Crackenback Ski Club
Crackenback Ski Club


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About the Club

The Club has remained at a membership level of around 150 full members since 1985. There are additional categories for juniors, associates spouses and a small number of honorary life members to whom this honour has been given in recognition of exceptional service to the Club.

The Club is constituted as a company limited by guarantee and is a non-profit organisation operating in the interests of its members, with the liability of the members under the Memorandum and Articles of Association being limited to $20.00 each in the event of a shortfall on winding up.

A Board of Directors administers the Club and is empowered to make rules from time to time, both as to the organisation and the running of the Club. The Club has an Annual General Meeting for the transaction of Club business and the election of the Board of Directors comprising a Chairman, an Honorary Treasurer, an Honorary Secretary and up to six Directors in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association. That elected Board administers the Club throughout the year. Membership of the Board is, of course, open to all full members.

As the Club is a non-profit organisation, the assets and income of the Club can only be applied to the purposes of the Club and, in the event of the Club ever winding up for any reason, the assets must be transferred to another similar organisation. The Constitution of the Club prohibits the payment of dividends to members. An Annual Report is published for members, together with newsletters as the occasion demands.

The Club has a social calendar ranging from regular gatherings such as a summer party in association with the Annual General Meeting, inter club ski races. These functions are held to allow members to stay in contact with each other in Sydney where most of the membership is based, and to provide contacts within the Club.

Membership of Crackenback Ski Club provides private accommodation in Australia’s premier year round alpine resort at prices cheaper than comparable commercial accommodation. The Club's policy of budgeting for a cash surplus each year means that our accommodation charges are kept to as low as possible whilst ensuring the Lodge is maintained in good condition.

The lodge is available for booking during the summer months at lower rates than in peak season. Summer activities are increasingly in demand as members enjoy the many summer activities Thredbo has to offer throughout the year.

Crackenback’s lodge offers accommodation for a total of 22 people in 11 bedrooms over three levels. Although there are 150 full members most members obtain their preferred dates in the high peak period of winter. However, as school aged ski and board events are gaining popularity the week in which they are held has required a ballot system to be introduced.

The Thredbo Lodge is in a prime position on the floor of the valley, close to all amenities. The lodge stands between Diggings Terrace and Friday Drive, and there are a set number of designated parking bays, allowing one for each of the rooms.

A manager who resides at the Lodge acts as a caretaker of the property performing minor maintenance work and ensures members and their guests find their way around the lodge upon arrival.