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Question When does a ski "village" become a town?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Bogong, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    My measure of a town has been having "Royal", "Commercial" & "Railway" hotels. The Commercial was usually the best, with the Royal resting on it's name. The Railway was invariably the dive.
     
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  2. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly What a plonker. Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you're ever in Singleton, NSW, don't leave town without dropping into The Percy.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    A MacDonalds AND and Hungry Jacks?
     
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  4. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    Towns, not suburbs.
     
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  5. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But Aldi!
     
  6. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My mother sent my boys a letter and a postal order 2 weeks ago
    Redolent of a by-gone era
    They couldn't read her running writing and I hid the postal order and gave them a twenty out of my wallet
    Who can get to a post office in working hours?
     
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  7. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Worst designed resort village ever. The only thing they got right was the underground parking. I have excellent spatial skills and have navigated across all sorts of backcountry land and seascapes, but in Whistler I get turned around and confused every time. Was way better back in 85 on mu first visit; there was the silver can gondola out of the original village (now called Creekside), and just a little upstart joint up the road called Blackcomb.
     
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    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Each to their own I love the whistler walk, makes perfect sense to me, pretty’s sure it has won design awards as well.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  10. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You need them when you are zoned 'rural' as the postie won't deliver parcels. I regularly get cards telling me to go to the PO to collect a parcel - a 20 min return trip.
     
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    No bakery no village....
     
  12. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah, but other parcel delivery services utilise shop fonts such as newsagents, convenience shops, etc as parcel pick up points. With the number of letters posted crashing to a tiny fraction of the numbers 25 years ago, there's no need a local post office. This probably belongs in a different thread, but I reckon in 10 or so years we will have weekly letter delivery based out of postal depots in regional centres with the few remaining shops branded as "post offices" competing with any surviving newsagents to sell lottery tickets, stationary, office supplies and tacky nick-knacks.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    stationery.
    Your welcome ;)
     
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    nezumi One of Us

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    You'll often find that they are selling more mobile supplies and services than stationary ones these days.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Newsagents LOL
    We have postoffices in Mt Beauty, Tawonga Sth and Tawonga, the last 2 in general stores. You can buy newspapers but there are no newsagents. I can't see the need for the post offices going away any time soon. 7 days a week access to your parcels.
     
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    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting. Our postie delivers parcels. We get a call on mail day and then another call at the only place you get phone service, which is 10 minutes from the letter box. Our box is a 10 min return trip. 'Town' is a 2 hour return trip. The difference could be that our post office is an agent and not directly owned by Aus Post. He also has all the courier contracts now so all parcels go there. Most true 'rural' post services deliver bread, groceries, hardware (small) and pharmacy stuff but that is only to those who are well out of town. Funny though that my neighbour complains about having to go to town to collect his parcels. He just gets a card in the box but that could be because he can be a bit rude. Never upset the postie. We used to leave eggs for one postie and then in return would sometimes get fresh veges.