Members News


All kids will be allowed to stay in the lodge from the 1st of September until the season closes. We would like to encourage members with younger children to book into the lodge for spring skiing.


The 2017 season is now open! With cold weather in Melbourne, you can only expect great snow conditions up at Mt Buller for this season. This page will be updated with any member news and exciting events happening in the lodge and on the mountain.


The upcoming Patscherkofel AGM is coming up. It will be held on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 7.00pm for a 7:30pm start.


With the year flying by, opening weekend is just around the corner! Kick off the snow season with plenty of fun festivities, followed by fireworks and celebrations right across the mountain with lots of free entertainment over the long weekend. There is now a Mt Buller snow guarantee and the new Snowfactory in addition to snowmaking for the resort that will see more snowguns also added to the Skyline racecourse. To top things off, the renowned lodge managers drinks will be held on both Saturday and Sunday night.


The Annual Patscherkofel Race Weekend will be held on Saturday the 29th July, 2017. One of the highlights of the ski season, with plenty of food, drinks and a shot of schnapps before heading down the course. Book in quick as beds are filling up fast for the most coveted race of the season!


Unfortunately the Spa has been out of order for much of the 2016 season & was decommissioned in July. The Committee are revising the use of the facilities and the room. The spa has been a significant cost to to maintain over many years, and we are seeking input from members for the best way to utilise this space. Suggestions for possible uses of the room include – A bedroom, steam-room, mini gymnasium / yoga stretching room, a ‘club’ style lounge. Members’ ideas are invited. Please email suggestions to


As you know Bookings and Subscriptions go hand in hand. No subscriptions, no bookings. You will receive your subscription electronically with just a few members requesting paper versions. We ask that subscriptions be paid by the due date as bookings open on February 1st 2017.

2017 bookings can be made online on the website, or by contacting our Booking Agent, Alan Long. Contact details are on the Booking Sheet and on the Home page.

The online booking system is now live, and we regret any inconvenience caused by it’s delay. The club can assure you that we seek to implement a seamless and simple online booking system.  During 2016, we identified some items which did not adhere to our brief and as such we advised our consultants to suspend the service to allow time to address the issues including adequate time for the system to be re-tested before we re-commissioned.

Consult the website for important information relating to the Club’s Calendar of Events – Race Weekend, School Holiday & Kids Week dates, Reciprocal Lodges available to Patsch members. This information is contained in the Booking Sheet.


This year we again enjoyed the excellent services of Kim & Ed as our Lodge Managers. We were so very lucky to have them both for another year. They are so efficient and welcoming, they turn our Lodge into your home away from home. They will take a well earned Summer break now the season has closed. We thank them for all their dedication and work to make Patscherkofel the club it is.


As a member if you would like to make an application for either 4WD Tip Corner Pass or a Village Pass, you can apply to the Committee by 16th February. Access passes are keenly sought after, so you must make a request through the Committee by the due date. The Committee will advise you in writing if you have or have not been successful.


The Committee has reviewed the process for new membership applications by parties who have been proposed and seconded by an existing member. We will be seeking greater input from both the proposer and the seconder. Applications will be published on the website under Membership and you will need your password to gain access to view the proposed applications. The Committee will put up a detailed explanation of the new amendments shortly.

Don’t forget, if you have any queries in relation to membership, please feel free to contact Emma Poynton ( by email and I am sure she will be only too happy to help you out.


The boiler system was upgraded during 2015/16 Summer. The result is a modern efficient zoned system  where areas of the lodge can be turned on and off as utilisation demand requires.