Lift Pass structuring conundrum

Skeezer_09

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Jun 6, 2012
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I would like some advice on the cheapest way to structure my lift ticket and lessons for my impending visit to Perisher. We will be arriving on Tuesday 6th August mid morning (driving up from Canberra early), and staying until Sunday 11th August leaving mid afternoon to drive back to Canberra. This gives me about 6 days of riding.

As an experienced snowboarder I'm keen to try skiing for at least one full day as a new challenge. The other members of my travelling party are keen to try a different resort for one day (either Charlottes or Thredbo) for something different.

My question is this - can i get a pass which would allow me to ride 5 out of the 6 days at Perisher and include beginner lessons on skis for one of those days? Is it more cost effective to "waste" a whole mountain lift ticket on the day i decide to ski and just tack on a lesson (ie buy the 5 in 7 days pass)? Or is the "Max 6 Lift & Lesson" package a good option?

Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated!!
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SkiFamilyof4

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Jun 3, 2012
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Conundrum or confusion?

A 5 in 7 day ticket will actually get you 5.5 days of riding/skiing. So if you can hang out until 12pm on your first day you will save a bit. A beginner ski lesson add-on is $47, but you do need to specify the date and location of your lesson. I am assuming you don't need ski hire for this option. Perisher are offering bundling discounts which are calculated in the eStore purchasing process (a fair way through the process). You might get 2.5% off the lift ticket if you add a beginner lesson (about $11).

In regards to your friends, Perisher offer 4 day tickets, but they must be consecutive days. A 4 day ticket also includes access from 12pm the day before the first full day. I am told that Charlotte's are offering some sort of two for one deal on a certain day of the week (Thursday perhaps?).

Hope that helps!
 

Mr. Mook

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Wouldn't you be better off just ringing Perisher?
they can tell you exactly what you can & can't do.


from http://www.perisher.com.au/resort-information/new-to-the-snow.html
"Call our friendly holiday specialists at Perisher Snow Holidays on 1300 655 811. They will help you secure accommodation to suit your needs and answer any questions about how to get to the resort, package deals, equipment hire, lessons and all other information you may need to plan your snow holiday. "
 
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SkiFamilyof4

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Jun 3, 2012
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Mr. Mook said:
Wouldn't you be better off just ringing Perisher?
they can tell you exactly what you can & can't do.


from http://www.perisher.com.au/resort-information/new-to-the-snow.html
"Call our friendly holiday specialists at Perisher Snow Holidays on 1300 655 811. They will help you secure accommodation to suit your needs and answer any questions about how to get to the resort, package deals, equipment hire, lessons and all other information you may need to plan your snow holiday. "

Quality of answers could be an issue from some Perisher staff members. Some don't understand the range of products available. I asked about the bundling discounts and was told about the bundled lift and lesson products. When my family arrived at the snow, we proceeded directly to the lifts as we had kept our tickets from last year. I then went to pick up my children's lesson tickets but it took a while for the staff member to understand why I didn't pick up the lesson tickets when I picked up the lift tickets!
 
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