Information For Participating Groups
Note: Bookings for 2023 snow season are now open.
New booking arrangements apply for the 2021 ski season* onwards. During this busy and popular time of the year and to allow the Chalet to be used more effectively, check in and check out days will be restricted to Mondays and Fridays. You may book for:
Ski season *
- 4 nights (Monday to Friday) – cost $650,
- 3 nights (Friday to Monday) – cost $650, or
- 7 nights (Monday to Monday or Friday to Friday) – cost $950.
* Ski season is from the 1st Monday in June to the 1st Monday in October.
Non ski season
$150 per night
If not previously paid, a bond of $750 is required. Any shortfall in the bond amount must be topped up.
Check in time is from 2:00 pm and check out time is by 10:00 am.
The Apex Children’s Chalet was designed with the assistance of eight underprivileged children.
Booking Officer – 02 9253 7775
The Apex Children’s Chalet was designed with the assistance of eight underprivileged children who had each experienced the psychological and physical hardship when accessing services within Contemporary Australian Society.
The Chalet was built to give these boys and girls the opportunity of experiencing the wonders of snow in the high country and in recent years to expose them to the wonders of the Snowy Mountains in summer.
Your comments on the Chalet are welcomed by the Management Committee.
There are over a quarter of a million underprivileged children in Australia.
It is our wish to provide The Magic Castle for as long as possible for as many of these children to use.
Please take care of the Chalet as it is now a part of our children’s heritage.
RULES OF THE CHALET
- No pets
- No running anywhere in the Chalet, especially on the stairs
- No smoking within the confines of the Chalet
- No cigarette butts to be discarded on the Chalet grounds
- All waste and discards to be placed in rubbish bins
- Keep the Chalet clean
- All rubbish to be deposited in the waste disposal bins located near the Smiggin Holes service sheds on the main Perisher Valley Road.
There are industrial vacuum cleaners within the Chalet. Please vacuum the chalet regularly during your stay and especially directly before you leave. Please ensure that the bathrooms and toilets are scrubbed clean before you leave ready for the next group. There are adequate mops, buckets and cleaning utensils in the kitchen and pantry storage. Please wash and wipe up regularly and keep the kitchen and dining room tidy.
Please ensure that all rubbish is taken to the industrial waste bins located near the Smiggin Holes work depot at the main road.
Do not leave any rubbish outside the back door of the chalet as it attracts rats and foxes.
ROLE OF APEX ‘MAGIC CASTLE’ CARETAKER
The caretaker occupies a flat within the Chalet. Please respect his privacy. In the event of a dire emergency the building may be exited through the passage in front of his flat on the upper level.
The caretaker is not paid and he needs to find meaningful employment within the mountains.
His main role is to provide us with a presence to provide security for our asset.
He is required to maintain and display personal standards of behaviour as would be expected in an environment where children are involved.
He does not have a role in supervising children but the Management Committee would encourage him to speak with supervisors if problems arise.
He reports to the Committee on major maintenance issues and/or if the Chalet is left in an untidy or unclean state.
He maintains stocks of light bulbs, cleaning gear and toiletry items.
He will not necessarily be around on your arrival or departure but we encourage him to make himself known to Group Leaders as soon as is possible within his personal schedule.
The ‘Skidoo’ over-snow vehicle is his private property and he has no formal responsibility to provide transport. Should any user group have serious complaints they should be directed to the Chalet Management Committee.
The caretaker is to report to the Committee on the cleanliness following the departure of each user group.