Skitouring - Iglute


Iglute is a weekend-long introduction to snow camping and on-snow travel with pack on skis or snow-shoes.

We normally do some Igloo or snow-cave building on Saturday and do some skiing around the local area trails.  Igloo-builders confident of their construction skills are encouraged to sleep overnight in their ice creations.

Experience this cooler, whiter way of camping and travelling around our mountain country under the expert supervision of the Victorian Branch Ski Touring Team activity leaders. 





Sunny morning in camp

In 2017, IGLUTE is scheduled for the weekend of Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August. 

Download the  2017_IGLUTE_Promo here

How-to materials on snow camping, food choices and equipment are accessible via the links below - PLEASE BE LOOKING....!

 Costs of attending IGLUTE

$44 per youth participant - this covers overnight accommodation in Mansfield, all vehicle resort entry charges and the IGLUTE Fleece Beanie which each participant receives.  No charge applies for Leaders and Parent Helpers

$85 per person for cross country skis, stocks and boots for the weekend. Each individual needs skis, boots & stocks  which can be hired in Melbourne before coming, in Mansfield on Friday evening or from Mt Stirling Ski Hire on Saturday morning. 

Don't forget SNOW CHAINS!  We travel to Mt Stirling in private vehicles - having snow chains is mandatory for vehicle entry to the resort.
Snow chains are around $25 for a vehicle for the weekend and are hireable from ski hire shops or service stations in Mansfield - and as we park overnight in the Mt.Stirling carpark at snow level, don't forget Antifreeze.

Applying for IGLUTE

Apply by sending the completed2017_IGLUTE Application Form to 

Getting to IGLUTE

Travel to and from IGLUTE requires suitable private vehicles to transport the youth participants and their Leaders:
   i) to the Friday overnight meeting/sleeping place - St. Mary's Hall, 48-54 Hunter Street, Mansfield (click for directions)
   ii) on Saturday morning to Telephone Box Junction car park, Mt Stirling where vehicles are unloaded and left overnight, 
   iii) back to St Mary's Hall in Mansfield on Sunday afternoon, to collect other vehicles/gear and depart for home.

Useful Links

Mt Stirling Winter Website

Mt Stirling Trail Map    

        Mt Stirling Ski Hire     


Equipment Lists                    Link to Day Trip Gear List                


Snow Camping Intro             Introduction to Snow Camping & Snowcraft

Meals in the Snow                 Link to Meals in the Snow