I am coming to Perisher for the first time in around 20 years (usually go to Falls) and I had a quick question regarding the Skitube. I am intending to drive up as it is only a 30 min drive from Jindabyne, but am I missing something, why do so many people pay that crazy amount of money to utilise the Skitube? There is obviously a reason for it or there wouldn't be the demand. Is parking usually a huge drama or something?
Just trying to workout my options when I come alone for an over night trip, and when I come with family.
It's not "Very icy", it's "caution in the usual shaded spots". It's also not "Very cold", gonna be a lovely day that will soften under sunshine.
Concur. Top day. With most of the resort now open the crowds were well spread. Skied everywhere from Eyre to Zalis and skied onto every lift without a wait. Groomers still great fun and offpiste still off limits but another 20cm will change all that. Last day on the hill for us for this trip. Hopefully a strike mission later in the season Covid-pending.Great day.
So so many pelicans snow playing in the resort area.
On slopes however
Was like this... Pretty much all day.
Towers was my pick today, first chair up the triple and got 3 runs in before it started to get scrapped off, was an Australian Olympic skier carving it up early too.
Agree with all the reports.
Can’t speak for what it’s been like earlier in the week but today they could have sold double the amount of tickets and no problem with SD. We had a day just cruising around all the resort areas for a look apart from Smiggins and apart from the usual shitfight getting out of FV first up there was just no one around. Pretty much straight on lift all day, don’t think I’ve ever seen the hills so empty.
Interesting, the BOM weather station says you guys had 1mm of rain this afternoon. Judging by the blue skies, I take it that is just ice thaw somewhere further up the pole.
No, they’re not checking passes. I don’t know what they’re doing apart from causing traffic to bank up for kilometres while they stop cars for a bit. My guess: counting cars. Weekend visitors - be prepared! <especially if you leave Jindy after 8.00am>.To be fair at 7.30am it was -4 or -5, RMS had sintered the road, and even when I got out of the car at Nat Parks it was slippery to walk on, but within an hour or so, it was all good except for, as you say the usual shaded spots.
Was gobsmacked at the line of traffic at 9.15 coming up the hill. Cars being stopped at Smiggs. I guess asking if they had passes?? But the queue would have been diabolical within 30mins or so. CAr park at Perisher was all but full at 9.30 ish
Bend your knees and absorb the rollers.Crowds were very light today!
Did laps on Towers, which was good till well past midday.
There were some incredibly good and/or brave skiiers carving the steep section all the way from the top...
Practiced short turns till the second snowgun from the top then gritted my teeth and did my best impression of a carved turn until the fear of serious injury / loss of contact with the ground made me pull into a juddery stop.
Got launched by a roller near the bottom, flailed around on one foot then lowsided. Told myself to watch out for that then did the exact same thing next run.
Going to have to get comfortable with being airborne at some point...
It's a deliberate tactic to stagger arrivals to avoid the crowding around parking lot and Perisher Centre that occured earlier in the week with photos turning up on Social media.No, they’re not checking passes. I don’t know what they’re doing apart from causing traffic to bank up for kilometres while they stop cars for a bit. My guess: counting cars. Weekend visitors - be prepared! <especially if you leave Jindy after 8.00am>.
Yup.It's a deliberate tactic to stagger arrivals to avoid the crowding around parking lot and Perisher Centre that occured earlier in the week with photos turning up on Social media.