Our Story

The RAN Ski Club was established in 1953 with the aim of fostering the sport of skiing and other alpine activities within the Naval community.

The Club’s development over the years, and its continuation today is one of a labour of love of both past and present members.  The Club continues to thrive on the preparedness and willingness of its current members to become involved.  Either in management or through rolling up their sleeves and providing the labour at work parties, which is essential to the development and maintenance of the Club’s assets. 

Today, operating as a non-profit making company, the Club owns three ski lodges:  

Mount Buller, Perisher Valley and Thredbo Village.

Our Values


“Leave Rank and Rate Outside the Gate.”

  • To reach out to members of Navy who had skied at one time or another, or who were interested in skiing in the future, for their mutual benefit and for the encouragement of skiing as a Naval sport.
  • To share information regarding skiing facilities in the Australian,New Zealand and Japanese areas.
  • To assist in the organisation of Naval skiing parties.
  • To form a Naval ski team to represent the Service.

Our Board and Honor Roll

PresidentPeter Laver
Treasurer       Paul Jones
Secretary Dave Dykstra
Vice President – Marketing, Memberships & CommunicationsLinda Walker
Vice President – Mt Buller LodgeAdrian Hills
Vice President – Perisher LodgeRick McMaster
Vice President – Thredbo LodgeIan Middleton
Elected to serve for 12 months on 15th May 2021
Honorary Life
Honorary Life
Members (Deceased)
Campbell McLarenJudith RoweDon Mascord
Phil StevensonTerry RoachHarry Adams
Graham WrightPeter PurcellBrian Read
Phillip DaviesDoug CollinsJennifer Cook
Noni LloydMal Peters
Don MascordNarelle Peters
Liz Osbourne
Paul Jones
Jeremy Butler
Ed Watson
Phil Gregory
Honor Roll