Eeski lies on the Burrungubudgee (hunting and gathering grounds) of the Ngarigo people, the Traditional Owners of the Monaro and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Nestled within Crackenback Valley along the Alpine Way, our lodge lies halfway between Thredbo Village and Jindabyne. As the first ski lodge built on Wollondibby Rd, Eeski has long been an escape for many Estonians and their friends into the rural and rugged Snowy Mountains.
While Estonians have been frequenting these mountains for several decades, for generations First Nations people from Southeast NSW and northern Victoria came to the highest parts of Tidbillaga (the Snowy Mountains) for special ceremonies amongst the Irranba (Spiritual Herb Country) in the tall alpine herbfields. These higher areas are spiritual places – like a church. People from all directions visited these mountains to participate in ceremonies and learn their ancestor’s stories. However for spiritual reasons they rarely went to the highest tops, closest to the stars, where the spirits dance.
As guests we ask you respect and care for this fragile landscape to keep it pristine for generations to come.