Membership of Illawong Ski Tourers
Home from a big day's skiing - the view from Illawong's sitting room, 2002. Photo: N. Pallin.

Illawong Ski Tourers occupies Illawong Lodge under licence from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC). Illawong Ski Tourers is a club run by volunteers, so it values members who contribute actively to the running and maintenance of the Lodge.

It is also a harmonious, friendly community that both adults and children can enjoy in comfort and safety, in both winter and summer.

Because the Lodge is small with only eight beds situated in a common bunk room, values such as sharing and consideration for others are prized.

Is Illawong for me?

The best way to find out whether Illawong would suit you, and to make yourself known, is to contribute to the annual Easter work party, which takes place from Good Friday to Easter Monday each year at the Lodge.

Food and fuel for the year is carried into the Lodge from Guthega – no small task. This is also the time that maintenance is carried out on the lodge. It therefore requires “all hands” to prepare the Lodge for the ski year ahead.

People wishing to join Illawong also often come to the Annual General Meeting (held in May) or other social occasions. Only members can book accommodation at Illawong, but members’ guests are very welcome and make up part of many parties staying at the Lodge.

The Booking Officer often puts people wishing to stay at Illawong in touch with members who are resident when there are vacancies, so that they can stay as the member’s guest. This is a good way to get to know if you would like to become a member, or even to make new skiing friends.

How do I become a member?

Membership criteria include having stayed at Illawong Lodge in winter or summer, having taken an active part in at least two work parties, supporting the values in the club’s rules and being known among members of the club. New members need to be accredited, or have attended an accreditation course to familiarise themselves with the lodges systems.

The formal procedure to join Illawong begins with submitting a completed nomination form to the Secretary of Illawong. Your nomination is referred to the Illawong Committee at its next meeting.

You will be notified of the result of your application. The entrance fee and annual subscription is payable with 28 days of postage of the notification.

How do I join Illawong?
How to join Illawong

Interested in joining Illawong? Here's a membership form and all you need to know.

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Lodge operator accreditation training

Accredited lodge operator training will take place during the Easter work party subject to demand. Please specify your preference for Saturday or Sunday if interested. 

RSVP for Accreditation training.

Come to the next work party

Please let us know if you're coming to the Easter work party - Friday10 April 2020 – Monday 13 April 2020. Please advise:

  • numbers and names coming
  • when you plan to arrive and depart
  • if you are planning to help with track maintenance

RSVP for Easter workparty