Originally Valhalla was designed by Swedish Architects Urs Gauchat and Julius Bokor for Jean Findlay in 1963. Construction was completed in 1965. Jean held a 45 year lease on the land and operated Valhalla as a ski and horse riding lodge until 1973 when animals became prohibited in the park by National Parks and Wildlife. The horse stables were situated on the sight where "The Stables" are now, and through to the Nordic Shelter.
In 1975 Harold Droga purchased Valhalla as a private family residence. He was the mountain manager for Kerry Packer. Under National Park ruling, when Mr Droga departed the company it was reverted to a commercial lodge.
In 1985 Valhalla was sold at auction to the Ingham Family who transformed it into the luxury home-like lodge you see today.
In 2011 our family purchased Valhalla Lodge. As previous guests of Valhalla and with tradition in mind we have kept the successful formula to ensure that we continue to create the great holiday experience that Valhalla is renown for.
The Lodge continues to be lovingly maintained inside and out. We have completed several soft refurbishments including new beds, linen, soft furnishings, windows, TV room refurbishment and a fuel conversion of our boiler at the request of NPWS.
Graeme and Jennifer are your friendly lodge hosts. They are looking forward to welcoming you to Valhalla and helping you create wonderful memories of your holiday in the Snowy Mountains. Graeme and Jennifer have managed lodges in Perisher Valley for many years and have also worked at lodges across the globe. They bring to Valhalla a wealth of experience and local knowledge.
We're an Australian family with a passion for Valhalla Lodge, snowsports and nature. We love Valhalla Lodge, to us it's the right mix of modern and tradition. We believe we have a good understanding of what our guests are looking for in a ski lodge style holiday, after all we are past Valhalla guests ourselves. As owners we are committed to upholding Valhalla's high standards. Being located high up in the Snowy Mountains, our lodge is subject to extreme weather conditions. We are fully committed to an annual out of ski season maintenance regime to keep our lodge in the best condition possible.
Each winter season we employ a fabulous team of live-in staff who are also passionate about snow and hospitality. We love that we are located within Kosciuszko National Park with its varying terrain, stunning beauty and abundant wildlife. We are committed to helping our lodge play its part in reducing the impact of tourism within the park and have taken on many of the NPWS environmental suggestions. We are also active in the wider community, supporting many great causes, some of which are listed below. We hope you love our lodge as much as we do .... Marie, Kerri, Kylie and families.
LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans)is a not-for-profit wildlife rescue group based in the Snowy Monaro region of NSW.
LAOKO operates a 24hr wildlife rescue service for sick/injured/orphaned wildlife and work 365 days per year.
LAOKO rescues and cares for orphaned and injured native wildlife until they are ready to be released back into their natural environment.
Report injured wildlife:
(02) 6456 1313.
Learning Links is a not for profit organisation helping kids learn.
Their mission is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that will enable them to realise their potential.
Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.
Colin and Shellie are raising funds in memory of their beautiful daughter Brianna, for Captain Starlight's learning and development, so that more kids like Brianna can experience the impact of this incredible program.