Alpine Accommodation & Travel was started by former long time Hotham local Lindsay (aka Wookie) Hynes & his wife Jennifer. They saw a gap in the market – they offer completely personaised trips ulitising an array of on and off mountain accommodation, not just the super expensive and luxurious apartments & chalets that Hotham is famous for but also the Hotham Lodges.
Hotham has so many wonderful lodges who are open to the public but unfortunately many people do not know how to, where to or when to book as each and every lodge is different. So we started contacting lodges and other businesses on and off mountain & now have a great array of accommodation options to offer our clients.
Jen wanted to get back into doing what she loved after working in accounts for the past few years. Having worked in hotel & reservations all over Australia pretty much all of her life including with several on mountain booking agents when she lived at Hotham including Mt Hotham Accommodation Service (prior to it being bought by Mt Hotham Accommodation) & several years at Hotham Holidays.
Lindsay known by many Hotham locals as Wookie worked at The General store for many years as head chef. Lindsay’s first season was 1997 & that’s when he first got the bug for snowboarding!
A few seasons later he started at The General Store where he worked his way up to head chef. His extensive knowledge of the Hotham history, lodges & on mountain way of life has been a massive help in setting up the business.
Being able to collaborate with other on and off mountain businesses has been a highlight the business for both Jen & Lindsay. From private transfers to snow hire, lift tickets & even meal packages.