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Australia’s highest ski resort

A popular ski resort in the Kosciuszko National Park, Charlotte Pass is the highest in Australia at 1760 meters above sea level and is the closest village to Mount Kosciuszko.

Charlotte Pass 2008
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KAC Lodge Charlotte Pass
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Kosciuszko Road, towards Charlotte Pass
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Charlotte Pass through the trees 2005
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Day trips or longer stays

The resort is open for day trip use, as well as having accommodation in the village for longer stays.   The resort has runs from beginners right up to experienced skiers.

The resort is the highest (1765 meters) and oldest ski resort in Australia, coming into operation soon after skiing itself started as an activity, at Kiandra.  The resort is also at the end of the Kosciuszko Road, now the closest point of vehicle access to Mount Kosciuszko.

Kosciuszko Chalet

The Kosciuszko Chalet at Charlotte Pass is the central building in the village and replaced the original built in 1930 which was alter damaged by fire.

The pass is named after Charlotte Adams, the first European woman to climb Mount Koscioszko in 1881, while on a surveying trip to the region with her father.