Samefaceare your sources reliable? if you build it they will come. there were a hell of a lot of pros at perisher towards the end of the season last year which will undoubtedly create hype.
says who? believe it or not the average wage in australia is around the 75k mark and we have the 12th highest gdp on the planet. that means lots of disposable income and cunts with tonnes of cashola to blow on bringing shaz and the kids to the snow for the school holidays.
word dude, rope tows for the parks would be fucking amazing, pls make this happen based Vail
this deal was mainly to poach aussies that go to BC or japan and get them going to Vail Resorts.
Its difficult to articulate what i meant but a nice village on par with vail/whistler etc would mean the prices would be ridiculous. people arent going to pay thousands per night for australian skiing when they can stay in jindy.
even if they built an affordable village one of three things would happen. 1) village is successful, everyone stays there, jindy dies. 2) village is successful, people still stay in jindy, resort then becomes un-skiable due to too many people. 3) village isnt successful, they will pull money from other areas to pay for the loss.
think about it, we're already pretty much at maximum capacity. the runs are too short for the amount of people we have. they go up, ski down 2 mins later and join the lines. its not like overseas where they can catch 4 vertical lifts and then choose which level to ski down to.
look at smiggs. you can service that entire area with one chairlift with a good cat track and then a t bar for beginners off to the side where they currently are. but all that means is everyone is on the one lift and skis down 30 seconds later to join the line.
we need more terrain before we start building more beds. atleast thredbo has longer runs to keep people off the lifts. perisher its a max 30 second run anywhere before you have to get on a lift.