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Traditional “is Perisher opening early?” Thread

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by BrindiCruiser, May 28, 2019.

  1. BrindiCruiser

    BrindiCruiser Hard Yards

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    i thought I would kick off speculation about whether Perisher will open parts of front valley open this weekend. Eg 1-2 June.

    I know a lot of things need to happen to enable this to happen. Staff hired, trained etc.

    Anyone hearing any good news?
     
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  2. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Watch for @Normo migrating south for the winter - it is the most certain sign of the resort (or at least Ski Carpet #3) opening within a day or so.
     
  3. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    I predict midday Friday, with V8 and Quad to mid open, more opening over the weekend and into the week.
     
  4. base615

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    I think it's a foregone conclusion. The way the snow is tipping down this week, Olympic may be open ;)
     
  5. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I believe he's been in situ for a couple of weeks now... and doing twice daily snow dances on the deck. :D
     
  6. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    T-bar may need digging out :p
     
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    The V8 chairs are on and swinging in the breeze.
     
  8. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Already here! Ready to slide!
    :)
     
  9. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Opening this weekend. Read it on Facebook so it must be true.
     
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  10. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    PSR page is talking it up. Still rumours at this time.
     
  11. DidSurfNowSki

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    Why don't you convince Brad to give you a black lifty jacket and let you set up the v8 ? ;)
     
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  12. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    SnOw my gosh! After three days of extreme blizzard conditions, 60cm of early season snow fall AND more on the way... PERISHER IS OPENING EARLY!!!

    You heard us! Perisher is opening early on Friday 31 May 2019. Get ready for some EPIC early season skiing and boarding.

    Check out the Snow Cams to see all the action.

    SNOW CAMS

    Here's everything you need to know:

    Front Valley will be OPEN for skiing and boarding with the Village Eight Express making its 2019 debut, and for the beginners a carpet will be running too!

    Jax Cafe & Chargrill and Ski Rock Cafe will also be OPEN for you and your mates to cheers the start of an awesome season!

    • Jax: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 6pm
    • Ski Rock Cafe: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 4pm
    PLEASE NOTE: The Perisher Skitube and Shuttle Service between Perisher and Smiggin Holes will not run until June Long Weekend.

    It's looking like a winter to remember, with the best Early Opening conditions in years!
     
  13. fenrir

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    That answers my only remaining question. Hopefully the carpark wont be too crazy Saturday.
     
  14. abmcd84

    abmcd84 First Runs

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    Never been to perisher... but just the one area being open sounds horrible. Would rather wait until majority of lifts are open.
     
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  15. fenrir

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    I figure if you have a season pass and you don't go it's like they are getting money for nothing!
     
  16. Me+3

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    opened Friday.
    then shutting for weekend.
     
  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Generally only locals around. Most travellers will already have the LWE booked in.
     
  18. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent. One less person.
     
  19. BrindiCruiser

    BrindiCruiser Hard Yards

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    It is not clear to me whether it will be open only on friday, or for the weekend as well. Perisher app has an event saying fri 31 - sun 1 June opening weekend. I c allied guest services and left a message.

    Anyone got a definitive answer?
     
  20. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would say this is the start. Open until October.
     
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  21. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup. Get that vibe
     
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    Searched the web site but im unable to determine lift ticket price.
    Has anyone found out what they're charging?

    Buller is free.
     
  24. BrindiCruiser

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    The Perisher site does say that one of the food places is open all weekend.

    I recall that opening weekend crowds have been a bit hectic on front valley in past.

    I recall skiing thredbo when it opened early in late 90s. It was great with very limited lifts open. I think it was just the old double from mid station.

    Tempted to head up on Sunday. Ski front valley a bit and maybe do a little bit of XC too.
     
  25. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I tried checking too, and earliest day ticket was for 8th June. Looks like season passes only at the moment, but surely not
     
  26. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    From memory on opening weekend last year they were charging $90+ for a lift ticket to ride the tiny strip of snow on front valley LOL. Obvi a bit more cover at the moment :D
     
  27. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Opening weekend will be hectic. There will be less people this weekend. No festival, limited lifts, people have LWE already locked in etc.
     
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  28. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still will be chaos. I know so many people who have decided to come down at the last minute. The thing is the accomodation is dirt cheap, because the rates are still pre ski season rates. The rates hike up the following weekend.
     
  29. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think this friday will be too bad, as its harder for people to get there, but saturday and sunday will be a lot of people with not much to ski