As they say in Westeros, winter is coming. And if John Snow’s voice doesn’t get the back of your neck tingling then maybe the promise of fresh powder, skiing, snowboarding, snowball throwing and warm booze-spiked beverages will? Is there a better way to indulge than to book yourself into one of these luxury / boutique Australian alpine hotels? Check them out.
QT, Falls Creek
QT Falls Creek Resort is the definitive party hub of the southern slopes. Unrivalled après-ski cool meets designer chic accommodations including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located directly at the base of the main ski runs. And for those that just can’t keep their dollars in their pants, there’s also a pimped-out penthouse. 24 hour party people can take in the view from the hot tub on their private balconies, luxuriate after a long day of skiing at the spaQ Day Spa, and nosh on the acclaimed modern cuisine at Bazaar and the “Rolls Royce of hot dog stands.”
VIEW or BOOK @ Booking.com From $220 per night.
The Stables, Perisher
This superior ski-to-door accommodation in the Snowy Mountains is situated in Perisher Valley, in the beating heart of the Perisher Ranges. The Stables incorporates contemporary on snow accommodation features, designed to blend beautifully with the snow gums—whilst providing you, within, with ultimate luxury. The rooms enjoy unspoilt views over Perisher Valley and each timber / granite chalet is fully self-contained, featuring well appointed furnishings, including CD/TV/DVD, full kitchen including dish washer, laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers. Many apartments also boast spa baths, underfloor heating and gas flame fire places.
VIEW or BOOK @ Booking.com From $381 per night.
Huski Apartments, Falls Creek
Located in the heart of Falls Creek Village, the 14 self-contained apartments of Huski Aparments are guaranteed to make you need a pacemaker. In a good way. A mix of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments are topped off by a 4 bedroom split-level penthouse to provide discerning guests a fantastic retreat. The impressive accommodations all include full kitchens, heated marble floors, flat-screen TVs, laundry facilities and private balconies with hot tubs. During the winter season, breakfast is included daily for each guest in the Gully Bar & Restaurant by Three Blue Ducks.
VIEW or BOOK @ TripAdvisor From $107 per night.
Alpine Resort Andromeda Chalet, Mount Hotham
Forget the snow: you’re here for the luxury. Hotham Alpine Resort offers premier accommodations, countless snowsports programs and other activities, equipment hire, over 20+ bars and restaurants, and anything else you could possibly need for a high-end holiday in the snow. Book your stay at the 3-level, well-appointed Andromeda Chalet for a sensational view, a wood-fired oven, a convenient undercover car space and room for up to 13 guests. Andromeda is a short walk to the village chair lift, Hotham Central, village bus and all the offerings that Mt Hotham is known for.
VIEW or BOOK @ Booking.com From $1000 per night.
The Peak, Thredbo
Since opening in 2009, The Peak has fast become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Thredbo. Panoramic mountain views, undercover parking, stone and timber flooring, marble bathrooms, and state of the art kitchens are just a few of the perks for guests of The Peak. Thredbo, set within the 690,000 hectares of the Kosciuszko National Park, is home to a great mix of restaurants, bars and cafés as well as limitless outdoor options for skiers, snowboarders, sightseers and snowman enthusiasts…
VIEW or BOOK @ Stayz From $473 per night.
The Denman, Thredbo
Not quite as flashy as the others, the 36-room Denman offers boutique accommodation with the breathtaking mountain views you would expect from a fancy Thredbo lodging. The Denman’s design ensures there’s something to suit all tastes, from the rooms, to the tranquil Day Spa, to the Terrace Restaurant, to the Après Bar. Guests can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, wildlife tours and, of course, an array of snowsports around Kosciuszko National Park while staying at their plush home-away-from-home.
VIEW or BOOK @ Agoda From $171 per night.