Mt Hotham Historical Hut – Boondoo Lodge (Hut).

The Boondoo Ski Lodge was built in 1940 or 1950 on a ledge overlooking Hogg’s Back. Its name was given because in certain seasons skiers could find their way onto the roof of the building.  Boondoo was an army expression meaning out in the never-never.

The hut has Asbestos in it and is now condemned , the Winter Irving family built it in the 1940’s or 1950’s.
One source states Boondoo Ski Club was built in 1950 (one source says 1952) another states 1940’s.

Once source states it was built in the 1940’s and was once called Western District Ski Club before changing it’s name in 1949.

Boondoo Hut can be located on the Varsity Drag Ski Run serviced by the (Blue Ribbon) triple chair lift.

To learn more about Hotham Alpine Huts and exploring this stunning area, please click here.

This poor old mountain hut is in desperate need of some tender loving care.

We will explore the possibility of helping get this hut back to some kind of standard starting in 2021.

Please contact our club secretary if you can help with any knowledge or images of this mountain hut.

Please like Boondoo Lodge Hotham’s FB page to keep updated on this project.