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 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.

BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2018/19

Summer & Autumn are great times to visit the NSW Snowy Mountains for a quiet relaxing time.  There are lots of walks you can do, including to the Kosciuszko summit, bike riding, NPWS school holiday children’s activities, or just relaxing & reading at Southern Cross.  We are open fully catered by Brian & Julie Gaetjens from the afternoon of Thursday 27 December 2018 till at least Saturday 5 January 2019 morning.  Catering for Easter 2019 School Holidays yet to be decided.

2019 Snow Season catered period commences Friday 7 June 2019 with the 2019 Peak Music Festival.

Self-catered bookinga are available at other times to approved small groups.

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 January 2019 are available per
Booking Procedures and Booking Conditions
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-members
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-nonmembers and
www.southerncrossalpinelodge.com.au/rates-friends
2019 requests may be submitted now, but 2019 snow season requests will be held until bookings open.

      
The above Front Valley pictures were taken 07 October 2018.

 
The above Front Valley and Mid-Station pictures were taken 10 June 2015.

Perisher 2017 & 2018 Snow Seasons Were Both 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 lift operations until Sunday 8 October 2017 & Sunday 7 October 2018 respectively, with Southern Cross also extending its catered accommodation.
Thank you to ALL our chefs, hosts, members and other guests who help make Southern Cross ministry such a success every year.

2019 lifts are expected to operate at least from 8 June till 7 October 2019

Perisher Epic Australia 2019 Season Pass NOW ON SALE

Click here for details of the 2019 Epic Australia Season Pass which covers the Perisher 2019 snow season and various USA/Canadian/Japanise resorts for their 2019/20 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 – 2019 Epic Australia prices from 12 September 2018 are from $819 adult, $460 school student to age 17 and $614 for age 65+ (ages as at 8 June 2019).  Season Ski Tube add-on is only $95 adult (including senior) & $55 student.  You pay $49 now with the balance on 1 May 2019.
There is also usually a relatively inexpensive age 70+ Perisher Season Pass which does NOT included any overseas resorts.  Availability and price of any 70+ pass for 2019 may not be advised until June 2019.

Perisher 2018 Lift Ticket etc including Purchase 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE Discounts

2018 snow season multi-day lift ticket prices, as well as lesson, Ski Tube & other prices, are available at www.perisher.com.au/buy with the largest discounts applying for ON-LINE 7 DAYS’ IN ADVANCE purchases.  Carefully compare Ski Tube option prices including add-on if skiing/boarding the same day.  Note that adult prices apply from age 15 except that student season pass prices apply to most children still at school.  There are also age 65+ passes and inexpensive age 70+ season passes.  Child under age 5 lift tickets are free.

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 was 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 guest before they process the transaction.
Join the Rhythm Snowsports club for free & receive 10% discount on most retail items.

Aldi Snow Gear Sale

The annual Aldi Snow Gear Sale was on 19 May 2018.  Although no longer listed on their website, 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 teamthommo4@bigpond.com or phone 0434 676 968.

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!