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.
Click here for Southern Cross's Aims & Objectives and for more details on our facilities.
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.
BOOK NOW for 2019 Snow Season
Summer & Autumn are also great times to visit the NSW Snowy Mountains for a quiet relaxing time. There are lots of walks to do, including to the Kosciuszko summit, bike riding, NPWS school holiday children’s activities, or just relaxing & reading at Southern Cross.
REQUEST YOUR 2019 SNOW SEASON BOOKING NOW
We are fully catered from Friday 7 June 2019 with room for 2 families the June LWE. The 7-10 June LWE including the Peak Music Festival is on again with Early Bird $155 adult (or 6 for $775 ie $129.17 each) Peak Festival tickets (children to age 14 free) available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. You book these Festival tickets separately from your Southern Cross accommodation, ALTHOUGH Brian Gaetjens has just 2 tickets available at $82.50 each.
Request your Southern Cross snow season booking now. Requests for whole season being allocated now.
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 2019 are available per
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
And see Perisher Epic Australia 2019 Season Pass NOW ON SALE details.
2019 lifts are expected to operate at least from 8 June till 7 October 2019
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.
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 and see above for age 70+ and under 5.
Click here for details of the 2019 Epic Australia Season Pass which covers the Perisher, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham 2019 snow season and various USA/Canadian/Japanese resorts for their 2019/20 season. Their cost is 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. Beat the next price increase – current 2019 Epic Australia prices are from $909 adult, $511 school student to age 17 and $681 for age 65+ (ages as at 8 June 2019). Season Ski Tube add-on is $129 adult (including senior) & $79 student. There is also a relatively inexpensive age 70+ Perisher Season Pass which does NOT included any overseas resorts. This 70+ pass is $199 without Ski Tube and $328 with season Ski Tube. There is also a child under 5 season pass (including Ski Tube) for $40 or they can get up to 7 days at a time loaded to a pass FREE.
Southern Cross guests get 20% hire discount at Rhythm (Snowline) Smiggins
Rhythm Smiggins (formerly Snowline Ski Centre) (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) gives Southern Cross guests a 20% discount on over the counter ski/board/clothing rentals, PROVIDED you advise Rhythm staff that you are a Southern Cross guest before they process the transaction.
Join the Rhythm Snowsports club for free & receive 10% discount on most retail items.
The annual Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale commenced Saturday 18 May 2019. See www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/snow-gear-sat-18-may for details. 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.
2019 Annual Membership Fee is $95 IF PAID BY 29 March 2019 otherwise $150
Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2019 annual membership fee is $150 for existing members, discounted to $95 if paid by 29 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 29 March 2019. The first year membership fee for new members 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0434 676 968.
Memberships in our Preferential Booking System (PBS) available
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!