Upcoming Workparties Summer 2017

March 4 – 5 Forest Lodge

Painting, Gardening and general clean-up around Forest Lodge.

Please contact Dean Johnston on 021 315-305 0r 942- 5659 (evenings)

March 5 Firewood

We have a quantity of split wood (and pile of rings ready for splitting)  to transport from 750 Wrights Road (Near Oxford) to the firewood container at Snowline Lodge. There will be work for people transporting the wood (which is the priority) and also onsite at Wrights Road with Chain saws and a Splitter. Start time will be 9:30am at Wrights Road.

Please contact Alan Hinman to book in or for further information – or 022 604-0894

March 18 – 19 Forest Lodge

Continue painting of Forest Lodge. Note this is the new date due to weather was scheduled for 11 & 12 March.

Please contact Dean Johnston on 021 315-305 0r 942- 5659 (evenings) or Click Here for further Information

March  18 – 19 Firewood Continue Transporting Firewood to the Mountain. Contact Rick Ball on  027 208 3532
April 8 – 9 Field Housework

There will be a number of jobs including:

Pre-Season Lodge Cleaning etc.  Please Click Here for more information & Contact details

Ski Field Workparty: Rock Revenge (breaking up some pointy rocks), Tussock Planting and a host of other general tasks that need to be completed annually. Please Click Here for more information & Contact details

Culverts & Potholes – Organised by Gini McIntosh

*PLEASE NOTE – This is likely to be the last workparty prior to the season. If you have not completed your workparty after this weekend you will need to pay extra to buy out your work party levy before your membership pass will be issued.

Winter Workparties Cafe or Events We have work party days available during the ski season working in our Café or helping on event days. We will either issue vouchers for these days, which may be used during the season, or credit the days’ work to next year’s work party levy.

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!