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There are no child discounts in summer. Children under 2 years old at arrival are free but no bed is provided unless paid for and included in the numbers selected below.
The rooms displayed below depend on the dates, length of stay and number of guests selected. These may change when you change any of these criteria. If no rooms display it is either because none are available or those available require more guests. To see all available room and tariff combinations set the total guest numbers to zero. Fully booked days cannot be selected using the calendar.
We charge per person and whilst we will try and satisfy requests or selections for specific rooms or room types, any room allocated or selected may be changed by us at any time.
Schuss Lodge Mt Buller is a self-catering, family friendly, club style lodge situated toward the eastern end of Stirling Road. It has 28 beds, mostly in twin rooms and all with en-suite facilities.
Summer bookings are from close of the winter season through to the June long weekend.
The lodge does not have a resident manager during summer.
Members can book and stay at any time and self manage.
Bookings by non members are subject to minimum numbers and stay lengths, unless the lodge is open or there are already other bookings.
Generally the lodge is open in January, the Victorian Labour Day long weekend in March and at Easter.
Summer booking enquiries are subject to approval and do not require payment at the time of making the enquiry. Payment is only required after approval.
Snow sports in winter, bushwalking and mountain bike riding in summer
Check in times
Room check in is 4.00 pm and check out is 9.30 am.
None for miles and miles and miles.
Policies & disclaimers
To make a booking we require full payment. A booking is only confirmed when payment is received.
If you have selected to pay for a booking by electronic funds transfer then you must initiate payment and also email us payment details within 24 hours of making the booking, receiving approval of a booking request or before arrival, whichever is earlier. Failure to do both may result in the booking being cancelled without notice.
If you wish to pay for a booking by credit card there is a payment link in at least one of the emails you receive. If a booking enquiry is subject to approval the payment link will be in the approval email that you receive. If the booking has been entered on your behalf the payment link will be in the booking email.
Payment by credit card using the payment link is the preferred option for credit card payment.
If you wish to pay by credit card this should be attempted within 48 hours of making the booking, receiving approval of a booking request or before arrival, whichever is earlier. Failure to do so may result in the booking being cancelled without notice.
If you cannot make a credit card payment online please make an electronic transfer before calling. If you need to call us, if the call goes to voice mail, please leave a message with you name, contact number and preferably the booking number. Failure to leave a message may result in the booking being cancelled without notice. If you have called within 48 hours of making the booking or receiving approval of a booking request to make payment by a credit card and left a message then we will not cancel a booking until we have made an attempt to contact you. Calls will not necessarily be returned the same day. A booking may still be cancelled if you call and first leave a message more than 48 hours after making the booking or receiving approval of a booking request.
If a deposit has been paid and the balance is not paid by the relevant deadline then your booking may be cancelled and your deposit forfeited as per the cancellation policy.
Check in and Check out
Access to the lodge is via a door code.
Rooms are generally not available until after 4:00 pm.
Rooms must be vacated by 9:30 am.
Luggage may be stored by guests on the days of their arrival and/or departure, but only by prior arrangement with the manager. However, rooms must still be vacated by 9:30 am. Further, see the section "Luggage and Responsibility for personal possessions".
Cancellation more than 28 days before arrival: The maximum refund is the amount paid less 20% of the full amount payable. If full payment has been made an 80% refund will be given.
Cancellation 14 to 28 days before arrival: The maximum refund is the amount paid less 40% of the full amount payable. If full payment has been made a 60% refund will be given.
Cancellation less than 14 days: No refund.
Schuss Ski Club recommends travel insurance to guard against losses through having to cancel at short notice.
Comprehensive travel insurance for a two week domestic trip for a family of four can be obtained for around $100.00. Cancellation only travel insurance is also available. As an aid, the following (clickable) links provide searches for domestic travel insurance.
Schuss Ski Club does not recommend any insurance policy or company listed by these searches.
We charge per person, not per room. We do not place strangers in a room together without their agreement. We will provide as many beds as required for the paid people in your booking and do not guarantee that you will be allocated any specific room or room type. Any room or room type selected or advised at the time of booking is provisional and may be changed by the club for any reason. Abusing the manager(s) in relation to the specific room or room type provided is considered to be a breach of our Code of Conduct.
