Austen Alpine Club star rating

Dargo Court, Hotham Heights VIC, 3741 Australia
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Winter Low Season Comparison Rate
1 night from AUD $54
per person 4 share, min stay 1 night
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About Austen Alpine Club

Austen is a non-profit Ski Club providing comfortable and convenient accommodation for individuals, families and groups who are looking for a really friendly place to stay, rather than in an impersonal Unit or Flat.

Relax by the fire in the company of fellow skiers and find out where the best powder runs are.

The lodge commands breathtaking views of the adjacent mountains, and is surrounded by snow gums and wildlife. You can either self cater using the well-appointed kitchen, or enjoy the mountain restaurants that abound nearby.

Huge Savings on Lifts/Lesson/Ski Hire Packages

Austen is in a marketing partnership with Mount Hotham Skiing Company and by booking your accommodation and staying at Austen we can offer fantastic discounts of 30% ( 23-29 June; 21-27 July; 25 Aug -7 September) & 50% (8-22 June; 8 September to season close) off the retail price of Lift/Lesson/Ski Hire Packages.  Combined with Austen’s very competitive accommodation rates this provides unbeatable value, for example:

  • Accommodation/Lift Ticket/Lesson for 3 nights, e.g. September 8,9,10 Package only $379 per adult.
  • Ask our booking secretary Jesse how much he can save you!
  • And of course the Hotham Snow Guarantee ensures if there is insufficient snow you can either reschedule your holiday or have all you money refunded. See further detail on our official website at www.skiausten.com.au

Features

  • Resident Host/Lodge Manager (No duty roster for guests).
  • 7 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 4 or 5 in each.
  • Doonas and pillows for each bed (bring own sheets and pillow slips).
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Comfortable Lounge with huge open fire.
  • Central Heating.
  • Well equipped kitchen for self catering.
  • Tea, coffee and basic condiments supplied.
  • Large refrigerator and two commerical cooking ranges.
  • Excellent drying room facilities.
  • CD/Tape player.
  • Laundry facilities and washing machine.
  • Easy walk to restaurants and other facilities.
  • Panoramic views of adjacent mountains.

Location

Austen is nestled in the Dargo subdivision near the edge of a huge ravine that overlooks the Southern Alps. It is a short walk over snow-covered tracks to the commercial establishments and to the free village buses that take you to the central summit. Groomed Cross Country Ski Trails begin near the Lodge and stretch for kilometers in either direction, while downhill skiers can ski down the Frosty Drop trail to meet the main ski runs and lifts.

On Arrival

A 30 minute parking area for unloading is located opposite Jack Frost. Follow the road signs AUSTEN BHP to the lodge which is about 300 meters from the parking area. A sled is available at the lodge for over snow transport of luggage. After unloading your car, proceed down the road to the nearest long term parking space. A manager, who is resident in the lodge throughout the ski season, will have allocated the rooms to all guests. Your room number will be posted on the notice board in the foyer.

Snow Guarantee

A minimum three lift snow guarantee operates when you book your accommodation with Austen. The following conditions apply - if there are fewer than 3 lifts at Hotham operational due to lack of snow, three days prior to the commencement of your ski holiday you may elect to receive a credit or refund for pre-organised Austen accommodation.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR BOOKING REQUESTS FOR FASTER SERVICE AS CONTACT BY PHONE IS INTERMITTENT

Share for Sale

The Club currently has a membership share for sale, which enables the member and family or friends large discounts on accommodation together with booking priority. Any enquiries should be directed to the Secretary at gapollard@optusnet.com.au

Key

Type: Ski Club
Operates: Winter
Max Share: 5
Bedrooms: 7
Total Guests: 31
Min Stay: 1 night in winter
1 night in summer
Check-in: 10:00am
Check-out: 2:00pm
Accepts: Visa,Mastercard
Parking: Use Hotham's overnight car park.
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Property Facilities

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Centrally Heated
  • Drying Room
  • Huge Open Fire
  • Large Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Lounge with Modern Furnishings
  • Phone/Fax
  • Ski Storage
  • Stereo/Cassette/CD Player

Room Facilities

  • Doona & Pillows Supplied

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