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Big Chill Week – Perisher – The Alexandra Lodge

Slim’s father Tony Ricketson was a founding member of the Alexandra Ski Lodge, Situated on the northern side of Perisher Valley, Alexandra Ski Lodge is a true ski in /ski out lodge. Slim spent a lot of time here as a little kid, but over the years had only visited with his own kids a few times.

Last year we decided on a Big Chill week away with friends. we do this after the long weekend which is the end of the ski season. We have only one skier amongst us, so frankly snow or no snow is of little importance, food and a good belly laugh are extremely important. We all do love a walk however and the trails in and around the Lodge are truly fabulous.

I thought I’d give you a gander of the lodge … we’ll move onto other aspects of a Big Chill Week in posts to come.

This year we were eight and like last year had the entire lodge to ourselves.


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  1. Wonderful week in a wonderful old style family oriented lodge. Now 60 years old, it has not changed much over the years. A new balcony, and larger kitchen, some additional bathrooms and ski gear room. But the basic structure and internal timber panelling all the same … even the dining tables.

    I think the magic of it is that you still bring everything in and cook up your own storms to accompany not just yarns and belly laughs but plenty of political discourse … some of which is perhaps over – fuelled with libations ….

    Look forward to further posts ….

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