Getting to Charlotte Pass Village and Finding the Lodge
In late spring, summer and autumn it is possible to drive all the way
to Charlotte Pass Village and park there. However from the beginning
of the June long weekend to the close of the October long weekend the
access road beyond Perisher is closed due to real or potential snow
cover and there is no overnight parking at Perisher.
Visitors need to be aware that getting to Charlotte Pass Village for a winter
stay is costly and time consuming. Bookings for less than 3 days are
consequently not accepted at Pygmy Possum lodge during winter.
Pygmy Possum lodge is circled in red on the adjacent ski map, but see also the summer photos for more location detail.
Summer, Late Spring, and Autumn
Drive to Charlotte Pass Village. Park in the carpark opposite the Chalet after unloading your car at the front steps of the lodge. Do not leave your car parked at the front of the lodge, as there is insufficient space. See the photos below for details of the lodge location.
Skitube Travel: In order to maximise passenger capacity and safety, luggage restrictions apply to Skitube during peak operational periods. See the link above for for Skitube operational details. Note that it is posible to buy a 7 day open return ticket, and there are good deals for families of four.
It is worth getting a trolley (bring gold coins) at Bullock's
Flat for ease of transporting stuff onto and off of the train.
There are people to help unload at Perisher. From the platform
just go upstairs and the Charlotte Pass Village oversnow is in the North
Oversnow transport from Perisher
The oversnow needs to be booked well in advance of your holiday.
When you arrive at the Skitube
Terminal at Perisher Valley, proceed to the Charlotte Pass
Village Oversnow counter located on the north eastern corner of the
Skitube Terminal. If the desk is unattended, use the courtesy
Benefits of this route are that it is efficient,
you don't need National Parks entry, parking is below snowline
and you don't need chains. The oversnow drops you and all your
luggage at the door of the lodge.
Try to pack as small as possible. Recommendations:
READ the luggage restrictions notice on your ticket confirmation.
Do not exceed the per bag weight limit. Going overweight on a bag is a safety issue for the oversnow staff, and is a lot more expensive for you than having an extra bag.
Pack food into strong boxes with lids.
Bundle multiple pairs of skis into ski bags.
Label all luggage with Name, Pygmy Possum lodge and date.
If you leave it behind somewhere there is a chance it will find you.
Bring straps to help secure lots to the one trolley.
Trolleys available for a fee are well worth it.
They get you from your car at the train station to the oversnow
station in Perisher. Staff help you manage the trolley onto the train, and also take it for you in a luggage lift at the Perisher.
In some seasons the "excessive" amount of luggage being taken into
Pygmy Possum Lodge by guests has resulted in boxes and
eskies being packed onto a freight trailer for delivery later.
An excess luggage charge per item might be charged, and delivery
might only be as far as the turning circle outside Stillwell Lodge.
Winter: Ski Tube and Ski in
When the weather is good check your gear onto the oversnow to be freighted in, and enjoy the cross country ski.
Winter: Thredbo and Ski in
For experienced cross country skiers with good navigational skills, in
good weather conditions only,
catch a lift up to the top of Thredbo and ski over. It can be a
challenge to carry all the food.