B’Rush Ski Club established in 1976 has today 48 memberships of like-minded people with common interests – skiing, the outdoors and socialising.
The lodge, completed in 1981, has undergone regular improvements and upgrades to keep it modern and an inspiration to other Alpine lodges.
Our committee manages the operation, ongoing maintenance and improvements to the lodge and ensures compliance with regulations as they change over time.
Members regularly gather through the summer to enjoy the lodge and the Alpine region to complete maintenance and upgrades. In return for summer work members enjoy free accommodation during the winter.
Members enjoy preferential bookings, discounted room rates and equipment storage.
Membership enquiries should be directed to the club secretary.
Our environmental sustainability
The lodge has undergone regular refurbishment and upgrading. We started out with our own diesel generators and in-house wastewater treatment plant. With a dedicated crew of members who volunteer to manage and oversee the development of our facilities, we today have a modern, environmentally sustainable lodge, and the water treatment plant is long gone.
Our Geothermal system, the highest and first in an Alpine environment in Australia, along with upgraded insulation, provided a 75% saving in energy costs. Our 12 Kw solar array, being exceptionally efficient, supports the bulk of our electrical needs and feeds our excess into the local grid. The lodge has charging outlets for electric vehicles for use in summer.
These major initiatives and an all-electric lodge have reduced our fossil fuel usage by more than 80%. Today many other lodges at Hotham & other Alpine resorts in Australia are using our model to reduce their own carbon footprint.