Illoura Lodge is a private club lodge conveniently located above the Smiggins Hotel on the southern slopes at Smiggin Holes. Restaurants, bars, shops, ski hire, lift ticket offices and more are all within 200 metres. The nearest lift is just 80 metres from Illoura, and being lower than the Lodge can be easily reached on skis in most conditions.
Accomodation at Illoura features twin, triple, and family size rooms that sleep up to 6, with a minimum of 2 people for 2 nights required per booking during peak season. All bedrooms have modern private bathrooms with heated floors. Kitchen and lounge areas are communal. Illoura is self-catered so we don't supply any meals, but have an extensive kitchen for DYI. Like most Club Lodges, Illoura has no onsite parking available.
PEAK SEASON 30/6/17 - 27/8/17: THE MINIMUM RATE FOR ADULTS DURING PEAK SKI SEASON IS $157 PER NIGHT FOR FULL-WEEK BOOKINGS $1100w AND $195 PER WEEKNIGHT FOR SHORTER STAYS. WEEKEND STAYS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE, & COST $450 PER ADULT & $310 PER CHILD. CHILDREN WEEKLY RATE FOR 2017 IS $665.
OFF PEAK SEASON 27/8-3/10/17: RATES VARY FROM $ PN FOR FULL WEEK BOOKINGS $644pw & $115 PER WEEKNIGHT FOR SHORTER STAYS. WEEKEND STAYS ARE $296 PER ADULT & $196 PER CHILD. CHILDREN WEEKLY OFF-PEAK RATE FOR 2016 IS $476.
Smiggin Holes is one of the four linked winter villages located within the Perisher ski resort. This is the premier ski resort in Australian Alps and is located in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, near the Victorian border.
Perisher combines the four ski areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow and Guthega into one massive super resort. With 1245 hectares of skiable terrain and 48 lifts, Perisher is Australia's largest resort.
Smiggin Holes is regarded as being the most protected of the 4 Perisher areas, and is the best location for children and novice skiers to learn how to ski or board. The Smiggins Kids ski carpet which is like a soft airport travellator is located about 60m below Illoura in a closed off area where only children, their parents and instructors are allowed. There are also 2 J-bars on the other side of Smiggins much easier for a child to ride than a T-bar, and one Chair Lift for when they are a little bit better.
For better skiers, the "Duplex" offers more challenging skiing, and via the "Link" T-Bar, easy access to Perisher, Blue Cow & Guthega is very quick.
Smiggins is an easy 5.5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma, or 7 hours from Melbourne, with more than half the distance on freeway-standard or dual-carriage roads. The Kosciuszko Road accesses Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega after going through Jindabyne.
Train access to Perisher via the Ski Tube is also available during the ski season via the Bullocks Flat Train Terminal, which is on the Thredbo road via the Alpine Way. The turnoff to the Alpine Way is 2 kms after going through Jindabyne.
Please note that Illoura Lodge is a non-profit private club lodge dedicated to the pursuit of Snowsports, and exists primarily for the use of Club members. Non-member bookings are accepted when vacancies exist subject to Booking Officer approval and Lodge rules.