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Perisher Season Pass 2010

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Tonester, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just checked the Perisher site to see if season pass pricing was up yet.

    And yes it's up, in more ways than one. Last year I paid $1341 for an adult with skitube.

    This year it's $1601 (adult and ski tube)

    If my maths is correct, that's nearly 20%increase.

    The student passes have a little over 18% increase.

    WTF?!?!

    The cost of a day ticket is $105 or a litle over 3% increase from last year. So how can a season pass have a 20% increase?

    Please explain Perisher!
     
  2. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh, wait.....I might have been quoting the early bird season pricing from last year.

    Can someone remember the full rate season pass cost for an adult with ski tube from 2009??
     
  3. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Season pass Nozawa Onsen.....60,000 yen, about $750 ...... I will never ski here again
     
  4. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Off the top of my head I think it was about $1250 no train no early bird
     
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  5. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have always been an advocate for Australian skiing on this site, but fark me dead...I think another thread on the value of skiing in Austrlia should be started [​IMG]
     
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  6. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Smitty, the anti-Australian mob attempt to hijack heaps of threads. I honestly don't know why they're on an Australian skiing forum.
     
  7. Donza

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    Yeah thats bout right
    The train is a rort..crappy box
     
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  8. Dylan

    Dylan Hard Yards

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    Ouch. I was thinking about buying a season pass and coming back down from QLD for a few weeks during uni holidays. They'd better make the earlybird a bloody good discount. I know I'm dreaming, but a tertiary student discount would be even better, even if it was just a bit. Other resorts here have it.
     
  9. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    We're not ANTI-Australian, we're just PRO overseas. [​IMG]
     
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  10. d15812

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    Ouch indeed! I can't fit chains to my car so I have no choice but to use the 'tube and $1600 is just too much. I've been alternating season passes between thredbo and perisher for a while now and it was Perisher time this year. Looks like I'll be back at Thredbo ($1190 early bird platinum pass)
     
  11. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    Perisher have obviously looked at the numbers and decided they're better off gouging those who are going to come no matter what, rather than trying to encourage the one week a season skiers into skiing more often. At $1600 there's your airfares to the North. Throw in cheaper accommodation and the deal is even sweeter again. It would seem Perisher really do believe they have a price inelastic market.
     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    No season pass for me this year after 3 years in a row. Just gonna do some casual weekend hits and hopefully a trip to Buller\Hotham.

    Spread the love, ski with many folks and inc Thredbo if its good.

    Saving up for retirement and O\S trips now. I love skiing Oz but the ASAA are a bunch of price gougers.

     
  13. waylow

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    Im waiting on what they come up with for an early bird special. If its within the ball park of thredbo, I'll be going for perisher (my brother and a mate of mine and I do a week trip to perisher in august), if its heaps more I'll be going to thredbo this year, and concive the others to come with me!
     
  14. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo is not really an option. I love PB and Thredbo when its on but ...... the ski love is waning again. I need my lover to return some love instead of taking it all the time.
     
  15. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    Loveland season pass in Colorado is $379.
    A-basin is $299 (although I think that an end of season special).

    I'm emigrating as soon as the kids can ski properly.
     
  16. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    I'm almost wondering why I'm trying to move back over east. I keep telling myself it will all work out, and the high country in summer is good and all (I really miss that over here), but seriously, getting a season pass for the whole family is gonna be a killer if this keeps up (and why wouldn't it?). And then there's all the other costs to consider. If only my wallet was infinitely elastic. [​IMG]

    Staying put and considering Japan is sorta looking more attractive all the time. [​IMG] I've got family ties in Perisher though. My father was one of the founding members of a club lodge there. He helped build it along with the other members almost every summer weekend for several years. And I can recall doing many working bee trips down there as a young lad. Now I have his membership. I really don't want to let all that go, but there is only so much I can pay.

    <groan>
     
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  17. SnowTragic

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    Perisher has some more exciting Season Pass products to be released shortly... stay tuned!
    In the interim here are our full rate Season Pass prices.

    Full Rate Season Passes

    Season Pass - Mountain Only $1349
    Season Pass - Including Skitube $1601

    Perisher Card 2010

    Looking for a great deal on your snow holiday? The Perisher Card is the answer for you. As a Perisher Card holder you are entitled to:

    •Lift Tickets (Fri - Sun): Adults $88, Children $51.#^
    •Lift Tickets (Mon - Thurs): Adults $84, Children $46.#^
    •7th & 9th day Lift Tickets: Adults $44, Children $26.^
    •One opportunity to 'bring-a-friend' along: Adults $88, Children $51.^
    •Discounted Skitube travel when purchased in conjunction with a valid Lift Ticket: Adult $23, Children $13 per day.^
    •Discounted 2.5 hour Group Lessons for just $44 per person, per lesson.*^
    •Buy one, get one free access to First Tracks mornings.^
    •Room only rate at The Station that sleeps up to 6 people :
    ◦Two night stay - $105 per room per night
    ◦One night stay - $115 per night room only.
    •15% off RRP at Columbia Flagship stores.^

    ----------------------------------

    I'm curious to see what their earlybird price will be. Last season it was $1099 without skitube, which was 11 standard price days to break even. If its anymore than that I might consider a Perisher card this year....
     
  18. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    i think it will probably be $1150. That's the price for Falls Creek early bird that appeared very briefly some weeks ago. if they do a superpass (which it seems they will) then really fC, Hotham & Perisher have to be the same price.
     
  19. BlueHue

    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think I'd only really bother with a season pass if lived within day trip distance of the mtns and had enough flexibility at work to get down there often enough.

