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 friendly place to stay, rather than an apartment.
The lodge commands breathtaking views of the adjacent mountains and is surrounded by snowgums and wildlife. You can either self-cater using the well-appointed kitchen or enjoy the mountain restaurants that abound nearby.
Relax by the fire in the company of fellow skiers and find out where the best powder runs are.
Huge Savings on Lift/Lesson/Ski-Hire Packages.
Accommodation/Lift Ticket/Lesson for 3 nights, e.g. June 18,19,20 or September 8,9,10 Package only $379 per adult.
And of course the Hotham Snow Guarantee ensures either a full refund or a rescheduling of your booking if there are insufficient lifts running for your holiday.
While the above discounts operate in Low Season (8-22 June & 8 Sep-Close) and Shoulder Season (23-29 June, 21-27 July, 25 Aug 7 Sept) Hoys offer season long 15% discount on ski hire which jumps to 20% if you hire chains from them (free fitting on mountain road if needed). Just say you are staying at Austen. Hoys have a ski hire shop at Harrietville and at Jack Frost near Austen.
If you want to travel up by bus click on HothamBus to see the options available.
Ask our booking secretary Jesse how much he can save you!
What we offer you
- Affordable Rates from $54/$28 per night for adult/child (see details below)
- Resident Host/Lodge Manager (No duty roster for guests)
- 7 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 4 or 5 in each
- Doonas and pillows for each bed (guests need to bring their own sheets and pillowcases)
- Comfortable lounge with huge open fire
- Central Heating
- Well-equipped kitchen for self catering
- Tea, coffee and basic condiments supplied
- Large refrigerator and cooking range
- Excellent Drying Room facilities
- CD/Tape player
- Laundry facilities and washing machine
- Easy walk to restaurants and other facilities
- Panoramic views of adjacent mountains
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 free village buses that take you to the central summit. Groomed Crosscountry Ski Trails begin near the Lodge and stretch for kilometres in either direction, whilst alpine skiers can ski down the Frosty Drop trail to meet the main ski runs and lifts.
The Hotham “Snow Guarantee” ensures if there is insufficient snow you can either reschedule your holiday or get all your money refunded. See further details on our website at www.skiausten.com.au . All accommodation packages with lift, lesson and hire bookings for Austen Alpine Club are covered by the Hotham Snow Guarantee.
|Visitor Rates per night||Adult||Child (>3>15 yrs)||Adult||Child (>3>15 yrs)|
Fri 7th Jun - Thur 11th Jul
Fri 12th Jul - Thur 22nd Aug
Fri 23th Aug - Season Close
Visitors may secure exclusive use of a bedroom by paying the appropriate full tariff for the room less a 15% discount.
Weekdays - Sunday to Thursday.
Weekends - Friday & Saturday.
Visa or MasterCard welcome. All prices are in Australian dollars.
Bookings for Winter 2013 open on Monday 15th April 2013.
- All cancellations are to be notified to the Booking Officer immediately.
- If the Booking Officer receives cancellation in more than 21 days from first date of stay 80% Refund.
- If the Booking Officer receives cancellation in less than 21 days from first date of stay No Refund.
- Any requests for refunds are to be made in writing to the committee
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