ANARE Ski Club

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  • Ski Club membership is open for returned Antarctic expeditioners. Go to Contact Us
  • Member benefits include discount accommodation and reciprocal rites with CSIR Ski Club with lodges on other mountains.



The ANARE Ski Club Inc. is an incorporated not for profit organisation independent from the ANARE Club. The ski club was formed and the lodge built by returned ANARE expeditioners in the 1960’s as a mountain getaway a short distance from Melbourne. (See club history)

Associate or full membership is open to Antarctic Expeditioners (worked in Antarctica). Members attend at least one working bee each year and member rates apply for accommodation.

The ANARE Lodge on Mt Baw Baw is ideal for expeditioners who like to catch up over a glass of wine around the fire, winter or summer, or have a family getaway out of the hustle and bustle of the big smoke.

In the winter visitors can ski/snowboard from the front door of the lodge to the ski runs or the plateau where there is great cross country skiing or snow shoeing away from the crowds. For the kids the toboggan run is just 50 metres away.

In summer extensive walking is available. Tracks link to nearby mountains (St Gwineer and St Phillack and the Alpine Walking trail linking Walhalla to Mt Kosciuszko. Mt Baw Baw is an ideal base for a Gippsland holiday and is located near the Latrobe Valley. Lakes Entrance in the east or Wilsons Promontory to the south are within a few hours drive.

Mt Baw Baw is located in west Gippsland 2.5 hours east of Melbourne (150km).

The 3 level ‘A’ frame lodge sleeps 14 and is ideal for a couple of families or a group of friends. The lodge enjoys views across the Latrobe Valley and over-looks the ski slopes. Club members enjoy reciprocal rights with the CSIR Ski Club who have lodges at Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek.

The lodge is located centrally in the Mt Baw Baw ski village close to restaurant and hotel and a short walk from the car park.

Spare capacity is sold to the Mt Baw Baw resort who advertise the lodge through their tourist promotions. See the resort booking web page at Mt Baw Baw resort website


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