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ANARE Ski Club Membership – Welcomes New Members.

ANARE Ski Club membership is a good value proposition. A lodge close to Melbourne in good order with no major maintenance works required. The club has no debt is family friendly and low cost accommodation (summer and winter). The only time commitment is one working bee annually.

Member benefits include discount accommodation and reciprocal rights with CSIR Ski Club. CSIR ski club has lodges on other mountains at Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek.

Bookings are available to the public. Booking availability is found on the Booking Calendar.

The ANARE Ski Club 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. It is a mountain getaway a short distance from Melbourne. (See Club History)


To be eligible for ANARE Ski club membership you must have worked as a present or past participant in the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) or Australian Government Antarctic Program. Ordinary members may nominate spouse or children as associate members.

Further ANARE ski club membership details can be obtained by Contacting Us.

ANARE Ski Club members enjoy the views across the Yallourne Valley.
The Yallourn Valley looking south from ANARE Ski Lodge.

About the Ski Lodge.

The ANARE Lodge on Mt Baw Baw is an ideal place for expeditioners who like to catch up. The view is always good over a coffee at the Cafe or a glass of wine around the fire. It is a great 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. There is good cross country skiing or snow shoeing on the plateau 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 people. The lodge 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.

Located centrally in the Mt Baw Baw ski village, close to restaurant, hotel and a short walk from the car park.

More detailed details about the lodge and activities on the mountain see Visitor Information.

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