Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

News

Southern Cross offers the opportunity to hear, share and experience the great news of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.  We welcome bookings from both members and non-members, including small groups.  We provide husband/wife married couple, family, and shared male & shared female accommodation in 8 guest bedrooms.  We have short devotions at breakfast and Bible discussions most evenings.
Staying at Southern Cross is a unique experience.  We are a comfortable, affordable and friendly Christian lodge, right on the snow at Smiggin Holes (part of the Perisher snow resort) in Kosciuszko National Park.  During much of the snow season you can ski/board in & out, maximising your time on-snow.

Southern Cross directors are continuing to assess are assessing the impact of COVID-19.
Click here for our directors’ 27 Match 2020 update.  We encourage everyone to follow follow government and health authorities’ advice, pray for this situation all around the world, including for wisdom by authorities and especially for hard-pressed font-line medical staff.
  Also see www.perisher.com.au/covid19-update.

Booking Allocations are on hold but Please Still Submit Your Requests

Due to the uncertainties arising from COVID-19 allocation of further 2020 snow season requests are on hold, but please still submit your booking requests.  Subject to any variations required by COVID-19 issues, when we resume allocations bookings will be allocated in accordance with www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/booking-conditions/#booking-allocation-process.
You may submit your snow season request(s) now for any period, however, part-week requests may be wait-listed unless we can match them back to back and so fill a week.  Sadly the June LWE Perisher Peak Music Festival has been cancelled but Southern Cross is still planning to open from Friday 5 June if possible.

Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit your Southern Cross booking request(s).  2020 booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least January 2021 are available per
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends.

Our planned 24 to 26 April 2020 Working Bee has been cancelled

Our main 2020 working bee has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  It was to be Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April at the end of NSW April public school holidays.  If you can help on a future Working Bee, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone 0434 676 968.  Working bees are lots of fun, help us contain our costs and so also our accommodation fees.  Southern Cross members who attend a working bee will also have their next year’s membership fee waived.  SORRY, but for safety reasons no children are not allowed at working bees.  A BIG thank you to those who assisted at the 25 to 28 April 2019 working bee, and apologies that we’ve had to cancel the April 2020 working bee.

Southern Cross 2020 Annual General Meeting Has Been Delayed

Our 2020 Annual General Meeting has been put on hold.  It was planned for Saturday 16 May, but we expect that it will be held electronically at a later date.

Information following our 2019 Annual General Meeting

Click here for Notice (including agenda) of Southern Cross Annual General Meeting which was held 18 May 2019  together with our Directors’ Report and 2018 Financial Report.  Following the this meeting, the Southern Cross directors continue as Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Bev Cassin, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson and Peter Matthews.

Epic Australia 2020 Season Pass –Beat the next price increases

Per www.perisher.com.au/buy details of Perisher lift lickets, lessons & rentals will be available in April 2020.  Discounts apply to on-line purchases, with the maximum discount usually applying for purchases 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE of your first full day on snow.  An extra half day applies to 3 day or longer tickets, being from noon the day before your first full day.  The 2020 Epic Australia Season Pass SALE is NOW ON.  Epic Australia Passes cover the Perisher, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham 2020 snow season and various USA/Canadian/Japanese resorts for their 2020/21 season.  Their 2019 cost was just over the cost of one week Perisher lift tickets and generally much less for age 15 to 17 high school students, because season pass student prices generally apply to age 17 whilst at high school whilst adult prices apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes.  As at 27 March 2020, Epic Australia prices are from $889 adult, $499 school student to age 17 and $685 for age 65+ (ages as at 6 June 2020).  Season Ski Tube add-on is only $109 adult (including senior) & $65 student.  You pay $49 now with the balance on 1 June 2020 (extended from 1 May 2020).
www.epicaustraliapass.com.au/passes/epic-australia-pass-2020-faqs includes "Alternatively, for guests aged over 70 as at 6 June 2020 a Season Pass will be available ... for $199" excluding Ski Tube and "For children 4 years of age and under in 2020, there will be a ... $49" Season Pass including Ski Tube.  These 70+ &  <5 passes will be available in the new year (2020) providing unlimited access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher for the 2020 Australian snow season but not including international access or in-resort discounts.  Children aged 4 & under can also get up to 7 days at a time including Ski Tube loaded FREE.

2019 lifts operated until Sunday 13 October 2019

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2019.

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2018.

  
The above Front Valley and Mid-Station pictures were taken 10 June 2015.

Perisher 2017 & 2018 & 2019 Snow Seasons Were ALL Extended

Perisher has invested heavily in snowmaking, resulting in Perisher lifts almost always opening by the June LWE or even earlier.
Great September snow snow allowed Perisher to extend 2017/8/9 lift operations until Sundays 8 October 2017, 7 October 2018
& 13 October 2019, with Southern Cross also extending its fully catered & no minimum numbers self-catered accommodation.
Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who help make Southern Cross ministry such a success every year.

For something different how about leaving a day free for a Day Trip to Charlotte Pass

See www.charlottepass.com.au/day-tripper.html for Charlotte Pass Day Tripper details, prices ($103 adult; $64 child; $82 senior) and how to book.  NOT MENTIONED on their website are their Tuesday and Friday Specials.
On Tuesday, each second person is only $2, and on Friday a special price of $50 per person applies.

Southern Cross guests get up to 20% hire discount at Rhythm Snowline at Smiggins

Rhythm Snowline at Smiggin Holes (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give up to 20% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.  Watch this space for 2020 information.

Aldi Snow Gear Sale

The Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale is usually held in May.  Watch this space for 2020 information.

2020 Annual Membership Fee was $96 if paid by 28 February 2020

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2020 annual membership fee is $152 for existing members, discounted to $96 if paid by 28 February 2020.  There is also a husband/wife couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2020 membership fees is $76, discounted to $48 if both were paid by 28 February 2020. If you attend a working bee, then your fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2020 is $608 (or $304 each for husband/wife couples).
Please contact us if you have any questions about membership fees.
For details about membership in Southern Cross Alpine Lodge including our Preferential Booking System (PBS) see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/membership.

Memberships in our Preferential Booking System (PBS) available

Click here for full information on membership of Southern Cross Membership and of our Preferential Booking System (PBS).