2021 Perisher Trip

  • 21 Mar 2021 12:31 PM
    Message # 10218930

    This page will provide updates for the 2021 Perisher Trip

  • 08 May 2021 10:35 AM
    Reply # 10453321 on 10218930

    Has anyone weighed up the pros and cons for purchasing an EPIC pass (which goes up $100 on 11th May)? Am not sure whether it is value for money this year if we aren’t going to be able to use in overseas. ‍♀️

  • 09 May 2021 10:35 AM
    Reply # 10456004 on 10218930

    On the newspaper headlines this morning: the PM has indicated international borders are to remain closed indefinitely, citing insufficient evidence about vaccine impact on transmissibility.

    So we can go to NZ, but there are no Vail resorts there (yet), and no guarantee that you'll be able to use the Epic Australia pass overseas. We won't know if or when borders will open until late this year or early next year.

    I had a look for last year's lift ticket rates: an adult 5-day pass in peak season was $522, and a 3-day pass was $383 (skicheap.com.au). Total: $905.

    A season pass was $899 (onthesnow.com.au)

    Epic Australia pass is $949. If my intention is to ski Aus more than 8 days, I'd consider that buying an Epic Australia pass before 11 May is value for money, as it gives me the option of using it overseas, IF the borders open and international airline tickets aren't prohibitively expensive (who'd trust to staff travel any more?).

  • 09 May 2021 10:42 AM
    Reply # 10456011 on 10218930

    It depends on how much skiing you do for the Aussie season. 

    International is a bonus if/when available.

    Perisher day ticket likely $170+ without discount

    Thredbo 2021 5day peak = $845 full price ($169 daily)

    Epic season pass $949 - (so per day): 5 day = $190….. 7 days = $135

    The benefit of EPIC last year during COVID was you didn’t have to apply to get lift tickets per release date (due limited numbers on mountain) you always had access.
    Not sure what winter 2021 has in store?

  • 10 May 2021 7:28 AM
    Reply # 10458169 on 10218930

    Thanks Greg and David for crunching the numbers. Your advice will help a lot of us contemplating the EPIC pass. 

  • 10 May 2021 10:54 AM
    Reply # 10458479 on 10218930

    Further to my last:

    • Yesterday the Treasurer said our international border won't open unitl "next year".
    • This morning the Finance Minister said it won't open until "late 2022", however there will be NZ-style travel bubbles with vaccinated countries.
    • Health Minister says there is a 3-part roadmap to open borders: green lanes and travel bubbles with COVID-safe countries; domestic vaccination; and fewer restrictions for the vaccinated.

    I imagine USA would make the cut by northern winter. Let's hope Canada and Japan do also. That would cover most Epic destinations, but there are no guarantees.

    Last modified: 10 May 2021 11:21 AM | Gregory Timbs
  • 31 May 2021 8:45 PM
    Reply # 10576996 on 10218930

    Hello. Really excited about Perisher trip. Can someone let me know if we buy lift tickets through the club or on Perisher website? The website seems to be closed for sales on these dates. I am guessing Covid restrictions. 
    thank you for your assistance

  • 01 Jun 2021 4:22 PM
    Reply # 10579176 on 10218930

    Hi Vicki,

    You buy lift tickets on the Perisher website.

    Perisher announced yesterday that day tickets are on sale form today.

    Front Valley is opening this Friday if you want to get in really early.

    If you buy now for the ski week, 5 day from Sunday or Monday looks like it's $558 and 7 day from Saturday is $808.

    Happy shopping!

  • 01 Jun 2021 4:43 PM
    Reply # 10579223 on 10218930

    Hi all, FYI Perisher ski lift tickets for Qantas Ski Club week 2021, now for sale at Perisher website https://www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/prices 

    Last modified: 02 Jun 2021 9:17 AM | Matthew Holmes
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