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 five years. We are also a Ride High Country preferred business.
We’re still a month away from the official summer season launch … but following a huge effort by the Trail Crew, 95% of Buller’s trails are already up and running. (Everything but Stonefly and the bottom half of Epic). So it’s time to dust off the bike, escape town, and ride the high country!
We’re very proud to report that in her final year of school representative skiing, our very own Yolanda Fulton-Richmond has gone out with a bang. She qualified for the Nationals with a couple of fourth places – in the Giant Slalom and Skiercross – and then found some additional speed on a more demanding Buller […]
Thirty years after the initial release, the classic ILTIS windcheater is back! And not just windcheaters, but various hoodies and t-shirts too – in heaps of different colour combinations and a full range of sizes. To get your hands on some of it, click here. Special thanks to Laura Schnerring for making this happen, and […]