Money saving tips when heading to the snow

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  1. Gimp

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    Shopper dockets from Woolies = 2 for 1 meals at the Banjo.
     
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    Buy Aldi gear.

    ;)
     
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    And take lunch with you. Buying food on mountain is the second fastest way to burn through cash.
     
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  4. Gimp

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    Free snow play at Kiandra (when it happens). Parks entry further towards Selwyn.
     
  5. Chaeron

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    If you’re going often buy your own gear rather than rent, get a season pass for resort entry and lifts. Higher initial outlay, greater savings over time.
     
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  6. Gimp

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    Yup, the weather doesn't care what brand you wear, pretentious people do though.
     
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    Purchase online to avoid delays once on mountain and to obtain cheaper pricing.
     
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  8. Mitchell Pearce

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    Collect your own gear in the off-season or end of season sales.
     
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    Something I wish I'd done earlier in my skiing life.
     
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    always see aldi gear in salvos for even bigger savings.
     
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  11. blowfin

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    Carry your own water, a Camelback or bladder in a backpack will quickly pay for itself compared to buying drinks on the hill.

    Get into the backcountry. You might have to invest in different gear to begin with, but it will pay for itself over time with what you save on lift tickets.
     
  12. Gimp

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    Two for Tuesday and bring a friend Friday's at CP, best value skiing in mountains
     
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    Camp. Take home made frozen meals and plenty of noodles and chocolate.
     
  14. Seafm

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    If renting gear do it in Jindabyne. Cheaper and IMO better quality.
     
  15. Gimp

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    Backcountry pass at Thredbo_One way trip up the Kosi chair, head two clicks SW and save yourself 100 bucks on what Jen will charge you for Siggy Hill BC experience.
     
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    Same bearing, 5 mins more will get you to $180 experience.
     
  17. Doonks

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    Find out where the private instructors meet up with their customers. Follow them. Listen carefully from afar. Stand close by, but try to look inconspicuous
     
  18. Chaeron

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    LOL
     
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    Poma at CP has same effect
     
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    Snowchains (when needed) and patience - cheaper than vehicle repair.

    Also ambulance cover (at @$90 per annum per family) - cheaper than ambulance costs (can be thousands)
     
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    I've always wondered about this - season passes are pretty cheap compared to fully equipping and maintaining a BC kit.
     
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    K10 does armpit cheeseburgers, or down the pants pizza for lunch!
     
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    Seasons pass isn't a viable option for me with the amount of days I get in Australia. I'd get one (Thredbo at least) for BC access anyway, if I could get enough days in.

    Not sure about maintaining the kit? I've upgraded my bindings but I wouldn't class that as maintenance. Only thing I've really done is replace a pair of tail clips for my split and it cost me about $40. Skins are pretty affordable really, all things considered, haven't needed to reglue or replace yet.

    I thought of it this way: This'll be my fourth trip for splitfest, we usually do a single day of resort out of 4 days on the snow. That's three lift tickets I don't need to buy. I'm probably on parity with the setup right about now after limited days, and having the split with me in Japan this year saved me having to buy a new Pow board, after snapping my other one.
     
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    I hate skiing with a back pack so carry the soft hydro flasks instead usually 350ml or 500ml, re fill at coffee break and lunch and you quickly drink a few litres.

    We also carry hydro tads, $8 for a tub of 12 that’s 12 poweraids for more or less the price of 1.

    I fill a swell drink bottle with coffee, still piping hot in the afternoon when I finish.

    Don’t drink at the House if Ullr with Sean and @telecrag will save you a fortune!
     
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    Sean’s left (to find his liver)
     
  28. Tweekin

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    stay at home
     
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    And save ours!

    Yeah his last night in town @telecrag and I found ourselves at the bar with him, he was seriously in the mood to party and TC and I were headin BC the next day. The was the infamous water shot night!
     
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    Stay in for dinner by taking your own (usually frozen bulk-cook ups over various long weekends), for us offsets lunch costs if you want to ski all over the resort.

    Offset locker costs by stocking it with water for after ski hydration and snacks and other expensive 'add-on' costs such as band-aids, hair ties, tissues, spare goggles, hand warmers, neck warmers, gloves etc... all the things that a family might forget which are so expensive on the mountain.

    Buy secondhand equipment. Re-sell kids equipment and good condition outerlayers. This year covered the cost of new boots.

    Use a good quality sports wash [edit: on the clothes as well as your body].
     
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    If you're going to LM or Buller (from the eastern suburbs) hire your clothing, chains, XC skis etc at Narbethong. Considerably cheaper than Mansfield or Marysville and way cheaper than on mountain. ;)
     
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    Big bowl of porridge with honey and fruit mix for breaky. Chocolate mini bars in pockets. Free water coolers down the bottom.
     
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    ski telemark tbar at perisher all day.
     
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    Buy chips at guthega hotel.
     
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    Tosted sangas at a Club nearby.
     
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    I expect a BBQ.
    *nick doesn't serve chips at the hotel. He gets mad.
     
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    Or coffee until hes ready
     
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    I was about to ROFL and don’t forget to ask for sauce.
     
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    Join the Jindi Bowlo, 10% off drinks and meals.
     
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    Can confirm after tonight that Bowlo food is still crap. $22 for frozen fish fillets.
     
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    Why? ? Why did you go there?
     
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    Not my choice. Been a few years, now I remember why.
     
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    It's so dire.
    It's been 8 years for us.
    After numerous "worst meals of my life"
    I just put a line through it.
     
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    Go whinge about it on fb, geez eight years and you think your opinion is valid? Who gets fish and chips at an inland bowlo, the coast maybe.
     
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    Chicski got the fish
    Been eating there from 92.
    It never improved. It never got better.
    I don't support Shit businesses .
    Plenty of other spots in Jindy
     
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    Where’s the best parmie?
     
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    In my van on day 5 without a shower. Buy standard schnitzel and add your own cheesey parma topping.
     
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    Maximise vertical ski metres by becoming a ski pooer. Dont even need to stop moving. Get in the crounch position and continue movement while you are moving. Best bit is you can tell all your mates it was dumping.
     
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    Your own cheesey parma topping!!!
     
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    Stop it!
    It’s not Brisbane.
     
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