Sponars Chalet is at the gateway to the northern end of the NSW ski fields, including Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Charlotte Pass.
Sponars Chalet is located in the Kosciuszko National Park, just 8 kilometers from Perisher Ski Resort. It is a historic, well known landmark, a traditional ski lodge offering a unique snow holiday.
The chalet sits on the site of the original Kosciuszko Hotel whose Grand Slam Ski run was the first commercial ski slope in the Snowy Mountains area, just 24 kilometers from Jindabyne.
Sponars can accommodate up to 100 guests in comfort with all rooms having en-suite facilities. Unlike most ski lodges in the snow, Sponars has a free car-park for guests right at the front door, and also provides a courtesy bus to Smiggin Holes and Perisher Ski Resort during shoulder and peak seasons.
Excellent facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, ski hire at the lodge, bar and restaurant with an open fire place and games room. Everything you need for your perfect ski holiday is provided at the chalet. A warm environment with wonderful hosts and friendly, helpful staff. Sponars ski accommodation is a great choice of venue for families, couples, groups and singles.
This amazing property near Perisher Valley, is reputed to be the original ski chalet in Australia, and also lays claim to having the first ski run in the country.
Thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald of the day, "It is a fine two-storied building, with every modern convenience, artificially heated with hot and cold water running throughout – a veritable mansion in the snows. Close by are excellent Norwegian sports of ski-running and tobogganing and immediately in front is an artificial lake six acres in extent".
The Hotel Kosciusko was an enormous and opulent complex of buildings even for its time, but unfortunately the majority of the buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1951. Luckily the employee's quarters were made of stone and survived the destruction. An employee at the time, Anton Sponar (a former Czech Olympic skier) approached the NSW Government with a proposal to redevelop the surviving building into a ski lodge; and Sponar's Lakeside opened for the ski season of 1959.
The prominent building of today still sits astride the original lake, and is the first landmark on Kosciusko Road heading to the ski resorts of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Charlotte Pass.
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A:LEASEHOLD, B:HOTEL/BAR, B:MOTEL, B:OTHER OPPORTUNITY, C:NSW - South Coast