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

Per www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/availability, Southern Cross will be open fully catered  :
for the 2024 snow season from Friday 7 June 2024, and possibly 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
.

2024 EPIC AUSTRALIA Passes and Age 70+ Season Passes

Per www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass, 2024 Epic Australia season passes can be purchased now, and include a variety of extra benefits including Night Skiing, First Tracks & 6 Bring A Mate discount day lift tickets.  Epic Australia passes may be cheaper or similar price to 6 & 7 day passes AND even better priced for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school whilst Perisher adult prices may apply from age 15 for day & multi-day passes.  Under age 5 (at 8 June 2024) Epic passes are FREE.  Click here to review Epic pass (including season Ski Tube) prices, inclusions & to purchase – BUY NOW before the prices next increase.  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.  The 2023 age 70+ season pass price (excluding Ski Tube) was $219 – the 2024 price has not yet been advised.

Before purchasing Ski Tube passes, we suggest that you carefully read www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/getting-here/JindabyneToSmiggins as the very affordable Jindabyne to Perisher bus service ran throughout the 2023 snow season and is likely to continue in 2024.

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

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2024 annual membership fees are 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 are 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.

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.

Rhythm 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 had a snow gear sale per www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-20-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/day-tripper is available again, BUT NEEDS TO BE BOOKED WELL AHEAD – 2023 prices were
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 13 May 2023

The last Southern Cross Alpine Lodge Annual General Meeting was on Saturday 13 May 2023.  Following this meeting, Southern Cross directors are now Graham Morrison, Ann Collins, Jarrod Denny, Jeremy Freeman, Brian Gaetjens and Stewart Vella.  The following were the documents for that meeting :
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Agenda-20230513.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Proxy-Form-20230513.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Directors-Report-2022.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Financial-Report-2022.pdf
Given that both 2020 and 2021 were affected by COVID‑19, you may also be interested in reviewing
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Financial-Report-2020.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.

Our April 2023 Working Bee has successfully completed

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.  If you would like to volunteer for 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.

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).