Ongoing dramas re driving up (current stories pls)

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  1. bawbawbel

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    Heard stories about zero tolerance of experienced visitors just driving up and down like they always did ? Getting yelled at by the resort chain fitting team is a bad start to your day.
    A hundred cars parked on the SFR while the access road could be negotiated by a Goggo Dart with four people on board ? What about some lateral thinking . Maybe a "tow you up" service for once a year visitors..
     
  2. KL.

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    seriously
     
  3. bawbawskier77

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    Have been up and down 3 times so far and no issues so far compared to last year. I suspect some of the issues may relate to resort entry being reinstated and upfront payment needed.

    Heard stories that people were not paying through the easy access system so the resort revert to the human way so they get the $$$ in the door.

    Maybe a shuttle bus for a small fee (I think the mountain experiences runs one?) would be best from the bottom carpark but parking capacity would be an issue for mind.
     
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    "$$$ in the door" ? The Chain Fitting Team do not charge. Or do they?
     
  5. bawbawskier77

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    Resort entry fees...the $56 per car
     
  6. KL.

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    ouch
     
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  7. bawbawskier77

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    pretty much on par with the Buller, Hotham, Falls Creek...add on bullers oversnow fees and your nearly $150 to get in the door.
     
  8. KL.

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    Resort entry fees... i don't remember these last year or do you mean park entry fees
     
  9. bawbawskier77

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    the fees you pay the resort for being at the resort...some call them resort entry, hotham maybe parking fees as its a through road.
     
  10. KL.

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    ah, you only need to pay these if you park overnight ($50) but there is a max amount for the season
     
  11. bawbawskier77

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    yeah plus a fee for the day/night after. same as other resorts.
     
  12. Bpoos

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    I heard something about visitors being allowed to drive up without carrying chains yesterday? Is that true?
     
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    Better that the Mountain Representative make a statement about that.
    Often black and white initiatives are reversed after realizing that their foot is just about being shot to shreds.
    Disabling uphill facilities for short term economies will surely be regretted.
    Private initiatives made the resort bloom, they should be encouraged with long term concessions.
    Once apon a time came a refusal to load any snowboarder without a leash. That one only lasted a day.
    After a derail goofies were threatened with disqualification because their uphill track was displaced from that of the herd.
    An excellent instructor was fired because she complained on line about the hassle of walking up to the pub.
    International visitors toting a slightly different toboggan were left nonplussed.
    But now everything is changing....
     
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  14. jez01

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    Hey guys, what would it take for the road to be closed up to the mountain? Do some light snow showers do it? Looking at a Sunday trip and snow showers are in the forecast.
     
  15. Froff Life

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    No, you'd need heavier falls to close the road. Do expect to fit snow chains on Sunday though.
     
  16. jez01

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    Cool thanks for that, all cars or just 2WD?
     
  17. Froff Life

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    Depends on how much snow, Sunday could be 10cm+ so possibly all vehicles.
     
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