Muniong Mumble 2017/2

STOP PRESS:  School Holiday bookings are very much in demand.  Due to a cancellation, we have 8 beds available from 30 June (or earlier) through to 4 July.  This is right at the beginning of the NSW school holidays.  If you want to bring the kids down for a great few days – and have some fun yourself – then go to the website and complete the Online Booking Form.  Guests welcome to apply.  

Hello from your Old Mumbler

We write to you at the end of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.  The lodge has been pretty much full for the first time in a few years.  The new owners of Perisher, Vail, have been proactive in getting the joint happening.  Of course, there is snow making, but there is a lot of music and entertainment around the venues as well.

During the off season, we had a number of working bees to spruce up the lodge.  You will be pleased to know that the major works that we needed to undertake have been completed and your lodge looks tip top for the season.  Thanks to all those volunteers who turned up. There will be more working bees next year and you will again be asked to turn up.  It’s a fun weekend, so please consider it.  

Enough of that, though.  We’re here to ski, and if you have booked already, I know you will have a ball.  If you haven’t, go to the vacancies page and get in while you can.

See you at Muniong

The Old Mumbler

Muniong Mumble 2016/05

Hello Winter Wonderlanders

It’s been a fabulous ski season so far.  I say so far because it’s not over yet.  Have a look at Excelerator.

So do you want to come skiing?  There is heaps of room in the lodge, and we have some special deals for spring skiers.  Bring your friends!  There is nothing cheaper than a mid-week at the snow for $340 fully catered.  And we’ll do it for non-members, too (provided that a member books with them).

Don’t go to the beach just yet.  Come back to Muniong.  You will have a great time.

Muniong Survey

Hi Muniongers

Some of you will have received a survey request from Muniong.  Was this a real survey?  The answer is YES.  Did it work the way we intended? A very resounding NO!  Please accept our apologies for this failure.

We had hoped to obtain feedback as to what type of branded club merchandise we could offer to members.   We still want that feedback.  So we’re going to try again.  You will receive the survey in the next 24 hours. There are five or six questions that we’d like you to answer.  Should take about a minute.  And we are confident that it will work this time.

Thanks for your patience, and the snow is bucketing down!

Muniong Mumble 2106/04

A quick reminder, that due to a cancellation, there are two beds available at Muniong – for the full week – smack bang in peak season, week beginning 14 August.  Get on to booking officer Alice, now.  And to see what else is available, have a look at the Lodge Vacancies page on the website.  Last weeks in both July and August look good, too.

Muniong Mumble 2015/07

Hello Snow Kings & Queens
We will be moving into September before you can blink an eye. Your Old Mumbler has been to Muniong for his annual ski trip and can report that your Lodge is a fabulous place to be.  And fabulous skiing conditions to boot.  Feedback from guests has been very positive.  Bruce & Linda are doing a famous job, making members and guests alike feel very welcome.  A great job from both!

But this Mumble is unashamedly about filling the place.  Snow is tumbling down.  And there are two beds available this weekend, 28 & 29 August.  We’ve had a late cancellation and catering has already been booked so call Alice now.  Likewise 4 beds for the following weekend, 4 & 5 September. Call Alice now.

But wait for the big news!  It’s Uni holidays coming up and the Lodge is empty.  So, in a new initiative, we are offering 20 & 30 year olds four nights on-snow, fully catered accommodation at a 20% discount.  Stay for four nights, Monday 14 to Thursday 17 September, for $230 members and $375 guests. Unbeatable rates at a great joint! And there is plenty of snow.

Of course, if you fall outside the age demographic, you could do worse than pass the great news on to a youngish person of your acquaintance. Pretty please? Lets get the place pumping.

Your Old Mumbler

Muniong Mumble 2015/06

Hello Members of Muniong

It’s mid July already and the white stuff is coming down in buckets.  Your Old Mumbler has been around for a while and he struggles to remember a better time to be at Muniong.  We have new managers who are doing a great job.  Bruce and Linda Powney are really keen to impress, and it shows.  The feedback coming to the Board is really positive.  If you have already booked you will have a ball.

Of course, if you haven’t booked your stay in the winter wonderland that is Muniong, it is not too late.  There are plenty of weekend vacancies through the peak months of July and August.  Go to the website vacancy page, pick a date and contact Alice to confirm your booking.

Those of you who have already stayed at the lodge this year will have received a Customer Satisfaction Survey email.  If you haven’t yet been to the lodge, you will get one after you leave. I hope that you all take some time to complete the survey.  The Board is really keen to get the views of members and this is a good start.  It’s anonymous so you can tell us what you really think!

Now, just to be boring, Treasurer Iain Taylor has mentioned to the Mumbler that there are a few recalcitrant members who haven’t paid their subs yet.  If you’re are one of these, expect to be peppered with emails, letters and phone calls over the next little while.  You have been warned!

That’s it for now.  Remember to come skiing at Muniong.  It’s going to be a really special season.

Cheers from the Old Mumbler

Humble Pie Time

Hello to all Muniongers

Over the weekend, many of you may have received an email requesting a payment of 2015 subscriptions.

Please ignore this email.

At Muniong Central, we’ve been testing some new systems to improve our communication with members.  And it’s good that we do.  But it’s bad when it doesn’t go to plan, which is what happened this weekend.  Please accept the humble of apologies of the Board and particularly Iain Taylor, our Treasurer, who is happy to own up to a major stuff up.

But, of course, there are some members who still haven’t paid their 2015 subscription.  If our stuff up reminds you to cough up then well and good.  If it doesn’t, then we’ll be in touch again very soon.


The Old Mumbler


Muniong Vacancies

Just a quick note to let you know that the lodge vacancy table has been updated.  You can find it here.  Why not spend a weekend at Muniong?  You’ll have a great time.  Email Alice,

Muniong Mumble 2015/05

Hello from the Mumbler.
We are just three weeks away from the opening of the 2015 ski season and I know that for many of you it can’t come soon enough.

Your Board has the utmost pleasure in announcing that our new Managers have been appointed. Lynda & Bruce Powney are passionate skiers, have been involved in the hospitality industry over many years and are keen to make our Muniong experience all we would hope for. Their enthusiasm was evident at their interviews and the selection committee had no hesitation in recommending them to the Board. They have written an introduction to themselves which you can view here. I know that we will all make Lynda and Bruce feel welcome at Muniong over the coming season.

The AGM has come and gone for another year and it was pleasing to note that the turnout was better than in past years, including Director Juliette Spurrett’s attendance by video link from Canberra – a first for Muniong.

Things went as they usually do.  President Rob gave his thoughts on the year, including the lodge improvement programme completed through the summer. Treasurer Iain commented on the financials, including the lodge improvement programme completed through the summer. The Board was largely re-elected. Bernie Ignatius has decided on a rest after some 15 years a Board member and Dianne Hugill felt that her recent move to Moss Vale would preclude her attendance at Board Meetings. However, Rob has asked her to stay on as Membership Officer and she has graciously accepted. Our new Booking Officer, Alice Lehane, has joined the Board. Welcome, Alice.

Questions from the floor are always interesting and so it was this year. There was some concern that our booking procedures needed some fine tuning. The Board agreed to monitor this in future and implement any improvements required. There was also a question asked about our membership, particularly about the aging of our membership. It was generally considered that the information we have was not being used effectively and that in many cases we didn’t have enough information to formulate plans. The Board will be looking closely at this aspect in the coming year.

That’s all for now, folks. See you (and Lynda & Bruce) at Muniong.