Southern Cross Alpine Lodge

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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 singles, married couples, families and small groups.  We have short devotions at breakfast and Bible discussions most evenings.  Click here for Southern Cross's Aims & Objectives and for more details on our facilities.

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 in/ski out.

BOOK NOW for January to October 2018 at Southern Cross

SOUTHERN CROSS 2018 ACCOMMODATION RATES HAVE BEEN HELD THE SAME AS FOR 2017
Southern Cross was open 27/12/2017 till 6/1/2018, with Julie & Brian Gaetjens catering & hosting, and will be fully catered for the 2018 snow season from Friday 8 June till at least Monday 1 October 2018.
From 6 January to 7 June 2018, self-catered accommodation is available to approved small groups.
Booking requests may be submitted now for arrival dates up till Saturday 29 September 2018.
Requests for periods till 29 June 2018 are being processed now, and requests for 30 June onwards will be processed from 19 February.

Southern Cross PBS (Preferential Booking System) members may book periods through till 29 June without affecting their member priority and member rate booking entitlements for 30 June 2018 onwards. So please consider extra summer/autumn/snow stay(s) though till 29 June 2018.

Submit your Southern Cross Booking Requests Now

Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit a Southern Cross booking requestDISCOUNTS of 4% to 15% (incl Super Early Bird Discount) apply to certain multi-night bookings.
Our full booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least December 2018 are available per :
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions (not yet updated for 2018 snow season)
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends

2018 Annual Membership Fee is $146, discounted to $93 if paid by 31 March 2018

Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2018 annual membership fee is $146 for existing members, discounted to $93 if paid by 31 March 2018.  There is also a married couple discount – where a married couple are both members, then each of their 2018 membership fees is $73, discounted to $46.50 if paid by 31 March 2018.  The first year membership fee for new members is $584 (or $292 each for married couples).  We plan to invoice 2018 membership fees by mid January 2018.  Please contact us if you have any questions about your membership fees.  For details about membership in Southern Cross Alpine Lodge including our Preferential Booking System (PBS) see www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/membership.

Perisher Epic Australia 2018 Season Pass NOW ON SALE

Click here for details of the 2018 Epic Australia Season Pass which covers the Perisher 2018 snow season and various Vail owned USA resorts & Whistler/Blackcomb for their 2018/19 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 – Currently the 2018 Epic Australia prices are from $819 adult, $462 high school student to age 17 & $588 for age 65+.  Season Ski Tube add-on is only $89 adult (including senior) & $49 student.  You pay $49 now with the balance on 1 May 2018.

Perisher 2017 Snow Season Was Extended Till 8 October

Great September 2017 snowfalls allowed Perisher to extend it’s lift operations until Sunday 8 October, and Southern Cross to provide catered accommodation till breakfast Friday 6 October with self-catered till Sunday 8 October.  Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who helped make the 2017 snow season Southern Cross ministry such a success.

Information following our 2017 Annual General Meeting

Click here for Notice (including agenda) of Southern Cross Annual General Meeting which was held 22 May 2017  together with our Directors’ Report and 2016 Financial Report.  The agenda includes a link to paper about proposed changes to our Articles of Association and to the Preferential Booking System (PBS) Rules.  This paper was discussed at the meeting and the directors will now draft specific proposed changes.  Following the this meeting, the Southern Cross directors are Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Peter Matthews, Steve Hutchinson, Ann Collins and Bev Cassin.

Working Bee Opportunities

There are Working Bee opportunities at Southern Cross.  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 teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone 0434 676 968.  Our directors extend a BIG thank you to those who assisted at the 21-23 & 28-30 April 2017 and other 2017 working bees.

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).

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!