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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.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, 2020 Snow Season Availability is Limited
Southern Cross directors continue to assess the impact of COVID-19.
Per www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/covid19-update Perisher opened the 2020 snow season on a limited basis on Wednesday 24 June. A relatively slow start to the season meant that most lifts were finally open by mid-August, with restricted lift ticket sales applying. Southern Cross directors continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation including the impact on lodges, such as Southern Cross, which have shared facilities. Southern Cross is open on a restricted basis, including with reduced bed numbers. We reorganised bookings for members and guests who had already requested full week bookings at the time we suspended booking allocations. We are generally allocating 6 consecutive night bookings in accordance with www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/booking-conditions/#booking-allocation-process, including one "guest free day/night" per week. It is unlikely that we shall be able to confirm weekend or other part week bookings. Click here for our limited vacancy details.
We encourage everyone to follow follow government and health authorities’ advice & pray for this situation all around the world, including for wisdom by authorities and especially for hard-pressed front-line medical staff.
Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit your Southern Cross booking request(s). 2020 booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least January 2021 are available per
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
Per www.perisher.com.au/plan-your-trip/new-to-perisher/covid19-update, www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/perisher-shop/tickets-lessons-rentals and https://shop.perisher.com.au/lift-tickets, Perisher lift lickets, lessons & rentals, WHICH MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ON-LINE, are being progressively released, dependent on snow conditions & expected operating lifts. Subscribe to Perisher’s mailing list for regular updates on Lift Ticket, Lesson & Rental releases. Currently, if you have a 2020 Epic Australia Pass, you don’t need to make reservations for each day’s skiing, but reservations may be reintroduced later in the season.
Age 70+ passes are also available for $199 at https://shop.perisher.com.au/season-pass.
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.
Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who help make Southern Cross ministry such a success every year.
Southern Cross guests get 10% hire discount at Rhythm Snowline at Smiggins
Rhythm Snowline at Smiggin Holes (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give 10% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.
Aldi Snow Gear Sale and Charlotte Pass Day Tripper
The Aldi Annual Snow Gear Sale is usually held in May, but has been cancelled for 2020,
and Charlotte Pass Day Trippers are not available in 2020 due to COVID-19.
2020 Annual Membership Fee was $96 if paid by 28 February 2020
Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2020 annual membership fee is $152 for existing members, discounted to $96 if paid by 28 February 2020. There is also a husband/wife couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2020 membership fees is $76, discounted to $48 if both were paid by 28 February 2020. If you attend a working bee, then your fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2020 is $608 (or $304 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.
Our planned 24 to 26 April 2020 Working Bee was cancelled
Our main 2020 working bee was cancelled due to COVID-19. It was to be Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April at the end of NSW April public school holidays. If you can help on a future Working Bee, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 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 25 to 28 April 2019 working bee, and apologies that we’ve had to cancel the April 2020 working bee.