“At one point we had as many as 25,000 people visiting our online store to purchase lift passes.”
Judging by the traffic on Thredbo’s online lift ticket sales website, Australian skiers and snowboarders are chomping at the bit to get back on the slopes. 9NEWS reports Thredbo announced a reduction in New South Wales’ coronavirus restrictions would allow for a June 22nd opening day at the ski resort with a reduced capacity. After the announcement, tens of thousands of eager customers swarmed the ski resort’s online ski pass shop on the first day it opened which overwhelmed their bandwidth, resulting in unusually long processing times:
“Thredbo Resort has been overwhelmed by demand for the first release of 2020 lift passes today and we are thrilled that guests are eager to return to the mountain. At one point we had as many as 25,000 people visiting our online store to purchase lift passes, being the biggest volume we have ever experienced on our online store.
These are unusual times; we’ve experienced an unprecedented amount of traffic highlighting we are all ready to get back skiing and snowboarding again this season. We are working hard to ensure everyone is able to purchase their desired passes and we appreciate our guests’ patience as we accommodate everyone under the new government restrictions.”