Banool Lodge COVID Response
Banool Lodge is operating in compliance with the Banool Ski Club's CovidSafe Plan. Members and guests have to agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the COVIDSafe Plan to secure a booking. All visitors to the Lodge have to check in with the Victorian Government QR Code Service app when visiting the Lodge.
Banool Lodge is run by its associated ski club, Banool Ski Club. There is no permanent management at the Lodge. Instead, in normal times, the Committee of Banool Ski Club from time to time assigns a member to act as the Duty Officer when the Lodge is occupied. The Duty Officer has in general the powers and responsibilities of a professional manager. Guests can take their concerns to the Duty Officer and must comply with Duty Officer directives.
However, during the period of COVID-Safe operations, the Committee has determined to rename the position of Duty Officer to Duty Manager to more accurately reflect the increased responsibilities of implementing a COVID Safe Operating Plan 2021 (CSOP). The Duty Manager will have overall responsibility for the management and implementation of the CSOP-S in addition to the usual responsibilities of the Duty Officer. It will not be possible to enter the Lodge for the first time of an extended stay or as a visitor without first registering with Duty Manager.
In 1972 Banool Ski Club bought Banool Lodge and secured a long-term lease on the land on which it stands.
Banool Ski Club members did much of the necessary renovations and extensions in the early years of the Club. Contractors carried out a major renovation and built a new extension when the lease came up for renewal in 2012.
Today's lodge provides comfortable family accommodation in apartments with fully serviced kitchens. There is a recreation room and easy access ski, snowboard and bike storage.
Banool Lodge is ski in, ski out for the greater part of the ski season.