IMBAC Alpine Club

Located in Smiggin Holes, IMBAC is an on snow lodge accommodation for members and their guests.

In summer the club accepts bookings from the public as well as members. It has been providing accommodation and supporting juniors to learn to ski and race through the junior training program since 1966. IMBAC’s great hospitality, along with the uniqueness of Smiggin Holes, makes it popular with families who return year after year.

While the lodge is founded on promoting skiing, it is available all year with the option to hire the whole lodge. We welcome not only skiers and boarders, but bush walkers and school groups to name a few.

It has a large communal lounge/ dining area and a well-appointed kitchen. It also has a bar where you can catch up and enjoy a few beverages with other guests after a rewarding day in the mountains. Downstairs we have a large games room for the kids equipped with an entertainment system, DVDs and table tennis table.

IMBAC has six two-person and five four-person bedrooms for up to 32 people with shared newly renovated bathrooms throughout. It also has a ski storage room, repair benches, locker access and a drying room.

During the winter season the lodge is fully catered and run by live-in managers who provide three meals a day including hot breakfast, and a three course dinner. All linen and towels are provided for your stay in winter.

IMBAC looks forward to welcoming you to the club where it is guaranteed you will want to return year after year.


IMBAC boasts 11 comfortable guest rooms, all with linen and beautiful views out onto the snow!


IMBAC is a not for profit ski lodge that gives any profits back to the club to promote and develop skiing and boarding. Becoming a member is easy!

Junior Training

IMBAC provides a Junior Training program to introduce our young members to skiing and allow them to grow in the enjoyment and community of the sport.

Lodge Open for Summer & Winter Bookings

Summer 2021 & Winter 2021

Summer Bookings

IMBAC is open for summer bookings and has implemented a COVID safe plan. While the club was closed for winter due to COVID-19, the risk involved and difficulty managing the shared facilities, we are pleased to advise the club is open for summer bookings.

The decision has been made to open the club for summer bookings but guests must book the whole lodge for safety reasons. Guests for summer bookings are to provide and cook their own food, ensure they only use the one bathroom facilities and ensure that the club is thoroughly cleaned after each use.

Winter Bookings

The club is open and taking bookings  for the 2021 Winter season. We have implemented Covid Safe plans are following guidelines issued to the club.  Cancellations due to Covid will be accepted.

Please contact the booking officer for further details regarding bookings and safety measures in place this summer.

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Winter 2020

After considerable discussion and evaluation of Government COVID requirements the board made the difficult decision not to make the lodge available for accommodation during the winter 2020 season.
The criteria IMBAC needed to follow had extensive 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.

At the time this decision was made by the board, the Victorian COVID safe plan did not allow overnight stays for tourist accommodation if there was communal facilities.
Refunds have been offered for any accommodation affected by this closure. Alternatively, any bookings for the 2020 winter season can be transferred to the 2021 season at the same rate. If this interests you, please let the booking officer know.