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Question Season Pass

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Kouf97, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Kouf97

    Kouf97 Hard Yards

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    New to the forum sorry if this question has bee asked before. Tried searching but nothing was found.

    Just wondering when Season Passes are usually released. I remember last year they were released early August and allowed for free september skiing if paid off early, do you guys think this will be available again?

    Also does anyone remember the cost for Children & Adults

    Regards Kouf
     
  2. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    most of the sking in Thredbo last September was on grass skis.
     
  3. Kouf97

    Kouf97 Hard Yards

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    I was hoping it would be better this season either way prices would be good to find out asap so i can figure out expenses.
    Cheers
     
  4. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Foolish to compare seasons, especially these two years.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was late August last year .

    $699 adults & $399 kids.
    $199 & $99 upfront respectively.

    Get the pass protection is my strong advice.
    Have claimed in 2013 for child and self this year (before a flake of snow had fallen in Oz).

    Can't see about free ski , but recall they have done so in the past.
    I'm hoping they do again this year as I'm nearly over the injury :woohoo:

    Edit , soz this is Freedom Pass info , just noticed Thredbo but same same
     
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  6. Kouf97

    Kouf97 Hard Yards

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    Thanks for the info 400 for kids/teens seems like pretty good value especially if you can get a few extra days in this season.
    Cheers
     
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  7. Tegski

    Tegski Hard Yards

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    ...and Thredbo have raised the teens age bar this year.
    However they have also added the $50 for "insurance" from last year - a couple of years ago they were happy to allow us to postpone the season ticket for a year due to my wife suffering an ACL busting fall late in the season after we had bought the season ticket for the next season. Now you have to pay extra for this...
     
  8. Kouf97

    Kouf97 Hard Yards

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    Yep heard about the teen thing me and my mates are all going to be 17 next year so we will all be able to get kids passes and hopefully should have our licenses hoping to get a 30 day+ season if enough can be saved.
     
  9. Dos

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    If you've kept your skiing only at the Basin, you'd have been skiing on snow until the end of season :p
     
  10. Dos

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    I wish I could buy the insurance for this year's pass. I haven't use it once and won't be able to at all!
     
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    You're in year 10 eh? I'm in 11. There aren't many of us round here. Others have tried to stay but have failed.
     
  12. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good work, that's the way to do it, save hard now.

    If I can offer one bit of old man advice it's please be careful on the roads - take it easy, change drivers often, stop, revive, survive, there's a fkload of cops and wildlife to avoid if you do the trip a lot.

    Ride hard have fun.
     
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  13. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    And some have just grown older ;)
    Turns out one of the younger crew on this site was one my lodge members, he's still here on the site but he's now in his late 20s. Always great to have a broad mix :thumbs:
     
  14. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I really like this for the groms @climberman :thumbs:

    Might be a thread in it , tips for young drivers.

    eg dawn and dusk expect for the wildlife to be on the roads / around the next corner , if they are not then that's a bonus.
     
  15. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    My three big tips for critters are:

    1. Have a spotter in the passenger seat. That persons job is to help the driver to spot any potential critters and instead of talking or making a noise the spotter should point at the critter. The driver will instincticly look where the critter is, rather than having to search after the spotter yells 'Roo!' or similar.

    2. Roos are unpredictable after you have spotted them. They may bounce away from the road, along it or across it. If you hold your hand on the horn the noise shocks them and they make a decision so you can hopefully avoid them.

    3. Never swerve to doge wildlife, only break. If you swerve lots of bad thing can happen, dismemberment, disembowelment, decapitation, permanent brain damage and death. The worst than can happen if you hit a critter is your car gets written off.

    Also if you do hit a critter please pull over and check it out. If it is alive either dispatch it yourself or call LAOKO / WIRES or the police to do it for you. If the critter isn't going to hurt you please pull it off the road so it isn't a hazard to other drivers.
     
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  16. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    And check the pouch to see if there are live joeys, etc if you've killed a roo, wombat or possum
     
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  17. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes @Telemark Phat , was going to post the "don't swerve " myself.

    Golden rule have told the kids , the car can be fixed easier than if you roll it or cannon off into a tree or over the side !

    It is against your instinct or reflex but get it into your head to just hold your line.
    Unfortunate for the critters but best for you to have dead roo and beat up car than dead you and beat up car.
     
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  18. Kouf97

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    After doing a cape trip and many hunting trips on my L's this advice is very true. I was once driving out to nyngan for a hunting trip and sitting a 110 at night, a roo jumped out in front of us and there was no point in trying to swerve with the top heavy troop carrier, ended up lining it up with the chassie rail and smacking straight in the guts.

    The only other advice I could offer from my limited experience is to have some kinfd of advanced driving coarse done.
    Had my cams license and have been racing at eastern creek since I was 12 and all those cornering and observational skills needed for track days make driving on the road so much easier, safer and usually lead to a smoother ride for passengers.
     
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  19. Kouf97

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    Thanks for the advice. After buying a new car, boots and skis saving on passes and accommodation will definatly be my top priority.
     
  20. Kouf97

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    Nah year 11 this year. Dont turn 17 until november so this season is out.
     
  21. incogski

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    me too. hope you stick around here. everyone else are old farts
     
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    Nah... I might be old, but I don't fart! :crap:
     
  23. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your fibre intake is obviously insufficient.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yin Yang.
    Old Fart Young Shit. LOL
     
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    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tele Phat do you know if Thredbo is offering the same deal as last year.. ie buy before 31st Aug ,ski Sept + 15 season . Have'nt done so previously as have only skied first week of spring for the last couple.{Tho not this year...too good to miss.} On-line $404 for 6 of 8 with free 1pm start prior is cheaper.Also hope to ski more next year ..cheers.
     
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    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks s-nogan ...don't seem to able to buy it yet thro the link ...not even in myaccount
     
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    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How funny ..Sent a FB note quizzing KT bout 365 Pass deal availability as per above . They returned saying no deal available yet . Sent them the above link asking whats this? So lets see....
     
  29. Kouf97

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    Pretty sure that link is from last year. The one for this year is here http://www.thredbo.com.au/passes-rentals/season-passes/
    As you can see no pass is available yet :mad:
     
  30. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Kouf97 ...have to 'Stay tuned' . Have week before ordering a 7days online from 31st. Hoping to include it into next year.....
     
  31. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pass protection is a good idea, i blew my ACL after 2 days this year on my perisher pass, $700 down the drain.
     
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  32. Kouf97

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    ok thanks for the tip ill make sure to get it.
     
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    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo 365 on as of today.. $699... $99 deposit till March 31 ...no ski Sept alas.
     
  34. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pay deposit by 15 September, yes?
     
  35. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep
     
  36. Kouf97

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    So today's the last day to secure the pass at 699 . I read the terms and conditions and it says if you don't want to finalize the purchase when the balance is due you need to contact them .does anyone know what your obligations are .im a bit worried if I fall on hard times and can't afford to continue they will finalize the transaction and I will have a battle to convince them that I'm happy to lose the deposit but can't afford the balance and don't wish to continue and want the balance back
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just cancel your credit card. Then negotiate if necessary :)
     
  39. Tegski

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    If you are worried about hard times...don't ski!
    Sorry, but this would be very low on my priorities list if money was at all an issue.
     
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