The Lee family has spent the past 50 years on the slopes at Falls Creek.
It is where winter Olympian Steve Lee grew up learning to ski and where his mother Nolene Lee, now 85 years old, will make her skiing comeback after having a full hip replacement.
The family celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Attunga Alpine Lodge recently which was built by Mr Lee's parents in 1968.
"Mum came here in 1954 on a ski holiday which kicked off the snow bug for the family," he said.
"Mum and dad managed club and commercial lodges here through the early 60s, then build Attunga in '68."
Three generations of the family still live and work in Falls Creek and Mr Lee said it is "a great community to bring up a family in."
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"For me my best memory is the freedom - winter skiing with your mates from a young age, summer camping on the high plains, fishing and riding bikes," he said.
"Being free as a kid to roam, learn to look after yourself and your mates.
"That continues today with current families which is a rarity in this day and age."
Attunga was the first lodge to have en suite rooms which Mr Lee said was "a big game-changer for the village".
"It has also provided 50 years of solid trading providing for the four families that have owned and operated it," he said.
Attunga, an Aboriginal word meaning high place, continues to be a family-run business purchased in 2016 by the Wruck family.
It prides itself on providing "the ultimate ski-in ski-out lodge experience" with accommodation options, a restaurant and bar.
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