Question Parking near perisher

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How's the parking near perisher resort. Going for tabboganning with kids... Driving from jindabyne... Learnt from couple of ppl that need to reach early in the morning to get parking spot at perisher resort.... Planning to reach there by 9 am.. Is it possible to get parking comfortably near the resort or need to go as early as 7
 
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The toboggan hill is closer from the back of the car park anyway, and accessible from the street, so really there's no major problem being parked on the street. Still I'd advise you aim for 8:30 rather than 9, 9 you will be parked on the street.
 

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This thread speaks volumes for their being a dedicated snow play area with parking separate to the ski resorts reasonably close to Jindy.

If it was serviced with parking, snowmaking, picnic tables and food vans it’d take so much pressure off the parking at the resorts.
 

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This thread speaks volumes for their being a dedicated snow play area with parking separate to the ski resorts reasonably close to Jindy.

If it was serviced with parking, snowmaking, picnic tables and food vans it’d take so much pressure off the parking at the resorts.

Perhaps, people want to experience and explore the big show, even if it is to just wander about soaking up the atmosphere
 
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Perhaps, people want to experience and explore the big show, even if it is to just wander about soaking up the atmosphere
There will be plenty of those.
However many just want to give their kids a fun day out with low stress and not having to leave Jindy by 6.30 or 7am.
If it’s just a patch of snow it won’t do much to change things, but if it was serviced it would. Maybe on a weekender they’d do one day at each. That’d make a difference.

I’m thinking about family and friends with young kids... they’re not keen on the hard core bun fight for a park that you and I would endure to stoke the addiction of skiing and boarding.
 
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There will be plenty of those.
However many just want to give their kids a fun day out with low stress and not having to leave Jindy by 6.30 or 7am.
If it’s just a patch of snow it won’t do much to change things, but if it was serviced it would. Maybe on a weekender they’d do one day at each. That’d make a difference.

I’m thinking about family and friends with young kids... they’re not keen on the hard core bun fight for a park that you and I would endure to stoke the addiction of skiing and boarding.

All true enough. Guthega Turnoff in the area on the Sponars side wouldn't be to difficult to develop
 

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All true enough. Guthega Turnoff in the area on the Sponars side wouldn't be top difficult to develop
This kind of outside of the box thinking could make a real and tangible difference. I’m sure we won’t see it in our lifetimes but it’s worth thinking about.

I’ll never forget heading up to Valle Nevado - all along the roadside were parking areas, and they were PACKED. The local people packed picnics and portable bbqs and and just had a ball with snowplay. No skis or boards just sleds and snowmen. Admittedly no services either, but the Chileans are a simpler people than us Aussies - we would demand a loo and somewhere to get a latte and hot chips.
 

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Corin Forest ticks all the boxes
Except you have to book and pay in advance and when it actually snows it’s a shitfight. Had a non snow workmate prebook a couple of weekends ago, then didn’t go due to road conditions.
 
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This kind of outside of the box thinking could make a real and tangible difference. I’m sure we won’t see it in our lifetimes but it’s worth thinking about.
The small town of Beech Mountain the North Carolina mountain maintains a free sledding hill (over 5000 ft, 6 hours southwest of Washington DC). It's not far from the base of Beech Mountain ski area (3 primary fixed chairlifts, about 100 acres, 100% snowmaking). You reach the sledding hill before the parking lot for the ski hill. The town has a snowmaker, a few adults keeping order, and hay bales at the bottom to make sure no sleds end up in the road. Theoretically for kids 12 and under. But plenty of adults go sledding too. Good fun!

https://www.beechmtn.com/things-to-do/winter-sports/sledding

When my daughter and her friend were about 8, I think they enjoyed the sledding in the late afternoon more than the skiing. Friend was essentially a beginner while my daughter was a solid intermediate.
 
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Except you have to book and pay in advance and when it actually snows it’s a shitfight. Had a non snow workmate prebook a couple of weekends ago, then didn’t go due to road conditions.
Didn’t know that. Went a few years ago when the kids were little, the place must have gotten more popular.
 
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Speculation.
Will it come to... ??
Lift pass to get to the resorts .
Snowplay shuttle .
Departs Jindy 1/2 hourly at family friendly 8.30am ( the ski /board crew will mostly be uphill)
circa Dainers / Guthega Road drop off and return.
Option perhaps for the Perisher ( Thredders) Shuttle to get to Disneyland ?
Parking at the Alpine Way turn-off.
 
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Welcome to picnic table rock at Dainers Gap.

When you’ve had a feed just stand up and walk away.

This is only 10% of the shit blowing around at Dainers.
 

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Yep @skifree! Agree 100%. Pick up your shit. Hell I dropped a a trail guide the other day, blowing down the damn "black diamond" part of Lawson T-Bar and I picked it up, put it in my pocket, and later the bin. It's a national park - either keep your rubbish on you or put it in a bin, simple.
 

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Yep @skifree! Agree 100%. Pick up your shit. Hell I dropped a a trail guide the other day, blowing down the damn "black diamond" part of Lawson T-Bar and I picked it up, put it in my pocket, and later the bin. It's a national park - either keep your rubbish on you or put it in a bin, simple.
My friend makes those guides for P.
They keep buying them.
Its shit that most of them end up as rubbish blowing around
 

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My friend makes those guides for P.
They keep buying them.
Its shit that most of them end up as rubbish blowing around

Actually I find I give out a few on the mountain over the season (so I always carry a spare), this year one bloke said he couldn't find one! They're definitely very useful. I dropped it this day. But like I said I picked it up, had to stake it with my poll to stop it blowing down, then put it in my pocket and, after forgetting about it several times, put it in the bin. And luckily of course I had a spare that helped me plan the rest of the day to get through the lifts.
 

