Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

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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.

SPRING LOW SEASON EXTENDED TILL SUN 13 OCT - UP TO 7% DISCOUNT

Most Perisher/Smiggins/Blue Cow/Guthega lifts still open (except if on wind hold) and
Perisher has announced some lifts will remain open until Sunday 13 October.
A 7% Southern Cross accommodation discount is available for 7 night Sat-Sat bookings.
We are fully catered till breakfast Tue 8/10 then self-catered (no minimum numbers till Sun 13/10).
We are also now accepting fully catered bookings from Fri 27/12 till breakfast Sat 4/1/2020.

Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit a Southern Cross booking request.  Full booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least January 2020 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.

2019 lifts are will operate until Sunday 13 October 2019

      
The above Front Valley pictures were taken 07 October 2018.

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

Perisher 2017 & 2018 Snow Seasons Were Both 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 lift operations until
Sunday 8 October 2017 & Sunday 7 October 2018 respectively, with Southern Cross also extending its catered accommodation.
Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who help make Southern Cross ministry such a success every year.

Epic Australia 2020 Season Pass

The 2020 Epic Australia Season Pass SALE is NOW ON.  Beat the next price increase.  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.  Current 2020 Epic Australia prices are from $849 adult, $479 school student to age 17 and $654 for age 65+ (ages as at 6 June 2020).  Season Ski Tube add-on is only $99 adult (including senior) & $59 student.  You pay $49 now with the balance on 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.

Perisher 2019 Lift Ticket etc including Purchase 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE Discounts

2019 snow season multi-day lift ticket prices, as well as lesson, Ski Tube & other prices, are available at www.perisher.com.au/buy with the largest discounts applying for ON-LINE 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE purchases.  Carefully compare Ski Tube option prices including add-on if skiing/boarding the same day.  An extra half day applies to 3 day or longer tickets, from noon the day before this first full day.  Note that adult prices apply from age 15 except that student season pass prices apply to most children still at school.  There are also age 65+ passes, as wells as a relatively inexpensive age 70+ Perisher Season Pass which does NOT included any overseas resorts.  This 70+ pass is $199 without Ski Tube and $353 with season Ski Tube.  And there is a child under 5 season pass (incl Ski Tube) for $40 or they can get up to 7 days at a time loaded to a pass FREE.

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

See Southern Cross foyer notice board for details of various specials that are not on the Charlotte website.

Southern Cross guests get 20% hire discount at Rhythm (Snowline) Smiggins

We recommend that you hire ski/board etc equipment on snow at either Rhythm Smiggins (formerly Snowline Ski Centre) across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel or the Perisher owned outlets (at Perisher Centre or Smiggins Hotel).  Even though a little more expensive than hiring (say) in Sydney, Cooma or Jindabyne, you then don’t need to transport the equipment and it is easy to change if you have any equipment problems.
Rhythm Smiggins gives Southern Cross guests a 20% discount on over the counter ski/board/clothing rentals, PROVIDED you show Rhythm staff a Southern Cross booking confirmation email (eg on your phone) before they process the transaction.  ALTERNTIVELY (no 20% discount) in September 2019 hire for 1 child FREE per fully paid adult hire.  Rhythm provide free overnight ski/board storage.  Note also that you can pick up your Rhythm ski/board etc hire at 1.00pm the day before your first full hire day, whereas Perisher hire for 3 days or longer is available from 12 noon the day before your first full day.  We suggest you compare products and prices carefully.  Join the Rhythm Snowsports club for free & receive 10% discount on most retail items.

Aldi Snow Gear Sale

The annual Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale commenced Saturday 18 May.  Gear can sell out quickly at city stores, but Cooma Aldi usually has snow gear well into the snow season.  Southern Cross advises these details for your information, but does not recommend any particular supplier.

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.

2019 Annual Membership Fee is $150 (was $95)

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2019 annual membership fee is $150 for existing members, and was discounted to $95 if paid by March 2019.  There is also a husband/wife couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2019 membership fees is $75, discounted to $47.50 if paid by March 2019. If you attend a working bee, then your fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2019 is $600 (or $300 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.

Working Bee Opportunities

A BIG thank you to those who assisted at the main 2019 working bee 25 to 28 April.  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 fees waived.  Our main 2020 working bee is likely to be the Anzac weekend at the end of NSW April public school holidays.  If you can help on a Working Bee, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone 0434 676 968.

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).

Results of Survey of Southern Cross Members & Guests

A BIG thank you to all those Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members & guests who responded to our request in late 2012 to complete an online survey about Southern Cross.  The survey results are a great help to the lodge directors.  Click here for a summary of the results of the survey.

Our name has changed but we’re still the same!

Many people are familiar with Southern Cross Ski Chalet.  In 2011, we changed our name to Southern Cross Alpine Lodge, reflecting our year-round ministry.  You'll also notice we have a new logo and website, bringing a fresh look.  Everything else has stayed the same!