Wanted cabin or van @ Jindy

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  1. Tellis

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    hi everyone am interested in purchasing a van or cabin in or around Jindy to bring my accom cost down fir my daughter and I so we can ski more often - any thought, suggestions or offers would all be appreciated - many thanks
     
  2. chicski

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    Try the Facebook groups, Jindy noticeboard etc.
     
  3. Donzah

    Donzah Part of the Furniture
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    What's your budget? 40 to 50k is ball park at the moment...
     
  4. Donzah

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    Best way to go is leaving notes on properties... Walking around at a busy time.

    *I've owned a van for 22 years
     
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  5. MarkGC

    MarkGC One of Youse
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    Did you have a thread on owning a van in Jindy? If not you should, general advice etc etc. You might even score yourself a 'like' or two ;)
     
  6. currawong

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    how does the cost of a van stack up against jindy ski clubs?
     
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  7. Donzah

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    How much do Jindy ski clubs cost?
     
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    NFI but if I was thinking of a van in Jindy I'd want to do the comparison
     
  9. Donzah

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    A van will cost you roughly 6k a season
     
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    presumably amortising purchase over, say 10 years and factoring in stays of say, a week and maybe 10 weekends each year?

    no idea about jindy clubs but for my falls creek on-snow club (at todays prices)

    a very rough estimate for 10 years including 2 adults for 1 week + 10 weekends per annum is $35000/10=$3500pa​

    no idea how jindy prices compare, just used the only example I kow
    with your own van you can go whenever you like. with a club there may be restrictions (formal or in practice) or when/how often you can go.

    but it's probaby worth the OP finding out about the options
     
  11. ladycamper

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    Better option is van you bring to campgrounds which are closer, or to join a club Lodge of which there are a few in town.
     
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    Caravaning in winter in the Snowies at campgrounds closer to the snow is I'd suggest not for the inexperienced.
     
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    Not without some challenges that's for sure, but nonetheless very satisfying. I would suggest first timers ask for advice as there are many things that can go wrong.
     
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    Lots of the clubs would be cheaper and way nicer. The club we are in, Schuss ski club, memberships are under $10k. Lodges at Thredbo Buller and Falls Creek. Member rates are around $50 per night.
     
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    Can you get in.. 100 days a season.. When ever you want? Just walk in? Or do you need to book.
    As for nicer... Well some of the vans are small units really nowadays...
     
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    100 days a season, sure. And yes you do need to book but if you wanted to do that many days you may as well just book the whole season.
    Can you park your van in the resort?
     
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    I don't think it's a matter of whether van or club is better in an absolute sense. It's about what suits the OP best taking into account cost, flexibility re booking, amenities etc
     
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    Pretty much.
    For us it's convenient.
    We own it. We can come and go as we please. No booking or planning. I have friends in clubs and they struggle with room and last minute booking
    It's effectively a small unit with a strata title and limited services.
     
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    I agree. The post just irked me because the way the opinion was expressed was petty. Sometimes I am human and fail to rise above responding to such things.

    But if I were likely to reside elsewhere and wanted to spend 100 days a season I would look at having season long booking at my club.
     
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    Decision to ski needs to be based on weather forecast only. You never want to miss out because you cant find a bed. Much better to bring your own or own your own.

    Not to mention inconvenience of having to get in to acomodation late at night. Bed on wheels for the win.
     
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    My post was far from petty.. It was a question relevant to the OP . They were looking at buying a caravan in or around Jindy.
    Caravans/Cabins etc are the most economical way of securing accomodation. IMO. Hence why the prices and waiting list vans has exploded exponentally. (Damn those epic passes).
    Its also why there are 200 people camping at the claypits on a Saturday night.
    People want flexibility as @Snow Blowey posted.
     
  22. skichanger

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    I didn't say your post was petty. :out: