What’s the ticket deal for Australia and New Zealand this upcoming season?
Before we get too hot and bothered about lift prices let’s remember that no one buys a full price adult lift pass at ticket window price and if you do then you only have yourself to blame for paying full price.
Why? Because resorts are all about multi day lift pass deals, online only discounts and different prices according to time of the season.
We’ve listed the one day lift pass for each resort plus some deals they have available now. As more deals come to hand we’ll let you know.
Perisher – not released yet
Perisher drive online sales with serious discounts. The 544 pass is available online only and is five days for the price of four across lift passes, accommodation and rental lesson bundles.. The early season skiing/riding price only of the 544 is $355 and the peak season skiing/riding is $449 which works out at less than $90 a day.
Thredbo – $110
This is the third season that Thredbo has not increased lift window price. If you buy early seven days out then the one day lift price is $99 plus all multi day passes of five days or more include access to the Thredbo Leisure Centre. Kids are also now considered seventeen and under at Thredbo. Thredbo is also the only Australian ski resort that is part of the international Mountain Collective with global discounts for Thredbo season pass holders.
Charlotte Pass – $99
Multi day prices offer the best deals with a five day pass working out at $94 a day and seven day pass at $90 a day.
Selwyn – $85
New to the snow? The Snow With the Lot package includes a morning toboggan hire, five snow tube rides, ski/snowboard rental, an afternoon lift pass and a one hour first timer lesson for $89 or $75 for a child (7 – 15).
If you purchase the lift pass two weeks in advance online you’ll get a 15% discount. Two day Weekend Pass is $204 for adults and valid all season. A five day any day pass is $499 and tertiary students get 50% off one day lift pas prices every Friday of the season plus kids under five and adults over seventy ski for free every day.
Mt Buller – $113
Kids five and under and adults seventy and over ski for free. An Adult Discover pass includes access to seven beginner lifts plus a two hour lesson for $113. Youth up to Year 12 are considered kids for pricing purposes.
The Australian dollar value for New Zealand resorts has been calculated on today’s exchange rate. One Australian dollar will buy you $1.06 New Zealand dollars (a big difference from the $1.25 + we have been used to).
Whakapapa and Turoa at Mt Ruapehu – $99NZD ($92.81 AUD)
The Discover Package is for beginners and includes a beginner lift pass, all day rental and two hour group lesson for $112NZD. The Explorer is an all mountain pass, all day rental and two hour group lesson for $157NZD.
Mt Hutt – $95 NZD ($89.06 AUD)
If you purchase additional days at the same time of purchase then each additional day is $90NZD. Kids ten and under ski for free, as do seniors seventy five and over.
Porters – $85 NZD ($79.69 AUD)
Kids twelve and under ski for free with qualifying full day adult lift ticket purchase.
Ohau – $81 NZD ($75.94 AUD)
A five of seven day pass is $350 NZD and a standard lift, rental and lesson is $135NZD or $95NZD for beginners.
Treble Cone – $105 NZD ($98.45 AUD)
TC doesn’t charge credit card fees, nor do they force a purchase or deposit for an RFID card. If you’re a beginner then the beginner lifts are free all day every day and if you are in a beginner lesson then you can access Home Basin Express and Easy Rider for free. Their five day flexi pass is $90 NZD a day.
Cardrona – $99 NZD ($92.81 AUD)
Cardrona doesn’t charge credit card fees nor RFID fees. A two day flexi OnePass is $96 NZD per day and can be used at either Treble Cone or Cardrona with other multi day flexi options to reduce the price further.
Remarkables – $95 NZD ($89.06 AUD)
If you purchase additional days at the same time of purchase then each additional day is $90 NZD. Kids ten and under and adults seventy five and over ski for free.
Coronet Peak – $98 NZD ($91.88 AUD)
If you purchase additional days at the same time of purchase then each additional day is $93 NZD. Kids six and under and adults seventy five and over ski for free.
NZ Club Fields offer a low budget way to enjoy the snow and meet some fine people in the process. Most offer multi day lodge accommodation, lift pass and meals packages and if you join as a club member then you can practically halve those prices again.
Mt Dobson $75 NZD ($70.32 AUD)
Roundhill $78 NZD ($73.13 AUD)
Craigieburn $72 NZD ($67.51 AUD)
Broken River $75 NZD ($70.32 AUD)
Temple Basin $68 NZD ($63.74 AUD)
Mt Olympus $70 NZD ($65.60 AUD)
Where will you be skiing or riding this season? How do you make the most of your snow dollar? Post a comment on the blog below.