Lampada Ski Club owns and operates the beautiful Lampada Lodge in Perisher Valley, New South Wales. See attached brochure.
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; new ensuites throughout for the 2019 season, refitting the kitchen, extending the bedrooms and the building lockers and ski racks. Significant work was also undertaken in 2019 in order for the lodge to comply with the NSW Government’s building regulations requirements including new fire safety doors, new ceiling heating, access ramps and a modern fire alarm system.
The lodge has a cosy European style and is great for family and friends to enjoy our short winters and our long summers. 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 supplying 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 the kitchen (detergents, paper & tea towels, salt etc) bathrooms (bathmats, soap and paper) plus other cleaning materials and the like for the care of the building. The large, downstairs games room has billiards, table tennis and darts.
Club membership, when available, is open to all Old Boys of Shore.
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. Fees can be paid on a daily basis or 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 occurence, snowfalls can sometimes happen during summer.
The above information is subject to change so please confirm details before you begin your holiday.