Mt Buller News
Bookings flow in for lodge accommodation
MT Buller lodges have been hurting during this COVID lockdown period for more than a year now.
However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with lodges again being able to welcome guests - keeping within the government’s COVID restriction guidelines.
At Skilib Alpine Club the committee have set a new COVID-19 Cancellation Policy - 2021 which can be viewed in full on their website - all in line with COVID disruptions.
Lodge manager Mark Besley said last week the lodge is open to guests again and the accommodation space has been assessed for density requirements.
“There is sufficient space for normal operations, however, we cannot have mixed rooms accommodating guests, they must all be from the same family if sharing rooms,” he said.
“When lockdowns were announced we had lots of cancellations, now we are back getting bookings.
“And to keep in line with COVID guidelines there will be multiple cleans of bathrooms and common areas every day.”
“We do have a school group booked for the Interschools but will have to check on what we can do to accommodate them,” he said.
Skilib lodge can accommodate
up to 53 people, maximum.
At Coonamar Ski Club, which has 28 members and runs as a friendly lodge on Mt Buller, it also is welcoming back guests.
Sally Mcmanus, bookings manager, said the club has had to restrict the numbers from 37 down to 29 at any one time due to space requirements.
“Bookings are going okay at the moment but unfortunately I have had to give some people the sad news that we
cannot accommodate them due to restrictions,” she said.
“There was a group of 10 friends taking two rooms; they had organised everything but because they were not all from the one family we could not have them.
“We have members’ week coming up; they are all families so that is okay and we have a school coming up for the Interschools and we can accommodate them.
“To accommodate the school group we cannot have
other guests in the lodge at the same time, but that is all good.
“Bookings are looking good so that is okay but it will depend on the restrictions, if they change we will look at it again.”
When members and their families are not using the lodge fully, Coonamar make the lodge available for other guests.
Double B is a family friendly lodge in an excellent location, it is a family orientated self-catering communal lodge.
As a communal lodge the large kitchen, living area, dining area and bathrooms are shared by all guests and members.
Ideally located on The Avenue at Mount Buller, offering ski-in ski-out access onto Standard run and a very short walk to Bourke Street and the village, you’re right in the middle of the action.
And here is a reminder for those coming to the mountain in regards to COVID testing:
Resort residents are exempt from requiring a test to enter the resort, meaning they can leave and return without having a test.
Essential services are exempt from requiring a test to enter the resort.
Students living outside the resort that attend school in the resort are exempt from requiring a test to enter the resort.
People who work in the resort but live outside the resort must have a negative test within 7 days prior to arrival.
Anyone else aged 12 years or older entering the resort must have a negative test within 72 hours prior to arrival. This includes school groups.
KANDAHAR LODGE SKI CLUB OF VICTORIA - Kandahar Lodge is a family friendly, traditional lodge style with self-catering accommodation.
Kandahar has typical lodge style accommodation, ideally suited for families, groups and schools, with all facilities.
The Ski Club of Victoria prides itself on their personal service and friendly atmosphere.
Accommodation is available to both members and the public.