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Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by currawong, Dec 9, 2014.
Just outlayed for the 6 day, any day pass. Good value.
Does anyone know if I can redeem Hero Pass lift pass discount vouchers (have printed them out) online? I'm taking up my boys over the weekend, and it would be vastly preferable to purchase their lift tickets online rather than having to stand in a queue...
Try calling the office?
@Scott No Mates Ver 1.1 - going to do that this morning.
And the answer is?
Judging by the info posted by @Sadie in the other Falls creek thread the answer is likely to be no.
Couldn't get them on the phone today - put on hold & gave up after 10 minutes as I had to go. Will try again tomorrow
Lift company confirmed over the phone it has to be done in person. Gave them some immediate and robust (but polite) feedback. Not impressed, especially as they already have a voucher acceptance system set up in their check-out process, and their print-out vouchers also already have a unique digital ID. Not hard!
This generates a disincentive for Hero Pass users to cash in their discounts and in effect devalues these discounts. Not really good customer service if you think about it. The system is set up not for the consumer, but for the administrator. Might take my cash elsewhere next season, come to think of it...not that this would have any impact.
Customer service isn't meant to make life easier for customers - why would anyone want to take advantage of the 'freebies' included in the ticket?
A staffer's car on Road 24 after the dump.
Pic by Nikki Ta.
Ouch! Now that's what insurance is for.... Hope the resort covers the excess!
It won't polish out?
At least his wipers were up
3rd day confined to basecamp. Done the shopping, washing and shell-garment reproofing. I spose it'd be silly to wax the skis for the second time.
I'm tempted to drive up the hill just to see how bad it is.
A bit of drama atm over near Wallace Hut:
Prob one of the Rovers.
Pics of the backcountry all taken at about this time in August. They give some idea of coverage.
2017 From PV road near the gate, looking down Rocky Valley:
2015, taken from near there - at the top of one of the Knolls. Rocky Knobs on the right, Nelse South far left. I noted great coverage of sugar snow. The south slopes weren't sastrugied as they are now.
2013 Rocky Knobs and BHP road:
2012, Frying Pan Spur and the Fainters:
Any advice on where to buy new ski poles in the morning on the mountain would be appreciated. I am staying at QT.
Conditions today were so good I was daydreaming as I headed into the maze and skied into a rope! What an idiot. Thankfully only thing that broke was a pole!
You'll need to go to the Bowl or ski through the Village.....Snow Rider at the Hotel, Yogis or Central Snowsports.
Isn't there a shop just up the road from hallways comet on the left? Looking at the map it is in halleys lodge opposite pretty valley lodge
Hmmmm might be quicker to just rent some poles for the last two days of this trip.
Does anyone know if shops do this? The place in QT does not have this as an option on its online booking page.
Sorry forgot about them.
It would probably take as long to go through the rental process as it would to catch Halley's chair, ski to the bowl/through the Village, grab a pair of poles to buy and then jump on Summit or Inter.
Do you want good poles or just anything will do? If you want something decent then go with @Hully's suggestions - central snowsports, yogi's or snowrider.
Thanks @Hully. This sounds like a plan. Thanks @emkae and @currawong as well
There's always a selection of poles outside the cafes
Ones lost in the car parks usually end up in the Oversnow terminal.
Did he have Snow Tyres?
Of course! Imagine the grip it has.
Snow tyres and lowered suspension, it's a fully sick snow beast!
I wasn't going to suggest that.
A for persistence.
D for sense of humour.
E for reading an audience.
= Ignore Poster.
As I posted in response to you in another thread.....
"Yeah, all (except ambo) purchased by peoples gate entry fees by an organisation going backwards at over $3/4 million per year. Buller RMB CEO lost his job because he couldn't afford Nokian tyres and had to rort the system to buy them."
The car that was parked at Road 24 and had a tree fall on it was doing so in order not to have to pay Resort Entry. Most likely a young resort worker who contributes much more to the visitor experience than you ever will.
Need Nokian Rollbars to prevent damage in possible tree fall....
The only advantage that Hotham has is its carparks are free from any tree fall possibility.
I gather tree falls aren't uncommon on Road 24.
It's reserved for staff parking, at no cost, nor is there any damage cover.
FCRM has announced it's extending the season by a week, to October 8.
Dang - I've just booked the whole of the week prior. Oh well. I'll just have to enjoy that week even if it's not the last.
I suspect that quite a few businesses may choose not to open in that last week. Numbers will probably be low and staff will have made other arrangements. But there will be enough to enjoy the bonus week
They should make entry free for that week. Taking advantage of the second week of school holidays no doubt but it would normally finish about the same time if the October long weekend (NSW) did not fall on the 1/10 so really it should be business as usual. I have not seen other resorts jump onto this as yet but I am sure they will.
usually vic resorts close a week before nsw. once upon a time show day was a public holiday on the thursday and if it was a good season people would make a long weekend of closing. in fact bulle r& hotham sometimes close awek earlier. I can't recall falls closing before that but could well be mistaken
Closing date does vary a little - last year FC closed on the Sunday of the NSW Long Week End, that is pretty standard as the Victorians don't get this day in October (but have Melbourne Cup or local race days instead).
The snow at FC usually holds up better than Buller due to the orientation of the hill.
Okay, so it looks like +1 and I are going to make a September holiday trip to Falls. Does the Gully chairlift still run as an access lift even if the run going down to it isn't skiable?
I am 99% confident that it does. Someone will chip in and take that to 100%, I am sure.
If the resort is open Gully runs, even if all the other lifts are on wind-hold and the run below it isn't skiable.
However, in shoulder season, if the village is open to vehicles and one can drive up to the bowl it may not run, but then it isn't an issue.
Looks like the Hero pass does't come with 7 days free in Steamboat anymore. Boo!
There was an article on Miss Snow it All facebook page today that the Eagle Chair redevelopment had go the go ahead. Falls Creek Resort replied that the rumor was true. The article says a high speed, detachable quad and I assume this will shift the alignment to that proposed in the strategic plan.
No. Alignment will be unchanged, just a few metres shorter. FCSL said getting permission for tthe other alignment was going to be too hard. Suspect it may also be cheaper to keep this alignment
Thanks for that information. I couldn't find much detail on what they had planned.
My understanding is that the load will be closer to the maintenance workshop with a building for storing chairs and unload a little lower to provide a larger unload area. I think they would have liked the chair building where the old tennis courts were but this is designated by RMB for a future ice skating rink.