Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

NEWS

Click here for the Southern Cross 7.30pm Wednesday 01 June 2022 AGM Information

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.

Book Now for Autumn and the 2022 Snow Season

Submit your booking requests NOW for autumn 2022 & the 2022 snow season (subject to availability).  Southern Cross currently has plenty of availability up till Friday 24 June inclusive, including during the Perisher Peak Music Festival which is on again during the 10 to 13 June Long Weekend.  You can also submit expressions of interest for October 2022 till May 2023.

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.com.au/rates-members, www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends.
Southern Cross directors continue to keep the impact of COVID-19 under review.  IN PARTICULAR our Booking Conditions including Booking Allocation Processes, rates and availability are subject to change at short notice.
For details about Southern Cross Alpine Lodge membership, including in
our Preferential Booking System (PBS), see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/membership
.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – on-line 7.30pm Wed 1 June 2022

Notice is given that the Southern Cross 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on-line at 7.00pm for 7.30pm Wednesday 01 June 2022 by "Zoom" Conferencing.  Details about how to log on and join the AGM 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 Wednesday 1 June AGM.
In preparation for this meeting, please read the following four documents :
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Agenda-20220106.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-AGM-Proxy-Form-20220106.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Directors-Report-2021.pdf
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Financial-Report-2021.pdf
Given that both 2020 and 2021 were affected by COVID‑19, you may also be interested in reviewing
     www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/SCAL-Financial-Report-2019.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.

2022 EPIC AUSTRALIA SEASON PASSES – Beat the 31 May price increase

Per www.perisher.com.au/epic-australia-pass 2022 Epic Australia Season passes are on sale NOWFREE for infants under age 5 as at 11 June 2022Epic Australia passes may be even more economic for age 15+ high school students, because student season pass prices generally apply whilst still at high school, whereas for day and multi-day passes adult prices may apply from age 15.  Age 70+ (NON‑Epic) season pass available now for $209 (Ski Tube is extra).

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

PERISHER LIFT & LESSON ETC DETAILS for 2022

2022 snow season Epic Australia and age 70+ season pass details are available above.  Per www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/perisher-shop/tickets-lessons-rentals, Perisher will publish details of other 2022 lift lift & lesson ticket arrangements, such as 1 to 7 day passes and Ski Tube soon.

Please note that Southern Cross does NOT recommend any particular snow clothing or equipment retailer, or rental outlet, of which there are many in Jindabyne, Perisher, Smiggins, and of course where you live.  But we do recommend that you consider hiring equipment at Smiggins at either Rhythm Smiggins or the Perisher rental shop, even if a little more expensive, as your don’t then need to transport it and any problems can be quickly sorted out.  Sydney has retailers such as Katmandu and many, many more. For your info : It appears as though Aldi is NOT having a 2022 snow gear sale.  However, Anaconda Stores has a snow gear sale on till 3 June per www.anacondastores.com .
Rhythm Smiggins (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) have a 20% discount offer for bookings made on‑line by 10 June 2022.  Otherwise they give 10% discount on ski/ board/ clothing rentals to Southern Cross guests.  Also see www.rhythmsnowsports.com.au/pages/rhythm-membership.

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

http://charlottepass.com.au/day-tripper is available again, BUT NEEDS TO BE BOOKED WELL AHEAD – 2022 prices are from $129 adult; $79 child; $99 senior.  NOT MENTIONED on their website are mid-week specials – watch this space.

2022 Annual Membership Fee was $120 if paid by Monday 28 February 2022

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2022 annual membership fees were due 1 January 2022, and are $180
for existing members, discounted to $120 if paid by Monday 28 February 2022.  There is also a husband/wife
couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2022 membership fees is $90,
discounted to $60 each if both were paid by 28 February 2022.  These membership fees were increased
to assist repairing Southern Cross finances which were significantly affected by reduced 2020 & 2021 bookings
due to COVID‑19.  If you attend a working bee, then your membership fee is waived the subsequent year.
The first year membership fee for new members in 2022 is $720 (or $360 each for husband/wife couples).

Pay your membership fee in conjunction with a summer or autumn catered booking and receive a $60 credit
towards that booking
.  Please contact us if you have any questions about membership fees.

Our Next Working Bee is Planned for near end of April 2023

We expect that our next main working bee will be during a period including Anzac Day 25 April 2023, at the end of April 2023 NSW School Holidays.  If you can help at this Working Bee, or at any other time, please contact director, Steve Thompson, by email teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone Steve on 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 20 to 26 April 2022 working bee.

2019 lifts operated until Sunday 13 October 2019

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2019.

      
The above pictures were taken 07 October 2018.

  
The 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).