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Our Club runs two private lodges which operate with the co-operative efforts of: the Members, the Committee, a Lodge Leader and a resident Cook/Custodian. Members assist in the day to day running of the club during their stay. This supports the high standard of the club's facilities, accommodation and catering at very reasonable rates.
Each Lodge sleeps 32 people plus the Cook/Custodian and a ski instructor.
The Graduates lodge at Whakapapa is a short walk from the Top-of-the Bruce car park. From the lodge dining room there are magnificent views of the slopes of Mt Ruapehu through ceiling high windows and during winter it is often possible to ski to and from the lodge, offering ski in-ski out accommodation.
The Graduates lodge at Turoa was built in 1980 of Lockwood materials. It is located in Ohakune's Alpine Village next to fields and tennis courts. The lodge balconies offer spectacular mountain sunrise and sunset views. Car parking is conveniently located outside the lodge and this is a great feature for younger families. The Turoa lodge is also a favourite for those who enjoy the nightlife in Ohakune.
The resident Cook/Custodian makes breakfast and dinner, does some cleaning, and is helped by members. They work 6 days and have Wed night/Thurs morning off during which time members co-ordinate to prepare their own meals. Make yourself known to the Cook and help willingly is a club maxim and ensure that the club runs smoothly.
Both Lodges feature 8 family sized rooms containing four beds in each. Although the configuration may vary two of the beds are large doubles allowing up to 6 people per room. There are mens and womens bathroom/shower areas that are shared. Large social spaces including large games rooms with pool and table tennis available and a Members bar area. Each Lodge has a large drying room and a workshop area for tuning and maintenance of skis and boards. A sauna features in both Lodges.
Tasks are asigned by room and rotate on a daily basis. None are onerous and all can be achieved within 30 minutes. They range from bringing in the firewood to helping the cook with food prep and cleaning the various shared areas. These tasks are necessary to maintain the club standards and keep the accommodation rates to a minimum. A lodge Leader is nominated during busy weekends. This will be a senior club member and is there to help with newer members and oversee the various tasks that members attend to during their stay.