Welcome to Kongoola Ski Club – Mt Hotham Ski Club Accommodation

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Members can find more information about accessing Kongoola in the news section.

(Follow the link above to our online booking page to see our current bed availability. Select your beds, pay via PayPal or direct debit, & receive a confirmation receipt by return e-mail.)

Click here for price & accommodation options, our snow guarantee, our booking and cancellation rules, covid-19 cancellation policy, and our code of conduct.

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Welcome to our family-friendly ski club, located in the pristine Davenport Village at Mt Hotham Alpine Resort. Run by members, we welcome visitors to our lodge to share its comfortable facilities as well as its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

If you are looking for very comfortable ski-in and ski-out accommodation at Mt Hotham, Kongoola provides affordable self-catering and "clean-as-you-go" ski-lodge accommodation, with breathtaking views.

Kongoola provides pillows and doonas on all beds, however, guests are required to bring (or hire) their own sheets, pillow slips, doona covers, and towel. All double and queen beds are supplied with queen bed size doonas and our single and king single beds will be supplied with double bed size doonas.

Why Kongoola?

* Kongoola is conveniently located near short-term drop-off and long-term car parking, resort transport, ski trails, restaurants and bars, and essential supplies.

* Our ski club provides an over-snow luggage sled to move your food, bags, skis, and boards from the short-term car park or the Jack Frost bus stop to our front door.

* As you return from a hard day enjoying some of Australia's most demanding ski runs, Kongoola's spacious ski and board storage area are suitable for storing your downhill or cross-country skiing and snowboarding equipment.

* Our drying room will provide you with peace of mind that your gear is secure and dry for the next day of adventure.

* Our warm, clean facilities, include spacious, family bunk bedrooms, modern en suite bedrooms, and a friendly, inviting, communal lounge area with a real-log fireplace and views of the snow falling over the valley below.

* We also have a sound-proof games room with table tennis, billiards and television facilities on a lower level.

* Our large commercial-scale kitchen and dining facilities, renowned to be some of the best-designed on the mountain, allow you to exchange stories of your day's adventures with other like-minded alpine enthusiasts.

* To make sure you are well rested for your adventures the next day, Kongoola's Code of Conduct ensures minimal noise occurs after 10 pm. Consideration of others is key to the harmonious communal experience that we enjoy at Kongoola.

Other things to note

During Winter Season, Resort Entry applies to every vehicle entering Mt Hotham Resort. Please refer to the Mt Hotham website for details and how to buy your pass online.

Snow chains for your vehicle must also be carried during the winter season. These can be hired off the mountain at various locations including HOYS in Harrietville (the A-frame building on the river next to the bridge). If you say you are staying at Kongoola, you may get a discount. They will show you how to fit these chains and when to do so and also have a person on the side of the road who can fit them for you at the 'fit chains here' sign.

Upon arrival, please:

* Remove all outdoor footwear in the foyer or drying room, before walking on the carpet.

* Sign the guest register located at the door into the foyer.

* Check the whiteboard in the foyer for your room allocation.

* Call the managers (phone numbers on the entrance window) if you have any questions or concerns.

Unfortunately, Kongoola cannot facilitate early check-ins! This is to ensure the consideration of existing guests, and room changeovers and to ensure a manager is available for your arrival.

Testimonials

What a wonderful ski lodge. We were lucky to find last-minute accommodation for the Queens Birthday long weekend at Kongoola. It had everything we needed as a base for a skiing weekend at Mount Hotham, perfectly located and with the most stunning views from the shared lounge/kitchen area. Clean, warm, and a very well appointed and large shared kitchen, plus a big drying room. The lodge managers Kaitlen and Matt were fantastic, welcoming us on arrival and so helpful and friendly. As a bonus, it was so convenient to be able to leave our luggage at the lodge after checking out to be able to enjoy a full day of skiing before heading back to Melbs. Thank you again for a great stay, hope to be back soon!
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Rasmus - July 2021
Everything went smooth + it is super close to everything you need. Definitely recommending!
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Caitlin - July 2021
I had a lovely time staying at Kongoola lodge, Andy and Iona were so welcoming and kind! It was a fabulous lodge that was very well situated and lived up to expectations. Definitely would stay again!
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Yue - June 2021
Good place to stay for a long time, near the bus stop, and can go skiing easily.
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Katrina - October 2019
Such a cool lodge, a wonderful location, cozy and warm, and with a huge and well-organized kitchen. Such a welcoming place to come after a day skiing with lovely hosts. Great location near the village bus stops taking you straight to the slopes, yet tucked away for some privacy. Hot showers, heated towel racks. Spotless inside with beautiful views across the mountains. Highly recommend. Would love to return. Thanks!
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Victoria - September 2019
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"Accommodation was lovely, with beautiful views and a very convenient location. Andy was super responsive with communication."
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Hannah - August 2019
Hannah User Profile
"Great Lodge, very lovely people. Great room. Many thanks"
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Kristina - September 2018
Kristina User Profile
"A beautiful stay, with such a lovey and warm communal atmosphere. The bathrooms and communal spaces were all very clean."
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Kerrie - September 2018
Kerrie User Profile
"Great value for money, great location, fantastic views and a great fire place. Drying room was fantastic with heaps of room. Danny Was a great host. Would stay again!"
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Anita - September 2018
Anita User Profile
"Awesome place! Value for money, with our own private bathroom which we really enjoyed. The room was clean and had great shared facilities such as the big dry room, kitchen and games rooms. Definitely would stay at this place again 🙂 Thanks Andy!"
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Freya - August 2018
Freya User Profile
"It was much cleaner than expected and we had a nice view. There were 4-5 different coffee pod machines available which would have been nice to know in advance so I could have brought some, but is a nice touch. The water pressure in our shower was awesome and the towel rails were heated. The bed was pretty comfy and there was storage and hanging space in the room. There’s also a small safe with a keypad in your room. The drying room was always packed with stuff. And the fridges were super full and disorganised. Each room did have a designated freezer drawer however. It’s a bit tricky to get here in deep snow if you have heaps of gear and are new to the alpine region, so be prepared to push the sled!"
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