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About the Club

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.”

While supportive of the RAN’s values, the RAN Ski Club seeks in its members and guests:

• Friendliness

• Good Humour

• Co-operation

• Camaraderie

• Contribution

• Participation

• Resourcefulness, and

• Selflessness

These values are core to our ‘self help’ operating methodology for lodge management.

Our Board and Honour Roll

PresidentIan Middleton
Treasurer       Sean Noble
Secretary Alan Moore
Vice President – Membership, Marketing & CommunicationsJeremy Butler
Vice President – Mt Buller LodgeAdrian Hills
Vice President – Perisher LodgeAndrew Smith
Vice President – Thredbo LodgeGreg Thompson
(Elected to serve for 12 months on 27th April 2024)

Current Honorary Life Members
Peter PurcellPhillip DaviesJudith Rowe
Terry RoachPhil GregoryDoug Collins
Mal PetersNarelle PetersLiz Osborne
Paul JonesJeremy ButlerEd Watson
Geoff ColeMike RichPeter Laver
Rick McMaster