The Chalet Layout

There is adequate bedding throughout the Chalet and there is no need to bring any additional blankets or pillows

The Chalet Layout

The building contains 23 beds, all with foam mattresses.

There is adequate bedding throughout the Chalet and there is no need to bring any additional blankets or pillows.

You must provide your own sheets, pillow cases and towels.

There is provision on the upper floor for a counseling room and Isolation Room for any sick youngsters who require this facility.

The room has en-suite bathroom and toilet. It is next to the Chalet Supervisors flat at the far end of the upper balcony inside the Chalet.

On the ground floor there is a well appointed rumpus room. It contains table tennis, pool table and stage. Please take care of them.

There is a fully equipped laundry with tumble dryer and washing machine. Children must not be allowed to use these facilities without adult supervision.

There is a fully equipped drying room located on the ground floor. This room is serviced by the central heating system. Users will find it fast and efficient and in most cases may eliminate the need to use the tumble dryer.

Within the living room there are four large wooden tables and 24 chairs. There is adequate crockery and cutlery for up to 30 people.

There is a fully appointed catering kitchen with large gas stoves and barbeque grill and microwave oven.

Please ensure you close the wooden screen on the servery at night and close the door to the kitchen as this is a fire requirement. There is a large pantry and deep freeze plus two refrigerators.

Children are to be kept out of the kitchen during cooking and food preparation to prevent unnecessary accidents.

Unless otherwise arranged and agreed to by the committee, maximum bookings are from 10.00 am Sunday to 10.00 am the following Saturday. Please ensure your group adheres to these times.

The Chalet is at Smiggin Holes in the Snowy Mountains of NSW (see map below), directly up the hill behind The Smiggins Hotel. An access and service road leads from the main Perisher Valley Road behind the snowfields service sheds to the Chalet. There is no vehicle access to the Chalet in times of snow. THE NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE RANGERS STATION SAWPIT CREEK If you require further information or directions to the Chalet, call in at the Rangers Station. The Rangers are very helpful and cooperative and take a genuine interest in the Apex ‘Magic Castle’ and the groups using the facilities. If it is snowing heavily the Rangers may assist in having your car or bus parked as close as possible to the road. Depending on conditions, it may be possible to leave your vehicle overnight.

During the winter months from June to end of September it is compulsory to carry chains to fit the two driving wheels of your vehicle as a safety precaution and you are not allowed to enter above the snow line unless you are carrying chains within your vehicle.

Chains are obtainable at Jindabyne, Berridale or Cooma and must be checked to ensure they fit the driving wheels of your vehicle.

There is an NRMA station at Jindabyne for emergency breakdowns. There are no parking or overnight parking facilities at the Chalet.

Vehicles must be left at the Saw Pit Creek Park area or the Bullocks Flat parking area. Chains must be carried and used in the Snow Fields.

The telephone at the Chalet is for in-coming and emergency use only.

There is good mobile phone reception in the Chalet. Please bring your own phones.

Each group must bring their own first aid supplies.

There is a basic first aid kit in the kitchen. If you use this kit, please either replace the used supplies or inform the Booking Officer of the items used, so they can be replaced for the next group.

There is a First Aid Room located on the second floor next to the Caretaker’s Private Residence. This is not an additional bedroom for the use of supervisors.

There is a well stocked library, and a supply of paper.

There are no radios, C.D players or tape recorders provided. Please bring your own.

There is no television.

Have a pleasant stay,
‘The Committee’