28 June 2018

This weekend sees the opening of an exciting addition to the resort.

In the fine tradition of the ‘warming huts’ that dot European and American ski fields, giving skiers and snowboarders a spot to warm up and rest, Mercedes-Benz opens the doors to the Star Lodge atop the Baldy run on Saturday 30 June.

Part of the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Mt Buller, the Star Lodge sits just a few steps from the top of the Mercedes-Benz Chairlift and is fitted with all the creature comforts a skier or boarder might hope for.

It will welcome all skiers and boarders, who can rest in comfortable chairs, connect to Wi-Fi and charge their phones, warm their hands using air vents as seen in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and enjoy ambient lighting that changes to suit the time of day, reminiscent of the Energizing Comfort Control feature found in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range and even fill their water bottles.

Visitors can also take a seat on benches equipped with blankets to fully appreciate the jaw-dropping panorama, or snap a selfie to remember the moment.

The Mercedes-Benz Star Lodge was constructed with three shipping containers placed in position by crane and lashed to twelve 1.25-tonne concrete blocks. The structure is built to resist cyclone-strength wind gusts, providing visitors with shelter from the changing elements as well as welcome warmth and comfort.


A birds-eye view of the Star Lodge and a peek at the interior details including warming heaters

In addition to the Star Lodge, Mercedes-Benz has also supplied the Mt Buller with a fleet of its capable SUVs, each specially fitted with snow tyres for operational use around the resort this season. 

Mercedes-Benz Australia-Pacific Managing Director and CEO Horst von Sanden said skiing and snowboarding is a favourite pastime for many Mercedes-Benz owners and prospective customers.

“With the Star Lodge we give not just our customers, but every visitor a subtle taste of the Mercedes-Benz lifestyle with an invitation to enjoy our warm hospitality,” he said. “We created an innovative and interactive way for Mercedes-Benz to be at the heart of the action, right next to one of Australia’s most popular ski runs.

“Various models from our SUV range including the GLE and seven-seat GLS are the perfect transportation to Mount Buller with a suitably luxurious journey for guests, and the capability to tackle snowy roads.

“In spite of the ambitious nature of building a completely new and untried structure on a mountain-top in difficult weather conditions, Mt Buller has supported us each step of the way. We look forward to seeing the Mercedes-Benz Star Lodge becoming a guiding star for Mt Buller skiers and snowboarders this season.”

Pop into the Mercedes-Benz Star Lodge this weekend and see it for yourself!


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