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Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by currawong, Jul 15, 2015.
Since Saturday the app has stopped doing push notifications on my devices, despite reinstallation.
Currawong, white room was very nice. All gone now and everywhere is pretty much same same.
I think the ones next to the race courses must make it easier when there are races or training.
I heard that the reason for roping off under towers was because the clearence above the snow didn't meet an international standard. hopefully they will groom deeper tonight.
some other ropes near chairs might be for the same reason.
Colleague is heading up tonight for the first time so I feel it's my duty to inform her of this years do's and don'ts.
What's good and bad this year folks?
Don’t eat yellow snow
Not too many real don'ts this year.
Feathertop restaurant is said to be not good this year. I'm not a fan of jerry's stall or karelia.
Elk is always good. Need to book for dinner but can usually walk in for lunch.
Village shuttle still under resourced and waiting times can be long. Avoid if you can.
Worst crowds are while lessons are on, particularly on Towers and Halleys. Ski early and at lunch time for less crowds. Be prepared to move around for shorter queues. Midweek, summit is rarely bad.
Be friendly, say nice things to lifties, enjoy the more relaxed vibe
blue brumby (was Maggie's) and dickie knees are not much good this year. slow service and food nothing to get excited about. cloud 9 and frying pan on the other hand continue to be pretty good after changing management before last season. not cheap but quality and service are good.
nelse is doing lunches this year and said to be good value
For the driver of the black Outback who early this morning went to overtake three of us at the straight by the Bogong Village turnoff, putting life and property at risk like that earned you less than one minute by the top.
Ask yourself whether it was worth it.
Award for the longest trail of cars behind a bus this season must go to
I was one of 18 cars this morning, well i counted 18 but could have been more.
Gives you the shits doesn't it.
Not uncommon among foreign buses.
Mr Plod had pulled over a couple of buses just above Mt Beauty this morning. Adelaide was one. About 8.30am.
Hopefully won't be a repeat offender now that he's been told.
It looked like a check not an infringement - chains, license endorsement etc.
Brickbats to Smokers
bouquets to 4wds who promptly moved into pullouts this am. one was even a p plater
not a brickbat but quite disappointing that frying pan inn food is not as good as last year. still quite good but not as exciting as last year. bouquet though for the atomic pale ale.
Brickbat - Dicky Knees.. 1 person operating the till the same person getting food. Lovely lady talking to everyone and generally in a great mood... But 3 staff out cleaning tables.. 15 minutes to get a can of coke does seem excessive. Another friend lined up for 25 minutes to get a muffin.. I understand somethings take longer, but surely there is a better system when a lot of the food is prepared..
reckon dicky knees has gone backwards with both service and food quality. Frying pan been good though
frying pan is not quite as good as last year but still pretty good.
the one time I went to dead horse (aka blue brumby) this year it was rubbish. I haven't been to dickie's this year but hear lots of complaints, mainly about very slow service. I've heard particular criticisms of the time wasted trying to get signal for electronic payments
dickie's and brumby were sublet last year from the astra mob who took on all the lift co food & beverage outlets. AIUI one of the people involved in the snack places last year has pulled out and they have gone backwards. Cloud 9 and Fryers are still good
Need I say more about the juxtaposition of the two adverts on the newsletter?
Life experience is a good thing for copywriters.
Just bring a packed lunch leave in the car and have the occasional coffee or snack at dicky knees before 11.30 to beat the crowds.
Ski food in Australia was never going to be brilliant , healthy or a reasonable price.
Windy Corner cafe I think offers a very fair choice of meals and take-aways.
OH yeah I was a bit harsh ----Windy Corner is good , interesting food I had a tasty vegie curry there and the Gateway Cafe place near the bottom of the Inter Lift is nice if you are parked near there.
it's hard to get cheap and very good. however there are quite a few opportunities for pretty good and not ridiculously expensive. Elk's express lunch, the bar snacks at Frying Pan (eg nachos), pizza at Cloud 9, karaage chicken at Be Food have all been pretty good value this year IMHO.
I'm a fan of chips with garlic aioli at Gully Easy Eats ($11) and the toasted egg and bacon roll at the Pass ($10). No idea what value that is since take-away isn't part of my diet at home.
Brickbats to Falls Creek coaches for cancelling our booked bus service from Falls Creek to Albury 2 days before the start of our holiday.
The reason given, and I quote:
As per my phone call to you I confirm that we are suspending the 1.30pm service from Falls Creek to Albury
As per our Terms and Conditions “ The Company reserves the right to cancel, postpone or divert any services if necessary.”
This decision has been made by our Manager and we apologise for any inconvenience.
We had an expensive non-changeable flight out of Sydney that needed this link to make the connection flight from Albury.
Bouquets to http://alpinetaxi.com.au/ for saving us! While only a little more expensive than the bus, was very comfortable, on time, and reliable. Next time we transit through Albury for a trip to Falls, no way would we try and rely on the bus.
Did they not offer you an earlier departure, we had the same issue of cancelling our 1.30pm bus too, but there was another one departing at 10.40am which we caught?
Yes we were offered that, but all in all, losing that extra 1/2 to 3/4 days skiing up until 1:30pm was a killer considering the overall costs of the whole trip for us. I had already paid for the lift passes.
the previous owner of the bus co world run a service even if only 1 person was booked.
we were victims of this practice in the usa with a regional airline
Pedantic button ON
There is no such thing as Garlic Aioli There is Aioli or there is Garlic Mayonnaise.
Pedantic button OFF
If only Windy Corner would serve real chips again I wouldn't bother eating anywhere else.
Yes. The only flavour for aioli is strong garlic. There can be nice flavoured mayonnaises, but they are not aioli.
I wish I had known about “Alpine Taxi’s”, I will definitely consider them next time. We also had issues this season with virgin cancelling flights so not meeting the coach (so brickbats to virgin airlines) transfers this year cost us a fortune !
I'm using the term on their menu. I expect they use it as some people are averse to garlic and may not be familiar with the term.
BE Foodstore -Staff friendly this year and great coffee
Milch - Anytime of the day. Too many good points to mention
Snowclub - The 4 year old is now confident on Highway 83
4 Site staff for the over snow. Amazing crew
Cloud 9 - Pizza
Astra - Epic always
Elk - The fire never going in the restaurant
Elk Apartment 3 bar - They haven't got a chance against Astra. Poor staff service and no fire. Yeh it feels like New York with their attitude. No wonder it was always empty
Might be time of year but Elk’s fire was always going when I was there this year.
Having sat at a table next to the fire when it was going, it was way too hot.
We try and get a table a bit further away
Yes quite a few reviews saying it was too hot
Same time last year. No fire either
So it's a fail for me
Astra fire always going
I'd prefer the elk fire wasn't going. it does get hot near it, and can be a bit smokey. i've never been cold in there.
I still like elk, regardless of the fire
We always get the same table so we never notice.
Yeah took the kids last year with promise of marshmallows in the fire
Walking past again this year no fire
I don't go there for marshmellows. The food is a lot better than that
Well we went last year and wasn't amazed by it.... but yeah
Will give it another go next year though
Not saying it's sensational but over many yearsI've found it reliably good with a reasonable sprinkle of very good to excellent.
Yes we walked in and out of Summit Ridge.. despite the positive comments it didn't feel great to us
We didn’t eat at Summit Ridge this year. The past two seasons they were great though.
Can vouch for the same.
didn't eat there either this year. the person i would normally go there with said it was a different chef this year and had gone a bit more middle eastern - which would would have been fine by me but not her taste
Instead we went to Nelse. Doubt that I will back. My meal was pretty uninspiring, although others were more enthusiastic