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How's the food situation in the resort and how do I prepare for it?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Pete Holden, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Pete Holden

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    My MO in the past is go up to Blue Cow food court for lunch followed by a beer or two to the bar next door. A coffee and a croissant or cake some mornings if I feel hungry.

    What's the situation at the moment and in the next month? The website says pack your own lunch. Do you pack your own? Or are there places that are still open?
     
  2. Ozgirl

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    places are open. And I haven't had a problem getting in and getting a table etc.

    But that may change as the resort fills up - I would be carrying non perishable snacks with you just in case you can't get a table (due to their capacity limits)

    My group of friends have decided car bbq's are the go when riding on Saturdays.
     
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  3. Nightskywatcher

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    The Sundeck is including lunch in their tariff this year to minimise guest interaction with the riff raff :p

    I don't think I will deliberately travel back from Guthega, Blue Cow or Smiggins just to put on weight.
     
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  4. Snowy Joe

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    There's a great new chef at Lodge 21 Smiggins. Nice food. Fun place to stay. I loved it.
     
  5. Nightskywatcher

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    Is that new Chef you? :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh yeah... I wish I could cook. :) I had baked beans on toast last night. Oh... and I'm on the Central Coast. :)
     
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  7. Snowy Joey

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  8. skinavy

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    Weren't many seats inside the Perisher Centre last weekend. The main areas (high tables down the centre and the tables near Ski Rock) were roped off. Mid Station open with about half the normal number of tables. Didn't check elsewhere (Aldo's looked open)
     
  9. Ozgirl

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    There are extra tables outside of Perisher Centre

    And the Mexican is open.

    I don't think capacity will have changed much, so the influx that is typical for school holidays shouldn't happen. And therefore I still maintain that seats are possible.

    Food court areas (ie like the tables in the Perisher centre) are hard because to eat in the law requires you to have contact details.

    So need a corral to get people to sign in/out.
     
  10. skinavy

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    They had some table and benches (the area near Brunellis and also near the Kebab place) Had staff on door at Jax as well.
     
  11. Cheech

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    Hi Ladies & gents,

    Will be up there midweek in September with wife & 2 kids, 12 & 16yo (providing no lockdowns).
    Were from Sydney.
    We usually stay with friends out the back of Jindy, but as they have elderly parents living with them, we don't want to risk their health by staying with them. So our accomm is a motel room only.
    Planning on driving each day from Jindy to Perisher early (arriving 730-8am).
    Kids will be having lessons from Perisher (hopefully).
    What are our options for breakfast this year at the main centre ?
     
  12. Me+3

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    pre-made ham & cheese croissants.
    microwave before you leave, wrap in ali foil.
    place in a 12volt oven on the drive up - eat in carpark.
    Coffee from Brunelli's.
    Simples.
     
  13. skull

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    If it my only option was the blue cow food court I would most definitely pack my own lunch. Bleh.
     
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  14. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Come back next year
     
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    The queue waiting to get into Blue Cow food court at 12:07 today. I’d just left and every available table was in use.
     
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    I don’t eat in the perisher centre. However, in the mornings, there are 3 places open, Brunellis from 7am, and sundance and the perisher food outlet from around 7:30. No real queue for these around that time. Expensive though. In Jindy itself Sundance bakery opens 5:30 and Nimmitibel bakery 6, so that is an option before you go up the hill.
     
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  17. Cheech

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    Thanks robbo.

    As it will be the first week of the next school holidays, I'd prefer to get up there early.
    I'll just have to suck up the Perisher tax.
     
  18. skull

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    what school holidays?
     
  19. Cheech

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    Next NSW school holidays start 26/9.
    If the dump Saturday comes off, there will hopefully be enough terrain & snow to last until then (and Perisher will hopefully still be open).
     
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    Sundance has gone downhill IMO
     
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  21. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Sad :(
     
  22. skull

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    I would be surprised if blue cow is still open by the end of September but who knows.
     
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  23. robbo mcs

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    End of September. The way things are going this year, that is very long way away;)
     
  24. Cheech

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    I've got my fingers crossed that its a long season, Perisher stays open and that Gladys doesn't shut us down.

    We had a family bucket list trip to Europe booked for January (cancelled), so need to look forward to a local ski holiday instead.
     
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    I have had enjoyable short ski breaks in Perisher as late as the October long weekend - usual end of season in oz. You just can't bank on being able to ski lots of terrain, that's all. Connections between areas usually not open - just like early season. Spring skiing is great fun - start early while snow is firm, then finish early and do something else - swim, fish, cycle, chill. Maybe best to book accommodation where it is easy to do other activities if there isn't much ski terrain open. Think of it as more of a mountain holiday rather than purely ski holiday and you and the fam will have a great time.
     
  26. Pete Holden

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    Lol I regularly eat at food courts and like airline food. You must think I'm a peasant.
     
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  27. skull

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    So do I but every time I’ve gotten food there it has been subpar even for food court standards.

    A soggy vegemite sandwich is a better option.
     
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    You mean BC?
    I usually get a pie at Cowpaccino
     
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    At the bc terminal. Filth.
     
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  30. Donzah

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    Used to be great.
    Before they renamed Stampede
     
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  31. GlenH

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    I remember that!

    "Escape the herd"!
     
  32. Telemark Phat

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    Gone? Its been downhill for at least 15 years.
     
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    Certainly since the Molkenteins left.
     
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    Well in the spirit of this thread, let's recap where we're at?

    Blue Cow: avoid. You'll need to line up to get in.

    Perisher Centre: Usually not an issue to get in, if there's a line from the centre valley entrance you can use the bottom floor entrance next to Adi's (you'll still have to queue but will be shorter). I vouch for Kebabz.

    Alpine Eyre - recommended as usual, bring cash. One day last year I went to the skitube terminal to get cash only to find the Westpac ATM out of order... :(
     
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    Had a sausage roll at Sundance and one at Nimmitabel last week. Nimmitabel twice the size and delicious
     
  36. robbo mcs

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    I saw the Nimmitabel ones but didn’t try one. Looks like a meatloaf wrapped in pastry:D The honey oat slice from Nimmitabel is like crack cocaine. You have been warned, stay off the stuff, or else you will develop “a problem”LOL
     
  37. GlenH

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    We like the pies at the Kuma Bakery in, of course, Cooma.
     
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    How much is Mid station charging for a powerade this year? $10? $15?
     
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    Ask them on their FB page
     
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    I bet you that they wouldn't respond due to fear of blow back for the ridiculous price charged :D
     
  41. Donzah

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    Oh they responded to me A few years ago..I think it was their daughter...
    "don't you know how hard it is run a business in the snow yadda yadda"
    Legit got mad.
     
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  42. GlenH

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    Try running a business THIS year in the snow.

    The lady in the gift shop told me the owners (of Mid Centre cafe) are virtually "working for nothing" this year.

    I asked was she selling much in the gift store and she said No, just a few balaclavas and stuff. No one is buying the trinkets they sell because there are no foot passengers allowed.

    Tough times.
     
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    Pretty much the whole of Australia, not particularly restricted to the snow. If business make it through the pandemic without going bankrupt they will be doing well!!
     
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    I spoke to a lady running a clothing shop in Smiggins last weekend. She said business was down 80% this year.
     
  45. Nidecker

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    Yeah interestingly the Snowsports store reckon Perisher is at about 30% of last year at Perisher due to restricted numbers in the center whereas at Tbow, not nearly as bad.