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Question Resort entry earlybird

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Marc8491927, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Marc8491927

    Marc8491927 Hard Yards

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if its worthwhile getting the Earlybird resort season entry for $299 then upgrading to an all resorts permit or hanging out and waiting until they release the price for the All resorts permit? Do they usually have any specials for the All resort permit?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Do you mean $290?

    I can't answer the heart of your question definitively. However the page that says All Seasons pricing is still to be released implies that it is only offered as an upgrade.
    I'm sure someone who has bought one before will come along and answer shortly.
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  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    All resorts pass is very expensive and I can't recall any specials. I think it was about $650 last year. You really need to be planning on spending a fair few days at resorts other than your "home mountain". People who are seriously into racing or other competition need them. Few others seem to find it worthwhile. If you just want to ski Falls & Hotham I think you need about 7 Hotham days before you break even.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I buy the All resorts pass every year, now. In a good season I will get to BB, LM, Buller/ Stirling and FC for at least a week ( Hoppet week and maybe more ) plus the odd trip to Hotham. It's worth it.
     
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    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    From an email today.

    Winter 2015 Resort Entry Price – Hotham Season Permit
    Online Early Bird Hotham Season Permit for Vehicle
    (purchased pre 1st May 2015)
    For private cars & 4WD's $465.00 if purchased online
    Online Hotham Season Permit for Vehicle(purchased from 1 May 2015)
    For private cars & 4WD's $525.00 if purchased online
    Season Permit for VehicleFor private cars & 4WD's $565.00 if purchased at RMB office
    Online Early Bird All Resorts* Permit for Vehicle
    (purchased pre 1st May 2015) $577.00 if purchased online
    All Resorts* Permit for Vehicle(purchased from 1 May 2015) $651.00

    All prices are in Australian dollars and Include GST.

    Under restructured pricing, complimentary Resort Entry for over 65s no longer applies.

    *All Resorts Season Permits include entry to the following resorts for the 2015 Winter season – Hotham, Falls Creek, Mount Buller / Stirling, Mount Baw Baw and Lake Mountain.

    For further information or assistance please contact Mount Hotham Resort Management 03 5759 3550

    - See more at: http://www.mthotham.com.au/plan-my-trip/travel-to-hotham/resort-entry/#sthash.OTWoIEXs.dpuf
     
  7. Marc8491927

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    Thanks Mate, that's exactly what I was after. Hero pass + All resorts entry + a month off in July = Me being pretty excited for the winter. Let's just hope this talk of a below average season turns out to be wrong.
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has anyone received their pass yet?
     
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  10. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still has not arrived ( ie. not in time for opening week-end). IMO very ordinary service, indeed. The girl in their office claims they had a printing problem. Like, they haven't had Early Bird Passes printed before? Not good enough. Paying skiing public treated like mushrooms again.
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Received mine today. I was lucky that I could zip home from work at lunch to check the mail box and then get to the post office as it was a Registered Post envelope. Not everyone would be able to do that.
    Very poor service considering it was paid for in April. There would have been fistycuffs at the resort entry window tomorrow had it not arrived.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I elected to pick mine up. Works well if you are going up QBW and not really caring about hitting the slopes early. Not so good if you are waiting for really good snow and don't want to have to stop at the gate.
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, didn't want to stop at the gate.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still nothing. Oh, except an email yesterday, apologising for lateness and asking if I still want the pass sent out. Doh!
     
  15. Towie97

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    Its almost as though they were expecting to be closed on the Queen's Birthday long weekend!

    :out:
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    1 it's unforgivable not to have sent them out in time
    2 QBW is about wandering up there to socialise and get ready for the season. Unusual to have snow worth being in a hurry for on QBW
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes it is really poor form. They should know the amount of visitors that arrive on QBW. The passes were paid for in April. What has taken so long? I seriously would not be happy if it were me.
     
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    gaz35 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I understand that they have outsourced a lot of their admin. I assume that it hasn't been plain sailing.
     
  19. Towie97

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    Turns out to be quite ironic of them to call it 'earlybird'
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    scullee Resident Hobbit Moderator

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    RAGE!!!

    Aussie post shows it only got to the post office in Falls Creek on tuesday!! Not bloody happy
     
  22. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still nothing here. Really not good enough.
     
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    Not good seeing all these dissatisfied customers.

    You guys ought to let the Lift Co. know of this.
     
  24. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Err... its not the lift co.
    It's the RMB who's responsible.
     
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    snowduck One of Us

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    Yes. I didn't read the opening posts.
    Was thinking the folk were talking about the lift pass
     
  26. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    16th June. Still nothing. Considering a letter to resort management, but will it achieve anything? Weather's looking interesting for next week. All Resorts Pass could come in handy.
     
  27. Towie97

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    I've got mine today - it actually arrived in Adelaide on Tuesday but it's registered post and there was no one home to sign for it.
    (NB - FC only, not All Resorts)
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    On their website FCRM are saying this in regards to Resort Entry passes:
    "If you purchase 7 days prior to arrival we will post your permit in the mail, allowing you to bypass the Ticket Box and head straight to the village."
    What do those who paid for Season Passes by end of April think of this?
     
  29. Towie97

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    I think that perhaps they genuinely did have a supplier let them down with the printing, but hopefully that is only in relation to the standard labels and that they can now send them as soon as they are ordered.
    Maybe that is optimistic...
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    What I have found bemusing is regularly seeing banner adverts from them throughout May on this site promoting the earlybird deal. Even as recently as last weekend!
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unbelievable. Following yet another email exchange, a message arrives ( the 2nd such message) stating that the pass has been posted and the tracking number is so and so, a different number from the earlier one. I visited my local P.O. thinking that there might have been a hold up there. No, nothing had arrived. The friendly, helpful post office man asked for the number and looked it up. It had been registered at F.C. post office on 18/6, like, yesterday! The person in their (FC) office apologised, again.
     
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    You should pressure them for some sort of refund, its hardly a season pass now.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got a card from local P.O. (pick up after 4 p.m.) So it looks like the passes have arrived 22/06. What can I say?
     
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    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ours arrived today as well:)
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    So, bro, so-called early bird pass arrives 2 weeks after official opening of ski season, 7 weeks after payment, and that's ok? I'm not convinced.
     
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    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, I know it's pretty hopeless
    To be honest it was more the pedant in me that has been annoyed, we buy the earlybird because its cheaper but we wont actually use it till next month. With all the non-refundable aspect of passes etc I just worry that I'll get stung having to buy another if it goes missing.
     
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    You dont have to be pedantic to be annoyed by an earlybird season pass being sent out two weeks after the season opens.
     
  38. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hotham All Resort 2016 arrived last week.
     
  39. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Woo Hoo!

    Need to get onto our Resort Pass this week
     
  40. chriscross

    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone got the 2016 Pass from FC yet?
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nup. If it's anything like last year, we won't get it until after season opening LOL
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can hardly click Like on that, but yes, what the Chk Chk Boom Chick said
     
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    gaz35 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    not yet
     
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    gaz35 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    apparently mine sent registered post 19 May - not received yet. Aust Post are saying "in transit".

    Takes me an hour to drive to falls creek but more than a week having paid $7 to have an envelope delivered
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's here, it's here...well it's at the post office awaiting my collection :woohoo::woohoo:
     
  47. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's the new Australia Post for you
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm. Will wait till next week, then contact resort.
     
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    Ours arrived today by registered post. :woohoo:
     
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    gaz35 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    yep mine too - 11 days from Falls Creek to Albury by Registered Post!!