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Ski Tube

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by rob junior, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. rob junior

    rob junior First Runs

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    Hi guys,
    Never skied Perisher before is it worth getting a ski tube pass?
    Pros and cons please if any
    cheers
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    The big economic question is how many people do you expect to be transporting and how often? Driving, you are charged park entry by the car. Tubing you pay for access by the person. You also have to look at the cost of an annual pass against the cost of day entry.

    Driving can be problematic in a blizzard. Tube much less likely.
    Driving you need chains. Tubing it is prudent but not mandated to carry them.
     
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  3. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you ski weekends do it.
     
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  4. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    what legs said plus what sort of car are you driving - 2wd you need to carry chains and have to fit them when there's a sniff of snow/ ice on the road. If your not an early bird be prepared to park somewhere down the road and catch the shuttle bus to the car park
     
  5. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If u have an AWD and don’t mind getting up no later than 6.30 then driving no brainer for me.
     
  6. rob junior

    rob junior First Runs

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    Thank you,
    I have a 2wd I’m factoring in chains, the headache of either putting them on and the cost of getting them.
     
  7. rob junior

    rob junior First Runs

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    Cheers,
    I have a 2wd I think it will be more of a headache for me
     
  8. rob junior

    rob junior First Runs

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    Thank you,
    I think il go with the tube pass
     
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  9. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    While it is not compulsory to carry chains to get to the tube at Bullocks Flat, I have seen some (but very few) days when the road has been closed unless you have chains fitted or a 4WD. Usually when there has been a reasonable dump overnight and the road is still being cleared - just the time when you might want to be on the hill ...
    I think a lot of peeps who drive regularly to the tube during July/August in 2wd have a set of chains "just in case"
    You just have to weigh up the rare frustration of waiting for the road to be cleared against the cost of chains.
     
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  10. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    tube is included in my pass
    I just have my chains in the car for the whole season
     
  11. bywong_yuki

    bywong_yuki One of Us

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    Plus if you like skiing in a blizzard as I do, it is so much easier to get your gear on down at the ski tube. If you are a skier just make sure you have cat tracks for your boots as the car park gravel is brutal on plastic boots.