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This thread speaks volumes for their being a dedicated snow play area with parking separate to the ski resorts reasonably close to Jindy.

If it was serviced with parking, snowmaking, picnic tables and food vans it’d take so much pressure off the parking at the resorts.
Perhaps, people want to experience and explore the big show, even if it is to just wander about soaking up the atmosphere
Yes, and true. But for those who just want the simple pleasure of seeing and feeling snow a dedicated space, with food vans (Donna Buang) is what you need.

I kid you not, today we were driving home from Bullocks Flat and stopped off at Tom Groggin for a quick breather, soon after stopping three likely young lads walked up to us as we sat by the river and asked how to get to the snow without chains.

We talked about the road and the conditions etc etc.

As it turns out the nice young guys were international students from India and they just wanted to see snow, make a snow ball and all that. I hope they had a great day.
 

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Yes, and true. But for those who just want the simple pleasure of seeing and feeling snow a dedicated space, with food vans (Donna Buang) is what you need.

I kid you not, today we were driving home from Bullocks Flat and stopped off at Tom Groggin for a quick breather, soon after stopping three likely young lads walked up to us as we sat by the river and asked how to get to the snow without chains.

We talked about the road and the conditions etc etc.

As it turns out the nice young guys were international students from India and they just wanted to see snow, make a snow ball and all that. I hope they had a great day.
How was your trip?
 

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This kind of outside of the box thinking could make a real and tangible difference. I’m sure we won’t see it in our lifetimes but it’s worth thinking about.

I’ll never forget heading up to Valle Nevado - all along the roadside were parking areas, and they were PACKED. The local people packed picnics and portable bbqs and and just had a ball with snowplay. No skis or boards just sleds and snowmen. Admittedly no services either, but the Chileans are a simpler people than us Aussies - we would demand a loo and somewhere to get a latte and hot chips.

DOn't Buller have something like this? Just snowplay / food? I know its in or near the resort, but they wouldn't run it if it were not profitable.
 

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DOn't Buller have something like this? Just snowplay / food? I know its in or near the resort, but they wouldn't run it if it were not profitable.

I think they have a snowplay specific area near the Horse Hill car park?

I get the feeling that Mt Buller - Mt Stirling need to reduce the parking cost for Stirling and encourage snowplay there rather than on Buller, based on the traffic woes that have been seen this year.
 

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The better you understand Perisher the less traversing you do.
Yep, most of the time we had to do it as we had our 5yr old with us or we were in a hurry. Minor inconvenience. Though they really should grade those two high traverses, it's absurd to have repeated uphill sections.
 
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BUT still a lot. Or much lift hopping instead
Ahhh, grasshopper. Confucius say if you are lift hopping you are also skiing.

I used to think the same, but it is largely the lack of understanding of the size of the place.

Its 3 x bigger than Thredbo, of course there will be an element of traversing if you want to move from one area to another. But if you were to ski one area, say Blue Cow or Mt P then there is no traversing.

Its true, the better your understanding of the place, the more you ski, and the less you traverse. It is somewhere that its worth having a plan. Compared to a resort with say 7 lifts, Perisher has 47.... Big difference.
 
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I really do not understand the issue as a problem. At Perisher with 1 lift (quad) I can get to the far South at Eyre or to the far North to Burning Log eatery. Which is pretty handy in a place the size of Perisher.

In Thredbo where I do like skiing it's a labyrinth of cat tracks or traverses (I don't care what you call them) and at least 2 to 3 lifts to get across the place.

Neither is better or worse, they are both different. In both you need to spend time contouring rather than fall lining to get anywhere.

But for some reason Thredbo folks seem to forget about their endless cat tracks with stop signs (which they dutifully ignore) when I show then around Perisher and forget that it only takes 30 minutes to get from Eyre to Burning Log.
 

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But how long does it take to get from Burning Log to Eyre, master?

They definitely both require a certain level of knowledge or planning to manoeuvre for best effect
 

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I really do not understand the issue as a problem. At Perisher with 1 lift (quad) I can get to the far South at Eyre or to the far North to Burning Log eatery. Which is pretty handy in a place the size of Perisher.

In Thredbo where I do like skiing it's a labyrinth of cat tracks or traverses (I don't care what you call them) and at least 2 to 3 lifts to get across the place.

Neither is better or worse, they are both different. In both you need to spend time contouring rather than fall lining to get anywhere.

But for some reason Thredbo folks seem to forget about their endless cat tracks with stop signs (which they dutifully ignore) when I show then around Perisher and forget that it only takes 30 minutes to get from Eyre to Burning Log.
Can you really get to Eyre from the Perisher Quad without another lift?
 

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But how long does it take to get from Burning Log to Eyre, master?

Can't say I've noted the time going the other way, don't often do it, just the way the day works out.

They definitely both require a certain level of knowledge or planning to manoeuvre for best effect

Ummmm yes, just like getting from anywhere to anywhere, some work is required.
 
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