Welcome to IMBAC Alpine Lodge

COVID19 and the 2020 Season

After considerable discussion and evaluation of Government COVID requirements the committee made the difficult decision not to make the lodge available for accommodation during the winter season.

This is even though it was announced during the week that the Victorian and NSW resorts would be able to operate from 22 June under revised operating models to meet the COVID guidelines.

The criteria IMBAC needs to follow is not how the resorts operate but the requirements on accommodation providers and concern for the safety of members, guests, and employees.

The Government COVID requirements for accommodation providers are stringent but particularly for those with shared facilities e.g. kitchens, dining, bathrooms, drying rooms, common areas etc such as IMBAC.

The Victorian plan at present does not allow overnight stays tourist accommodation if use of communal facilities required.

A critical issue arose when we were advised our public liability insurance excluded claims for COVID19. We felt the benefit of the additional revenue was not considered to put the finances in jeopardy.

There are already a number of clubs that have taken similar action and it is likely that more will follow suit.

We are now pursuing as many cost reductions as possible to minimise the impact to club.

Refunds will be made for any accommodation affected by this closure.

Our treasurer has proposed an option that any current bookings paid can be transferred to the 2021 season at the same rate. If this interests you, please let the booking officer know.

Working Bees this summer

We have a busy summer planned with a number of significant projects to make IMBAC more comfortable and modernise some facilities. Some of the projects will be contracted out due to their complexity. However, there are a lot of smaller jobs we need to do in the Summer that we need your help on. The jobs are varied and there is something for everyone, regardless of skills. Painting, carpentry, electricals, plumbing, cleaning, cooking & heaps of small easy to do tasks.

Dates for 2020/21 working bees:

  • Can you help? Contact the secretary of your availability imbacsecretary@gmail.com
  • A clean up weekend has been arranged for 22nd to 24 May to prepare lodge for winter 2020 season prior to the managers moving in. – CANCELLED
  • Once we know if bans are lifted and if we will open for season clean up weekend will be re-scheduled

The club will provide Free Accommodation & Food on the working bees.

If you haven’t been to the Smiggin Holes in summer, this is the perfect time to see it in its beauty with the wild flowers blooming everywhere.

If you would like to participate in a working bee or can contribute at other times to the maintenance of the lodge; please contact the club via the email links on the contact page.

IMBAC clothing available now!

IMBAC collection link

The clothing can be posted to you, or you can collect at the Cooma store. To Choose this latter option, select postage of $10.00 then enter this Voucher Code on the checkout page to pick up instore (thereby eliminating the $10.00 postage payment). 

Instore Pickup code: “IMBAC Instore Pickup”

You can purchase any item from the main online store. If you want the IMBAC logo on these items, choose the Embroidered Logo option to pay the $10.00 fee.

The 2020 Booking Forms :

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Booking Officer (bookings@imbac.com.au)

For all other information click on How to book.