Marouka is an authentic ski club lodge located at Mt Hotham in northeastern Victoria, Australia.
Top reasons to come and stay:
1. easy access from the main road
2. family-friendly and comfortable
3. informal and inexpensive.
Lodge Manager Jo digging out the back door during #BlizzardOfOz! More snow to come, we have still have some rooms available later in August.
Snap overnight blizzard, followed by a perfect bluebird powder day.
Photo by member Sam Lee taken from the entrance to Marouka Lodge.
The snowpeople are pleased there is more snow on the way! Time to confirm your bookings to stay at Marouka! There are still a few beds available for peak season.
The Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade is our volunteer CFA brigade. In recent years they have fought many difficult fires in our high country. We need them to be well-equipped.
They urgently need to purchase a new forward control and command vehicle, a dual cab 4x4 tray back which will be fitted with communications gear and a custom rear pod. They have had to call for donations.
On behalf of the Marouka Lodge membership, the Committee has made a substantial donation. We encourage other lodges, accommodation providers and mountain users to pitch in generously.
Since a public notice isn't available yet, we are happy to pass on details about how to donate.
The new roof is finally on with good insulation to keep us toasty warm. Bring on winter!
The priority booking period for Foundation Members opens 01 March. Associate Members may book starting 01 April, with public opening following on 15 April.
Note that we have reversed the upstairs rooms. Room 7 will become the bunk room where beds are booked individually. Room 8 will become the premium room for a couple, more removed from lounge-room noise.
Thanks to excellent run grooming and snowmaking, the snow will persist well into September. There are beds available at Marouka!
This photo from the top of Little Mt Higginbotham, a short walk and climb east of the lodge.