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Ski Tube 2020

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by rocketboy, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    What date are you after? Only to the 24th can be booked at this time.
     
  2. Ian

    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    open return ski tube tickets for Sunday 2nd August.

    This morning I was trying to work out when the web page calendar widget switches to reveal more dates.

    It wasn't at 9am this morning. Perhaps midnight? But when I looked at it earlier this afternoon it wasn't taking any bookings.

    I want to be ready to refresh the browser just after it changes so I've got at least a fighting chance of getting tickets. I'll warn them at work I'll be tied up until lunchtime.
     
  3. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You just have to keep looking back every couple of days. The tickets for Skitube havent been "selling out". Im after the 26th July, so stand in line :D
     
  4. Pete Holden

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    There is an option to purchase Ski Tube tickets for the general public for up to 7 consecutive days from 31st of July (ie 31 July to 6 August). But EAP SkiTube add on is limited to just 1 day, with no option to buy from August 1 and beyond.

    Should I worry just yet of not getting a spot?
     
  5. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone done any comparisons of cost of ski tube versus private shuttle for Perisher lodge access only (not linked to Perisher ski passes?)
     
  6. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If you were going up or down at around 11am to 3pm, I would not worry about getting a spot.
     
  7. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    These are the Covid rules for Skitube, prompts you to accept when booking.

     
  8. Fozzie Bear

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    Private shuttle costs about double the Tube.
     
  9. Ian

    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got my tickets. About a minute after their email hit my inbox.

    I have the shopping cart number, I hope that's enough to pick up our Perisher cards if my confirmation email doesn't turn up in time. I suppose they wanted to issue new $5 Perisher cards so we all have to queue up at the bottom station ticket booth.
     
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  10. Pete Holden

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    Ski Tube tickets now available up to the 7th of August (+5 days).
     
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  11. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks Pete, just picked up my returns on the 2nd.
     
  12. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Apologies if this asked before.

    We are staying in Perisher soon for 5 nights with an Epic pass, so we will take the Tube up Sunday, back Friday.

    The Epic add on is $28 per day (x 2 = $56) but the Lodge Return is $110.

    Logically it's cheaper to buy two add-ons.

    Any reason that won't work?
     
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  13. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope. Will work.
     
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  14. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That's what I've done.
     
  15. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What the point of the lodge return then, a stupidity tax?
     
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  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Charlotte Pass. Non skiers.
     
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  17. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Depends, did you pay it or not? :whistle:
     
  18. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh ok
     
  19. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No never stayed at a lodge, but if I had I probably would have fallen for it.
     
  20. nezumi

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    In years past it was slightly cheaper to purchase an open return than two single tickets. I think a single day ticket for the tube last year was around $50 for an adult? The open return was $85: https://onsnow.com.au/wp-content/up...p-2019-Lift-Passes-Lessons-Hire-Pricelist.pdf

    This year it's changed things slightly. The open return has gone up markedly, while the price for individual day tickets has decreased, especially for Epic Pass holders. (but nowhere near as good as the unlimited skitube add on for ~$80)
     
  21. Val Desire

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    I did up Fri back Sun last weekend on x 2 day return ticks. Confirm it works, no dramas.
     
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  22. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks Forumites, all that advice is much appreciated.
     
  23. person s

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    can someone explain why I can only book one day of skitube at a time?
    I can book nine tickets for one day but not one ticket for nine days?

     
  24. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Add each day seperately into the bag

    Eg 1st August 3 people, add, 2 August 3 people, add
     
  25. person s

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    yep
    a bit tedious
    at the bottom of the payment page they say confirmation might take a while to arrive - I wonder why?
     
  26. Nightskywatcher

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    Probably different systems, I got the receipt email straight away, but the confirmation email took about 5 min
     
  27. Nightskywatcher

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    Not quite definitive, but close enough. I asked Perisher

    Q) I am trying to book skitube for our trip next week. We are EPIC passholders. We are staying on snow from Sunday the 26th to Sunday the 2nd.

    Can I buy a Epic skitube add-on for each direction, uphill on the 26th and then later downhill on the 2nd?


    I didn't get an answer so booked a day ticket up and a day ticket back.

    Then today I got this back.

