What to expect
NTAC has two lodges, located adjacent to each other on our site overlooking the main slopes on Ben Lomond.
The Lodge has extensive facilities including bunkrooms configured to sleep 8 people with four double and two single beds in each, a large kitchen, dining and lounge area, multiple bathrooms in the accommodation and living/day areas, three ski storage areas and a drying room. We also own a smaller lodge adjacent to the big lodge which comprises four smaller self contained units. The Frederick Smithies Lodge (or The Freds as we know it) has the more rustic feel of an older timber lodge. Each unit has a small living and cooking area, adjacent bunkroom with different configurations of single and double beds and bathroom. Cooking equipment runs on gas and electricity is supplied by generator for lighting and power points. The generators are run only during meal times and into the evening.
- Extensively equipped modern kitchen
- 2 Large gas cooktops and ovens
- Pots, pans and cooking utensils
- Glasses and mugs
- Crockery and cutlery
- Chopping boards, serving bowls etc
- Pantry/cold room
- Large dining area and lounge
- 8 Separate bunkrooms
- 4 bathrooms in accommodation wing
- 4 bathrooms in day use areas
- Large drying room
- Ski storage rooms
- Member ski lockers
- Member equipment storage room
- Ground and First Floor decks overlooking ski slopes
Frederick Smithies Lodge – self contained units
- 4 units
- Small living area
- Separate bathroom
- Detached from the “Big Lodge”
What to bring
You need to bring your own linen – most members bring a bottom sheet, pillowcase and sleeping bag or doona. You also need to provide your own towel and personal toiletries. The generators do not run overnight – there are emergency lights and low level LED lighting but a torch definitely comes in handy.
The Club provides pillows, tea, coffee, milo and sugar for hot drinks. You need to bring your own food and drinks to last the duration of your stay.
Tips and Tricks
There is no petrol or groceries available on the mountain. Meals can be purchased at the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel and Snow Sports runs a Cafe that is open from start of lifts to late afternoon.
Accommodation fees at NTAC can be paid by direct deposit, cash or cheques are accepted from Club Members. There is no ATM on the mountain, credit card/EFTPOS facilities are available for purchases made at the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel and Snow Sports.