Iltis Ski Club
Located at Mount Buller, Iltis Ski Club exists for the pursuit of skiing and snowboarding in winter, and various alpine activities – such as bike riding, walking and plein air painting – in summer. It is a not-for-profit organisation, run by enthusiastic members and long-serving hut managers.
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 nearly 60 years, the original club values and cosy communal atmosphere remain unchanged.
Iltis offers comfortable accommodation to members and guests at attractive rate. Many of our guests return to the club on a regular basis, but we also warmly welcome new guests. The club has been part of the Bike Buller Recommends program – promoting accommodation venues with bike friendly facilities – for the last seven years. We are also a Ride High Country preferred business.
Iltis is committed to protecting all members and guests as we continue to adapt to the Covid-19 situation. The following steps have been implemented for Summer 2020/21:
• We’re limiting lodge capacity in keeping with government regulations.
• We’ve added clear signage around the lodge to help everyone maintain required social distancing.
• We’ve introduced new cleaning protocols and measures.
• We’re providing hand sanitisation stations throughout the lodge.
• We’re asking guests to stay home if they’re unwell.
Ride High Country is a fantastic new website, offering a one-stop shop for all things cycling in Victoria’s high country – covering rail trails, road riding and mountain biking. And here’s a little video from the site about our backyard. In the words of the talent: “Every time you leave the village at Mt Buller […]