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Lake Albina

Lake Albina
Lake Albina from downstream in late October 2011.
Lake Albina is located in New South Wales
Lake Albina
Lake Albina
Location in New South Wales
LocationSnowy Mountains, New South Wales
Coordinates36°25′30″S 148°16′30″E / 36.425°S 148.275°E / -36.425; 148.275
TypeGlacial cirque
Primary outflowsGeehi River
Basin countriesAustralia
Max. length500 m (1,600 ft)
Max. width50 m (160 ft)
Surface area6,600 m2 (71,000 sq ft)
Surface elevation1,920 m (6,300 ft)

Lake Albina is a glacial lake in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.[1] The lake is located within the Kosciuszko National Park and the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves.

Lake Albina is about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) north of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.[2] The 6,600-square-metre (71,000 sq ft)[3] lake is approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) long and 50 metres (160 ft) wide. It is located in a ravine, with Mount Townsend to the west and Mount Lee and Mount Northcote to the east. Lake Albina drains northwards towards the Geehi River through Lady Northcote's canyon.

Ski lodge

The Lake Albina Ski Lodge was built in 1951 by The Ski Tourers Association (later renamed The Australian Alpine Club), overlooking the lake from upstream.[4] In 1952 the first Albina Summer Slalom Cup was held, taking advantage of the seasonally unusual snow conditions.[5] Summer time ski events continued for at least another three years on either Mount Kosciuszko or Mount Townsend.[6] The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) required the club to vacate the lodge in 1969, and it gradually became a ruin. It was finally demolished by NPWS in 1983.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Lake Albina, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, 1935 [transparency]/". Trove. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ West, D., (1994) Kosciuszko Natural Heritage.
  3. ^ "Map of Lake Albina, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. n.d. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "LAKE ALBINA SKI LODGE". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 17 May 1951. p. 11. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  5. ^ "SUMMER SKIING CONTEST". The Canberra Times. National Library of Australia. 2 January 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  6. ^ "WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING". The Canberra Times. National Library of Australia. 5 January 1954. p. 2. Retrieved 8 November 2011.

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