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Poll Will you Go this year?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Mils, May 31, 2020.

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Will You go to the snow this year?

  1. Yes!

    82 vote(s)
    58.6%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Maybe, not sure yet

    34 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. All of the above

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    What's everyone's plans?

    I am thinking of taking the kids later in the year maybe late aug or Sept holidays if the season holds out. Seems tricky to get tickets this year though. That might be the blocker!
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Brand new AT gear to learn on. Just need some help lodging my “intentions“ and I’m away :D
     
  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got the small matter of a birth to get out of the way in early July, estimate start skiing in mid-August, hoping there’s good snow in September.
     
  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes
    If at all possible
     
  5. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm here. Waiting........waiting............:)
     
  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Midweek visits might be the go this year
     
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  7. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Probably not even a day trip.All options back on the table if we win the lottery tho.
     
  8. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who cares what us plebs are doing, what's Normo doing this season?
     
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  9. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    :D
     
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  10. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tomorrow night. Mt Vic Pass...
     
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  11. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. It’s just a question of ‘how often’ (depends on what Perisher come up with regarding passes and pricing!).
     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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  13. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This.
     
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  14. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P One of Us

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    Well have 5 weeks worth of accommodation booked. Now just need to see what Perisher offers in terms of lift passes if the season pass is pulled.
     
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  15. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    A very thoughtful and generous person residing here, out of the blue, offered me a wonderful accommodation solution for the season, which hopefully I’ll be able to use for BC forays.
    I feel it’s unlikely I’ll be skiing Thredbo this year unless they offer the single ride BC access Kosi Express option this season.
    I plan to be Covid antisocial.
    Thank you kind human, you know who you are.
     
  16. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Piss off, that's my time period...gagf now! ;)
     
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  17. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    maybe.
    will see how my club accom pans out.
    not sweating on it tho.
    might just put in more water time.
     
  18. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    5 days skiing in May was fun.....more to come. Enjoy your time in the snow everybody.

    #Leave the park open for BC!

    Winter is here :thumbs::skier:
     
  19. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 Hard Yards

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    Covid job losses, means a no this year
     
  20. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Depends when (and if) Tassie opens its border. Vague hope is that I will make it to Hotham for a few days around the BC fest in early September but many moons need to align before that can happen.... Might just have to swallow my pride and better judgement and ski Ben Lomond snow permitting.
     
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  21. BoofHead

    BoofHead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Probably not. We had planned on getting across to NZ and having a crack at heliskiing but with income supply taking a hit, I’ve decided to go back to work until world is less crazy.
    I hadn’t planned on going back to work but an opportunity at a very different and exciting place has drawn me back in.
     
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  22. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Off topic, but the new opportunity sounds interesting BoofHead. Glad something positive has come out of the crisis for you.
     
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  23. Schwarzer Mann

    Schwarzer Mann Hard Yards

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    I have received mother's permission to get the kids an additional three day school holiday in August, which will allow for a midweek trip.
    Other than that I'll spend the odd two-day adventure on zero days notice. If it happens to dump snow one afternoon and I can get a lift pass for the next day, I'll be in the car.
     
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  24. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    No
    Likely no kids lessons
    Likely no daycare
    Restaurants and bars not operating the same

    Giving it a miss
     
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  25. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bummer to hear Ultra.
     
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  26. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had that same kind offer as @Untele-whippet.

    Hope to do a couple of days inbounds, but yeah, BC for me I think, partly money, partly the crowd avoidance until Im sure.
     
  27. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 Hard Yards

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    it is, my other half, Phd student and uni lecture, all casuals let go across a lot of universities. not eligible for any assistance, so sadly things like snow trips are off until things improve, fortunately main income is still solid, just no luxuries for a while.
     
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  28. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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  29. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Waiting for a verdict on the club lodge situation.

    First booking is late July - it would have to be quite a different landscape/vibe by then.
     
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  30. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    They worked hard to make uni’s not qualify. Sorry to hear.
     
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  31. Ultra2.0

    Ultra2.0 Hard Yards

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    Sadly not a lot of love for higher education from this governing lot, unless its prive schools, but back to the topic, we might get a few weekend camping or hiking trips done, but also a shame that Selwyn isnt opening, as that would have been the only lifted ski option for us this season. and i bet it will be a great season with many not being able to get down there
     
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  32. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah we'll be going 100%. Looking fwd to it.
    Will be a very dynamic season that could deliver a way more enhanced product compared to normal.
     
  33. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    See you buying a kebab in the Perisher centre, then :p
     
  34. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    2013 repeat on snow front IMO. Warm and wet.
     
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  35. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never!
    *i'll buy one in the manor ...
     
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  36. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are you aiming to be a CEO?
     
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  37. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    With minor biological hazards that rarely impede skiing.
     
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  38. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do I have to wear pants?

    Seriously but..I hate crowds.... The last five years have been a shit sandwich
     
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  39. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Might be your year to rediscover the snow mojo in reduced numbers.
     
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  40. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is the postive that I am hoping for. Less crowds etc.

    I hadn't bought a season pass, was not planning many days on the hill and was hoping for a discounted Mtn collective pass this year.

    But I paid the $49 deposit for an epic pass last week, and will see what happens with that.

    Either way I am likely to get more days in than I planned, and financially it may end up as a win for me specifically.
     
  41. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, they’re still selling the Epic Pass?!
    I’m surprised.

    I am very interested to hear what Perisher is doing. Their approach will form part of my decision making process of where and when.

    Had an offer of accom in Wanaka yesterday if we can get there also, so many options on the table. Still haven’t decided whether to credit my season pass for Thredders or get the cash back.
     
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  42. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Still selling the epic pass yes and people buying it hoping it will give them priority access or cheaper day tickets or free day tickets
     
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  43. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plan is simple, use the money I would have spent in season tickets to buy whatever passes Thredbo have on offer, and Ski back country the rest of the time.
     
  44. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    At this stage it is unlikely that WA will open its borders by the end of the season
     
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  45. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Definitely going, lots.
    Few days done already.
    Would like to knock off a few BC bucket list plans too, Vic and NSW, Tassy obviously off the radar at present.
     
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  46. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hotel Honda has been serviced and is ready to go

    Try out the chains I got last year and didn't use

    Might even drag the tent and sleeping bag out.

    Whisperlite and pumpkin soup

    Oh and some skis.

    And skins

    :)
     
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  47. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I got a couple of theories on this
    1. agree with yours
    2. Thredbo season passes holders thinking that Perisher will honour the season pass "unlimited" structure.. ( a couple of people I know did this)
     
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  48. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yep and 2 simply wont happen IMO, as with the epic pass you don't know where the person is skiing. Tens of thousands of passes that all could be used at Perisher or all ar Falls or Hotham or a split...

    Too many variables and there will be limits to visitor numbers and getting a weekend in August will be hard... if there is an additional cost for getting the day tickets, we will know in 14 days

    Buller so far is saying season passes are valid, but no details how they can be used.
     
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  49. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I was only hoping for 1.

    2 might happen if you have to nominate a 'home' resort.
     
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  50. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have a few different answers for this:
    • Probably - For a BC trip, either with Let's Split of MSC.
    • Hopefully, but looking less likely - for a trip with my son to Perisher in August. Accommodation is booked but refundable, but if Discovery classes aren't running it's a no-go
    • Hopefully - a solo trip to Hotham at some point.
    • Finally, if all else fails I will be taking young Mr 4 to Baw Baw for some fun sliding.
     
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