The lockdown in Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire has resulted in the Lodge no longer having access to a Duty Manager. Vail Resorts have also closed down all lifts.
Consequently, the Banool Ski Club Committee has made the difficult decision to close the Lodge until at least 19 August. Reopening the Lodge will be reviewed at that time.
Banool Lodge is run by its associated ski club, Banool Ski Club. There is no permanent management at the Lodge. Instead, the Committee of Banool Ski Club assigns members to act as the Duty Officer when the Lodge is occupied. The Duty Officer has the powers and responsibilities of a manager. Guests can take their concerns to the Duty Officer and must comply with Duty Officer directives.
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.
Staying at Banool Lodge
Only members can make bookings at present.