Thank you all for your patience as we have worked through the various hurdles for Season 2020. There are several hurdles that we will all be leaping together, and it will require a greater level of cooperation and understanding than ever before.

Your stay at Perisher and at the Matterhorn Lodge will be very different to the last few years. We will be operating at a reduced capacity of around 50 guests and social distancing provisions will apply during your visit. Our refund policies have been adjusted to ensure that people who cannot arrange all the products and services they require to properly enjoy their holiday, or who are not satisfied that their families and guests are as safe as they would like, are not disadvantaged.

 

You will need to visit and monitor communications from Perisher here to understand changes to resort operations and ticketing. We will do our best to help with this if you contact us but often have only the same information as you do. YOU WILL HAVE AT LEAST UNTIL THE 30TH JUNE TO MOVE OR CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION WITHOUT PENALTY.

 

Matterhorn Lodge has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have adopted NSW Government regulations and guidelines for Accommodation, Hotels and Restaurant Sectors.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY COLD OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS BEFORE ARRIVING, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT TRAVEL, ARRIVE OR CHECK-IN.

 

You will be asked to provide a statement that you, your guests, and families …

  • have not returned from overseas, or had, or been in contact with anyone having, Covid-19 within the previous 14 days.

  • understand that the Matterhorn Lodge cannot guarantee you will not become infected with Covid-19 and that your stay could increase your risk of contracting the virus.

  • release Matterhorn Lodge, from any claims of any kind relating to the spread or infection of Covid-19 whether the COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after your stay including those based on acts, omissions, or negligence.

We will email this statement to you and expect that you will sign and return it prior to your arrival, or if not at check in, on behalf of all the members of your family or group. This will be a condition of your booking proceeding.

 

IF YOU DEVELOP ANY COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS WHILST YOU ARE HERE, WE WILL ASK YOU TO ISOLATE YOUR SELF AND FAMILIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR STAY, SUBMIT FOR TESTING AT THE NEAREST FACILITY, WEAR A MASK OR OTHER PROTECTION AND, IN SOME CASES, TO LEAVE THE LODGE FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND OTHER GUESTS.

 

If you are required to isolate yourself and families within the Lodge, we will do everything we can to assist you to do so comfortably until you can be tested and safely leave the premises. Matterhorn Lodge will be legally required to make a report to NSW Health and NSW Workcover that you or your family or guests are exhibiting cold or flu like systems. We will always remain aware and respectful of your right to privacy.

CHECK IN WILL BE FROM 3PM AND CHECK OUT WILL BE AT 9AM – Those arriving earlier, or departing later will be able to leave their gear and luggage at the lodge, before check in or before departure, on an all care but no responsibility basis. We ask that you do not leave anything of value in unattended suitcases or bags. We ask that you handle your own luggage and gear.

 

We will be training our staff to undertake a thorough CLEANING OF YOUR ROOM prior to arrival including disinfecting all hard/flat surfaces. There will be no room servicing during your stay. We will have provisions in place for rubbish removal if you require it. We will need you to let us know if you require any materials or assistance to undertake any mid-stay cleaning tasks.

 

All PUBLIC AREAS will be subject to restricted numbers and will be cleaned regularly to a high standard. Whilst the public area toilets will remain open for use during your stay, we will encourage guests to return to their rooms whenever possible to reduce the traffic in these high use areas. Sanitizers will be available in all the high traffic areas and we will be encouraging regular use of it by all guests.

 

We will need your assistance to monitor numbers and social distancing in the SKI/BOARD AND BOOT ROOM. We will be flexible with people using other areas to put on boots on the ground floor. We will ask you not to wear your ski boots on the stairs for safety reasons.

 

To meet reduced capacity restrictions in the DINING ROOM, we will be operating a bit differently to commence the season.

BREAKFAST sittings will be two sittings, with a maximum of 35 in each, at 0700-0800 and 0800-0900. Those with ski school bookings will get priority for the earlier sitting.

DINNER sittings will be a single sitting, with a number of guests using the lounge area, from  1830 and will vary some nights for night skiing or other events.

OUR DINING ROOM MANAGER WILL HELP ORGANISE YOUR BOOKING WHEN YOU ARE HERE.

The Dining Room will NOT be available for LUNCH. Takeaway options will be available from venues across the resort such as The Man from Snowy River and Aldo’s. We will do our best to help with additional information if you contact us.

 

To meet reduced capacity restrictions in the BAR LOUNGE AND GAMES ROOM, we will be monitoring the numbers to ensure that they do not exceed 50 guests at any time and we will opening these areas to in-house guests only except by invitation of the Lodge Manager.

 

We will have the GUEST LAUNDRY available during your stay and will provide materials for you to clean it before and after use.

 

There is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING available at Perisher Valley for Matterhorn Lodge Guests. SKITUBE will operate this year at reduced capacities with amended timetables. Guests must purchase tickets online and in advance, as no on-the-day purchasing will be available. Skitube passengers carrying luggage for overnight stays will be required to travel outside of peak operating periods. For more information on the Skitube see here. PRIVATE TRANSFER or VALET PARKING Services are also available and you can find some details here.

 

Complimentary arrival and departure OVERSNOW TRANSFERS between the Perisher Skitube Terminal and Matterhorn Lodge are provided by Hans Oversnow only within their normal business hours. HANS OVERSNOW will be operating this year at reduced capacities and hours of operation. There may be greater delays than in previous years and your patience will be appreciated. Operating hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to Midnight Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Only three passengers per vehicle will be accepted unless passengers are part of the same family group who are travelling together. Passengers will be required to wear gloves in the vehicles, and cover their face and nose, either with a mask or a scarf. Sanitiser spray will be carried in each vehicle. Vehicles will undergo a deep sanitisation at the end of every day’s operations. A booking service will not be provided for arrivals, passengers will be required to come to the counter in the ski tube building to organise transport. Hans will accept bookings as usual for guests departing lodges for the ski tube. People who are fit and prepared to walk to their lodge can arrange with Hans for their luggage to be sent to the lodge instead of luggage travelling with the passengers in the vehicle. No “skier specials” will be offered this year.

 

Please contact reservations on 02 6457 5299 or bookings@matterhornlodge.com.au if you have any queries.

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Thank you for all your patience and assistance as we work through all the different issues that are making Season 2020 so different from recent years at Perisher Valley.

MATTERHORN LODGE 11 Wheatley Road PERISHER VALLEY | Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2624 | AUSTRALIA |  bookings@matterhornlodge.com.au | 02 6457 5299