RAN Ski Club COVID Safe Operating Plan – Thredbo Lodge V92005 Navy Lodge Thredbo 23June

Thredbo COVID_Safe Operating Plan

The Thredbo Lodge is in Bobuck Lane, immediately behind the fire station and Service Station. The shops and restaurants in the village are a three minute walk from the lodge.  The chairlifts are also within easy walking distance.

Thredbo is a year round resort. Outside the ski season, there is bush walking (Mt Kosciuszko is 1.5 hours walk away), mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, fishing, Alpine Slide, Olympic swimming pool (indoors), tennis, and more.

Donate to the Thredbo Lodge Rebuilding Fund

Thank you to the Club Members who, despite the toughness of 2020, continued to support the Club with donations. Donations, although down on 2019, were still a significant $3,300. Added to the difficulties of 2020, it took commitment to make a donation to the Club, because it is not technically possible in our online Booking and Membership system to make a donation in the same transaction as Subscription renewal.

      Donating made easier!

  1. Direct Deposits (good for larger donations)  – Deposit direct to the dedicated Thredbo Lodge Rebuild Account, where funds are quarantined prior to establishing a term deposit.  Account details.  Don’t forget to include your name in the description field.

         The R.A.N. Ski Club * BSB 032 729 * Account 333 148   

      2.  Paypal (quick & easy)

      3.  The Personal Touch – Liz (Office) will be only too happy to take your money.


Getting to Thredbo

If going by car, Thredbo is 2.5 hours drive from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney and Melbourne.  Chains can be hired in Jindabyne or Thredbo if required.  It is recommended that you wait until necessary to hire them as it is not compulsory to carry them. While not mandated by law it is recommended that 2WD vehicles also carry chains if travelling to Thredbo, as they may be needed in severe weather conditions (I would want them if snow were falling or forecast below 1200 metres, say).

As the lodge is located in Kosciuszko National Park, you will have to pay park use fees.

  • In the 2015 winter season (from the beginning of the June long weekend the end of the October long weekend), vehicle entry fees in Kosciuszko National Park will cost $27 per day.
  • Outside the winter season, vehicle entry fees will remain at $16 per day.
  • An annual pass (covering Kosciuszko National Park) now costs $190.

For those not travelling by car, Greyhound Pioneer’s central reservations number is 1300 473 946.

Brindabella Airlines are now operating the services between Sydney and Cooma; for bookings call 1300 668 824, general inquiries 02 6215 2970, Mon-Fri 0900-1700A Snowy Mountains Airport Shuttle service to the snowfields meets most flights – call 02-6452 4455.

2006 Snowmaking in August


The lodge is open through the snow season and some periods in summer with live-in managers. Check in with the manager on arrival.

Parking at the entrance is for drop off and pick up only.  Please vacate the area within 15 minutes so that other guests may use it.   Long stay parking is a five minute walk from the lodge.


There are 34 beds at the lodge; 13 two bed/bunk rooms, 1 three bunk room and 1 five bunk room.  There are no double beds, however there is space for storing clothes etc.  The lodge is equipped with blankets, doonas and pillows, so you need only bring sheets, pillow cases and towels, food, drink and personal belongings

There are 10 bathrooms, each with its own shower and toilet and 2 also contain a bath.  The lodge is centrally heated and there is a large fireplace in the spacious living room.  There is also a TV room with a video machine provided.  Laundry and drying room facilities are well catered for and there is a ski locker/boot locker room for secure storage.

There is adequate day-to-day storage for foodstuffs and drinks, with a numbered cupboard in the kitchen for each cabin, and there is plenty of fridge space for the entire lodge in communal refrigerators.  The lodge is self-catering and the large communal kitchen is complete with utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.  There are microwaves, gas stoves/ovens, toasters, kettles etc.  As with all communal activities, consideration for other members is important.


This club and its lodges functions on the basis that members and guests do communal “chores” within the lodges. This helps to defray costs. To ensure the burden of chores is shared, there is a Chores Board in the Dining Room. This will let members and guests know what tasks are expected of them. The Manager will fill out the Chores Board. If you are in doubt about anything just ask the Manager or a more experienced member; it’s a friendly place.

Your assistance and co-operation is sought in helping new members settle in, doing your share of the communal chores and cleaning. A full lodge is usually a happy one so you will be encouraged to join in and contribute.

On Leaving

As the lodge runs on a communal basis, you are required to leave the lodge as you would wish to find it.  This means cleaning the kitchen and common areas behind you.  Unused foodstuffs must be cleared from the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator and either taken home, put in the rubbish bins, or, if appropriate, left for community use.

Summer Bookings

Summer is most enjoyable in Thredbo and special events include mountain bike races, art exhibitions, Blues Festival, Jazz Festival, World Music Festival, etc.  Book by calling the Booking Officer on (02) 6295 6634.

Updated Aug 15

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