Upcoming Workparties Summer 2017 – 2018

Nov.  17 – 19 Firewood

Show Weekend Workparty to focus on Firewood. People, Chainsaws & trailers needed. Workparty to be led by Alan Hinman

Contact Nick Rutter 021 0261-6077 or for further info or to register


Feb. 18 & Mar. 18 Sewing

Christchurch based workparty on Sunday 18 February (and then repeated on Sunday 18 March) to repair lodge cushions etc. Workparty will be led by Gini McIntosh

Contact Nick Rutter 021 0261-6077 or for further info or to register

Mar. 25 -25 Lodge Cleaning

The focus is to give our accommodation lodges a good Spring Clean (or in the case Autumn clean) Workparty will be led by Sue Alexander

Contact Nick Rutter 021 0261-6077 or for further info or to register

April – TBA Road Crew Culvert clearing, potholing, tree trimming – date to be confirmed soon
April – TBA Re-vegetation Tussock Planting – date to be confirmed soon
April – TBA Firewood likely to be an off mountain workparty – date to be confirmed

About Workparties

As part of the Club’s Constitution all members aged over 18 are required to complete two work party days each  year.  If you cannot complete either or both your two days by the last work party day before the start of the ski season then you are required to pay the work party levy of $125 per day.

Winter work party days are available working in the Café or assisting with events, work party vouchers can be issued for these days or they can be credited to your next season’s work party levy. This work will need to be pre-arranged, so please contact if you would like to help.

Historically work parties have been the “making of our Club”. Your contribution helps create a personal feeling of ownership and belonging. Work parties provide an opportunity to get to know fellow club members by working together to achieve a common goal. You get to see the mountain terrain without snow, have fun and make a difference. It’s a way of learning about what needs to be done to maintain or improve or ski area and facilities. By joining in everyone learns to value and respect the effort that goes in to making our club a true winter wonderland.

Make sure you let us know what skills you can offer – it’s beneficial for people to do what they know and are good at. Some tasks depend on people-power (many hands make light work) and others may require some specialist knowledge – there are opportunities for all!

Look out for work party dates that will be advertised in the Cheeseman Chat and E-News and contact the organiser to register. Check details about start times, meeting place and what tools etc to bring. Overnight accommodation is available free of charge for work parties. Everyone brings their own food. If staying overnight then the evening meal is usually communal – the typical meal is roast chicken pieces and vegetables. It’s a combined effort to prepare the evening meal and clean up.

You don’t need to limit yourself to the minimum 2 days as you will receive vouchers that can be used for accommodation or ski/board lessons for any additional work parties completed.

Work parties are one of the unique aspects of belonging to a Club. Consider what you can do for our Club rather than just thinking of what the Club offers you!