car parks , even ski tube , chairs close with a puff of wind , thredbos the same . Maniacs on the roads and the ski runs . Australian skiing pffft
     
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  35. cornice11

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    Me too. Out. Backcountry only with a few charlottes pass days next season.
     
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  36. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    That’s the strategy.

    Vail Resorts don’t want to be reliant on snow conditions to dictate their revenue. They want to bank their money before the first snow flake falls.

    It’s a great strategy for a ski resort business but it does restrict the spirit of freedom and discovery.
     
  37. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its never enough! I always want more!
     
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  38. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    How many season passes do the resorts sell? You could work out the income just on those numbers. 100,000? 500,000?
     
  39. fenrir

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    It's not a deposit, you just purchased a 2020 pass according to the T&C.
     
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  40. Paperboy

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    Too many!
     
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  41. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wonder how they would actually go with that, I mean why even have a deposit then?
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So when do you normally need to make the initial payment by to get the advertised price? I'm used to hero passes being early oct. I can't see anything in this epic pass announcement
     
  43. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    I’ll have 40-50 days on my pass this Aussie season and will do another 20ish over seas I think that’s enough.
     
  44. skull

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    No OS for us but I have about 20 odd days skiing already and a handful of mtb days with the 365 pass
     
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  45. N0frilz

    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    Just commits you to use your pass.

    IMHO the Lift pass is the cheap part, accomodation is the killer.
     
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  46. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very slim picking for me this year. Only 8 days so far, probably 2-4 more this season. Big use will be 10 days at Whistler in Jan. So paid for. But now having to travel, being restricted to weekends and the utter chaos it’s been this year...that’s a no from me.

    Hoping to improve on the xc skis enough to venture on outings, still get my fix, no crowds.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    there are ways of staying cheaper but most don't really consider them
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    To really get the most put of winter you need to spend $1658
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    LJ quad share weekend in August?
     
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  50. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL