Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

NEWS

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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.

Summer, Autumn and 2022 Snow Season Bookings

Submit your booking requests NOW for summer 2021/22, autumn 2022 & the 2022 snow seasonWe are currently confirming bookings up till May 2022 and
wait‑listing booking requests from June through till October 2022.

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, vacancies,
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members, www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends.
Southern Cross directors continue to keep the impact of COVID-19 under review.  IN PARTICULAR our Booking Conditions including Booking Allocation Processes, rates and availability are subject to change at short notice.
For details about Southern Cross Alpine Lodge membership, including in
our Preferential Booking System (PBS), see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/membership
.

2022 EPIC AUSTRALIA SEASON PASSES – Buy before next price increase

Per www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass 2022 Epic Australia Season passes are on sale NOW for only $49 up-front payment, advertised as paying for itself in just 5 days 2022 skiing/boarding!  BUY BEFORE NEXT PRICE INCREASE.  FREE for infants under age 5 as at 11 June 2022.  Epic Australia passes may be even more economic for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school, whereas for day and multi-day passes adult prices may apply from age 15.  Age 70+ (NON‑Epic) season pass details will be advised sometime in 2022.

Above is Perisher Front Valley on 5 October 2021; below are Southern Cross images in recent years – click each photo to expand
  

PERISHER LIFT & LESSON ETC DETAILS for 2022

2022 snow season Epic Australis season pass details are available above.  Perisher will publish details of other 2022 lift lift & lesson ticket arrangements, such as 1 to 7 day passes & Ski Tube, and age 70+ season passes, sometime in 2022 pre the snow season which is expected to commence on Saturday 4 June 2022.

Please note that Southern Cross does NOT recommend any particular snow clothing or equipment retailer, or rental outlet, of which there are many in Jindabyne, Perisher, Smiggins, and of course where you live.  But we do recommend that you consider hiring equipment at Smiggins at either Rhythm Smiggins or the Perisher rental shop, even if a little more expensive, as your don’t then need to transport it and any problems can be quickly sorted out.  Sydney has retailers such as Katmandu and many, many more.  For your info  :  Annual Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale from Saturday 22 May 2021 & www.anacondastores.com/snow.  Aldi Cooma usually has snow gear throughout the snow season, although some items & sizes may be missing or limited.
Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount on ski/ board/ clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.  Also see www.rhythmsnowsports.com.au/pages/rhythm-membership.

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

http://charlottepass.com.au/day-tripper is now available again, BUT NEEDS TO BE BOOKED BY PHONE WELL AHEAD – 2021 prices were from $119 adult; $75 child; $95 senior.  NOT MENTIONED on their website are mid-week specials – watch this space.

2022 Annual Membership Fee is $120 if paid by Monday 28 February 2022

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2022 annual membership fees are due 1 January 2022, and are $180
for existing members, discounted to $120 if paid by Monday 28 February 2022.  There is also a husband/wife
couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2022 membership fees is $90,
discounted to $60 each if both are paid by 28 February 2022.  These membership fees have been increased
to assist repairing Southern Cross finances which were significantly affected by reduced 2020 & 2021 bookings
due to COVID‑19.  If you attend a working bee, then your membership fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2022 is $720 (or $360 each for husband/wife couples).

Pay your $120 membership fee in conjunction with a summer catered booking and receive a $60 credit
towards that booking
.  Please contact us if you have any questions about membership fees.

Information following our 2021 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting was held 15 May 2021 via on-line Zoom technology, 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 2020 Financial Report.  Southern Cross directors continued as Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson, Peter Matthews and Debbie Jarman.  Click here for 15 May 2021 AGM Minutes.

Change in Directors September 2021

In September 2001 we welcomed Jarrod Denny as a director, replacing Peter Matthews who resigned as a director.  Thank you, Peter, for your many years valuable service as a Southern Cross director.

Our Next Working Bee is Planned for 22 to 26 April 2022

We expect that our next main working bee will be the ANZAC weekend at the end of NSW school holidays Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 April 2022.  If you can help at this Working Bee, or at any other time, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email teamthommo4@bigpond.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 16 to 19 April 2021 working bee.

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.
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.

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).