    A) Thank you for contacting the Perisher Guest Services team. We would like to sincerely apologise for the delay in response and thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

    I can see you managed to book the ski tube for your desired days. We hope you enjoy your time at Perisher.

    Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.


    So don't but am open return.
     
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  28. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks for the tip.

    I've done the same for our week but on check-out Friday we expect we will need to take the luggage down to the car early (the lodge won't mind it this year and the 'luggage' train times don't suit) then go back up on another train to ski.

    I presume nothing stops you buying two SkiTube tickets for the same day on an Epic Pass?
     
  29. chicski

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    I’ve never known an Epic add on to restrict the number of trips you can do. AFAIK it’s a ticket to use the tube that day, as many times as you like.
     
  30. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks, but perhaps last year. This year it says:

    • Single day return trip from Bullocks Flat to Perisher Valley.
     
  31. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And yet “same day return access for duration of ticket” reads to me as ride it as often as you want.
     
  32. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting point. We will ask at Bullocks to be sure, but I'd be punting that "Single day return trip" over rides that.
     
  33. chicski

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    Well given they don’t check until you get off in Bullocks, I wouldn’t be asking prior.
     
  34. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well the problem is if we have to buy a second ticket we need to buy the day before .... no on the day sales. Actually I might email them.
     
  35. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Friday, you’re coming down with luggage then back up? One return ticket. Then coming down...No check until Bullocks, what are they going to do send you back up? Worst they’ll do is send you to the ticket desk. I’d be very surprised if there’s any issue.
     
  36. skifree

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  37. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Reply from Perisher today:

    "Thank you for contacting the Epic Australia Pass team. We sincerely apologise for the delayed response and thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.

    "You will need to purchase another skitube ticket for the Friday as a skitube ticket allows you to travel down the hill and then back up again. Hence, you will need a 2nd ticket for the Friday to get back down".
     
  38. hipo

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    Perhaps have a think about an early start to take your luggage down to the car and then drive arounf to perisher car park
     
  39. chicski

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    What a ripoff.
     
  40. Nidecker

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    Yeah my teen has ridden down a few times, sometimes they just let her through, one time sent to the ticket desk, and the desk people just waved her away.
     
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    shhhhhhhh
     
  42. Nidecker

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    Or maybe that never happened :)
     
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    I would risk it.
     
  44. J_busworth

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    I made three return journeys up and back on the ski tube in one day this season (6 individual trips) and I was scanned each time with no problem, despite only having bought the one ticket. Should be no problems
     
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    We are travelling up to Perisher the day before our first day of skiing so can’t use the day ticket with tube add on, and the day we travel home we may it may not be skiing, so the only option is the lodge return. Ouch! My husband is so cheap though I reckon he would drive around, drop us and the luggage off, drive to Bullocks and jump on the train. It’s $340 or so for a family of 4. Ouch, but not many other ways around it.
     
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    Family dropoff and dad gets the tube solo is quite common. But don't worry, I'll probably have plonked close to $800 on ski tube this season myself when all is said and done.
     
  47. skifree

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    You’ve got the better end of the deal.

    If you have to wait for the train traveller, leave you shit in the terminal and sit in either Jax or The Man From Snowey River bars. Actually use Jax, quieter & cheaper and open at a proper hour in the morning. Night staff gotta have a knock off drink somewhere.
     
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    Stupid here. I purchased a 14 day return but was able to change it to a pass add on at bullocks and get a refund for the difference.
     
  49. southpaw

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    Any word on how busy the tube is on weekends? I’m thinking of a sneaky day trip tomorrow and don’t fancy the drive up to the car park in current conditions. Sucks having to make ticketing decisions a day in advance:(
     
  50. GlenH

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    When I eventually got to travel on SkiTube last week during peak hours on the 25 minute frequency (up Sunday afternoon), I noticed only one train in use between Bullocks & Perisher, instead of the more usual two trains crossing on the loop near the tunnel.

    When I returned back down on Thursday around midday on the 'normal' off-peak 30 minute frequency, when I expected only one train running, we arrived into Bullocks to find another train standing on the other platform.

    It also looked like at times the trains from Blue Cow to Perisher no longer connect neatly with the trains from Perisher to Bullocks. Not sure what the point of that is.