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About

Boonoona lets you enjoy your ski holiday the way you want it

WHO WE ARE

Boonoona Ski Lodge is located in the heart of Perisher Valley, in the beautiful Kosciuszko National Park. The ski-out location is conveniently only moments away from the Skitube Terminals and lifts, giving you easy access to all areas of the ski fields. It’s ideal for both the advanced skier and those just starting out.

Boonoona is renowned for its personal service, exquisite homemade meals and superb on-snow location. The charming lodge is truly a home away from home that oozes comfort and warmth guaranteed to be a restful escape.

The Ski Club is amongst one the many Subsidiary Clubs that City Tatts has to offer. With approximately 120 members and always looking for more, the Club is a skiing group for those interested in competition, social skiing, downhill or cross country. The Club is a major sponsor of the ‘Boonoona Open’, a cross-country ski event held Annually in August, marking 2020 as its 37th year for this 5km race. In addition, The Ski Club hosts the Cheetahs Swimming Club for an annual ski race, usually held during the first weekend of September, marking 2020 as the 46th year running this event.

Whether you would like to join the ready-made social group of the Ski Club, or just ski by yourself with friends and family, Boonoona lets you enjoy your ski holiday the way you want it.

HOSTS

Since 2000, Matthew Geercke and his wife Luanne have managed Boonoona, offering a warm welcome to the lodge where they live along with their two children Archie and Frankie during the ski season. Upon arrival, you are sure to be affectionately welcomed by the caring family and you’ll soon discover no request is too much for them to ensure you have the best possible stay. They have spent over 20 seasons at the lodge so feel free to ask them for any advice on all things Perisher.

HISTORY

The Lodge was born out of a cooperative of 33 City Tatts Members in 1961, with this number growing to 80 when it opened in 1962. Aptly named Boonoona, which is the Aboriginal word for white ground, in 1966 a resolution was passed by the Club Committee to purchase the assets of the Boonoona Ski Club co-op and retain it as an amenity for all City Tatts Members.

A cherished Club facility, Boonoona proudly displays its vibrant past along its walls. With images of the lodge through history and its ski champions on display against the warm wooden trimmings, the accommodation is truly unique in this day and age.

GETTING HERE

Perisher is approximately a 6-hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma, or 7 hours from Melbourne.

There is limited overnight parking at Perisher, guests at Boonoona Ski Lodge are encouraged to leave their cars at the overnight security patrolled car park at Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal free of charge, and travel to Perisher via the Skitube. From Perisher Terminal you will be picked up via Boonoona’s complimentary over-snow shuttle that will take you directly to Boonoona Ski Lodge.

The Skitube Alpine Railway is located at Bullocks Flat, 20kms (around 15-minute drive) from Jindabyne via Alpine Way. Car chains are not normally required to reach this point.

Guests are able to purchase Skitube passes that include the Kosciuszko National Park entry fee. Savings can be made by buying a combined Train and Lift Ticket. See https://www.perisher.com.au/ for more details.

CHECK IN

Your room will be available from 2pm, but you are more than welcome to check-in at the lodge from 10:30am. In this case, you will be able to store your luggage at the Lodge and enjoy a full day at the slopes or, if you prefer, enjoy the lodge amenities until your room is ready at 2pm.

CHECK OUT

The standard check-out time is 10am, however you can store your luggage at the Lodge and go for another full day on the ski fields. In this case, our Lodge Manager will drop your luggage to you at at the Skitube Terminals at 4:30pm.