Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

Further Information for Snow Season Guests

If you are booked to stay at Southern Cross during the 2019 snow season, then our lodge staff (chef & lodge hosts) look forward to welcoming you, and we pray that your time at the lodge in the snow will be a time of refreshment both physically and spiritually.  Thank you for being involved with our ministry and please take the time to read the following information.  If you have any questions, please contact Brian Gaetjens at or on (02) 9130 8587, or our lodge staff on (02) 6457 5252 (from 7 June).

NOTE THAT some discounts mentioned below only apply if you pre-book by certain dates.

Please Re-Read our Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions page

which includes our Terms of Booking Agreement, Aims and Objectives and other important information.  We encourage you to share in various lodge activities.  Our lodge staff provide you with all meals & hospitality, but remember that we are a club, not a commercial lodge.  Please also note  Our hosts also arrange meal etc duties, the series of short morning devotions & short evening Bible discussions, and can also help advise you on lift tickets and ski/boarding lessons and other things to do at the snow.

Ambulance Insurance (strongly recommended) and Travel Insurance (suggested)

Ambulance cost to Canberra can be $2,000 or more.  Most NSW private health insurances include ambulance cover (but do check & note that not all interstate health funds include NSW ambulance cover).  NSW ambulance cover can be purchased separately from the major health funds.  You should also consider travel insurance which can be as little as $30 for eight days.  Check for insurers on the web.

See for links to details of Perisher Lift Ticket & Snowsports School information & prices, including Epic Australia & over age 70 season passes, Purchase IN ADVANCE On-Line Advance Discounts and Smiggins lessons & child 3 hour lessons. Epic Australia season passes are usually only available until the June LWE, and the largest On-Line discounts usually only apply for purchases 7 or more days in advance..

For something different how about leaving a day free for a Day Trip to Charlotte PassSee for Charlotte Pass Day Tripper details, prices and how to book.

See for links to details of Rhythm (Snowline) Smiggins up to 20% discounts and other information.

Click here for Information on Getting to Smiggins and to Southern Cross

What to bring

Southern Cross provides pillows, doonas with covers, and blankets.  You need to bring sheets (no sleeping bags please), towel and toiletries, both outside & enclosed indoor shoes, sun and lip cream, wet weather gear (including extra gloves), sunglasses and / or goggles, small backpack for day trips and your Bible – and maybe some games.  Bring enough warm clothes etc, but only what you need.  KEEP IT LIGHT as you may need to carry it up the hill to Southern Cross.  It can be a long walk, especially in blizzard conditions!  The lodge has 2 portable cots (weight limit 15kg) & 2 high chairs which need to be pre-booked with our Booking Coordinator.

Click here to review our Lodge FacilitiesOur Lodge Hosts will contact you ahead of your stay to advise whether you need to bring single or double bed sheets, to discuss any dietary requests (which you should already have advised to our Booking Coordinator), to check your expected arrival time and to answer any questions that you may have.  You can contact the lodge ahead of your arrival on (02) 6457 5252.

Your Arrival & lunch Sunday to Friday (NO LUNCH ON SATURDAYS)

From 8am you may leave luggage in the main lounge room as your room may not be available until 2.00pm.  Please check the noticeboard in the foyer for your room allocations and meal times etc information.  Your first included meal is lunch EXCEPT that NO LUNCH IS PROVIDED ON SATURDAYS and Sunday lunch is a BBQ from noon at the Perisher Alpine Church (see next paragraph).  Monday to Friday lunch is usually at 12.30pm (or such other time agreed between our staff & guests each week), or you can make sandwiches after breakfast.

Perisher Alpine Church Sunday Service is 12.30–1.00pm with BBQ lunch from noon

Southern Cross provides a BBQ lunch from noon before the 12.30–1.00pm Sunday Service at the Perisher Alpine Church (Perisher Front Valley, just north of the Perisher Children’s Snowports School area, next to the Ski Patrol building).  There are also refreshments before and after the service.  Our members and guests are encouraged to attend and support this ministry to other snowfield visitors and staff.

Other Miscellaneous Information

We love having guests for meals if there is space.  Please check with our lodge staff well ahead of time regarding availability and cost.

We have good drying room facilities for snow gear, but only limited emergency washing facilities and gloves can take a long time to dry, so it is best to come prepared.  If you need to use the washing machine, please speak with our lodge staff first.  Use of the clothes dryer is limited to lodge staff.

Your Departure

On your departure day, please empty your rubbish bin, vacuum your room if you have time &
vacate your room by 10am (or earlier if possible). You may store luggage for the rest of that day.
Please sign our Visitors’ Book and take home great memories of your stay.

Southern Cross 2019 Snow Season Staff  (subject to change)  Ph (02) 6457 5252  7 June till 7 October  
  Lodge Hosts Chefs
7 June to 14 June Peter & Alison Matthews and Brian & Julie Gaetjens
15 June to 21 June Brian & Julie Gaetjens Julie Gaetjens
22 June to 28 June Paul & Janet Whiting Julie Gaetjens
29 June to 5 July Paul Whiting Janet Whiting & Julie Gaetjens
6 to 19 July Steve & Maree Hutchinson Scott Hardy
20 to 26 July Brian & Julie Gaetjens Shakuntala Solanki
27 July to 2 August Steve & Jenny Thompson Stephanie Crooks
3 to 9 August Kevin & Ann Collins Stephanie Crooks
10 to 16 August Peter & Alison Matthews Stephanie Crooks
17 to 23 August Graham & Margie Morrison Stephanie Crooks
24 to 30 August Graham & Margie Morrison Tanya Chirnside
31 August to 6 September Steve & Jenny Thompson Stephanie Crooks
7 to 13 September Mike & Bev Cassin Margie Wood
14 to 20 September Dave & Margie Wood Margie Wood
21 to 27 September Scott & Kristen Hardy Scott Hardy
28 September to 7 October Kevin & Ann Collins Julie Gaetjens
8 to 13 October Self-Catered Accommodation available to approved small groups
14 October to 26 December   Southern Cross likely to be closed for renovations
27 Dec 2019 to 4 Jan 2020 To be advised To be advised
5 January 2020 onwards Self-Catered Accommodation available to approved small groups