We will try and satisfy requests or selections for specific rooms or room types but any room or room type allocated or selected is not guaranteed and may be changed by us at any time. If you have requested or selected a room for 2 people with a double bed this may be changed to a room with two single beds. If you have selected a family room this may be changed to two rooms. If a family has selected two twin rooms this may be changed to a family room.
For bookings of more than one person we will allocate one or more rooms to accommodate your group. We have ten twin single rooms, and one room that accommodates 3 people and one that accommodates 5 people. A booking of 3 or more people may be accommodated in a single room.
If we partially fill a room to accommodate a booking we do not charge extra and we do not put people from another booking in the room unless all parties agree or request so at the time of the booking. This typically happens when two families coming together book separately but are willing to share rooms to be accommodated.
Multiple bookings made by the same person or an associated person for the same or for overlapping periods at the same lodge may be treated by us as a single booking and we reserve the right to place people from these multiple bookings in a room together.
We charge per person and as such allow people to book (or we allocate) rooms with a higher capacity than the number of people in the booking. Where you have selected or been allocated a room which has a higher capacity than the number of paid people in your booking we may change the room type. As an example, if you have 3 people in your booking but select or are allocated a 4 person room for whatever reason, if a 3 person room is available or becomes available we will move the booking to the 3 person room.
If a person in a group requires a room to themselves or the group requires that we accommodate them in more rooms than necessary to accommodate the group, surcharges will apply.
If two people book as a group and one requires a separate room, both are subject to a surcharge unless, at the time of making the booking, the other person agrees to share the room with other people. See the Single Person Bookings section that follows below.
If two or more people book as a group and more than one person requires a separate room, each person who is a room by themselves is subject to a surcharge.
The surcharge depends on whether it applies to a Guest, a Member or an Affiliate and is set out in the Single Person Bookings section that follows below.
Single Person Bookings and Single Room Occupancy
We charge Guests a 75% surcharge of the nightly rate for single room occupancy.
Members and Affiliates booking a room for single room occupancy must book and pay for a second person of the same class (i.e. 2 Members or 2 Affiliates) rather than paying a 75% surcharge on their cost. This will be enforced by the booking secretary.
The surcharge for an adult single person booking will not be charged if, at the time of making the booking, that adult person agrees to share the room with other people. Typically this is with either 1 or 2 people. You may have the room to yourself. We will not take a booking on the basis that a child will share with an unknown adult.
The surcharge is only waived for children (i.e. those under 18) if, at the time of making the booking, the child can share with a person known to the adult making the booking and this is prearranged. We will not take a booking on the basis that a child will share with an unknown adult. In other words, if your child wants a room to themselves you have to pay the surcharge. If your child does not want to share with you, then you need to find another person to share with them, otherwise you have to pay the surcharge.
We will not place a person who identifies themselves as female with a person who identifies themselves as male and vice versa but we will place a person who identifies themselves as having no specific gender with people who identify themselves as male or with people who identify themselves as female. If this is an issue for you then do not request a booking on the basis of share the room with other people and instead pay the appropriate surcharge.
The surcharge is waived for a maximum of 14 nights. Bookings of 15 or more nights will have the surcharge applied for the 15th night onwards.
As we have no cleaning staff, cleaning of communal kitchen and dining areas is shared by all. A small task is allocated every two or three days.
The absence of chores at any one lodge at any one period does not mean that chores will not be required at that lodge or other lodges in the future.
Members and Guests should expect to be required to carry out chores and if not, consider it a bonus!
Discounted Child Rates are available for children aged 2 or more and under 18 at the date of arrival for winter seasons other than high season. Discounted Child Rates are not offered for summer or winter high seasons. Proof of age may be requested by the Booking Secretary or lodge manager.
Children 18 years of age and over at the date of arrival pay adult tariffs.
Children under 2 years of age at the date of arrival are free of charge but are not allocated a separate bed. If you want a bed for any child under 2 years of age you must pay for that bed. Due to space issues within rooms, a maximum of 1 child under 2 years of age without a bed per room is allowed as standard. If you are concerned about the amount of space in the room, then book and pay for a bed for the child under 2 years of age. If you wish your child under 2 years of age to sleep in a portable cot you may need to bring it.
Internet Access and Use
Access to the internet via a Wi-Fi connection is provided but “as-is” with no guarantee as to availability, security or speed of access.
