Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

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 a summer/autumn small group booking now, although availability is dependant upon possible renovation works.  See also 25 to 28 April 2019 Working Bee.

REQUEST YOUR 2019 SNOW SEASON BOOKING NOW

We are fully catered from Friday 7 June 2019 with the June LWE filling fast.  The 7-10 June LWE Peak Music Festival is on again with Early Bird $115 adult (or 6 for $575 ie $95.83 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 till 28 June 2019 being allocated now and 29 June onwards requests will be allocated from 19 February.

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
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends
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

      
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.

Working Bee Opportunities – Especially 25 to 28 April 2019

Our main planned 2019 working bee is Thursday 25 to Sunday 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.  If you can help on a Working Bee, please contact director, Steve Thompson, direct by email teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone 0434 676 968
A BIG thank you to those who assisted at the 27-29 April 2018 and other 2018 working bees.

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.

Perisher Epic Australia 2019 Season Pass NOW ON SALE

Click here for details of the 2019 Epic Australia Season Pass which covers the Perisher 2019 snow season and various USA/Canadian/Japanese resorts for their 2019/20 season.  Their cost is just over the cost of one weeks’ Perisher lift tickets and generally much less for high school students aged 15 to 17, because season pass student prices generally apply up to age 17 whilst at high school whilst adult prices apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes.  BEAT THE NEXT PRICE INCREASE – 2019 Epic Australia prices as of Decemeber 2018 are from $839 adult, $471 school student to age 17 and $629 for age 65+ (ages as at 8 June 2019).  Season Ski Tube add-on is only $105 adult (including senior) & $59 student.  You pay $49 now to lock in the price with the balance due on 1 May 2019, and beat any further price increase.  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 $305 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.

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, will be available at www.perisher.com.au/buy with the largest discounts probably applying for ON-LINE 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE purchases.  Carefully compare Ski Tube option prices including add-on if skiing/boarding the same 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.

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

Rhythm Snowline at Smiggin Holes (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) gives Southern Cross guests a 20% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals.  This 20% discount was available on-line till 30 June.  After 30 June 2018 it is only available over the counter AND provided you advise Snowline 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.

Aldi Snow Gear Sale is usually held Mid-May

Information following our 2018 Annual General Meeting

Click here for Notice (including agenda) of Southern Cross Annual General Meeting which was held 26 May 2018  together with our Directors’ Report and 2017 Financial Report.  The agenda includes a link to a paper including a Special Resolution which was passed at the meeing updating our Preferential Booking System (PBS) Rules.  Those updated PBS Rules are now available at www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/Information_SCAL_PBS_Rules_Document.pdf.  Following the this meeting, the Southern Cross directors are Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Bev Cassin, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson and Peter Matthews.
Minutes of the 26 May 2018 AGM will be published once adopted by the directors.

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!