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'E-tag' lift tickets at Hotham
Mt Hotham and Falls Creek have implemented keycard access to lifts. It works like an e-tag that you put in your pocket. As you pass through the lift gate, it gets scanned to approve your ride. Branded as the Snow*Pass, you buy one for $3 either at the ticket office on the mountain or online, then continue to re-use it through the season. To buy a lift pass, you reload the keycard on the mountain, or from anywhere with Internet access. For the latter, you have an online account via the Mt Hotham e-Store to pre-pay lift passes, lessons and equipment hire.
By reloading at least 14 days in advance, you will save 15% on an adult day ticket. Between 7 and 14 days in advance will gain you a 10% saving. Season passes are also held through the Snow*Pass.
Ride to Conquer Cancer
As many of you know, I am living with advanced prostate cancer. I am fine for now, but in the future I will probably attend the publicly-funded Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for treatment. They also perform leading-edge research and conduct clinical trials. To help raise money for Peter Mac, I will be completing the two-day 200 km bicycle Ride to Conquer Cancer® in October. If you are in a position to support my ride to benefit Peter Mac, please follow this link to my profile page to learn more about it.
Reminder: no sleeping bags
For years I have been told not to bring my sleeping bag to Marouka Lodge, but I did anyway. Now I have learned my lesson.
I returned recently from a trip to Canada and within days began to get lines of welts on my legs. The frequency increased and the welts got bigger. They itched badly, and would not heal. It took me a while to figure it out, but the answer was shocking: I was being attacked by bedbugs that I had imported in my sleeping bag that I had opened out on my bed. Spraying and powdering the room was not enough, they had taken hold inside my bed. I had no choice but to buy a new bed, an expensive solution.
So if you habitually bring your sleeping bag to Marouka Lodge, stop it. We do not want your bugs to travel home with anybody else. And we do not want to replace the beds.
Each bed comes with a doona, pillow and extra blankets. Bring your own doona cover, sheet and pillow-case.
Great fun at Mt Hotham!
Terrific final day of the 2012 resort season, with freshies!
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