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    I see this on the Falls Creek web page.

    Looking to hit up Falls, Hotham, Buller, Baw Baw & Lake Mountain this Winter? All Resort Season Passes are now on sale - $568 till the end of the month

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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    With Hotham being $495 by itself, the all resorts looks like a good deal by comparison.

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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    What does that price entail? Is that price for parking your car/driving to those resorts? Surely it's not just for entry to the resort?

    In NSW an All Parks Pass - including Kosciuszko National Park is $190.
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/an...y.htm#passForm
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Frog View Post
    What does that price entail? Is that price for parking your car/driving to those resorts? Surely it's not just for entry to the resort?

    In NSW an All Parks Pass - including Kosciuszko National Park is $190.
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/an...y.htm#passForm
    You guys in NSW have it cheap, that is to park your car, it does include payment for snow clearing of the roads during winter and ski patrol duties, but NSW has road clearing and ski patrol also.

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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    What a rip off in Victoria. National parks pass is great value, the bed licences ie rates pay for Thredbo, other roads come under RTA.


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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    That high price would put off a lot of people....and you say that is a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Frog View Post
    That high price would put off a lot of people....and you say that is a good deal.
    That price is one of the reasons so many now ski overseas, does the state Govt care. NO they don't, they really don't care one bit about tourism in the Victorian ski resorts which is why this annual fee has just gone up over 25% in one year.

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    Have to say I was quite shocked to see those figures. Why would the prices be so different, not just a little.
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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    If you are not quick enough and get before the end of the month it jumps up to $604, I just skied 9 resorts in Colorado in February and didn't pay to park a car at any of them, although at Winter park it was included in the room tarrif I think, some of the others offered a choice of paid parking right next to the lifts at $20 a day, or park about 1Km away from the lifts for free and catch the free shuttle bus to the lifts.
    I really feel sorry for any business at Hotham this year, they will be lucky if the road isn't closed when they get heavy rain, so to up the park entry by so much in a year when the locals at Albury Wodonga were already thinking this year they will choose a different resort just doesn't make sense, but I suppose they have a reason to do this.

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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    Is that cause of the fires around Hotham and the destabalisation on the embankments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Frog View Post
    Is that cause of the fires around Hotham and the destabalisation on the embankments?
    That is what the locals are telling me.

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    That price is nasty compared to NSW. Kilometre wise you would think NSW would have just as much road to keep clear. The Alpine Way and the Snowy Mtns Hwy plus the roads to PB and Selwyn/Cabramurra for a much much cheaper price.
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    Wouldn’t even consider going if that’s what they made me pay in NSW. $190 is bad enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swede View Post
    Wouldn’t even consider going if that’s what they made me pay in NSW. $190 is bad enough.
    wot he said.
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    Default Re: Resort entry prices

    Makes the drive to NSW resorts much more attractive or even a flight over to Queenstown NZ from Melb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Frog View Post
    Makes the drive to NSW resorts much more attractive or even a flight over to Queenstown NZ from Melb.
    Yes, tourism NZ must love the Victorian government controlled resort management boards for the Victorian resorts, for making it so much cheaper to ski NZ than locally right here in Victoria.

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    It is a FN joke. What is it up to this year for a day pass? $50? Just to get your car on the mountain. I passionally hate Vic resorts, hence why I haven't been to them in over 6 years.

    I just wish the general public would boycott the Vic resorts so they learn a harsh, but needed lesson. Unfortunately the sheeps keep going.
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    The resorts don't set the price or get the money so I don't think hurting the resorts would help. As Paul said above it's the VIC govt that sets and receives this tariff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet Rider View Post
    It is a FN joke. What is it up to this year for a day pass? $50? Just to get your car on the mountain. I passionally hate Vic resorts, hence why I haven't been to them in over 6 years.

    I just wish the general public would boycott the Vic resorts so they learn a harsh, but needed lesson. Unfortunately the sheeps keep going.
    The Hotham lift company do a fine job as do the accommodation places at Hotham, it is a great place to ski and offers some challenging runs when the areas like Gotcha are open and some of the out of bounds areas, if the RMB's weren't killing the sport with their prices with ridiculous price hikes every year, more would go there, a lot of talk this year with the locals in my shop has been if they hadn't already bought a Hero pass they would be looking at Thredbo, Thredbo is only an extra 15 minutes drive from Albury Wodonga than Hotham, and from what the locals have been saying many will be looking at the Thredbo season pass next year. When Jetstar have their specials on, you can buy a return ticket to Tokyo for less than the all resorts season pass, we did it two years ago, paid $550 each including taxes and skied Hakuba for 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swede View Post
    Wouldn’t even consider going if that’s what they made me pay in NSW. $190 is bad enough.
    and that gets you into ALL NSW national parks for a year, not just KNP.
    If you went to 5 different NSW parks its only cost you $38 per park per year.
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