Iltis Ski Club
Located at Mount Buller, Iltis Ski Club is a non-profit organisation run by enthusiastic members and long-serving hut managers. The club exists for the enjoyment of members and guests, and for the pursuit of skiing and snowboarding in winter, and various alpine activities – such as mountain biking, hiking and running – in summer.
The club was established by a group of like-minded friends in the late 1950s. Each one contributed £139 and agreed to work for free to build the lodge. The final window panes were fitted on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in 1962 – just in time for the club to be officially opened ahead of that year’s bumper ski season. Remarkably, two of those founding members remain active club members today, as do many descendents of other founding members.
While the club has undergone numerous improvements and expansions over the course of the last 50 years, the original club values and cosy communal atmosphere remain unchanged.
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