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Can you share a lift pass??

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Olivermoliver Sat 23-Feb-13 21:02:18

And would anybody know if you did?

DH and I taking DS who will have just turned 5 at Easter. DS will be in lessons for a couple of hours in the morning in a snow garden area and DH is adomant one of us should stay and watch (discretely from a cafe nearby) while the other goes off and skies, taking it in turns each day. I have tried to suggest we go off and ski together on some days but he's having none of it!

In the afternoons we will either go on the beginner slopes which have free lifts with DS or if he is not up for more skiing, go sledging, playing etc etc.

So seems silly to buy 2 lift passes and get very little use out of them but could/would we get into trouble for this?? Anybody been in a similar situation in the past and what did you do?


lapsedorienteerer Sat 23-Feb-13 21:06:46

Yes you can share, long gone are the days of photo passes.

meditrina Sat 23-Feb-13 21:11:58

Read the T&Cs for whether it's legal and what the penalty is for misuse.

Whether you'll get caught is another matter. Especially if it's a smart card that you leave zipped in a sleeve pocket and just swipe.

bigTillyMint Sat 23-Feb-13 21:14:17

Yes you could definitely swap passes that have not got photo's on them - there is no way of knowing who they belong to!

I hope you manage to persuade your DH to leave your DS to it though!

Olivermoliver Sat 23-Feb-13 21:25:28

Thanks, I was hoping that would be the view. Changing DHs mind is a completely different ball gameshock

bigTillyMint Sat 23-Feb-13 21:30:48

2 hours in a cafe (out of sight!) is a long time when you could be skiingwink

Olivermoliver Sun 24-Feb-13 10:10:20

I know, he's not such a keen skier as me and appears to have become an over protective dad all of a sudden. It'll only be for this year as I'm pretty sure DS ski school will be off and away next year!

forevergreek Sun 24-Feb-13 10:14:13

you can def share. you can also buy just a day pass or morning/afternoon passes often (depends on location)

so you could get one pass for the week. then just an additional day pass for one or 2 days. that way you can share the pass and then both have a pass when you want to go off together. perfect if you maybe want to take turns watching the first few days then of together towards the end of the week.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 24-Feb-13 10:17:23

You can share - but what a waste of a holiday to sit around like that!!

If he wants to stay and watch then I'd be tempted to leave him to it and go and hit the slopes! grin

clam Sun 24-Feb-13 13:56:31

Why on earth does he think your ds needs watching during his lessons? Does he do that at school over here as well? hmm

If he is adamant that that's necessary (and I'm sorry but I think he's insane) then let him get on with it and you go off and ski all week. Why should you forfeit half your week's skiing because of his crazy paranoia?

Actually, last year, for the first time ever, we did have photo passes, but we went back to the same resort this week and they've changed to the credit card-type things that stay in your pocket like the rest of the world's resorts.

surreygoldfish Sun 24-Feb-13 19:10:46

Sorry, I think your DH is being a bit OTT too. The first time we took our DS skiing the ski school shooed away any parents hanging around - boys 4 and 5 at the time. Boys now 11 and 12 and ski with us - now treading the same path with DD aged 5. None of us have the intention of watching her all day !! DD nearly 6 and did the snow garden thing at 3. They were lovely with her and we went and admired her shuffling (and falling over!) for a few minutes each day, then we were off.

bigTillyMint Sun 24-Feb-13 19:34:48

Methinks your DH is not really that into skiingwink

I guess you have already booked/paid for the snow garden, but if not, why don't you just spend the time teaching her yourselves? We thought our two would get frustrated doing snow garden/ski school as they were both desperate to learn how to ski, so we decided to just teach them ourselves. As DH had dislocated his knee, it ended up being me teaching both, which was fine as I am a fair weather skier (like your DH?!)

Olivermoliver Mon 25-Feb-13 17:39:45

Methinks your DH is not really that into skiing

I think he prefers sitting around in the sub chillaxing looking at the mountains - but whatever floats your boat!

Lets just say i'm sure i'll get more skiing in this year than I have going alone with friends the last 2 years (DH opted to stay home with DS) who struggle to get up and out by 10am, pack up for lunch at 1pm and thats it for the day!!! And on one day last year, they didn't even bother to ski, just played on the Wii in the chalet

SanityClause Mon 25-Feb-13 17:44:34

The ski kindergarten will have your mobile number, so they will call you if needed.

It's much more fun skiing with the two of you, though. DH and I lost each other one morning this year, and I felt like Billy No Mates skiing on my own until we met up again, particularly on the lifts.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 25-Feb-13 17:45:48

The chances are the snow garden will be out of sight of a cafe. So you're going to have to spend two hours a day watching from the slope sides. The only two hours of the day you're going to be able to get some decent skiing in if you're having your DS in the afternoon. Go skiing!

Also there was a thread here on this subject recently and someone said she had got her card muddled with her Dh card. They were the keep in your pocket and swipe card. She got pulled up as the machine had pinged up that her pass belonged to a bloke. She had to ring her Dh and get him to come and swap passes.

However I've done it in val disere as I wanted dh's pass for the swimming pool and I'd already used mine. So he took my pass skiing for the afternoon no problem.

bigTillyMint Tue 26-Feb-13 07:48:55

Viva, I gave my pass to a male friend last week! The machines didn't seem to pick it up, thankfully! Anyway, when I bought them, I said two adults and two children - nothing about which sex!

Oliver, how frustrating for you - I bet you will be better off skiing on your own! Or get yourself some keen skier friendswink

fedupwithdeployment Tue 26-Feb-13 13:55:07

We spent years doing at the bottom with children / hot chocolates / sledges and one at the top of the mountain with the lift pass. And then we'd swap over. I think it is probably not allowed officially, but in practise it won't be an issue.

I am another one who doesn't understand your DH. Perhaps some discreet watching from round the corner for 5 minutes, but that's your 2 hours of skiing eroding. Honestly, I have never heard of anyone doing this.

Now the DSs are old (6 and 8), we ski for 2 hours on our own in the am while they have lessons, and then we all have lunch and ski together in the pm. You have to maximise use of the lift pass!

hatsybatsy Wed 27-Feb-13 14:35:17

erm you could share yes.

how will you watch your ds discretely and swap over during the morning if ds moves off from the nursery slope? dd was 5 lst year - first year skiing - she was up the mountain by day 3 - would have been very hard to watch, discretely or otherwise!!

trixymalixy Sat 02-Mar-13 14:13:42

Ours said non transferable, but I can't see how they would know.

My 5 year old was also up the mountain with a lift pass on day 3 in his first week skiing.

I agree with the others, your DH is bonkers, what a waste of money for you not to both ski while your DS is in ski school.

StillStuck Sat 02-Mar-13 14:25:42

We have done this for two years running now without any problems, (but ds is still too young for ski school, and we go with friends whose child is same age so we have company.)

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