Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby matnz on Sunday 2:54pm

Like the ski fields, they have a high fixed cost. The way to fund that is high prices, or large numbers. Hardcore Downhill cannot provide large enough numbers for low prices.

If you want the prices to be reasonable, they need to change marketing and fill the Greens and Blues to capacity. They need to be marketing themselves as "If you enjoy Bottle Lake or McKleans Island, this will be no harder, just more fun... Pack the kids and partner for a great day out"

The marketing that scares anyone without an expensive AM bike people away is not doing them any favours.
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Because many people read that as "Getting started, Come here and if you are lucky you won't die"

If we don't want these riders at the park, we will have to pay for it.
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby Wobbler on Monday 3:39pm

swtchbckr wrote:Watching with interest... I hadn't even been aware that the 10 ride passes had slipped to 3 months. The last one I bought fucking better not have, cos I've only used a couple of them... I'll be most peeved.
I'd be pretty reluctant to fork over 2hundy... And no way can I justify a hundred a month. It'd kill my bike and I don't have that much time for riding anyway!
I'll often consider riding in there but the network just doesn't appeal to me enough and I just go, nah, fuck it, go ride somewhere else.
In some respects, we were better off before they even started w the park. The original network, pre park was better than anything they've got now and it was built for free! (With hard graft by good cunzors).


March 29th it changed to 3months. I asked them why and got this back

Hey

We have listened to feedback and suggestions for products and pass types and we are now introducing the single uplift, family option and winter warrior pass. With introducing these, we have had to relook at other products and our overall pricing strategy and this is where we have come to.

Kind regards, Meghan


so now 5 months later they change it back, double the prices and pretend they are being heros
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby Dougal on Monday 3:52pm

matnz wrote:Because many people read that as "Getting started, Come here and if you are lucky you won't die"


Pre-fire that was accurate. Lots of ambulance rides. They had a green track that was meandering, wide and slow. The blue track down was steep and coming apart. If you crashed or had bike issues there was no way out. You had to walk down the same track.
The black track was a jump track.

I haven't been there post fire. The 7 runs remaining on my 10 pass ticket have expired apparently. That's $140 value now.
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby AgrAde on Monday 6:01pm

The blue wasn't steep, it was just high speed and could get bucky. I know one part in particular was referred to by the staff as "concussion alley". I think AssPav may have been one of the victims ;) I almost was, had a pretty good moment on it.
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby Dougal on Monday 6:30pm

AgrAde wrote:The blue wasn't steep, it was just high speed and could get bucky. I know one part in particular was referred to by the staff as "concussion alley". I think AssPav may have been one of the victims ;) I almost was, had a pretty good moment on it.


It was the corner berms which dropped on the inside to rubble and drains.

Below the skidder site of course. Plenty of better options at the top.
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Monday 6:30pm

I thought it was Collarbone Way?
Saw one of them right in front of my eyes.
But yeah I think I was a victim when I went at Mach 10 into the bank for reasons unknown.
Maybe Dougal meant YYG?
Coz it was falling apart but not what I'd consider steep coming up from LotP.


Oh yeah, DOHC.
Yes, that was getting torn to hell.
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Re: Chch Adventure Park Doubles Fees To $200 For 10 Runs

Postby AgrAde on Monday 7:37pm

Dougal wrote:
AgrAde wrote:The blue wasn't steep, it was just high speed and could get bucky. I know one part in particular was referred to by the staff as "concussion alley". I think AssPav may have been one of the victims ;) I almost was, had a pretty good moment on it.


It was the corner berms which dropped on the inside to rubble and drains.

Below the skidder site of course. Plenty of better options at the top.


Ah yes. That's what happens when you give someone a very limited budget, a very limited timeframe, a tiny section of hillside and a limit on average gradient. And then send 90% of the riders in the park down it because you didn't think you'd need more than one intermediate trail. And then don't maintain it. And when you finally do decide to do some maintenance, you make your trail crew do it mid-afternoon on a Saturday. Just like that time that they decided that that was a good time to re-space all the chairs on the chairlift and fucked it up, and everyone was stuck on the lift for 45 minutes during peak time.
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