When the lodges are full you may not be able to connect at all or the connection may be very slow. If access to the internet is critical to you during your stay we recommend that you ensure you have an alternative connection, such as via the mobile phone system.
The Club does not accept any responsibility for any consequence through use of the Club’s internet connection or the performance of the Club’s internet connection.
The Club’s internet connection may not be used for any illegal activities, including, but not limited to, transfer of music or video that infringes the rights of others, such as copyright.
The Club’s internet connection may not be used for downloading and watching of legal videos, such as streaming services of “catch up” TV shows provided by television companies or other web sites. The reason is that this negatively impacts on the use of the internet by other guests.
The Club reserves the right block a user for any reason, including, but not limited to, suspected or actual illegal use or excessive use.
Guests should not expect the Manager to assist in solving any connection issues.
Fridge and freezer space in lodges
Members and guests should note that fridge and freezer spaces in lodges is limited and plan their catering accordingly. Space in both is generally sufficient for a 1 week stay. For bookings of a longer duration please note that when the lodge is fully booked it can only be expected that the space available to you is what would be available for a 1 week stay. At all resorts there are quite good supermarket shopping facilities so local purchasing is possible.
Freezer space is particularly limited. It is suggested that some suitable foods might be vacuum packaged so that they can be stored in the refrigerator or outdoors.
Luggage and Responsibility for personal possessions
The lodge does not have any secure luggage storage area. Luggage may be stored in non secure areas by guests on the days of their arrival and/or departure, but only by prior arrangement with the manager and subject to the general condition below.
Personal possessions brought into the lodge, including those left in bed rooms and communal equipment stores and drying rooms, are not covered by the Club lodge contents insurance policy and the Club does not accept any responsibility for loss of or damage to any such personal possessions.
When you provide us with an address we take this as your consent for us to send you marketing material (such as accommodation specials) to that address in addition to responding to your communication. If you do not wish to receive any marketing material you need to let us know.
In the event that the online booking system provides an incorrect total for a booking whether through system error, incorrect use of a discount code or otherwise, the Club reserves the right to amend the total due and if any extra amount due is not paid promptly, to cancel the booking and provide a full refund. In the event that the booking system provides a total in excess of the correct amount we will promptly refund the over payment once we become aware of the over payment.
Code of conduct
The Club is not a commercial establishment and we ask that our members and guests care for our three lodges and respect the rights of each member and guest to enjoy their time in each lodge in their own way.
Members and Guests staying at our lodges are required behave responsibly and to adhere to the club’s values and its culture for the duration of their stay.
Our Code of Conduct for Schuss Members and Guests whilst staying sets out what the club expects of its Members and Guests whilst staying at our lodges. See: http://schuss.asn.au/bookings/code-of-conduct.
Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in the loss of accommodation privileges.
Other Booking Conditions and Information
For bookings made online Schuss Ski Club reserves the right to impose additional conditions on a booking or to cancel a booking and provide a full refund before guest arrival if, in the opinion of Schuss Ski Club, the booking is undesirable, potentially undesirable or has been made in contravention of any of these booking terms. In particular a large booking that may adversely impact on the Club´s property or the enjoyment of other guests may require a refundable bond and/or further information to be provided to the Club.
The use of a discount code other than for its intended purpose is invalid and will result in an upward revision of the total due. If the extra amount is not paid immediately cancellation of the entire booking may occur.
This booking is not transferable to any other person or period.
Bedding, towels and bathmats are provided.
Members and guests must observe lodge rules and the authority of the manager.
Members and guests must occupy the rooms allocated to them by the manager.
A change of room may be required mid stay, particularly for stays longer than 7 days, although we aim to avoid this.
The person making the booking is responsible for any damage caused by any person included in their booking and the Club will look to the person who made the booking for payment of the cost of repair.
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This lists the compulsory linen and end of stay room cleaning fee and other, optional, extras.
Child under 2 at arrival. No charge but no bed.
Select number of children under 2 at arrival$0.00 ( Per booking )
Compulsory linen and end of stay room cleaning fee$35.00 ( Per person per booking )
Reduction in linen and end of stay room cleaning fee for Member/Affiliate single occupancy.
This discount is only valid for a Member or Affiliate who is booking for exclusive use of a room (single occupancy) and has included an additional person.$-35.00 ( Per booking )