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Need help with planning Thredbo trip

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by thredbonoob, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    G'day guys, first time poster here who could really use some help.

    Me and my mates are coming to Thredbo from QLD. We are arriving in Sydney and plan on getting greyhound bus to Sydney.

    We are stuck however with what to do in regards to rental gear. We would love to rent from Jindy as it is quite cheap, however unfortunately if we are getting a bus we won't have enough time to get off the bus and get fitted etc.

    Is our only option essentially to rent in Thredbo Village? I've looked at the prices and they are insane. Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks legends :)
    Kelly
     
  2. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perhaps the extra cost ski hire would make car hire or drive your own car more attractive.
     
  3. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    Was thinking this but I have heard parking in Thredbo is an absoloute pain.
     
  4. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends how late you arrive.
     
  5. Adricat

    Adricat One of Us

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    Nar, not really. Overnight/ multiday is usually easy enough to find, might just take a few laps. Its all in the timing. Don't forget the cost of the National Park pass.
     
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  6. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    So we could leave our car parked for a week for free? Is it a pretty dangerous drive? Have had no previous experience driving in the snow (we are going last week of june/first week of July)
     
  7. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'll be up for $190 annual parks pass for your vehicle. To enter and stay in the National Park.
     
  8. climberman

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    And check any hire car terms and conditions RE snow if not taking your own :)

    Have fun :)
     
  9. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    Think we have decided to hire our own mini bus and just park it at Friday flats for the week we are there!
     
  10. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just confirm you are able to take it above the snow line
     
  11. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have you booked accommodation in village?
     
  13. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    yes accomodation in village!
     
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  14. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    Company we rented from says its all good which is great! I'm guessing we will need snow chains
     
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    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hire them in jindy.
     
  16. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    So just to confirm, there is free multi day parking at friday flats? So I can leave the minibus sitting there for 5 days?
     
  17. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Thredbo village is just below the snowline and is quite an easy drive. Just keep an eye out for wildlife on the way up.

    If you are going in some weather, eg it's snowing, keep track of road conditions via the NSW live traffic app.

    Sometimes you'll need to chain up.

    Get gear on the way from Jindy.

    Yes, but you still need to pay for National Park Entry.
     
  18. thredbonoob

    thredbonoob First Runs

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    Thanks so much for the info, appreciate it!
     
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    ShavedBadger Latte Sipper Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yep - throughout Thredbo, as long as you've got your parks pass displayed you're golden.
     
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    Adricat One of Us

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    A lot of places will provide a car parking space with your booking.
     
  21. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even if they don't provide parking you can almost always drive to your accommodation, unload your gear and take the bus to o/night parking. You can walk back or get shuttles. Reverse on departure.
     
  22. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just hitching a ride on here- does anyone know if it's possible to hire ntn gear at Thredbo? Planning a trip from Vic late August. Have booked accomm. Don't want to drive to Jindy.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Annabuzzy Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So if you get the bus from Sydney then your only option is to rent in Thredbo. Sorry.

    There’s not much love for Thredbo generally at the moment and deservedly so.

    While border closures/quarantine/snap Qld lockdowns are always a risk you’d think by ski season they’d be much more infrequent.

    Enjoy.
     
  25. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not in Thredbo no, Jindy yes.
     
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    Annabuzzy Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep you can do that.

    If you do, hiring from Rhythm is probably the option (Cooma) or innumerable hire places in Jindy.
     
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  27. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    As @telecrag says, Jindy.

    What ntn are you looking for? Heavy resort, or tourable tech?

    What size are you large ntn or small ntn?
     
  28. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have not used so would like to try. Outlaw x sounds like the go for mostly resort with touring option (according to the gospel of T Phat, anyway. Oh, Ziggy seems to like them, too.) Large Axls is what I have atm.
     
  29. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What boots are you using?
     
  30. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sound like full hire, Wilderness.
     
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  31. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Put the call out when you are in town too, if you'd like to have a tele with anyone.
     
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  32. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    as others have said Jindy is the only place to hire tele gear. FWIW at a saving of 130 odd grams I wouldn’t rule out the rottefella bindings as a resort and sometimes bc binding. The one thing they have over the outlaw is the ability to easily switch ski.

    I have one binding and a carve, all mountain and touring / powder ski and just switch the binding over.

    also a plus if the binding breaks, no need to plug holes etc.
     
  33. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    this ^^^
     
  34. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    IMO they are terrible to tour on, though I have done so a lot. That heel piece is a joke too.
     
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    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    i don’t disagree but if it is the odd tour then the ability to switch skis is a plus.
     
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  36. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Getting way off topic, but I have had several sets of heel pieces start to pop up (into climb) at unfortunate moments. Takes a fair few tours before it happens, but they are an indication of what the binding is made for IMO.

    Mine have finally had it I reckon, so am thinking Ill try the Outlaws also.
     
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  37. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ditto
     
  38. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Teleposse hits Thredbo!
     
  39. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scarpa T2 Eco, very happy with fit and function but I understand there have been developments in binding, if not boot technology. Thanks for kind offers, but having been a BB and FC kinda guy ( with occasional excursions to Buller, Hoth, Hakuba and Myoko), I'm hoping to just take it easy and explore. Thinking about booking the bc tour but a friendly local could perhaps provide an alternative pov and experience. Bring on Winter, I say. I am already in trouble at home for planning this trip.
     
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  40. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    NTN boots are also better, IMO.

    No one cares how well, or fast, or big you ski, so long as you have the joy its all good.
     
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    Doouble check that fact. :ast time I rented a vehicle, the he snowline for rental purposes was classified as the National Park station near Bullocks Flats
     
  42. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ll be floating about.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    On powder, hopefully. Thanks.
     
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  44. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ill be up as much as possible, so good chance I will be around during your visit. Always love catching up with other tele skiers, back in the day we used to collect any we found skiing, sometimes getting ten or more new friends together. Any refusal was met with good natured heckling. I was collected first day I skied by myself on my first ever season pass.
     
  45. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi @thredbonoob
    https://www.snowcentral.com.au/pages/rental-hire-rates
     
  46. chriscross

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    Sorry, the border will be closed to Qlders

     
  49. Lego

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    Instead of making a new thread, I thought I’d just tack my question on in here.

    I’m planning my family Thredbo ski holiday, and I’m wondering about the order of booking accomodation and lift passes.

    I’m thinking that I should book the accomodation in Thredbo village, and then when the lift pass sales open, buy the lift passes on the first release day.

    Is this the best order?
     
  50. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, accommodation is booking out fast so I would lock that in to make sure you can get what you want.

    Ticket sales aren’t selling out, looking at the day passes their is still availability during school holidays which are traditionally two of the busiest weeks.
     
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