About Lampada

Lampada Ski Club owns and operates Lampada Lodge in Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

The lodge is situated adjacent to the base of the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift in a true “Ski In & Ski Out” location with downhill access from the Village 8 Express, the Quad Express, the Interceptor and of course the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift. “Ski Out” is to the Interceptor and the Telemark T-Bar or a short traverse to the Pretty Valley Double Chairlift, which also has a Kiosk.

Lampada Ski Club had its beginnings in 1967 when a number of Shore Old Boys, which included a number of former members of the original Torchbearer Ski Club, learnt that the ski lodge Koorora in Perisher Valley was for sale. Koorora was owned by interests associated with the food retailer “Flemings” and used by Flemings senior staff. 

On 2nd May 1968 the Contract of Sale for Koorora for $28,000 was signed. Purchase was completed with some financial assistance from the Shore Old Boys Union,  supported by personal guarantees from several of the founders. The name of the lodge was changed to Lampada, due to its obvious association with the School motto, and possession was taken in time for the 1968 winter season. 

In later years, significant changes were made in order to bring the lodge to the high standard it presently enjoys. Such alterations and additions have included; refitting the kitchen, remodelling the bathrooms, extending the bedrooms and the building lockers and ski racks. In 1989 significant work was undertaken in order for the lodge to comply with the NSW Government’s building regulations requirements including new fire safety doors, access ramps and a modern fire alarm system.

The lodge has a cosy European style and is great for family and friends to enjoy the short winter's and the long summer's. At any one time the lodge is licensed to sleep 14 adults in 7 well appointed and cosy bedrooms. The Lodge is organised on a self help basis with members and their guests supply their own food and other provisions

The Club provides bedding, blankets and pillows (and throughout winter; sheets, pillow slips & towels) along with basic supplies for kitchen (detergents, paper & tea towels, salt etc) bathroom (bathmats, soap and paper) plus other cleaning materials and the like for the care of the building.and provide modern facilities. The games room has billiards, table tennis and darts.

Club membership, when available, is open to all old boys of Shore.

 

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Location

Lampada Ski Club is located in 21 Pretty Valley Road, Perisher Valley, NSW 2624. The lodge is ideally located near the Pretty Valley double-chair ski lift. Perisher is an easy 5.5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma or 7 hours from Melbourne with more than half the distance on freeway or dual carriage roads. From Jindabyne follow the Kosciuszko Road for roughly 30 minutes into Perisher.

 

National Parks Fees -  Perisher and the surrounding ski resorts are within the NSW Kosciusko National Park and therefore attract entry fees. Throughout winter (June long weekend to October long weekend)park entry fees are $27.00 per vehicle per day. Annual National Park Passes and multi-day entry discounts are available through the National Parks Office in Jindabyne or on the Kosciusko Rd, or on their website http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/passes-and-fees.

 

Winter Access - It is compulsory to carry properly fitting snow chains (AWD & 4WD vehicles are exempt from these rules in NSW) if proceeding beyond the National Parks Offies & the Sawpit Creek car park, which is about 18 km before you get to Perisher. Chains can be hired at many service stations from Cooma through to Jindabyne and ski hire shops in the region. The large car park in Perisher Valley is open from 7am until midnight for day visitors only. Please note that overnight parking is NOT permitted above the snow line in winter.

Alternative access to Perisher for overnight parking is via Jindabyne and the Alpine Way (towards Thredbo) and then via the Skitube at Bullocks Flat. Free overnight parking is available here throughout winter. During winter trains operate to Perisher Terminal, providing a 20 - 30 minute service between 6am and 6pm then hourly until 1am (all night at weekends). Timetables and fares are available from the Perisher website at http://www.perisher.com.au/resort-information/getting-to-perisher/skitube.html

 

Summer Access - Throughout summer the lodge and its facilities are accessable via road. Parking is available outside the lodge during summer removing the need for any over-snow transport. To access the Perisher Valley and the lodge throughout summer follow the Kosciusko Road from Jindabyne for 30 minutes (25kms) into the main Perisher carpark and follow the signs for North Perisher. As always with weather in the Alpine National Parks, vistors should be prepared for changing conditions with little or no notice. Although not a regular occurance snowfalls can sometimes happen during summer.

 

Facilities

Lampada Ski Club is situated on the side of a hill just north of the Pretty Valley Chairlift and is most easily accessible by road via the Sundeck Hotel or the lower road from north western corner of the car park to Nth Perisher.

The Lodge is a two-storey structure having a timber upper storey with a large balcony area with an easterly aspect and is able to accommodate up to a maximum of 14 persons under the Lease Agreement.

The ground floor contains ski and locker rooms, drying room, laundry (washing machine and clothes dryer) games room (table tennis & pool tables), one twin-bed bedroom and a bathroom that includes a large bath and separate toilet. The upper storey contains the 6 bedrooms mentioned above, together with 2 separate toilets and 2 separate shower rooms, a common kitchen and dining / lounge room with a gas fireplace. There is a large balcony opening off the lounge room. An outside gas BBQ is also provided on the rear deck.

The following sleeping accommodation is available:

Upstairs
Room 1 - 2 single beds.
Room 2 - 2 king singles (convertible to king double).
Room 3 - 2 single bunk beds & 1 single bed.
Room 4 - 2 king singles (convertible to king double).
Room 5 - 2 king singles(convertible to king double).
Room 6 - 2 single bunk beds & 1 single bed.
 
Downstairs
Room 7 - 2 single beds.
 
The Lodge is organised on a self-help basis. Members and their guests supply their own food and other provisions. The following kitchen facilities are available;
2 ovens
5 burner gas cook top
Microwave
Electric Kettle
Toaster
Sandwich toaster / Jaffle iron
Large internal fridge
Dish washer
Outdoor BBQ
Plates/ bowls / cutlery etc.
Mugs / glasses / wine glasses etc.
Saucepans / fry pans/ baking trays etc.
The lodge also provides basic provisions and supplies these more commonly include;
Oil/ salt & pepper / herbs and some spices
Cleaning products / paper towels / tea towels
Bathmats / hand towels / soap / toilet paper
 

The Club provides bedding, blankets and pillows and throughout the winter provides a linen service which includes sheets, pillow slips & towels. A phone is provided for incoming and outgoing calls (outside calls are chargeable per call) and mobile phone coverage is good for most of the networks.

NB - During summer members and guests are to provided own bed linen and towels. Rubbish must be removed from the lodge when leaving. (All rubbish maybe placed in the bins in the main Perisher Car Park or taken to the transfer station behind the Fire Station).

Membership

So you’re thinking of joining a ski lodge, well Lampada is one of the best kept secrets in the Australian Alps, and is now available for new memberships for Shore Old Boys.

A TRUE SKI IN & SKI OUT EXPERIENCE

Located in Perisher Valley at the Pretty Valley Chairlift and close to the Interceptor Chairlift for easy downhill access to North Perisher & Blue Cow.

Great for family & friends

Sleeps 14 adults     

Games room with Table Tennis & Pool Table

Modern Kitchen

Large living & dinning room area

Outdoor BBQ

Gas fireplace

Panoramic valley views

Drying room

Full laundry

Even during Summer Lampada is a great place to spend some time. Summer users can experience;

Bush walking & hiking

MTB & road biking

Trout fishing

Golf

Horse riding

For more information about joining Lampada Ski Club please phone the clubs Membership Director Peter Terry  on 02 9948 2453  or  0412 176 551 or contact via email at membership@lampadaskiclub.com.au . Club membership forms are also available here!