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What happened to all this?

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by trickie rickie, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. trickie rickie

    trickie rickie First Runs

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  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    i don't know if stav exists any more

    the idea of moving xc base over to the dam is still being promoted. no decision AFAIK

    lifts in McKay area theoretically still mooted but in reality won't happen because it is not believed to generate enough extra revenue. (see any of the hundreds of threads on this over the last x years)
     
  3. ocker

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    Maybe extra revenue is not the correct way to view McKay lifts. Perhaps it is a required investment to protect Falls Creek market share and reduce the churn rate of new skiers learning at Falls but then doing much of their skiing overseas after they get past intermediate standard. The feed back that I have got from people switching their skiing dollar to overseas resorts, including southern hemisphere where the snow fall is not necessarily that much more is that they are not getting value for dollar in Oz. They are paying for the sort of runs you would get at McKay but not getting them. With some longer runs on McKay we may be protecting our market with a lesser rate of loss to overseas. It the moment we are spending considerable dollars each year to recruit new skiers only to have the expense wasted by loosing them after a few years. Perhaps expanding the ski area is a better investment. Mindless expansion is not smart, but standing still in business does not work either. In the long run you are either growing or going backwards. The last decade Falls Creek has not realised it's winter potential. May be we need a new lift franchisee with a better vision of what can be.
     
  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't disageee with you ocker, I just can't be bothered posting about it again. I just summarised why it is very unlikely to happen
     
  5. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    That is an issue that faces the entire industry and not just Falls. A couple of lifts wont fix the problem either.
     
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  6. Ulmerhutte

    Ulmerhutte First Runs

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    Really cannot see it happening anytime soon, if at all. As Curra says, this has been debated to death before...
     
  7. Auska

    Auska Hard Yards

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    agree with all the above, especially in the current economic environment.


    The question also needs to be asked about long term viability of Australian ski resorts and the possible effects of climate change.