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August 20th Newsletter

The Mountain is open with a great 250cm base.  Weekends are already getting close to booked out.  Members love the new pillows and bed mattress covers.  And the New Rangatira Express Chair which whips people up is operational.

Today's snow conditions
Whakapapa skifield: Open


Base
250cm Sunny 3°C
Snow depth   SE 3 km/h
Race Weekend 
Sept 17th and 18th
No matter the weather all Cups and prizes WILL be awarded.
Your Health and Safety is a priority for the committee and we have adopted a new Safety Policy which can be found in the Arlberg Ski Club Health and Safety / Lodge Manual kept in the Lodge along with on the web.

We encourage you to review the Hazard Risk Assessment pages to keep abreast of any risks and to forward to the committee any new risks you identify.
These new Risks have been included.
  1. Drowning or hypothermia from accessing the basement water tank.
  2. Falling from the mezzanine locker area
  3. Tripping on damaged carpet at top of kitchen stair
  4. Slipping on ice/snow at front entrance.
  5. Children accessing and playing with matches
To eliminate or minimise these risks we have:
  1. Attached a combination lock to the basement door. (Code is first 3 digits of entry door code)
  2. Placed warning signs on and around the lockers. Advised parents of the risk and added to the Hazard Risk Assessment.
  3. We will affix an Aluminium Stair tread to cover the carpet hole and improve grip.
  4. The duty roster  reflects snow/ice clearance is a priority  Use appropriate Footwear
  5. A high shelf has been installed on the wall above the fire for matches.

When booking please remember
Please make sure you fill in all the fields including adult, child along with how many bunks and your arrival time when making a booking.  Separate bookings need to be made if you would like to bring a non member.
 

Fund raising
With several projects on the horizon we are interested in obtaining grants and funds from External funders. Is there anyone with some experience in this that is prepared to help the committee? Please contact president@arlberg.co.nz if you can help in any way.
Dolph Schloffel - One of past President and an avid skier sadly passed away peacefully on Wednesday 17 August 2016 aged 89 years.  Loved husband of Nellie. Loving father of Bruno and Freda.

Our Website and the booking software are once again operational (thanks Edward and Anton) and a huge amount of time was spent by Linda and Esther to check and sometimes re-enter the over 100 booking reservations to ensure you get a bed as promised and that the club does not get over booked.

While doing this it became blatantly obvious that members were often confused as to when the child rate could be applied..

So your committee voted after a financial impact analysis to set the rates to $35 per night for members, $70 non members. (no matter their age) as it was getting too complex to administer .

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