EPIC passes and conversions/upgrades

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  1. Ziggy

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    some complicated choices for people deciding whether to change passes. very significamt that 15YOs count as adults on Epic but not till 18YO on Hero
     
  3. Ziggy

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    Epic - Still on student pass if f.t. at a 2ndary college.
     
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    While kids are at school they are still child passes on Aus Epic.
     
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    Just paid the $49 down for next year's Epic.
    Interesting that adults are 13+
     
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    Epic USA 13+
    Epic Australia - Till the end of High school
     
  7. Boodwah

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    Bought Epic USA bc French connection. Nearly $5000 worth of "free" skiing for the family.
     
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    But there are student USA epic passes right through uni.
     
  9. Ozgirl

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    So i received an email from Perisher saying that Falls and Hotham are now epic.

    However there was an asterix on Hotham only with the caveat of "access to Hotham pending certain approvals". Interesting that falls isn't pending anymore?
     
  10. Ziggy

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    If I read the guff right and convert from Hero to Epic Aus (seniors) there'll be about a hundred bucks refund :cool: . And access to Perisher.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    individuals should probably still read the comparison of conditions/benefits to make sure they are getting the best value
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable
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    How to make a simple process like buying a lift ticket ridiculously complex.
     
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  13. Moondog55

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    At Falls Creek prices that is what? 6 beers? 10 cappuccinos ?
    I haven't got the emails yet but I paid in full over 6 months ago due to the credit on my account
     
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    Yeah but maybe not access to Hotham!
     
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    Apparently it's just waiting on a lease conditions amendment.
     
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    It is in fact simple - and the web info clarity is well ahead of what we've seen from Falls before. What's less simple is the transition arrangements, and that's a one-off.
     
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    Essentially I have to weigh up whether the local Hero benefits (one free friend day pass plus one free hire at Falls) plus Falls retail discounts suit me better than access to Perisher and the other resorts elsewhere.

    It’s a no-brainer for Northern hemisphere skiers to convert, and for Falls locals to stay with the Hero Pass for 2019.

    The better value is the Epic conversion, IF one also skies elsewhere.
     
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    Falls Epic benefits are yet to be announced.
     
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    Posted this in the other thread. Better here:

    So, I think I've got this right...I've paid deposits for Hotham Hero passes for the fam for 2019 season. When these remaining government approvals come through (and I pay the outstanding balances) I'll be offered a conversion to EPIC Australia Passes (at no extra cost??). That bit seems clear enough. So here's where I'm unsure - we want to ski Telluride in Jan 2020. That's not covered on the EPIC Australia Pass but is covered on the higher cost EPIC Pass. My read of the news release is we wont be able to upgrade from EPIC Australia Pass to the EPIC Pass for the SH19 NH19/20 season. But it seems we may be able to buy the full EPIC pass post SH19 season that will cover NH19/20 and SH20. Correct?

    Any clarity appreciated!
     
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    That’s how I read it too.
    I’m sticking w Hero for this Oz season.
    Then Epic for 19-20 NH and 2020 Oz season which pays for France too.
     
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    LOL .... It's a T&C clusterfck and how to make the simple task of buying an affordable days skiing at a whim a chore.

    Epic, Hero, Epic Oz, mates rates, early bird, Thredbo winter, 365 pass, Epic day pass, Ikon pass, it's a complete and utter mess only an accountant seeking yield and penetration could create.
     
  22. person s

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    I got a free 5 day pass at Hakuba
    nothing else matters
     
  23. dawooduck

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    And my neighbour got 10 days at Whistler for free Inc free accommodation in her friends condo.

    The trick to all these passes is to have lots of friends with condo in the pass covered designations.

    Ski house swapping based on pass coverage
     
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