AUSTRALIA’S Best Boutique Ski Lodge 2016 has opened its doors at Falls Creek for the ski season.
The family-owned hotel Astra Lodge took out the title at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
The newly renovated ski-in ski-out lodge offers panoramic mountain views, heated magnesium mineral pool and fine dining restaurant.
Co-owners Seumas Dawes and Rosy Seaton, who grew up locally, wanted Astra to offer world-class service and remain family-friendly with a charming intimacy.
“We understand how important family time is on a ski holiday, when the kids aren’t in ski school they can enjoy playing in the communal kids’ room or toasting marshmallows on the open fire in the Astra lounge,” Ms Seaton said.
General managers Tom Simpson and his wife Sally offer guests a personalised experience.
Hatted chef Emma Handley oversees the Italian fine dining restaurant, which focuses on seasonal produce and house-made pasta.
Massages, physiotherapy treatments and wet and dry saunas are available.