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Thanks to its great location the Austen Alpine Club offers breathtaking views, and fantastic facilities onsite for everything you'll need!

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The Austen has a friendly, warm atmosphere and offers welcoming living areas for you to relax by the fire in the company of fellow skiers. It's nestled in the Dargo subdivision near the edge of a huge ravine that overlooks the Southern Alps. And, conveniently it's just a short walk over snow-covered tracks to the commercial establishments and to the free village buses that take you to the central summit. 

You'll find groomed Cross-country 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.

Package Deals 

Hoys are offering Austen guests discounts on rental packages:
•    Receive 15% off Adult, Youth & Child ski & board packages as an Austen Alpine Club guest
•    Upgrade to 20% off packages if your book snow travel or hire chains from Hoys Harrietville or Hoys Omeo chain outlet
•    Upgrade to 25% off packages – minimum 2 days hire & pre-booked & prepaid 72 hours in advance

Discounts available all season. Remember when hiring chains from Hoys Harrietville – their amazing chain fitting service will fit & remove your hired chains for FREE on your way up the mountain.

Contact Hoys to book your gear – or 03 5759 2589


Austen has memberships for sale, please contact Mark Hillebrand (Booking Secretary) for more information – or 0412 557 766

Property Facilities

  • Resident Lodge Manager
  • No duty roster for guests
  • 7 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 4 or 5 guests
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Laundry facilities and washing machine
  • Easy walk to restaurants and other facilities
  • Panoramic views of adjacent mountains
  • Free WIFI to guests

Room Facilities

  • Fresh doonas and pillows for each bed
  • BYO sheets and pillowcases

Green season rates will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

Cancellation policy

All cancellations are to be notified to the Booking Officer immediately. If the Booking Officer receives cancellation with 21 days or more before the first date of stay, you'll receive an 80% refund. If the Booking Officer receives cancellation in less than 21 days from the first date of stay no refund is available. Please note, any requests for refunds are to be made in writing to the committee.

Follow the link below to view Austen Alpine Club's rates and book online.


Book online with Austen Alpine Club or contact their friendly staff, they'll happily assist you in organising your snow trip!

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