1. SPECIAL NOTE TO NEW REGISTRATIONS

    If you recently registered and have not received a confirmation email - please check your 'Spam or Junk' folders. Especially if your email is Hotmail. More help with confirmation issues

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice
  2. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

Question Parking near perisher

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Galaxianape, Aug 23, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    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
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    28,791
    Likes Received:
    22,831
  3. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2001
    Messages:
    33,301
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Location:
    Canberra
    you might be able to stop off at an earlier location and toboggan there.
     
  4. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    10,671
    Selwyn is good.
     
  5. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    Sounds good.. Do you reckon the name of that place or location to be put up on map
     
  6. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    Am at Jindabyne already. Selwyn is hour and half drive and perisher is 30 min drive
     
  7. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    28,791
    Likes Received:
    22,831
    Rennix Gap
    Dainers Gap

    Or, beyond Thredbo, Dead Horse Gap.

    Parking at all these spots is not guaranteed.
     
  8. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    Dainers looked good today.
    Rennix is bare of snow
     
    Tanuki, nezumi, nfip and 1 other person like this.
  9. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
  10. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
  11. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    18,602
    Likes Received:
    18,058
    Location:
    South Co.
    Go anywhere but Perisher.
    or Thredbo.
    gridlock is the word best understood.
    so many better options with out the angst you will encounter...
     
    Telemark Phat and LMB like this.
  12. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    18,602
    Likes Received:
    18,058
    Location:
    South Co.
    might be a quicker drive to Selwyn if you dont time it right.
     
  13. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    10,671
    Normal Saturday plus interschools. Will be busy.
     
    LMB, nfip and Galaxianape like this.
  14. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    18,602
    Likes Received:
    18,058
    Location:
    South Co.
    Tip. rule of thumb.
    Plan on be out of Jindy well before 7.
     
    Telemark Phat likes this.
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    This morning.
    Car park blew out at 8.15
    Then there were sweet fa cars added during the day.
     
  16. Aractus

    Aractus Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Canberra
    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.
     
  17. Galaxianape

    Galaxianape First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    I reached at 7 30 and got the spot bt it was all done by 8 15
     
    nfip, Aractus, robbo mcs and 2 others like this.
  18. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    57,963
    Likes Received:
    26,724
    Location:
    East Coast
    Dainers gap, lots of snow to play in or turn right at Guthega turn off, park on the clear area next to the road and play.
     
    nfip, DidSurfNowSki and Ted Harper like this.
  19. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,197
    Likes Received:
    15,961
    Location:
    Perth
    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.
     
    GlendaN, Tanuki, despot721 and 4 others like this.
  20. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    57,963
    Likes Received:
    26,724
    Location:
    East Coast
    Perhaps, people want to experience and explore the big show, even if it is to just wander about soaking up the atmosphere
     
  21. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,197
    Likes Received:
    15,961
    Location:
    Perth
    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.
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  22. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    57,963
    Likes Received:
    26,724
    Location:
    East Coast
    All true enough. Guthega Turnoff in the area on the Sponars side wouldn't be to difficult to develop
     
    GlendaN, nfip and LMB like this.
  23. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,197
    Likes Received:
    15,961
    Location:
    Perth
    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.
     
  24. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    Canberra
    Corin Forest ticks all the boxes
     
    Lady Penelope, Telemark Phat and LMB like this.
  25. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    10,671
    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.
     
    LMB likes this.
  26. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2017
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    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.
     
    southpaw and LMB like this.
  27. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    Canberra
    Didn’t know that. Went a few years ago when the kids were little, the place must have gotten more popular.
     
    chicski and LMB like this.
  28. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    18,602
    Likes Received:
    18,058
    Location:
    South Co.
    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.
     
    despot721 likes this.
  29. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    21,280
    Likes Received:
    11,395
    Location:
    Middle Oz


    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.
     
  30. Aractus

    Aractus Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Canberra
    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.
     
    GlendaN and Jonathan_P like this.
  31. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    My friend makes those guides for P.
    They keep buying them.
    Its shit that most of them end up as rubbish blowing around
     
  32. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    Thts truly ****d
     
  33. Aractus

    Aractus Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Canberra
    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.
     
  34. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    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.
     
    Ozgirl, Marty_McSly, LMB and 3 others like this.
  35. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    How was your trip?
     
  36. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,644
    Likes Received:
    1,791
    Location:
    Alpine the dark side of snowboarding
    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.
     
  37. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    571
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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.
     
  38. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    It was a great family holiday, very good bordering on excellent. Perisher was better than expected on all counts (except the traversing).

    I'm thinking of putting up a brief TR now that more Mexicans might be making the journey North.
     
    LMB, Ted Harper, skifree and 4 others like this.
  39. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    28,791
    Likes Received:
    22,831
    The better you understand Perisher the less traversing you do.
     
    Ted Harper and Tanuki like this.
  40. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    Location:
    Sydney
    BUT still a lot. Or much lift hopping instead
     
    Tanuki likes this.
  41. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    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.
     
    GlendaN likes this.
  42. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    29,636
    Likes Received:
    25,193
    Location:
    woonona
    Let's not confuse traversing with riding cat tracks.
     
  43. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    True.
     
  44. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    28,791
    Likes Received:
    22,831
    Ahhh, grasshopper. Confucius say if you are lift hopping you are also skiing.
     
    Tanuki and skifree like this.
  45. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    Location:
    Sydney
    And sometimes even where you want to :p
     
  46. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,644
    Likes Received:
    1,791
    Location:
    Alpine the dark side of snowboarding
    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.
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  47. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    21,280
    Likes Received:
    11,395
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    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.
     
  48. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    Location:
    Sydney
    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
     
  49. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Can you really get to Eyre from the Perisher Quad without another lift?
     
  50. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    21,280
    Likes Received:
    11,395
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    Can't say I've noted the time going the other way, don't often do it, just the way the day works out.

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