About Kongoola

Kongoola ski lodge was built in the 1970s by its members and today continues to focus on providing warm, inviting family-friendly shared accommodation at affordable prices.  During the winter season, Kongoola is managed by resident Lodge Managers, on behalf of the members, who’ll ensure you have a worry-free holiday. 

Spacious yet cosy. The lodge has panoramic views over the valley with comfy lounges beside the fireplace, free wi-fi, a big kitchen & dining room with everything you’d need to cook up a snowstorm, while the games room has a pool table, table-tennis table, and satellite tv. Kongoola is an easy walk from the road & to chairlifts, ski hire, restaurants & bars, the iconic ‘Genny Pub’, and village transport. 

The lodge has the capacity to sleep 39 people. As a club lodge, it is a condition of all member and guest bookings to follow our Code of Conduct, which includes some cleaning duties around the lodge and cleaning your room on departure.  This enables us to offer the lodge at affordable prices. Typically, these duties take around 15-30 minutes every second day, and involve, for example, mopping the drying room, vacuuming the lounge area, or taking out the garbage.

Kongoola’s generous dining and living areas incl. fireplace, separate games room with a pool or table-tennis table, plus satellite tv mean there is plenty to do while away from the slopes. Kongoola is your home away from home.

Towels and bed linen are required and can be hired. The fee for this arrangement will be added to the room booking.

Please bring your own food to cook in our kitchen or alternatively enjoy a short walk to the nearby pub and restaurants.

Kongoola membership

Kongoola is a family-based club owned and run by its 41 members who all hold an equal equity share. We pride ourselves on a friendly culture that is maintained by all members being referred by another member. 

The benefits of being a member:

  • Members are offered a priority booking period ahead of their guests and the public.
  • Members, their preferred guest (usually spouse or partner), and children enjoy member rates to stay at the lodge.
  • Members have their own ski locker and storage locker under the lodge.
  • Members own and maintain the lodge; so take pride in it and the club’s family, social, inclusive culture.
  • A committee governs the club; all members have the opportunity and are strongly encouraged to serve on the committee.
  • Members have a say in how the lodge is managed, maintained, and improved.
  • Memberships can only be bought and sold via the club. All prospective members must be nominated by an existing member, and then interviewed by committee members to ensure Kongoola is the right fit for both parties.
  • Members & their guests can use the lodge year-round subject to bed availability & summer maintenance. In summer there is a minimum spend to cover running costs.

 

What being a member involves:

  • A membership fee and an initial one-off joining fee are upfront costs, which total around $10000. The membership fee is repayable if you resign from the club. Subscription and accommodation booking levy costs also apply annually.  The levy is a credit towards bookings of the member or their guests made to encourage active usage of the lodge.
  • All members are required to complete a work party/summer maintenance each year. This is generally two days per member, per year, but may vary depending on maintenance/building requirements. If a member can’t attend a typical two-day work party they can pay a fee in lieu of attendance.
  • When staying at the lodge, members are expected to make all guests welcome
  • Members are expected to set an appropriate standard of behavior, including completing allocated cleaning duties and other tasks as required.
  • Members must follow club rules at all times, including booking all accommodation via the Kongoola Online Booking System (KOBS).

 

Interested in becoming a member?

  • The cost of joining Kongoola is approximately $10,000.
  • Please note a Kongoola membership is held by one person only and cannot be held by a couple, family, or syndicate.
  • If you are interested in seeking membership, the best way forward is to reach out to a member while you are staying at the club – so you can have a discussion while you are on the mountain and in the Lodge.
  • Full details of up-front and ongoing costs can be explained if you email the Club Secretary.