O’Snow Passenger Service operations

Hans Oversnow have also advised of some restrictions to the Passenger Service operations as follows.

  • Passenger Service operations will commence on Wednesday 24 June 2020. Operating hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to Midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Current COVID-19 restrictions will see some reduction in passenger services. Specifically, the number of vehicles operating and the number of people that can be in a machine at any one time.
  • You are advised to contact Hans Oversnow on 6457 5334 prior to travel to confirm current limitations.
  • Due to these limitations, no “skier specials” will be offered this year.
  • Passengers will be required to wear gloves in the machines, either ski gloves or latex gloves are acceptable and Hans will have a supply of latex gloves for purchase as necessary.
  • Passengers will be requested to cover their face and nose, either with a mask or a scarf.  Sanitiser spray will be carried in each machine.
  • Machines will undergo a deep sanitisation at the end of every day’s operations.
  • People who are fit and prepared to walk or ski to their lodge can arrange for their luggage to be sent to the lodge instead of luggage travelling with the passengers in the machine.
  • There are luggage restrictions in place, please see the information provided at: http://hansoversnow.com.au/transport/

Any questions or requests for additional information can be made by phone to Camille Zollinger on 0408 891 765 between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday

Season Bookings For 2020 – ARE OPEN NOW!

Season Bookings For 2020 – OPEN NOW!

The Kunapipi board members have been hard at work getting the greatest club in Perisher ready to start taking bookings from Saturday 27th of June and as such bookings are now open. However to allow us to comply to NSW Health and State regulations we have published a COVIDSafe risk management plan which can be found here. If choosing to book accommodation all members must be aware of the following;
  1. Perisher is limiting lift ticket sales and they must be pre-booked. Therefore it is important that you secure your tickets and take this into consideration, when choosing accommodation dates. See the Perisher guidelines for operation here
  2. We have capped the Lodge capacity to 10 persons (excluding  under 5’s), however if a large family group/household wants to book this could exceeded slightly.  This will be at the discretion of the booking manager and the board.
  3. Within the lodge we have posted signage and directions to comply with social distancing requirements these must be followed. 
  4. We have new cleaning guidelines and directions these must be followed. 
  5. We have installed hand sanitiser stations to allow occupants to follow good hygiene practices.
  6. All adult member occupants of the lodge will be required to sign a waiver of liability. This can be downloaded by clicking here. You will receive a copy of the waiver in the confirmation email, and also it is on the 2020 booking form your booking will not be accepted unless signed and returned.
  7. Hans has limited there capacity and services on-snow. See their website here  for details. 
  8. The Kunapipi accommodation cancellation policy has not changed however in the event of a COVID19 related event where the club is required to close, refunds of the accommodation costs only will be made available.
  9. All Bookings must be made using the Kunapipi 2020 Booking form found here and returned via email only to  bookingmanager@kunapipi.com.au

We have worked closely with information provided by SLOPES, NSW Health and state government resources to assist visitors to the lodge to be safe, however it is the personal responsibility of all to protect themselves and the people around them.

Kunapipi 2020 Booking form can be downloaded here

Yours Faithfully,

The board of Kunapipi 


Season To Start 22nd June 2020

28/05/20-the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, announced The following for NSW:

1. The alpine region will open from 22 June, and

2. Skiers and holidaymakers will not be able to visit ski resorts for the 6-8 June long weekend.

Key paragraphs from the media release are:

The NSW Government, through NSW Health and NSW Police, is working closely with ski field operators, associated businesses, suppliers and industry associations to ensure COVIDsafe measures are in place when the season commences. “These measures will mean that fewer people will be able to visit and stay at resorts this season, so it is essential that people book and confirm their travel arrangements and accomodation before they travel.” Some of the measures in place include maintaining physical distancing at resorts, limits to the number of people on ski areas, controlled access to ski lifts, increased cleaning of all facilities and no snowplay. Mr Barilaro said to give ski resorts enough time to implement health and safety measures they will not open before Monday 22 June, which means skiers and holidaymakers will not be able to visit ski resorts for the 6-8 June long weekend.”

The next piece of information needed by Kunapipi  is an announcement from Perisher as to it’s level of operations and the practicalities of their COVID Safe Plan. 

Therefore, although a date for the season has been set the full details of the club requirements to allow occupation has not been revealed.
While it is clear that the Perisher resort will be opening for skiing on 22 June, it is not clear what the accommodation restrictions will be. The board expects it will be announced very soon. Once these are released we will adjust our Covid safe plan and only then open up bookings. Please be patient while we wait for the directives from Parks/Vail/NSW Health.

Bookings are still on hold until further notice. 

AGM 2020


Please note this year’s Venue
Roseville Memorial Club
64 Pacific Highway, Roseville

The Annual General Meeting for Kunapipi Ski Club will be held on 26th March at the Roseville Memorial Club at 6:30 pm for a 7:00pm (sharp) commencement.
If you wish to stay for dinner please RSVP to Kris Graham by 15th March on 0407 010 005 or board@kunapipi.com.au

Preferential Bookings for Financial Members opens at the AGM and run until the 23rd of April. All amounts owing to the club must be paid before a booking can be accepted.

It should be noted that (where possible) members who attend work parties will be given priority for bookings over those who do not attend.

As a result of expected increases in demand, preferred Bookings are open to Members and their guests for one calendar month from the date of the AGM, after this time bookings will be allocated in order of receipt. We will continue to try to assist members’ guests to the fullest extent possible but must consider the Members first.

In line with the above policy, during the preferential booking period for members, applications are not considered in order of receipt.

At the end of the preferential booking period, Bookings will not be confirmed without full payment.


  1. Attendance
  2. Apologies
  3. Welcome
  4. Previous Minutes
  5. Matters arising from the previous minutes
  6. Presidents Report
  7. Treasurers Report
  8. Hut Managers Report
  9. Election of Directors
  10. Appointment of Auditors

Immediately following the AGM there will be a General Meeting

Water Chlorination

Water Supply System, NPWS will be chlorinating the water supply on Monday 25 November 2019. The Perisher Valley community may experience a chlorine smell and taste in the water. This should last about 24 hours and does not affect water quality. You may like to turn on taps in your building to flush the internal lines.

In conjunction with the super chlorination of the Perisher Valley Water Supply, NPWS will be carrying out investigation and maintenance works to the infrastructure within our reticulation system. This work will occur between 25 and 27 November 2019 and is necessary to maintain the viability of our underground network. While this work takes place stakeholders will experience short disruptions to their water supply. These disruptions will include:  short periods with no water, low water pressure, strong presence of chlorine and possibly slightly turbid water for short periods.

Lodge Renovation Plans

As you may be aware, the Club has various building improvements in mind.  These include a new set of metal stairs from Wheatley Road to the lodge (no more digging snow stairs !),  a new deck off the kitchen/dining area opposite Yalara Lodge (think great place for apres in or out of season) and remodelling the old “games” room so it can be a ‘real’ bedroom with ensuite.  There are also additional plans to relocate the laundry and enlarging/improving the drying room.

As some of you may be aware some of our lodge renovations are well underway. The board members have been hard at work planning, organising and working at the board weekend. 

Renovations on the “games” room and old public bathrooms have started, creating an additional bedroom and ensuite to, therefore, create more flexibility with bookings. Please be aware we are still only licenced to sleep and accommodate for 16 people. 

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