25 April 2012

celebrate the opening of the "new" lodge

Get your glad rags on and help us celebrate the opening of the new lodge on opening weekend...

The Committee of Australian Alpine Club Falls Creek invites all members of the Club to attend the official opening of the renovated  Lodge.

Saturday 9th June 2012

Official ceremony: 6:30pm

Dinner will be served at 7:30pm in the Lodge,

followed by a Trivia night

The new lodge will be officially opened by Noel Poon, Chairman of the Club during the redevelopment.

There will be a maximum of 60 people attending the event.

RSVP by 1 June 2012

Dress Code

Alan Long
Phone: 03 9328 4491
email: mrkflong@bigpond.com
Black Tie Optional/Cocktail

Grand Opening Weekend
Accommodation Package

Accommodation for 3 nights
Cooked breakfast on Sat, Sun, Mon
Dinner Saturday night
Full member: $150
Spouse of member: $150
Members' children (U18): $75
Other adult guests: $250
Other children (U18): $125
AAC Member rate discounts apply
Dinner only: $50 flat rate

24 April 2012

looking fantastic

The lodge redevelopment is all but complete. There a few small finishing touches are being done this week, but the project is finishing on time and under budget.

It is looking fantastic, and best of all, this redevelopment secures us a 50 year lease.
  • The outside has been completely re-clad with Colorbond and highlights of ironbark and stone.
  • The roof has been replaced.
  • All windows have been replaced with tough double-glazing and insulation has been placed in the walls, improvements which should significantly reduce our gas usage for heating.
  • The entrance has been remodelled
  • The dining room has been extended, re-carpeted and new leather cushions fitted on the banquettes. The new cushion design means more effective seating space and much more comfort.

  • The public bathroom near room 15 has been divided into separate rooms for toilet and shower.

  • Room 15 has been extended.
  • Repairs and improvements have been made such as leaks around the main balcony and a better snow-shedder on the chimney.
  • There were many items to comply with bushfire regulations, current building code and other Resort Management requirements.
more pics

A number of people have put in huge contributions to make this a success:
  • Noel Poon and David Stogdale in particular have organised the raising of finances that have allowed the project to go ahead. They have also dealt with numerous bureaucratic headaches along the way.
  • The Building Committee (John Cameron, Paul Cregan, Michael McKenna, Richard Pocknee, Andrew Rist and Mark Rosenberg) were invaluable in refining the scope of work. Richard Pocknee in particular has put in a huge effort to scrutinise the details of this major building project.
  • But most of all, a huge thank you must go to Nigel Cowie who has overseen the building project, with all the effort and responsibility that that has entailed.

23 April 2012

early bird deadlines

time is just about up on securing some good deals for this winter

  • If you paid a deposit on a Hero Pass, you need to pay the balance by 5pm on Tuesday 1 May. This can be done by phone or FAX but apparently the wait for phone payment can be frustrating.
  • If you missed the Hero Pass, you still have an opportunity to buy an Early-bird lift season pass ($1199 for adults) by 30 April
  • Early bird resort entry season passes ($260) are available until 30 April

accomodation transfer service

Resort Management have announced 2012 prices for the accommodation transfer service (oversnow). The return price has gone up more than the single price, but increases are pretty modest.

Ticket Prices

2012 price

Village Transfer - One Way Adult


Village Transfer - One Way Child


Village Transfer - One Way Under 5


Village Transfer - Return Adult


Village Transfer - Return Child


Village Transfer - Return Under 5


Village Transfer - Excess Baggage (per item)


ATS -Taxi




Seasons Ticket Adult


A new service, operated by resort management, was introduced last season using brand new vehicles. Overall it was pretty good. If you are planning to use the service, remember that peak times (especially Sunday afternoons) can be very busy. If you are using the return service, you must book your return trip at least24 hours ahead.

Vale Lindsay Allsop

Lindsay Allsop passed away on 18 February, 2012. Lindsay was instrumental in the Falls Creek Huette project, being treasurer at its inception. Lindsay was a Life Member of the club and also a prominent member of Roslyn ski club at Thredbo. Our condolences go to his friends and family.