We welcome not only skiers and boarders, but bush walkers and school groups to name a few.

IMBAC was established to promote skiing and this founding principal continues in the lodge’s management still today through our Junior Training program, which is primarily funded and run by the club. The program introduces young members to skiing and allows them to grow in the enjoyment and community of the sport.

The goal of Junior Training is to harness and develop the individual skills and competencies in a safe environment, giving them access to their full potential. IMBAC prides itself in the spirit of sportsmanship and enjoyment encouraged and upheld by all participants of this program.

The Lodge

Panoramic views of the Smiggin Holes

The lodge has a large lounge room with panoramic views of the Smiggin Holes ski area, comfy lounges, a bar area and stereo facilities. IMBAC is BYO alcohol with extensive cool storage with fridge and freezer space available in the bar.

The dining area shares the same fabulous views, with tea, coffee and snacks available all day. IMBAC has a large, commercial kitchen, which is catered in winter by our in-house managers.

Additional facilities

  • Large ski / board storage room with drying room for wet gear
  • Games room for the kids to play in, complete with table tennis table, plus more comfy lounges and extensive DVD collection for days you don’t want to hit the slopes.
  • Large entry foyer in which you can store your gear if you arrive before check-in (3pm) or want to continue skiing after checkout (1:45 pm).
  • Parking (limited to first requests when booking)
  • Wi-Fi internet during winter season

The lodge ensures there is a safe, friendly and relaxing environment by only enabling members and their guests to stay at the lodge.


IMBAC is located at 15 Plum Pine Road in the heart of Perisher Valley at Smiggin Holes. From Sydney, it’s an easy 6 hour drive, 5 hours from Wollongong and only 2.5 hours from Canberra

How to get to IMBAC

The History of IMBAC

As written by our Co-Founder and Life Member Bernard (Bernie) Armessen and as told to his granddaughter Michelle Knight.That night, at 11pm, the “Illawarra Master Builders’ Alpine Club” was born....

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