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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.
Limited Bookings Still Available for 2021 Snow Season
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.
We offer fully catered accommodation for the snow season from Friday 11 June 2021 per www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/booking-conditions#booking-allocation-process.
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
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – on-line 4pm Saturday 15 May 2021
Notice is given that the Southern Cross 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on-line at 4.00pm Saturday 15 May 2021 by "Zoom" Conferencing. Details about how to log on and join the AGM will be emailed to Southern Cross members and their proxies in the week prior to the meeting.
We ask all Southern Cross members and their families to plan to join our 15 May AGM.
In preparation for this meeting, please read the following four documents.
Clicking the above links should open each document in a separate tab in your Internet browser, and we suggest you then save each document on your computer or tablet, as they are generally not as easy to read and navigate on phones. Once saved to your computer, you can then open them with your PDF Reader which is generally more flexible than reading them within your browser. Note that, although within those documents there are various cross-links, these cross-links generally open in a single (rather than separate) browser tab. Please contact us if you have any questions about our AGM or the above AGM material.
Per www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/perisher-shop/tickets-lessons-rentals and www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/covid19-update Perisher has announced many 2021 snow season details, including planned 12 June opening, lift & lesson ticket arrangements (such as 1 to 7 day passes), and Epic Australia & age 70+ season passes. Price announcements for most products is planned for late May. Per www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass, Epic Australia season passes are available NOW, with a $100 price increase due on 11 May. If lift ticket sales need to be restricted due to COVID-19, then season pass holders will get first priority. Epic Australia passes are especially good value for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school whilst adult prices are expected to apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes. Under age 5 (at 12 June) Epic lift tickets are FREE, and age 70+ season passes (do not include Epic benefits) will be available in the lead up to the 2021 snow season. Also see www.epicaustraliapass.com.au/passes/epic-australia-pass-2021-faqs.
Southern Cross guests get 10% hire discount at Rhythm Smiggins (was Snowline)
Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.
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.
The annual Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale is planned for Saturday 22 May – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2020 Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting held 16 May 2020 via on-line Zoom technology (a first for us) was a resounding success, 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 2019 Financial Report. Southern Cross directors continue as Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Bev Cassin, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson and Peter Matthews. 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.