A members’ lodge that gives any skier and snowboarder the opportunity to experience traditional lodge membership, our rates make skiing and snow boarding accessible to anyone.
We take pride in our lodge and whilst it is basic, it is clean, warm and functional.
The lodge is operated by the members and our onsite manager, Warren Smith, will ensure your stay is comfortable - he may even sing you a song - Wazza is the mountain’s resident children’s entertainment performer and plays all around the mountain. So say hello to Waz whether it be at the bottom of Wombat lift or in the Alberg playing to the kids.
Our facilities are shared and we encourage our members to cooperate with each other in all aspects of club life. It is a non-smoking lodge. Smoking is not permitted in any room of the club.
It’s only a brief 10 minute walk into the village with free village bus stop is nearby.
From Mansfield go east along the main street and follow the signs to Mt Buller You will drive through Merrijig, Sawmill Settlement and Merimbah.
At Merimbah you can park your car before going through the gate to the Resort and catch a Mansfield - Mt Buller Busline Bus.
Alternatively, you can pay the entrance fee and continue up the Mt Buller road until instructed to park. Chains must be carried at all times regardless of the weather conditions. After you have parked your car you can catch a 4WD taxi to Nutcracker Lodge.
A free village shuttle bus circulates around the Village and operates in winter months only.
Bus Stop no. 6 is located approx 50 metres from the Lodge entry.
To get most value out of your stay at Nutcracker Ski Lodge, you may arrive in the morning of your first day and leave in the afternoon of your last day.
However, we do ask that you vacate your room by 10am to allow our new guests to settle in. If you wish to arrive early, bags can now be left in the cage that has been created at the entrance of the lodge. Please do not leave your bags and ski covers in the lounge area. You are able to use the bathrooms to get changed before you head out for a days skiing. You will be able to check into your room by 5.00pm and you can see which room you are in by checking on the whiteboard on the drying room door. When leaving please vacate your room by 10.00 as our lodge manager will be wanting to change over the linen for the new guests. Please help in this duty by stripping your bed and placing the soiled linen in the bag that will be located at the lodge entrance. You can ski for the day and leave your bags in the cage at the main entrance.
Whilst we take pride in our family friendly atmosphere we still recommend that all valuables and cash are kept on you as we cannot guarantee the security of the lodge.
Pillows, doonas and blankets are provided. Linen and Towels are now included in your per nightly cost please ensure you have fresh linen on your bed as we require this for Health and Safety reasons speak to our lodge manager or one of the members if you are not sure. If you intend to cook please bring all your own food and drinks requirements. There is room for your skis and snow boards and we also have a very effective drying room. If you need to hire gear we can organise that through Georges Ski Hire in the village. You will receive a discount if you mention that you are staying at Nutcracker
At Merimbah you can park your car before going through the gate to the Resort and catch a Mansfield - Mt Buller Buslines bus, or you can pay the entrance fee and continue up the Mt Buller road until instructed to park. Chains must be carried.
Note: Members and Guests can make there way to Nutcracker by taking the Mt Buller Taxis from the car parks on the mountain.
Established in 1964, Nutcracker has maintained its reputation to be a rustic, affordable and family friendly club.
We take pride in our lodge and whilst it is basic, it is clean, warm and functional. Our club is a shared experience and we therefore do require our members to co-operate and show patience and understanding.
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