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.
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/board in & out, maximising your time on-snow.
32 Lifts Expected by Sat 23/6 & Low Season Accomm & Lift Tickets till 29/6
The SNOW IS GREAT with Perisher expecting to open 32 lifts by Saturday 23 June across Smiggins, Perisher (including Mt Perisher), Blue Cow & Guthega. Southern Cross is currently ski in/ski out with plenty of Low Season price June vacancies, limited July to late August vacancies, then plenty of September vacancies.
Low Season multi-day lift ticket discounts apply till 29 June especially if purchased on-line 7+ days ahead.
Southern Cross is fully catered till at least Tuesday 2 October morning, with rates the same as 2017 and
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 onwards.
Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit a Southern Cross booking request. Full booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least December 2018 are available per
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
2018 snow season multi-day lift ticket prices, as well as lesson & most other prices, are available at www.perisher.com.au/buy. Note that adult prices apply from age 15 except that student season pass prices applies to most children still at school. There are also age 65+ passes and inexpensive age 70+ season passes. Generally, for children under age 5 lift tickets are free, but the only Perisher under 5s child programs are at Perisher. However, you may be able to book children 6 months to 6 years at Smiggins through the Smiggins Hotel – see www.smiggins.com.au/smigs-kids-child-minding. In past years they have also provided all day ski/board programs for children, but 2018 details are not yet published.
See www.charlottepass.com.au/day-tripper.html for Charlotte Pass Day Tripper details, prices ($109 adult; $68 child; $87 senior) and how to book. NOT MENTIONED on their website are their likely Tuesday and Friday Specials. On Tuesday, each second person is only $2, and on Friday a special price of $?? per person applies.
Southern Cross guests get 20% hire discount at Rhythm Snowline at Smiggins
Rhythm Snowline at Smiggin Holes (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) gives Southern Cross guests a 20% discount on ski/board/clothing rentals. This 20% discount is available on-line till 30 June. After 30 June it is only available over the counter AND provided you advise Snowline staff that you are a Southern Cross guess before they process the transaction.
Join the Rhythm Snowsports club for free & receive 10% discount on most retail items.
Aldi Snow Gear Sale from 19 May 2018
The annual Aldi Snow Gear Sale has been on since 19 May 2018. Although no longer listed on their website, many stores still have snow clothing etc left and Cooma Aldi usually has snow gear left well into the snow season.
Information following our 2018 Annual General Meeting
Click here for Notice (including agenda) of Southern Cross Annual General Meeting which was held 26 May 2018 together with our Directors’ Report and 2017 Financial Report. The agenda includes a link to a paper including a Special Resolution which was passed at the meeing updating our Preferential Booking System (PBS) Rules. Those updated PBS Rules are now available at www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/images/uploads/Information_SCAL_PBS_Rules_Document.pdf. Following the this meeting, the Southern Cross directors are Graham Morrison (chairman), Steve Thompson, Brian Gaetjens, Bev Cassin, Ann Collins, Steve Hutchinson and Peter Matthews.
Minutes of the 26 May 2018 AGM will be published once adopted by the directors.
2018 Annual Membership Fee is $146 (was $93 if paid by 29 March 2018)
Southern Cross Alpine Lodge members’ 2018 annual membership fee is $146 for existing members, discounted to $93 if paid by 29 March 2018. There is also a husband/wife 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 29 March 2018. The first year membership fee for new members is $584 (or $292 each for married 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.
Working Bee 27 to 29 April and Other Opportunities
Our directors extend a BIG thank you to those who assisted at the 27-29 April 2018 and other 2018 working bees. 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 email@example.com or phone 0434 676 968.
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.
Memberships in our Preferential Booking System (PBS) available
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!