Welcome to the RAN Ski Club Website

For access to the Online Membership and Bookings System (Club System), click here to go to the login page

The RAN Ski Club is a sporting Club for members and ex-members of the Royal Australian Navy and other ADF members. This website provides information about the RAN Ski Club

Current Club Members can log in to the Online Membership and Bookings System (Club System) for access to the Online Accommodation Booking and Membership System. Click here to go to the login page

For the 2020 season, the Online Booking System will apply for all our lodges. 

COVID-19 – Implications for Ski Club Operations

The RAN Ski Club Directors met on Saturday 4 April, by video conference to consider the impacts of COVID-19 on Club Operations. Currently, the way ahead for the 2020 Ski season is unclear. In NSW there is a Public Health Order until 29 Jun which amongst other things, prohibits people travelling for holidays. Similar restrictions apply in Victoria.
We interpret this as meaning members will not be able to use the NSW lodges before 30 June, unless the Order is revoked before then. We assess this as unlikely. Beyond that is even less clear. Thredbo village has suspended taking Accommodation requests for this period. From what we can tell, Perisher is waiting. Buller has advised that people must not come to the alpine resorts for social purposes, recreation or working bees until further notice.
Current Booking Situation
A number of members have made and paid for bookings, both online and offline, for both the period from the normal opening of the season on the June long weekend until the end of June and for later in the season.
Bookings that have already been made and confirmed will be retained on Club System unless individual members wish to cancel them.  Cancellation refunds will be made in line with the policy in the Booking rules. If future restrictions on operations mean that the Club must cancel any of these confirmed bookings, then full refunds will be made, regardless of the timing.Future Online Bookings
To reduce the administrative workload in taking and then perhaps having to refund accommodation charges, the Board has decided to put a temporary hold on online bookings until the situation is clearer. Thus, the online booking system (Club System) will be suspended until further notice. We will recommence Online bookings as soon as we can.

Offline Bookings
Members may still register booking requests offline by using the manual booking form and send them to the office by fax or mail. These will be held in order of receipt and processed if /when the situation is clearer.
The Board is keen to operate this season if we can safely and legally do so. We regret the decision to suspend taking bookings, but believe it is in the best interests of members and will prevent your funds being tied up unnecessarily.

Looking Ahead

We will be reassessing the capacity of the lodges based on current Government space density policies and will review these further if the Government changes these limitations.

If necessary due to any changed capacity, we will cancel any over-limit bookings, based on ‘Last In First Out’ (LIFO) assessed by date and time of booking, which is recorded in Club System. Depending on the circumstances we may call for volunteers to cancel bookings.

If any members wish to cancel bookings already made, our normal cancellation policy will apply, noting that extraordinary cancellation provisions detailed in our By-Laws would apply if an individual booking cannot be continued because of:

  • quarantine directions for a diagnosed case of COVID -19,
  • a Government self-isolation direction, or
  • written medical advice that the booked person cannot travel because of high vulnerability to COVID-19.

If the Directors are obliged to close a Lodge for a period because of Government or Lodge Lessor direction, or a decision by a Resort Operator to cease operations at the resort, full refunds will be granted for bookings during that period.

Updated 7 April 2020

Online Booking System Bed Availability 

Due to our need to closely manage bed allocations to take account of the gender and age mix of members and guests, we cannot allow all beds to be available for online bookings. Also, the licence limit in each lodge is below the total number of beds. As a result of these 2 factors, at times it is not possible to use all beds in the lodges.  We must keep a small number available for the Booking Officer to manage these issues. 

This means that at some busy periods, we may have some beds available even though the online Availability shows none.

In these circumstances, members should contact the Booking Officer offline to check whether individual bookings can be taken, and also to register interest in being placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations. 

For other Club Administration business such as Accommodation availability or Bookings for those without online access, or offline payment of accounts for Membership or Accommodation, members should contact the Canberra office on   (02) 6295 6634 as the Webmaster does not have access to club Admin records.

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General Enquiries

Email inquiries on all other subjects including conditions of membership contact the Webmaster at info@ranskiclub.com.au  

Please Note – Accommodation Bookings and enquiries cannot be made by email as the Webmaster is remote from the Club’s Canberra office, with no access to records. Please phone the office on (02) 6295 6634 if you have a query. And please do not send credit card details to this email address as it is not secure.

Life in the Mountains

For the latest info on events in the mountains go to the Resort Activities page for the resorts where the RAN Ski Club has lodges


Serving Navy Members – Now’s the time to join the RAN Ski Club!

We’re doing special deals for Navy members:

  • If you are a new entry Sailor (Recruit or Seaman*) or Officer (Midshipman or ASLT at ADFA or CRESWELL) you can join now and only pay the joining fee of $ 217. We will not charge the Annual Subscription until 2021. Use the Ordinary Member application form here to apply.2020 ADF Membership Application 
  • All serving Navy members can ‘try before you buy’ by staying at one of our lodges without having to join, paying guest rates of accommodation as a guest of the Lodge Manager. This is a once only opportunity and must be booked through the Booking Officer using this form.  Try before you Buy Application

                                          Family Members turning 21

Children of members cease to be entitled to Family Membership on turning 21. In the first year, ie before turning 22. you can apply to become an Associate Member in your own right and only pay the joining fee of $217. We will not charge the Annual Subscription until 2021. Use the Associate Member application form here to apply. 

2020 NON ADF Associate Membership Application v1


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