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News Thredbo extend season pass purchase date

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by DPS Driver, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Thredbo has extended the season pass early purchase date to June 2nd. They're still progressing as if the season will go ahead. It would be wonderful if they did but, I can't see it happening.
     
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    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    same deal for the seasonal programs
     
  3. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Are you asking a question Skull? If so I've not got any information on seasonal programs. Suffice to say if anyone has pre-purchased and the season doesn't go ahead Thredbo will contact you. No comment further than this.

    Presumably will roll over to 2021, If the resorts are not bankrupt by then.
     
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  4. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, I mean it is the same deal for the seasonal programs. Final payment date deferred.

    I got the email about it today
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Well that's sensible.
     
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  6. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    And at the end of May we will likely all get emails saying they’ve held our deposits over on 2021 Passes.

    Although it’d be awesome if we got a season, even if it came with rules.
     
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    My guess is that if the lifts run there will be limited services available - most of the eateries and the ski school would remain closed.
     
  8. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Can't see it happening. I guess we'll find out in the coming months but it's not looking promising.

    2020 will be the year of backcountry. Will have to be.
     
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    Telestrom A Local

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    Just limit to one person per chairlift and 1.5m rule in the lift lines. Sure the queues might be a few kilometres long....
     
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  10. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    One person per new gondie... Thredbo are going to be pissed if thats doesn't open this year!
     
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    Jellybeans calmrational Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or not. Parks are likely to be closed.
     
  12. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That would be fookin shite. There're not really many skiable places that aren't in parks are there? I mean even the Brindies etc are National Park.
     
  13. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you don't shut the parks, you'll still have Pelicans turning up to play in the snow etc.
    Which ... is kinda like Bondi...
    Hence.
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    lottery, x number of people allowed in per day for y scheduled hours, starting at z lift and keeping appropriate distancing.

    The tricky part would be any serious injuries that occur.
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So tell me about Herding cats.
     
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  16. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Fair point.
     
  17. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    disable their pass at the end of their scheduled time :D
     
  18. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually probably easier to do at Perisher, allocate people to one particular part of the resort and lock out their cards for the rest.
     
  19. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    But but i'm from Scots College....
     
  20. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tell what you'll do at the Toboggan area?
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s not the toboggan area that’s the issue, it’s the medical centre required to support a toboggan area. And word is medical centre’s are/will be busy or have no supplies or no staff.
     
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  22. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    no toboggan area, it can stay closed as there isn't any social distancing there ever.
     
  23. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well yeah
    But its a bit hard to socially distance on that "hill"
     
  24. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tell that to the Pelicans
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well Ski Patrol in the first instance... And then an ambo down the hill.

    Medical centre technically not required.
     
  26. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is the toboggan areas we are talking about which is anywhere you can park a car & fall in the snow out of Jindy.
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Okay, then ambo called
     
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    Same can be said for ski lift queues. Tough to keep a 1.5m social distance when people keep sliding into each other in the line.
     
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    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rapid infection progress through the population along with the imminent arrival of near instant pinprick tests for antibodies will produce enough staff and skiers who can be checked at the ticket box and have their pass validated.
    If you want to ski now is the time to get infected, if you're up for the gamble.
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually if skiers just lined up skis end to end they would be close to 1.5m apart, but instead they insist on overlapping, not that it gets them onto the lift any faster
     
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    With NSW extending the lockdown for 90 days. Even if we were to come out of it until end of July I suspect that Perisher would have no staff and not be able to open anyway. Why would they take a financial hit for one month
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    From what I understand, Perisher pretty much run on company staff for the last couple of weeks of the season the folk who transition to maintenance in summer etc. I think they could scrape together something.
    I guess with the Mt Biking these days Thredbo should have a more permanent crew?
    Hard to know how many people are going to be able to hang around Jindy this winter on the off chance of something coming up though?

    The bigger question is, what it actually costs to get a resort ready to function. Probably difficult to justify for any shorter period of time.
     
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    Tell 'em they're dreamin'.