Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

NEWS

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.

Request Bookings right through till January 2025

The FREE Perisher Peak Music Festival is on again from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June 2024,
as well as the Blessing of the Snow service on Saturday 8 June, and our regular Sunday noon BBQ followed by 12.30 to 1.00pm church service, both at the Perisher Alpine Church.
Per www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/availability, Southern Cross will be open fully catered  :
for the 2024 snow season from Friday 7 June 2024, and probably earlier, and
then from Friday 27 December 2024 till maybe Sunday 10 January 2025.
Catered accommodation may sometimes be available at other times – ASK.
Self-catered accommodation is available at other times to approved small groups.
You can now submit booking request(s) for right through till January 2025.

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.au/rates-members, www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/rates-nonmembers and www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/rates-friends.
For details about Southern Cross Alpine Lodge membership, including in
our Preferential Booking System (PBS), see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/membership
.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : 3.30pm for 4.00pm Sat 25 May 2024

Notice is given that the Southern Cross 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held at 3.30pm for 4.00pm Saturday 25 May 2024 in the Sydney Anglican Diocesan Hub, St Andrew’s House, Sydney Square, and by "Zoom" Conferencing.  Details about how to access the Diocesan Hub and how to log on by Zoom will be emailed to Southern Cross members and their proxies in the week prior to the meeting.
We ask all Southern Cross members & their families to plan to join our Saturday 25 May AGM.
In preparation for this meeting, please read the following five documents :
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Agenda-20240525.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Proxy-Form-20240525.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Directors-Report-2023.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Financial-Report-2023.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Minutes-20230513.pdf
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.

Southern Cross provides the following information for our members and guests, but does not recommend any particular retail or rental outlet.  You need to do your own research.

2024 Lift Tickets, Hire and Lessons etc Are Now On Sale

See www.perisher.com.au, www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass, www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes and shop.perisher.com.au/season-pass for details including prices of Epic Australia & Age 70+ Season Passes, day & multi‑day lift tickets and ski/board hire & lessons.  2024 Epic Australia season passes include a variety of extra benefits including Night Skiing, First Tracks, 6 Bring A Mate discount day lift tickets, discounts on food, lessons, hire and of course various free Northern Hemisphere 2024/25 lift tickets.
Epic Australia passes may be cheaper or similar price to 6 & 7 day passes AND even better priced for age 15 to 17 children, because child season pass prices apply to age 17 whilst adult day & multi‑day pass prices apply from age 15.  Under age 5 (at 8 June 2024) Epic passes are FREEClick here to review Epic Australia Pass (including season Ski Tube) prices, inclusions & to purchase – BUY NOW before the planned 29 May price increases.  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 2024/25.  Click here for the age 70+ season pass details – NOTE THAT age 70+ season passes do NOT include Epic benefits.
Before purchasing Ski Tube passes, we suggest that you carefully read www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/getting-here/JindabyneToSmiggins and consider the very affordable Jindabyne to Perisher bus service.

STOP PRESS Rhythm Smiggins are giving a 20% discount for hire prebooked by 11.59pm 12/05/2024Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount for on‑line pre‑purchased ski/ board/ clothing rentals .  Also see www.rhythmsnowsports.com.au/pages/rhythm-membership which gives members 10% discount on rental and retail purchases - otherwise, walk‑in discounts no longer apply.  And there are many retailers in Sydney etc, Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne and probably where you live, including Anaconda Stores and Aldi has a snow gear sale per www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-18-may.  Aldi Cooma often has snow gear throughout the season, but may not have all items and all sizes.

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

www.charlottepass.com.au/discover/day-tripper is available again, BUT NEEDS TO BE BOOKED WELL AHEAD – 2024 prices are from $149 adult; $99 child; $119 senior.  NOT MENTIONED on their website are mid-week specials – watch this space.

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

Our Planned 23 April 2024 Onwards Working Bee

Our main 2023 working bee was from Friday 21 to Wednesday 26 April 2023 at the end of the April 2023 NSW School Holidays.  A BIG thank you to those who assisted at this working bee, with so much achieved, with a significant saving to Southern Cross, as we otherwise would have had to pay various tradespeople to do the same work.
Our next working bee is planned from Tuesday 23 till approx Monday 29 April 2024.  If you would like to volunteer for all or part of this or future working bees, please contact director, Jarrod Denny by email jarrod.denny@SouthernCrossAlpineLodge.au.  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.

2024 Annual Membership Fee was $125 if paid by Thursday 29 February 2024

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2024 annual membership fees were due 1 January 2024,
and are $185 for existing members, discounted to $125 if paid by Thursday 29 February 2024.
There is also a husband/wife couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each
of their 2024 membership fees is $92.50, discounted to $62.50 each if both were paid by 29 February 2024.
If you attend a working bee, then your membership fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2024 is $740 (or $370 each for husband/wife couples).
Pay your membership fee in conjunction with a summer or autumn catered booking and receive a $66 credit
towards that booking
.  Please contact us if you have any questions about membership fees.

2019 lifts operated until Sunday 13 October 2019

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2019.

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2018.

  
e 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).