This was our 4th year to Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel, doing a 5night spring family special. I really enjoy the location. Completely snow bound ski in and out from the door to the lifts. You catch the snow tractor transport from Perisher tube station up to Charlottes pass and then you stay put for the week. Need to ensure you have everything you might need, there is a little shop but very expensive for sundries.
We do the all inclusive package with ski hire, group lessons, lifts, and all meals. Breakfast buffet, limited lunch menu (pie and chips, soup or salad) and but wonderful 3 course al-a-carte dinner menu. Children under 14years eat in kids club for dinner.
The family package was great when the kids were little because of the kids club and kids dinner time. But once they reach 14years - you pay for children as adults and they eat in the restaurant al-a-carte menu - which is not really appealing for young teens. My 15yr daughter was keen to eat in the adults restaurant but struggled with the al-a-carte menu options. The restaurant was flexible making little changes to the dishes or allowing entree as main, but most evenings the process was an unpleasant ordeal – with her disliking the foods except for desert!.
I love this resort, it has a great atmosphere and no lines for the ski lifts, great people with a family friendly feel. But now that both my children will be over the age of 14years - I think I may have to look to one of the lodges in the charlotte village to stay (or leave the children at home!!), this might give us the benefit of the location but more flexibility for dining. It would be great if the resort looked at how it could better cater for teens.
Highly recommend for families with children aged 3years to 13years.
- Also Known As:
- Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel Kosciuszko National Park, Australia - Charlottes Pass