Oldina @ Falls Creek

Oldina has one of the best appointed lodges at one of the finest all round snow resorts in Australia. To learn more about Falls Creek alpine resort and Oldina's facilities, click on one of the following links or keep reading.

Falls Creek Resort
Location of Oldina Lodge
Oldina Lodge Facilities


Oldina Lodge - Falls Creek
 
Falls Creek Resort

Falls Creek is widely recognised as the closest thing to a European style alpine village in the Australian ski fields. The village sits in an alpine bowl above the snow line with ready access to both sides of the 450 hectare Falls Creek Resort.

The Resort's location next to the Rocky Valley and Pretty Valley dams ensures that Falls has excellent access to water for snowmaking. As a result, Falls Creek has the most consistent and reliable snow cover of any resort in Australia

With a wide range of terrain and 4 distinct mountain faces, Falls Creek has a lot of variety to offer both skiers and snow boarders.

The playground region offers excellent beginners skiing while intermediates will revel in the variety of Sun Valley. While these runs are not as long as some other resorts, there is a fantastic range of skiing to suit most Australian skiers and boarders. A dedicated snowboard park is built each year and often has the largest half pipe in Australia.

Occasionally criticised for not having enough advanced skiing, this comment is usually made by those who don't know the resort. Access to Wishing Well and Valley of the Moon off the top of the Summit Quad and International Poma provide a large area of challenging ski terrain as does off piste skiing on Mt McKay.

For further information about Falls Creek resort, click on one of the following links.

Falls Creek Resort
Falls Creek Alpine Association (FCAA)
Snowcams

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Lodge Location

Oldina’s lodge is situated at 5 Arlberg Street (two doors from Koki Apartments) with genuine ski-in and ski-out access. The Falls Creek Express lift and ticket offices are an easy 200 metre downhill trip on skis. At the end of the day, its simply a matter of skiing down the mountain and along the Tank Trail to Arlberg Street.

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Lodge Facilities
     
Mid level dining & lounge Comfortable bunk beds Lounge with open gas fire

Originally built in 1965 by club members, the lodge was rebuilt in 1972 and completely renovated and refurbished in 1992. The renovation was designed by a leading Melbourne architect and constructed by a local master builder. It now features accommodation for 26 people in 9 rooms on 3 levels with 8 bathrooms. Most of these are en-suites.

The lodge operates on a self-help, self-catered basis with ample storage provided and supermarkets and other shops accessible via a short walk (about 5 minutes). The club has a resident manager during the ski season who oversees the day to day operations of the lodge.

Lodge residents (both members and guests) undertake simple tasks each day such as snow clearing, fireplace clearing and vacuuming/sweeping. Residents provide their own bed linen – all other living facilities are provided.

The lodge boasts 4 separate kitchens on 2 levels with individual refrigerator and pantry facilities for each bedroom. The lodge is smoke-free and a new hydronic central heating system was installed in 2000.

The ground floor entry level comprises an entry area, ski racks, large drying room, laundry facilities and members’ lockers plus 1 en-suite bedroom and a games room with TV and DVD player.

The main level boasts a large communal lounge area with open fireplace and dining facilities with spectacular views of the Kiewa Valley and nearby Bogong High Country. Two large sun-drenched balconies with BBQ facilities complement the main level which sleeps 12 people in 4 en-suite bedrooms.

The top level comprises 2 self contained apartments with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom each. Each apartment sleeps 4 people and has north facing balconies to capture the spectacular views and winter sun.

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