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    Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 2:15pm
hitting the snow fields in australia this year.
im from sydney snd was wondering where is the best place to stay in threadbo??? im going to be going for a few weekends and probly during the week aswell might even get a season pass but i dont know where the cheapest place to stay is.

i have heard camping is cheap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:27pm
work out how many days you reckon you'll be doing... and see if it's worth it to get a season pass...

camping is a fun option... (if you are the type of person who is not sensitive to roughing it - in the cold!)...
i've been camping down at jindy, and inside the tent, it's sooo toasty...
they've got facilities for hot showers there... and it's a pretty good option - i'd also look into the backpackers and see how much that is (haven't stayed there or know anyone that has though)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:30pm
im jealous
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:36pm
i know you guys pay WAY more for the gear, but how much are lift tickets/season passes out there? how far are the resorts from the city?

i would kill to go out to australia for a snowboarding trip.. plus the kangaroos, koalas, and most importantly, the accents
Oh, I’m in no condition to drive. Wait a minute. I don’t have to listen to myself. I’m drunk.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:55pm
We are usually around 3-4hrs from the mountains (thats if we live in the city or surrounding suburbs). Lift ticks are around $1000 for a season pass(day passes around $100) which does not include resort entry of around $40 odd and there is also a compulsory chain carrying rule in VIC (don't know about NSW). The only two states that have snow are VIC and NSW lol...

People often say better off going to NZ if you want good snow, but come to Australia to see the kangaroos and koalas etc, when the weather is a bit better (during our summer)...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:57pm
lift tickets are bloody expensive. They will hit the $100+AUD mark per day this season 

the Victorian resorts are 3-6 hrs away from Melbourne (the victorian major city) 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 11:06pm
Yep, Hotham and Falls are over $100 a day this year.  Makes the tertiary season pass at $699 that much more attractive.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 11:40pm
@Larrikin

There's quite a few places to stay in Jindabyne if you're riding in Thredbo. The town is about 45 mins away from the resort.

I stayed in a house for a week at about 280 per night between 7 people.
We only went up about 5 times through during the week so it didn't warrant a season pass.(about 100 for the lift pass and 30 for a car pass per day)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 12:06am
sorry to thread jack but how long does it actually take to drive from sydney to perisher?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 12:23am
Originally posted by chungeroni

i know you guys pay WAY more for the gear, but how much are lift tickets/season passes out there? how far are the resorts from the city?

i would kill to go out to australia for a snowboarding trip.. plus the kangaroos, koalas, and most importantly, the accents

I have a season Pass to Hotham in Victoria which is costing me $1149. If I got just a day pass it is $102.
The drive from Melbourne to Hotham is approximately 5 hours and you have to pay $30 per day for parking on the mountain.
Chains are required to be carried and can set you back approx $30 for a couple of days hire.

Average snow conditions in general compared to US, Canada and Japan but we love it anyway
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:19am
Sydney to Perisher is about 5 and a half hours... I've done it many a time. Accommodation is heaps cheaper in Jindabyne (about 25 min drive from the snow fields... you can just catch a bus) rather than staying at Perisher or Thredbo.

Perisher is a bigger resort than Thredbo and generally has better conditions as it's at a higher altitude... but Perisher is more like a village feel. You just have to pick a good time to go down because our snow isn't consistent as elsewhere (so I've heard).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:26am
Originally posted by SOH_83

Sydney to Perisher is about 5 and a half hours... I've done it many a time. Accommodation is heaps cheaper in Jindabyne (about 25 min drive from the snow fields... you can just catch a bus) rather than staying at Perisher or Thredbo.

Perisher is a bigger resort than Thredbo and generally has better conditions as it's at a higher altitude... but Perisher is more like a village feel. You just have to pick a good time to go down because our snow isn't consistent as elsewhere (so I've heard).


^ im guessing you mean thredbo is a village feel

chains are also mandatory in nsw unfortunately.

even on bright sunny june days with no snow : (

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 3:04am
i've stayed at squatters run 12 and it was by far the best!!!

spa , heated floors, plenty of room to sleep about 8 people if u fit them on the ground, all the kitchen utinsils etc.. 

but its about 500 - 600 $ a night from what I remember.. But if you divide that amongst a few people, works out to be quite good. Prime location and a 30 second stroll to the lifts!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by dongypro

i've stayed at squatters run 12 and it was by far the best!!!
spa , heated floors, plenty of room to sleep about 8 people if u fit them on the ground, all the kitchen utinsils etc.. 
but its about 500 - 600 $ a night from what I remember.. But if you divide that amongst a few people, works out to be quite good. Prime location and a 30 second stroll to the lifts!


Yeah sorry, was half asleep last night.

$100 per night between 6 people isn't bad for on snow at Thredbo... beats staying at a shack in Jindy.
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