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Question Rumors of super Epic Pass deal for military?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Richard, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Skiing Gus

    Skiing Gus Hard Yards

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    I received my confirmation email as well!
     
  2. despot721

    despot721 One of Us

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    For those wishing to add season ski tube to your various military passes, email perisher guest services.
    They'll ask you to send them a copy of your confirmation email with pass numbers etc. They'll then send you a link that allows to go buy ski tube season add on now, before next price rise.
    So no need to wait until season starts.
    Cheers
     
  3. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And in other news Hotham and Falls now covered by Epic pass.
     
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  4. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just seen Military Epic Pass for 19/20 went on sale today. $129USD for active and retired military.

     
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  5. Pippenn_2K

    Pippenn_2K Hard Yards

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    Has anyone with a Military Epic Pass been to Perisher yet ? Did you just take the card sent to you from vail in the USA ? Has the process been smooth ? I just have a feeling it isnt going to be
     
  6. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I got sent Australian Epic passes a few weeks ago, so suspect that they're all over it.
    Australian version


    American version
     
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  7. despot721

    despot721 One of Us

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    I got an email from Perisher back in April, asking me to update my account. Week later I got sent two new Mil Aus Epic passes same as skinavy. Linked skitube to it at the same time.
    Used them on Sunday, no probs at the lifts.
     
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  8. Sean Sunley

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    Used on Saturday at Hotham, no probs at the lifts.
     
  9. Byron

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    What was the verification required for dependents? It mentions a "Mauve ADF Family DCAC" in the FAQ, but I've never heard of, nor seen it.
     
  10. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's the current ID card given to dependants so they can access bases. I used a redacted personal summary from pmkeys as verification.
     
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  11. Skiing Gus

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    I didn't bother - just included my ID card! By the way we don't get bring a mate discounts
     
  12. Sean Sunley

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    I had my Oz Military Epic Pass issued by Hotham but they don't work at Perisher. So now I have an US, Perisher, and Hotham/Falls Creek Military Epic Passes.
     
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  13. Skiing Gus

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    Nice to see we have managed to spread our 'efficiency' in to other organisations!
     
  14. summit_32

    summit_32 Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hi All,

    Not sure if this has already been posted elsewhere but the 2020/2021 EPIC Military Active Pass has increased a fair bit.

    The new pricing for the Military Active Pass is $169 USD - an increase of 70% on last year. The bigger issue for families is that the $1 kids pass has gone. Its now $169 USD for everyone under the Military Active Pass regardless of age - this is tucked away in the very fine print. Now i believe its still a good deal for many but a big jump if you were expecting the party to continue...

    https://www.epicpass.com/pass-results/passes.aspx

    For me, i'm now reconsidering getting the EPIC pass for the family next year. We have an upcoming trip to Vail/BC in a few weeks which i'm sure will be excellent but for next year not so sure. Two weeks most Canadian interior resorts would be effectively the same price without any of the restrictions.

    Interested if others have similiar thoughts - i haven't received any direct emails from Vail yet asking me to renew.
     
  15. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a 30% increase on last year (19/20 Military Epic was $129). Still steep increase, but when you consider $169USD for a season pass that is still the best deal out there if you ski more than 2 days at Perisher/Hotham/Falls. Never had the $1 pass for kids. Suspect that was only for real young. Mine were 8 and 10 when it started.

    The list of resorts, admittedly most in the US, with no restrictions is reasonably long and now includes Whistler, Beaver Creek, Breck and Park City.

    https://www.epicpass.com/Passes/Military-Epic-Pass-Active
     
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    summit_32 Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, you're correct. It was $129 adult + $49 kids last year.

    My issue is more of the total package cost - with kids you often need lessons & the price of lessons at the big Vail resorts is crazy high & negates the savings gained by the pass. At least that was our experience last year at Whitefish which was very reasonably priced. I appreciate that is the the business model but i think its worth doing the numbers if considering a 2 or 3 week family holiday at Vail, Breck etc
     
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  17. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone managed to sort out their military epic pass since Vail shut their call centre? The verification thing is a shambles this year. Can't verify without purchasing the pass. Can't buy pass without verifying.
     
  18. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think it's going to matter much one way or another.
     
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  19. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The Military Epic Pass runs to the same time as the US pass, so it wouldn't be valid until the 2020/21 Northern Hemisphere season and 2021 Southern Hemisphere season.
     
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  20. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    :thumbs: Correct. Already got this year's pass for me and the family. Only need two days to be in front.
     
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  21. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    good, there is only room enough for one AJ on the slope anyway.

    Actually I take that back, I ski elsewhere, they can all go to perisher
     
  22. summit_32

    summit_32 Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    yep, enjoy Selwyn pal. :)
     
  23. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    :eek:

    Well who is laughing now that it isn't only going to be Selwyn closed this season