    Too expensive to add that on top of accom. and transport otherwise, for me anyway. I could almost do it now as Sydney weekend warrior with cheap/sometimes free and readily available accom. in Jindy and free transport but the effort of getting down there often enough to make us of it for me is too tiring, I must be getting old! I'm also a bit of a ski area [auto-censor], Thredbo one day, Perisher the next, always talk of a Vic road trip (that never happens for one reason or another) and then side country touring the next day. Find it hard to deal with the idea of being locked into one.

    If I did buy one though it would still be Perisher even if it cost a bit more (assuming Superpass option) even though I am a Thredbo skier at heart. Reality of most reliable snow over largest area and Falls and Hotham would be enough for me to get it over the line, although the Thredbo platinum pass at $1190 or whatever it is would be very tempted if one lived close enough to be there regularly.
     
  20. skifree

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

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    hmmm...looks like I'l be doing a lot more walking up the hill for my turns this season.
     
  21. osamabanana

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    not complaining about the price but the perisher marketing people really need to think long term. A tertiary student discount would be a brilliant idea as it encourages the people who are most likely to have money in the future to become addicted now. At the moment it is very price prohibitive for the young.
     
  22. 3decks

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    Wow - makes the Thredbo pass look like a bargain!
     
  23. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    $1275 vs $1350? not that much difference

    persisher is yet to announce it's early bird price, but it's a good chance it will be $1150 which is actually just under the thredbo early bird price of $1190
     
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  24. 3decks

    3decks One of Us

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    Thredbo's plat pass was $1190
     
  25. Hobber

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    Thredbo gives you access to the lifts all year round and access to the Leisure Centre... not sure if Perisher can match that? (I have used the Leisure Centre)
     
  26. Izzy

    Izzy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plus golf, tennis etc etc. No comparison IMHO.
     
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  27. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    you're not comparing apples with apples. the thredbo platinum $1190 is only if you pay by 5 april.

    perisher/falls/hotham have not yet announced their early bird price (by 30 Apr) - just that there will be one. (they did briefly publish a price of $1150, but it was taken down quickly. it may or may not be what they will do)

    you just do not enough information to conclude that perisher will cost more than thredbo
     
  28. Izzy

    Izzy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agreed, we are not comparing apples to apples. Thredbo provides 12 months of lift access, annual entry to a great leisure centre, golf course, tennis, bobsled....

    Perisher gives you a 4 month lift pass.

    Apples vs lemons on the value stakes.
     
  29. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    if you can use all those extra, it sounds like a great deal. it you can't, then they are irrelevant to choosing a ski season pass
     
  30. Izzy

    Izzy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of course.
     
  31. SnoWhite

    SnoWhite One of Us

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    I think the Thredbo platinum early bird is a great deal if you want to use all the other facilities. The +1 gets a Thredbo pass each year and I mentioned the deal to him. His response was a shrug of the shoulders and a so what expression on his face. In the 6 years we've been together the only thing he's done at Thredbo outside of ski season is to play one round of golf with a couple of mates. And that was about 4 years ago. So it's only good value if you make the most of it.

    Taking into consideration I ski the entire season, I personally prefer to go to Perisher where the snow cover and quality is often better for longer. However, I still maintain you can't beat Thredbo on a good day. To which my +1 usually responds "unless you're at Hotham on a good day".
     
  32. SnoWhite

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    Perisher/Hotham/Falls Superpass price.....$1149. I'm happy with that. [​IMG]
     
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  33. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Update!

    Just got an email from Perisher announcing the SuperPass

    Adult super pass price paid before May 7 is $1149 and $1401 with skitube

    That's a $60 increase from last year
     
  34. scottik187

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    I absolutely love snowboarding in Australia. It is awesome.

    But, the prices have moved to high, and I am cutting down on how much I go. I'll only do one weekend this year...and save the rest for an extended trip to USA/Canada in 2011.

    I just can't justify these prices.
     
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    Works out 11 days @ $105 per ticket to break even. Same number of days as last year.

    Perisher card at $88 per ticket (Fri-Sat-Sun rate) plus the $48 cost of purchasing the card gets you 12 days for $1104.

    Using this formula, the Season Pass is only worthwhile for 13 days or above.
     
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  36. Donza

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    Plus the Perisher card gets you a plus one for cheap.
    also last season it was 120 bucks for a weekend tix for perisher card-during june.
     
  37. buket2101

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    hope the parks are better this year liechardt was such a let down and if im paying this much maintence on the moutain should increase.
    Plus get some nice fresh healthy food its all such crap and even worse for the $$ boys got to eat.
     
  38. buket2101

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    hope the parks are better this year liechardt was such a let down and if im paying this much maintence on the moutain should increase.
    Plus get some nice fresh healthy food its all such crap and even worse for the $$ boys got to eat.
     
  39. Dropbear

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    Digging up an old topic, what are people's thoughts on their season passes now the season's almost over?

    I don't know what I'm gonna do next season, nor am I going to decide now, but at this stage I'm sorely tempted to spend more days on snow.

    I did 12 days on my Perisher Card this season, which was far more than I expected to do given the slow start to the season. That said I am extremely happy with the riding that I got in this year, from the fun sunny days on the groomers early on to the mind-blowing days of pow in late August.
     
  40. foxpuppet

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    i bought the perisher card again and thought it was good value... then after 7 days during july we decided that we would be returning enough in september/oct to warrant a spring season pass.

    7 days at $87 Pcard price = $609

    spring pass at $669 used 6 days so far $111.50 per day

    plus used my Pcard to get a mates ticket at 1/2 price and an extra day at $87 for him too. so really total value was $739.50 on that plus $669 for spring season pass $93.90 per day for 15 days. ($1408.50)

    should have gotten the early bird and probably will next year





    planning to go closing weekend for 3 or 4 days and maybe monday to wednesday this coming week.
     
  41. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I do enjoy a bit of a history lesson from time to time..................

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