Orana History

Orana History - Work in progress

The name "Orana" - is an aboriginal - first nation word meaning "Welcome". Nestled on the ski slopes of Perisher, a truly ski in ski out, family friendly, members only lodge. Situated between Telemark Tbar and Pretty Valley chair lifts and overlooking North Perisher. Orana ski club was formed in 1952 by the original members who were mostly part of a Ramsgate Rovers group. It started with a one room modest bunk house to encourage winter sports which was just starting out in NSW. The original lodge burnt down in 1968 and was rebuilt the following year - you can still see the original foundations and if you look closely some still charred granite stones! This page is a work in progress and will be updated with a transcript of our early history You can also find us on facebook (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/oranaskiclub

Foundation & Life Members

Thanks to the foresight and work of our Foundation and Life Member we are fortunate to be able to enjoy Skiing an staying at Orana Ski Club Ltd FOUNDATION MEMBERS * John Cameron * Brian Crisp * Matthew Daddo * Frank Davis * Jack Evans * Ray Evans * Colin Fell * Bert Gardner * Maida Gardner * Joe Gough * Bob Henderson * John Kneeshaw * Glen McIntyre * Ray Neaves * Shirly Neaves * Norm Rossiter * Ron Smith * Shirly Smith * Bob Smythe * Bill Townsend * Valda Townsend LIFE MEMBERS 1968 - A. R Gardner 1968 - J. B Kneeshaw 1977 - R. H Bonnett 1990 - R. J Allen 2001 - I. W Proven 2004 - K. R Gardner 2013 - C. A Gardner 2013 - N.D Olsen

Photo Wall

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