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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.
Bookings for April Holidays and Snow Season are CONFIRMING NOW
Southern Cross directors continue to keep the impact of COVID-19 under review, which may result at short notice in changes to booking conditions, rates and availability. We offer fully catered accommodation during school holidays Saturday 10 to Thursday 16 April 2021, and then for the snow season from Friday 11 June 2021 per www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/booking-conditions#booking-allocation-process.
Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit your Southern Cross booking request(s). For more details click : Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions,
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members, www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends.
NOTE IN PARTICULAR that these Booking Allocation Processes, rates and availability are subject to change at short notice and that, whilst we plan to run 2021 at near full capacity, bookings between 26 June and 23 September are only available for 6 nights arriving Saturday departing Friday, with Friday afternoon / Saturday morning being a "guest free period" to allow for a complete clean between groups.
For details about membership in Southern Cross Alpine Lodge including in
our Preferential Booking System (PBS) see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/membership
Southern Cross 2021 Annual General Meeting planned for On-Line Sat 15 May
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be On-Line, Saturday 16 May probably at 4.00pm using Zoom technology. Watch this space for more details.
Per www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/perisher-shop/tickets-lessons-rentals Perisher is yet to announce 2021 day and multi-day ticket prices. www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass - Epic Australia season pass prices last increased on 23 February. If 2021 lift ticket sales need to be restricted due to COVID-19, then season pass holders will get first priority. Epic Australia passes are especially good value for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school whilst adult prices apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes. Special priced under age 5 (at 12 June 2021) and over age 70 season passes will also be available, although those don’t include Epic Benefits including Northern Hemisphere resort lift access. Also see www.epicaustraliapass.com.au/passes/epic-australia-pass-2021-faqs.
Southern Cross guests get 10% hire discount at Rhythm Smiggins (was Snowline)
Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.
http://charlottepass.com.au/day-tripper is now available again, BUT NEEDS TO BE BOOKED BY PHONE WELL AHEAD – from $119 adult; $75 child; $95 senior. NOT MENTIONED on their website are mid-week specials – watch this space.
The Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale is usually held in May, but was cancelled for 2020.
2021 Annual Membership Fee was $96 if paid by Monday 1 March 2021
Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2021 annual membership fee remains unchanged from the 2020 fee,
being $152 for existing members, discounted to $96 if paid by Monday 01 March 2021.
There is also a husband/wife couple discount – where a married couple are both members,
then each of their 2021 membership fees is $76, discounted to $48 each if both were paid by 01 March 2021.
If you attend a working bee, then your fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2021 is $608 (or $304 each for husband/wife couples).
Please contact us if you have any questions about membership fees.
Our Next Working Bee is Planned for 16 to 19 April 2021
Our planned April 2020 Working Bee was cancelled due to COVID-19, with out next one planned for the end of NSW school holidays Friday 16 to Monday 19 April 2021. If you can help at this Working Bee, or at any other time, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email email@example.com or phone Steve on 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 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 had to cancel the 2020 working bee.
Information following our 2020 Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting held 16 May 2020 via on-line Zoom technology (a first for us) was a resounding success, so thank you to all members who were able to attend. Click here for Notice (including agenda) of meeting as well as Directors’ Report and 2019 Financial Report. Southern Cross directors continue as Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Bev Cassin, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson and Peter Matthews. The AGM minutes will be published once adopted by the directors.
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.
Snow cover was not as good in October 2020, but Perisher was the last Asutralian resort to close – on Monday 5 October.
Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who help make Southern Cross ministry such a success every year.