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Jerrabomberra Lodge - 40+ plus years history

History of Jerrabomberra Lodge


"Jerrabomberra" Aboriginal word meaning "a place of high wind"


An enterprising group of people commenced building of the lodge in the summer of 1978.


Among those inolved were Des Cooper, Dianne Constantine and Bill Fletcher.  The building was designed and built by David Trinder of Trinder Alpine Constructions.  It's style could be described as "Australian Alpine Resort" with some European influcences.  The cost of buidling the lodge in 1978 was $179,000 which in todays' terms seems not a lot of money.


Building in the high country in the 70's was no easy task - the weather either very hot or very cold, the ground full of large boulders to be excavated and shirted, marterials transported a long way and equipment and skilled labour always difficult to find.


The other lodges in the valley at the time of the construction work commencing were KAC, Knockshannock. Southern Alps and of course The Chalet.  


The building of Jerrabomberra showed that many people were confident about skiing in Charlotte Pass and those skiers introduced to the valley added greatly to that existing skiing base who were enjoying Charlotte Pass up to that time.


Jerrabomberra is a family Ski Lodge with 50 'A' Members and 100 'B' Members.  The Lodge is managed by a 9 member committee.  The day to day running of the Lodge is by contract management team selected on a yearly tender basis.