BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2018/19
Summer & Autumn are great times to visit the NSW Snowy Mountains for a quiet relaxing time. There are lots of walks you can do, including to the Kosciuszko summit, bike riding, NPWS school holiday children’s activities, or just relaxing & reading at Southern Cross. We are open fully catered by Brian & Julie Gaetjens from the afternoon of Thursday 27 December 2018 till at least Saturday 5 January 2019 morning, with self-catered availability at other times prior to the 2019 snow season dependant upon possible renovation works. Request your summer booking now. See also 25 to 28 April 2019 Working Bee.
REQUEST YOUR 2019 SNOW SEASON BOOKING NOW
Our 2019 Snow Season catered period commences Friday 7 June 2019 with the 2019 Peak Music Festival.
Early Bird $99 adult (or 6 adults for $495) Peak Festival tickets (children free) are available till 24/12/2018.
Southern Cross 2019 snow season booking requests may be submitted now with bookings till 28/6/2019 being allocated from Friday 21/12/2018 & other requests from approx 19/2/2019.
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
2019 lifts are expected to operate at least from 8 June till 7 October 2019
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 email@example.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.
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 since late October 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 with the balance on 1 May 2019.
There is also usually a relatively inexpensive age 70+ Perisher Season Pass which does NOT included any overseas resorts. Availability and price of any 70+ pass for 2019 may not be advised until June 2019.
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 probably inexpensive age 70+ season passes. Child under age 5 lift tickets are free.
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.
Memberships in our Preferential Booking System (PBS) available
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!