Question Getting to Perisher for the oversnow

Ian

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I'm booked in on the 2nd Aug 11am oversnow. I have everything booked except ski tube open return.

Perisher are only accepting bookings a week ahead along with the Perisher punters. After their recent Victorian closure I can understand why.

How is everyone else getting up there?
 

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I used to just turn up at the Ski Tube before the 'skiers only time' (8:30ish ?) and buy my open return tickets then... but that was 5 years ago. Have they change the Ski Tube 'transport only' purchasing requirements for this Covid season?

I'd normally be better placed to answer this but my daughter and I are going to Thredbo this year (Sun 26 - Fri 31) as we got a good deal at the Thredbo Hotel and she's not skied there before, just CP and Perisher.
 

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I used to book the skitube a month ahead but this year they're only enabling forward bookings a week ahead.

This year you can't book tickets the day you turn up.
 

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Bugr... Sort of glad we got that deal at Thredbo then...
Sorry I can't really offer many suggestions. Before the ski tube I have used the taxi from the Jindy BP, or a couple of times the bus from the Sawpit Carpark to Perisher.
The train made it much simpler, but you need to time it well to link up with the CPV oversnow.
I preferred it when you just turned up to the terminal and then got added to the oversnow queue. With the 'booked' times it's a pain. I figure it's just a way to make money on the 'change time' fee for the oversnow :)
 

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There's a bus?
There certainly was! I just don't know if it still runs. After the ski tube the business model may not have worked. It was cheaper than the tube if you had a car full of people, but if alone, the park fees to stay at Sawpit outweighed the tube fees...
It might be worth a Google... The bus company would still get business from the Wilson Valley Ski Rider crowd, so maybe it's still economic.
 

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There certainly was! I just don't know if it still runs. After the ski tube the business model may not have worked. It was cheaper than the tube if you had a car full of people, but if alone, the park fees to stay at Sawpit outweighed the tube fees...
It might be worth a Google... The bus company would still get business from the Wilson Valley Ski Rider crowd, so maybe it's still economic.
I've often seen cars at the car park there behind the Toll Booth and wondered what the transport plan to Perisher would be but never looked into it.

With the Toobe limitations this year it might worth look at how this car park operates.

But given I'm not skiing P this year such research will be low on my to do list.
 

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I do note that the shittier the car, the more likely you are to get a lift. Drivers of eurolux FauxWDs pretend you don't exist.
Actually not quite true, the last two rides I have done, one out of Thredbo and one out of Perisher were each is very flash 4WD things, timber (look?) on the dash an all.
 

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One of my clubs long term members recalled their weekly Charlottes Pass ski race trips:

Leave Sydney after work 5pm friday,
Sleep in the car at Cooma,
Drive up to Sawpit Creek and park the car,
Hitch hike to Smiggins to catch the 6am oversnow to Charlottes, (never a problem wearing the club jumper)
Ski all weekend, black tie dinner,
Sunday after the races, do the reverse back to Sydney by midnight.
Turn up at work bright and bushy tailed the next morning.

Made of much sterner stuff back then.
 

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Hmmm.... I reckon your mate's recollections are getting hazy, or even perhaps muddled :rolleyes:

The KAC Race week events (last week of July / first week of August - before the Insurance costs got too much) were always held mid-week (Tues-Thurs) with the party on the Thursday night.
Standard Race was (is still?) held on Friday with the results awarded in the Adams Bar late Friday afternoon before dinner.
I honestly do not recall any formal races held on the Weekends, but I've only been going to CPV since 77...
Maybe they were purely between their own club members?
 
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