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Ski lodge membership interest

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by CassD, May 5, 2020.

  1. CassD

    CassD First Runs Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hi there,
    Anyone out there know of ski lodge membership for Thredbo or Perisher pls? I am interested in purchasing.

    Please PM me!
    Cheers,
    Cas
     
  2. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    There have been a few threads on this sort of thing in the past. Club lodges come in a huge number of different types, so it helps to have thought about just what you want.

    If you don't have friends who are already in a club lodge, finding the right club involves defining precisely what you are looking for:
    • Which mountain or mountains you want accommodation on.
    • What standard of accommodation you want, there are club lodges ranging from backpacker hostel standard right through to 5+ star level. (Nicer clubs cost more.)
    • What sort of 'personality' and atmosphere you are looking for. One where people look after themselves and are fairly self contained, or a lodge that is more family focused and interactive with people cooking for each other and babysitting each others kids. Many clubs are half way between those.
    • Bookings. How long can you stay, how many guests can you take, etc.
    • Background. Most clubs just accept new members who seem nice and get along with existing members, but some have their roots in a particular trade or profession, ethnic group, school, etc. Sometimes people not from that background can feel slightly left out.
    • Member to bed ratio. Clubs with a high member to bed ratio usually have lower joining fees and annual membership fees but occasionally it can be hard to get a room when you want to stay there. Clubs with a lower member to bed ratio often cost more, but it's pretty easy to get a room when you want one.
    No doubt people can add other characteristics of club lodges to this list. But once you've worked out what you want, start asking around and looking at club websites and it will be easier to reject or shortlist particular clubs.
     
  3. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also check out the capital works the club may be required to do over the next few years. Not all clubs will have adequate funds put aside and may have to call on members at some point.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I assume you want on-snow
    otherwise, if you’re not insisting on that there are lodges in Jindy too
     
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  5. CassD

    CassD First Runs Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks for the reply guys - much appreciated! I would prefer on snow if I can and will start checking out a few online.... if anyone hears of anyone selling, let me know!
     
  6. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some more detailed considerations to add to @Bogong's excellent list
    • Check out the booking rules and see if they give you the flexibility or certainty that you need and if there are restrictions that don't suit you, eg no children, no weekend bookings till the last minute
    • In what circumstances would you be sharing rooms with strangers
    • Do working bee arrangements suit you
    • Are there rostered chores that you are obliged to do during your stay
    • What are the annual fees even when you don't stay
    • What are the rules about selling a membership? How much of the price is not recoverable? How long had it taken members to sell in the last few years?
     
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  7. Chop

    Chop Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have one in Jindy for sale, PM me for details
     
  8. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Check out Schuss. Lodges at Thredbo, Falls Creek and Mt Buller. No annual fees. No working bees etc.
     
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