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    Ruapehu

    Anybody been trying to get up the mountain with this parking fiasco.

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    yep get on the site at 6.02pm on a wednesday and its all booked out for the week. after 50yrs of skiing there i have just about given up on them, its he SI for me now.
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    Try to take a shuttle
    But I think they don’t operate on a weekend

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    New parking system is a joke. A lot of unhappy people.

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    Yea fuckn joke. Just find someone with a mobility pass and youíre in. At least the crowds are smaller.

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    Yea, used to drive up at 0500 on Saturday and get there for around 0930 but couldn't get a park last time so booked a shuttle. It worked well but since then they've been turning back shuttles because of numbers so no way i'm driving all the way up there AND paying for a shuttle and then getting turned around on the road... it's a shocker.

    It's not as if the skiing conditions are even very good up there!

    .e.
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    I got a platinum pass cos I could see it being an issue.

    Worth EVERY penny!

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    Joined a club, sit and sip coffee by the fire and watch the fiasco unfold, do the 3 minute walk to the sky waka for a board once the queues die down

    Best thing we have done


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Joined a club, sit and sip coffee by the fire and watch the fiasco unfold, do the 3 minute walk to the sky waka for a board once the queues die down

    Best thing we have done
    Whats the cost like? Less than the platinum pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudkiwi View Post
    Whats the cost like? Less than the platinum pass?
    Each club is different

    Itís an investment up front, the joining fee is a bit but thatís once off, was $1k for family of 4.
    Subs are not much, $190pa for a couple, kids are cheap.

    Itís the accommodation savings and parking hassles that really make the difference though.

    We pay $45 a night per adult and $30 per child, thatís fully catered with awesome meals.
    So no carting groceries up the mountain, ski bags and a small bag for the family for a week. I leave the booze in the car and get out as we need.

    No early mornings to get there, 5 minute walk to the lifts, and with small kids it means that when they are over it you can just take them back to the lodge, always other kids to play with and head back up for a board.

    We have a blast there, even when the weather is shit there are always good people to meet and talk to. I do drink way too much there



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    the club we belong to is in the top lh window

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONYVA View Post
    the club we belong to is in the top lh window
    Toe Paw Got a few mates that belong there, we often come and harass you lot, it always ends in a lot of laughing and drinking


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    Post edit,hunting i mean.

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    I was a member of Otaihape for many years and doing 40 to 50 days sking a season.
    Old skiing injuries have taken their toll and now just look at the big iceberg from my fence lines and reminisce of my past glory days!
    This was back when Franz Brandl managed the tavern and Laurenze Reiser was the boss of ral and the tbar under chateau was our playground after the tavern chucked us out!
    Happy memories!


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    I was a member of Otaihape for many years and doing 40 to 50 days sking a season.
    Old skiing injuries have taken their toll and now just look at the big iceberg from my fence lines and reminisce of my past glory days!
    This was back when Franz Brandl managed the tavern and Laurenze Reiser was the boss of ral and the tbar under chateau was our playground after the tavern chucked us out!
    Happy memories!


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    Jesus Christ, 40-50?!?!?!?!

    I thought I was doing well when we were averaging 20-25 days a year.

 

 

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