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Sadie

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I think Hotham are saying they have a limited number of hero passes. Also i think the due date is mid sept rather than early oct as usual.
Will be interesting if falls say any different, especially since is really the same product
Falls has also mentioned limited passes. I wonder how true this is.
 
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Slide Sideways

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Spring pass purchased
2 x Hero Pass purchased

Hello Spring
You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?
 

FatBoyDave

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?
LOL
 
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snowgum

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?

Do you at least like the resort name? (;-)
 

emkae

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?

You forgot:

Oversnow is a ripoff and I'm carting all my gear up the hill and how many stairs are there?
 

skiflat

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?

Buller is not always better.......

Plus can always ski Hotham on this pass....
 
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currawong

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?
They waste too much money on xc
They don't spend enough money on xc
It's a rip off
Seniors discounts aren't the same as they used to be

I'm sure there are more perenial whinges
 
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Slide Sideways

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Buller is not always better.......

Plus can always ski Hotham on this pass....
Hotham. ....well where do I start

Convoy in inclement weather
Carpark next to General
Chains fitted in Harrietville
Heavenly Valley chair
Slalom gully
Heavenly Valley chair
Slalom gully
Heavenly Valley chair
Slalom gully
Zirkys
Warm beer
Coffee is horrible
No apple pie like kofflers
 

Sadie

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Hotham. ....well where do I start

Convoy in inclement weather
Carpark next to General
Chains fitted in Harrietville
Heavenly Valley chair
Slalom gully
Zirkys
Warm beer
Coffee is horrible
No apple pie like kofflers

Lifties are more interested in how many beers they sunk at The Genny the night before
Slalom Gully
Slalom Gully
Did I mention the bus?
 
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Slide Sideways

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And don't forget slalom gully

Or the sardine can....I think they refer to them over at Hotham as a Bus

Did I mention anything about the ski schools that congregate at the off ramps on every lift at Falls?

International poma is always on wind hold.
 
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Chaeron

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And why is the Maze not groomed?

And why aren’t there people at the bottom of the runs handing out champagne and hot chocolate?

And why do they allow snowboarders on the mountain?

And what is this helmet fetish?
 

Ziggy

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Falls has also mentioned limited passes. I wonder how true this is.
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And in this morning's email notice:

There are a limited number of passes available at this discounted rate so be sure to secure yours today to beat the price rise.
 

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You might regret that decision....

Falls is flat
The road in and out is terrible no one pulls over to let faster vehicle pass
signs to fit chains to AWD advisable
Eagle chair doesn't run correctly
Carpark gets full by 8:30am on a weekend
express chair is now known as Halleys comet again
Ski in and ski out is horrible to walk on
Runs are short
Coffee is horrible
Have left anything off?

I remember sitting in a bar many years ago with who is now ex FC mtn manager (or what ever they were called in ARC times) actually all the various resort managers and senior staff were there, any after many drinks had been consumed and FC Mgr declared loudly "blah blah blah well at Mt Falls Creek we do blah etc etc" ..... well didnt everyone get into him "Mt Falls Creek....that not a F$%*ing mtn.." was brunt of jokes for the rest of the night .....ahh good times
 

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Lucky you get that cheap Hotham accomodation, otherwise you would have found yourself buying the Buller season pass with the free spring skiing and a cutlery set.
:rolleyes:
Remember this spray that I copped from @skiflat ......
"LOL
Ok then
Still defending Falls I see
Oh since it's fine by you, it must be fine for everyone....
Falls visitor numbers say it all. Worst growth of any resort in VIC in a good season
Would think they would try to attract NEW visitors
I think their is a saying about arguing with an ...."

Affirmed everything I was saying by buying a 2018 Spring Pass and 2019 Hero Pass.... who was arguing with an ...... ??
 

Chaeron

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Inconsistency- the first right of being on an online forum.
Overreaction - the 2nd right of being on an online forum
Defending the indefensible- the 3rd right of being on an online forum
Digging yourself into a hole - the 4th right of being on an online forum
Drawing up a long list of obvious things...
Stating the obvious....
Starting a derivative thread...
Thk God for mods...
 

skiflat

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:rolleyes:
Remember this spray that I copped from @skiflat ......
"LOL
Ok then
Still defending Falls I see
Oh since it's fine by you, it must be fine for everyone....
Falls visitor numbers say it all. Worst growth of any resort in VIC in a good season
Would think they would try to attract NEW visitors
I think their is a saying about arguing with an ...."

Affirmed everything I was saying by buying a 2018 Spring Pass and 2019 Hero Pass.... who was arguing with an ...... ??

Yes and No

Falls visitor numbers still point a bad picture in a great season

Pathetic oversnow. I am prepared

If it was a Falls only pass I wouldn't get it.

Not sure what I have affirmed

2019 will be 6 days at Falls and 10 plus at Hotham.
 

skiflat

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Lucky you get that cheap Hotham accomodation, otherwise you would have found yourself buying the Buller season pass with the free spring skiing and a cutlery set.

Nah Buller pass would be last on the list still.

I'd get a Thredbo pass well before Buller and even a Perisher pass too...
 

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I remember sitting in a bar many years ago with who is now ex FC mtn manager (or what ever they were called in ARC times) actually all the various resort managers and senior staff were there, any after many drinks had been consumed and FC Mgr declared loudly "blah blah blah well at Mt Falls Creek we do blah etc etc" ..... well didnt everyone get into him "Mt Falls Creek....that not a F$%*ing mtn.." was brunt of jokes for the rest of the night .....ahh good times

Ironically, if the McKay Plan had have come to fruition, Falls would have some of the steepest inbound skiing in OZ, and perhaps not deserve (if not totally shake of the moniker) the crown, 'Flat Creek' .
 

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Ironically, if the McKay Plan had have come to fruition, Falls would have some of the steepest inbound skiing in OZ, and perhaps not deserve (if not totally shake of the moniker) the crown, 'Flat Creek' .

Yes that is very true. Although the reality is that we all have a bit of fun when it comes to "Who's Swartz is bigger", but in truth all the Vic resorts have great, good, and bad points! Yet on their day, any particular resort may offer "best day ever" and often depends on who you are skiing with. Which when I think back on best days, its not resort specific, its about the friends I was with on the day.
 
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Yes that is very true. Although the reality is that we all have a bit of fun when it comes to "Who's Swartz is bigger", but in truth all the Vic resorts have great, good, and bad points! Yet on their day, any particular resort may offer "best day ever" and often depends on who you are skiing with. Which when I think back on best days, its not resort specific, its about the friends I was with on the day.

True. And it keeps McKay 'pristine' for those who earn their turns! (;-)
 

Slide Sideways

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Question

Normally when driving to Falls , we stay at Mum's in Bright.

Staying on the hill soon, so stopping in Bright is not required, what's the difference if I go via Bright or the C534/C531 route?

Leaving Melbourne around 6pm Friday night.

In all our visits , never been via C534/C531

Maps shows only 9 minute difference....

Less traffic via C534/C531 ? Road conditions?

TIA
 

currawong

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Quicker, easier to go the rosewhite route. As @Ziggy said, less twisty, faster, less traffic. Also less dickheads on wrong side of the road.

Tawonga gap route is for motorbike or scenic variation or when you have to go to Bright.

Tunnel gap route is for heavy trailer, foggy night, car sick passengers or scenic variation. It's narrower and a little slower but only a couple of tight turns - and tends to be less foggy.
 

snowgum

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Another vote for Rosewhite. Make sure you’ve got your supplies though. I think Bright shops/petrol stay open later.

But yes - a hood road for lottlies in back & car sick prone peeps. (;-)
 
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