Member Benefits

Subscription rates and due dates 2016

  • Click here to see a copy of the club rules
  • Where payment is made prior to April 30th, subscriptions are set at $150 (incl GST)
  • After April 30th, subscriptions will be $175 (incl GST)
  • New members require approval from the committee, which can take up to 5 weeks. New members are also required to pay an administration fee of $50 in addition to the subscription.
  • Subscriptions earn ‘ordinary membership,’ and further work is required to attain ‘privileged member’ status
  • Apply online to become a member

Types of membership:

Ordinary Members:

  • receive approximately 25% discount off non-member ski/ accommodation rates when presenting membership card at the ticket office
  • have voting rights at the AGM etc (subject to age)
  • receive the ‘Tow-line’ newsletter

Privileged Members:

  • Privileged status is attained by completing two full-day work parties. Alternatively, members may make a payment in lieu of completing each full-day work party: $125 per work party day for seniors & students; $75 per work party day for U18
  • Under 13 members need only complete one full work party to attain Privileged status
  • receive approximately 50% discount off non-member ski/ accommodation rates when presenting membership card at the ticket office
  • may purchase a season pass (except where payment has been made in lieu of work parties)
  • have voting rights at the AGM etc (subject to age)
  • earn ski and accommodation vouchers for subsequent work parties (i.e. after the first two)
  • receive the ‘Tow-line’ newsletter

Social members:

  • ‘Social membership’ is intended to help people remain part of the club and keep in contact, while they may not be as actively participating. Social membership is $25 (incl GST) and is due April 30th
  • Social members do not receive the same discount structure as Ordinary members but receive a copy of the ‘Tow-line’ newsletter (by email).
  • Social members may also upgrade their membership at any time by paying the applicable subs (and work requirements if attaining Privileged status, providing work party places are available)

Other important conditions and benefits

Membership Card:

  • Upon payment of subscriptions, members will be issued with membership cards (early payment of subs will ensure you have your card prior to opening day!).
  • Bring your membership card every time you come up and present it to the ticket office to receive your discount. If you forget your card, the ticket officer will charge you the full rate, but you can write to the administrator to receive a refund for the difference – email or post PO Box 2152 Christchurch

Work Parties:

  • A work party on the mountain is considered a full work party. Arrange your participation in advance and be at the CVSC car park at 9am sharp for the full day.
  • An ‘in town’ work party is a half-work party unless specified by the committee in advance.
  • Additional workparty days may be purchased at the rate of $125/day per Adult or $75/day per Child to attain sufficient credit towards Privileged member status. This is not available in the first year of membership.

Work Party Vouchers:

  • Each additional work party day (beyond the minimum two required to attain privileged membership) earns one ski voucher plus one ski or accommodation voucher, valid for two years unless specified by the committee in advance.
  • Work party vouchers are not transferable, except between spouses and bone-fide partners

Season Passes

  • A season pass can only be bought by Privileged members who have done their full work party requirements (not payment in lieu).
  • Need to be paid for by April 30th (can be paid subject to completing work parties and refunded if work parties are not completed)

Rates for season passes are:
Under 18: $240
Senior & students: $325
Season passes are non-refundable or transferable
Family Passes

  • Ski passes are non-transferable, except where two adult members with children may purchase one family pass that enables the two adults to share skiing and child care responsibilities.
  • The family pass is valued at the higher rate of the two members, plus $10
    Please note: this pass has been designed to make skiing more affordable for families. Only one person can ski at a time – please respect this rule.