hawaiiSUCKSexceptsurf wrote:2500??? wow, here a pass will cost you like 3-5 hundred, and you get 5-7 mountains usually.
It's kiwi $$ - so about 1 US$ buys 2 NZ$.
it's $699 for each adult and $399 for each kid - two adults, 2 kids, plus another $200 for me to get the early lift opening, which gives me a couple of hours for the dawnie before the tourists are allowed on, and then another $89 to add an extra mountain to that lot.
It's a fair bit of financial pain but those are early season prices, they double in March, and go up about 50% more in April. And that gets me three mountains to ride - Coronet Peak, Remarkables and Ohau.
I'm a bit gutted, where I used to live, I could have got 12 mountains for the entire family for $1300, but I'm living in a ski resort now, with big commercial fields, instead of funky little club operations. On the positive side, I'll get to ride every day before work and Friday nights after work, and two of the mountains are only 10 minutes away from home, instead of 1.5hrs drive away, so the fuel costs will be lower. And they all have chairs instead of T-Bars and rope tows, so the access is easy, although that does mean that there isn't much of a gaper filter.
Treble Cone is about $2k per person full season prices. Which must be a killer for people living in Wanaka.
At least helis are pretty cheap here, I can do a full heli day for about $400, so will get a couple of those in this season.