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 husband/wife 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.
REQUEST YOUR BOOKING NOW for Periods to October 2018
SOUTHERN CROSS 2018 ACCOMMODATION RATES HAVE BEEN HELD THE SAME AS FOR 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. Self-catered accommodation is available to approved small groups until 7 June and then fully catered from Friday 8 June till at least Tuesday 2 October morning. So consider extra summer/autumn/snow stay(s) though till 29 June. Requests for the whole 2018 snow season are being processed now per our Booking Allocation Process.
Easter (30 March to 2 April) & NSW School Holidays (14 to 30 April)
The annual Back To Perisher Easter Weekend is on again, including the usual 12.30pm Easter Day Service at the Perisher Alpine Church. So make up a small group and request a self-catered booking now.
Or request a self-catered booking now for during the 14 to 22 April NSW School Holidays.
From 22 April is full and there is a working bee (no children, sorry) from 27 April afternoon.
Per above, Southern Cross is open fully catered from Friday 8 June with 8 till 11 June already nearly full, but we do have 2 family rooms still available. The Peak Music Festival is on again from the Friday evening with Early Bird Festival tickets available for $125 adult or 6 adults for $625 (accompanying children free). Southern Cross also has 3 adult passes, first come first served, for $82.50 each : contact Brian for details.
Our BOOKING REQUEST FORM is our preferred method for you to submit a Southern Cross booking request. RATE DISCOUNTS of up to 15% apply to certain multi–night June to October snow season bookings. Full booking conditions and accommodation rates till at least December 2018 are available per :
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
Chefs/Cooks Needed for Southern Cross Alpine Lodge 2018 Snow Season
Southern Cross is looking for one or more Christian chefs/cooks to be a part of our ministry team this 2018 winter/spring snow season. Are you available for part of the season? Or do you know any chefs/cooks who may be available? See the top of this webpage and the rest of this website for more details about Southern Cross Alpine Lodge, a 25 bed Christian lodge at Smiggin Holes, Kosciuszko National Park – right on the snow, ski/board in & out. A current working with children check is required.
For further information, a job description or to send your CV, email email@example.com.
2018 Annual Membership Fee is $146, discounted to $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). Most 2018 annual membership fees have now been invoiced. 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.
AGM expected to be 4.00pm Saturday 26 May 2018 followed by Dinner
Please diarise & keep Saturday 26 May 2018 afternoon / evening from 4.00pm free for our 2018 Annual General Meeting followed by a dinner. There will be plenty of time to ask your directors questions, as well as to catch up with other Southern Cross members. Location and further details will be advised soon. Following 2017 AGM discussions, your directors have drafted changes to the Preferential Booking System (PBS) Rules. A PBS Rules Change Discussion Paper is being sent to members inviting members’ feedback before finailising the text of the Rule change special resolution to be presented and considered at the May 2018 AGM.
Click here for details of the 2018 Epic Australia Season Pass which covers the Perisher 2018 snow season and various USA resorts & Whistler/Blackcomb AND NOW Hakuba Valley Japan (various restrictons apply) 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. Following the latest price increase on 27 February, Epic Australia prices are from $839 adult, $473 high school student to age 17 and $602 for age 65+. Epic Pass Season Ski Tube add-on is only $99 adult (including senior) and $55 student. Beat the next price increase.
Special season pass prices also apply if you are age 70 or older, but these do not include overseas resorts.
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 hire discount at Rhythm Snowline at Smiggins
Rhythm Snowline at Smiggin Holes (across the car park from the Smiggins Hotel) give up Southern Cross guests a discount on ski/board/clothing rentals. We are currently obtaining details of their 2018 discounts.
Aldi Snow Gear Sale
Working Bee Opportunities
There are Working Bee opportunities at Southern Cross, with the main 2018 Working Bee planned for be Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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!