Click here for our latest COVID-19 Information
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.
Early Snow Season Bookings Available 8 June till 19 June
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. Fully catered accommodation available NOW per www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/availability.
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
Per www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass, Epic Australia season passes can be purchased until 15 June, and include a variety of extra benefits including Night Skiing, First Tracks & 6 Bring A Mate discount day lift tickets. If lift ticket sales need to be restricted due to COVID-19, then season pass holders will get first priority. Epic Australia passes may be cheaper or similar price to 6 & 7 day passes AND even better priced for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school whilst Perisher adult prices apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes. Under age 5 (at 12 June) Epic passes are FREE. Click here to review Epic pass (including season Ski Tube) prices, inclusions & to purchase. If you are age 70+, we recommend that you don’t purchase the age 65+ Epic pass unless you intend to use the option to ski overseas in 2021/22. Click here for the $199 (excluding Ski Tube) age 70+ season pass (does not include Epic benefits).
Per www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/perisher-shop/tickets-lessons-rentals and www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/winter-experience Perisher has announced many other 2021 snow season details, including EARLY SEASON FRIDAY 4 JUNE OPENING, lift & lesson ticket arrangements (such as 1 to 7 day passes). Click https://shop.perisher.com.au to purchase lift tickets & other Perisher products for the whole 2021 season. NOTE THAT THE PERISHER ON-LINE SHOP MAY NOT WORK WITHIN THE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER.
Saturday & Tuesday Night Skiing is scheduled from 29 June. Night skiing is already included in Epic Passes, Age 70+ season passes and child lift tickets. Purchase adult night skiing here.
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.
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.
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 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 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 16 to 19 April 2021 working bee.
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 continue as Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson, Peter Matthews and Debbie Jarman. 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.