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need schooling on Thredbo.

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Ultra2.0, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 One of Us

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    after skiing at Perisher for the last 30 years, (board rider) and a break of 2 years (thanx covid), now its time to make a change, and look at riding at Thredbo for the first time,
    basically, pros and cons of accommodation locations. must have car parking.
    seen cheap rooms a the southern end in cabins, but doesn't seam to have parking,
    lots of places at the northern end have garages but have more $$, .
    food availability? i am assuming not an issue with the village restaurants. but during the day on the mountain etc
    Best runs for a good mix of the Thredbo experience..
    yeah, i know, tough questions with huge range of answers.
     
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  2. Annabuzzy That's 'ma Lord Buzzy to you Ski Pass: Gold

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    You choose the year they jack up season prices by 100% as the year to first ski Thredbo?

    Anyway from what I’m seeing outside August there will be plenty of accomodation choices.
     
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  3. climberman

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    day tickets are $4 more than last year and basically the same as Perisher.
     
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  4. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 One of Us

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    My usual season is mid to late August for a week, and another mid Sep for good spring riding, been my usual times at Perisher, and always had good cover for Australia at those times, i am assuming thredbo will still be top to bottom around then... as for prices, its Australia, i expect to get r**ped financially.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Keeping an eye on this as hoping to ski Thredbo first time late August. Good discount on lift passes if you buy early. Accomm v reasonable, too.
     
  6. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    what's the reason for the car parking requirement? there may be other ways of meeting the objective, or not
     
  7. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is plenty of overnight parking but unless the accom provides it at the front door the overnight parking is located in the everyman overnight car park.
     
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  8. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey @Ultra2.0 of you can’t get parking on site there are dedicated o/night car parks a five or ten minute walk from anywhere in Thredbo.

    If you are after parking with a charger, that will be limited however there is a Tesla charger available for use near the upper square. From memory maybe two hours parking available there, although I am sure the maps electric folks use will be up to date.

    If in Thredbo for the week skiing there is usually no need to drive anywhere, so you could charge over an evening or two after skiing to be full for the return trip.

    Thredbo guest services may be able to assist re the charger availability as well.
     
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  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unfortunately even in a good year, top to bottom in September is iffy.

    Fingers crossed snowmaking works this year.

    Why do you need door parking?

    Typically you can unload at accom and drive back to overnight parking and bus back to accom. There is no reason to need your car during your stay.

    How many people do you require accom for?
     
  10. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    What are you talking about ? ;)

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  11. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There may be a good reason for needing a car park at acomm, but it's worth testing if that is the case. Eg a non skiing member of the party with a disability may need the car close for daytrips
     
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    Billy_Buttons Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or, they have a $200k plus car that they don't want snowboards lent up against.
     
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  13. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    but then probably would pay for undercover
     
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  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So far as runs, if its on, Funnelweb for sure, Highnoon and Supertrail because (I usually ski Worldcup over ST, but you should do one ST from the tippy top), True Blue. Off piste off Karels, and Central Spur area Ts. Thats a classic set for an experienced skier, which I assume. Heaps more to find.
     
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  15. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Spring skiing at Thredbo is pretty poor in comparison to Perisher. That's for sure.
     
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  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, its much the same, just less of it.
     
  17. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy That's 'ma Lord Buzzy to you Ski Pass: Gold

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    The overnight parking is separate from the day trippers so I doubt that would be happening.

    Anyway, it’s Thredbo. If they get a scratch on the $200k car they’ll just park it outside the car dealership on the way home, and pick up a new one
     
  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Daytrips to where???

    But yes I did ask why.
     
  19. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    distillery, dalgety, cooma, xmas shop, jindy, lake crackenback... anything to avoid cabin fever
     
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  20. skifree

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

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    Dead Horse Gap, Kahncobahn, the list goes on.
     
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  21. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    On the accommodation front,Thredbo is like anywhere, the more you want the more you pay.

    If you want a lot of space, wood fire, garage, then Woodbridge and Crackenback are the go, they are expensive but you save on food as you eat in.

    if you want to be in the heart of the action, own packing and limit bus rides, squatters and Alpine are handy but also $$$.

    the higher up the hill you go, the less you pay but the harder it is to get back to the apartment for lunch.
     
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  22. Legs Akimbo

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    Squatters as an example - it has undercover parking but it is on a level below the apartments. Too far to run an extension cord if that is a factor.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    But, as another example, Squatters has short term parking at the front door. Enough time to check in, unload your crap and move it to the apartment. Then you move your car to proper parking. Most places have similar formal or informal arrangements.
     
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  24. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Piss Off....they're all mine. :D;)
     
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  25. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rare car?!
     
  26. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    do thredbo close much of the resort because they cant be bothered running it in spring?
     
  27. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mother nature takes care of that.
     
  28. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They like to try and keep it T2B as long as possible. But in spring its really just Merritts and the T's. Really good fun if you know your way around some days.
     
  29. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    first time I skied thredbo was late Sept. I think everything was open except ramshead was running. it was a good year :)
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    i get the impression taht perisher would only have front valley, no matter how good the cover
     
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  30. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah no.... mt P at minimum
     
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  31. chicski

    chicski Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have skied Mt P and Eyre on closing weekend.
     
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  32. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Late September at Perisher is usually two areas and 27 lifts or so nowadays. Snow conditions permitting.
    Smiggs and Guthega closed.
     
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  33. LaNeige

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    Ha, that what I prefer to ski anyway, except when it's it's on. Actually, I like skiing slush so I don't mind the lower mountain even in spring.

    Thredbo is actually a pretty simple resort to get your head around, there's the Gunbarrel side and the Kosi side. On the GB side there's Highnoon and Dream Run to get you back to the bottom. On the Kosi side there's the ST plus variants or Ramshead trails to get you to the bottom. Lift wise there's Merritt linking the two sides of the mountain.

    Then there are basically three areas up high, from skiiers left to right Merritts, the central.spur and the Basin.

    My typical plan for groomer day is the get a coupe of runs in on ST or Highnoon then head high and try to find some windblown. On a fresh day well, who has friends on a power day. On a wind hold day, pack your skin's. When it's clear snow in the village check the temps at the top station, you never know your luck. Of course my plans very rarely work and I'm easily lead astray.
     
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  34. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    yep. Never head high up first :D
     
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  35. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I cant remeber the last time I was able to ski dream run.
     
  36. Donzah

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    Ski walk ski.
    Combat skiing.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can.
    The year before last.
    It was not epic but was definitely skiable.
     
  38. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve skied dream run most years was looking good last year before the issues with snow making
     
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    Now has snow making ... Oh wait
     
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    Dream run is cruisy as. I don't know why you guys rubbish it.
     
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    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love irony
     
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    Most amazing powder day there in august 2004.
    Lapping Merritts chair. Gunbarrel was on hold.
     
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    But not every year....
     
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    I had some awesome Dream Runs last winter, widened, groomed, snow made and deserted.

    Cranking
     
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    Billy_Buttons Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Four numbers only: Thredbo 1981
     
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    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those two days were fun
     
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