Southern Cross Alpine Lodge


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

Per, Southern Cross is open fully catered until at least Monday 07 October 2024 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,, and
For details about Southern Cross Alpine Lodge membership, including in
our Preferential Booking System (PBS), see

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

See and for details including prices of day & multi‑day & night ski/board lift tickets and ski/board hire & lessons, as well as the $234 (excluding Ski Tube) Age 70+ Season Pass, and note that with 3+ multi–day tickets you can access the ski lifts for free from 3pm on the day immediately prior to the selected start day of your lift ticket.  Buy early and save when you buy online at least 7 days in advance.  Lessons have limited availability - book early so you don't miss outClick here for age category information, including for under age 5 free lift & Ski Tube information  HOWEVER, that age category webpage does not mention the Age 70+ Season PassBefore purchasing Ski Tube passes, we suggest that you carefully read and consider the very affordable Jindabyne to Perisher bus service.

Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount for on‑line pre‑purchased ski/ board/ clothing rentals .  Also see 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  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 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

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on Saturday 15 May 2024

The last Southern Cross Alpine Lodge Annual General Meeting was on Saturday 15 May 2024.  Following this meeting, Southern Cross directors are remain Graham Morrison, Ann Collins, Jarrod Denny, Jeremy Freeman, Brian Gaetjens and Stewart Vella.  The following were the documents for that meeting :
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.

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  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).