The Eiger chalet is a rambling and somewhat basic hotel, due to having been built and added to over the years by the original owners. For me, being ski-in-ski-out, with truly delicious meals included was the selling point. I have stayed here twice and love the family homely atmosphere with a sense of history (being one of the original hotels in Perisher). The evening meals are very good indeed. I enjoyed taking a sauna when I got back after a hard days skiing. I found the staff helpful and friendly. True you do have to carry your gear to the room - but hey - you're skiing - what's wrong with your legs?!!! For me it was ultra convenient and comfortable, and I would definitely return again.