Timeline

The Perisher Historical Society defines its area of interest as extending from the Thredbo River to the Summit of Mt Kosciuszko. Thus it includes all the resorts along the Kosciuszko Road including Sawpit Creek, Wilson’s Valley, the Hotel Kosciusko (Sponars Inn), Smiggin Holes, Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Guthega, SkiTube, Betts Camp, the Chalet and all the huts adjacent to the Kosciuszko Road and on the Main Range.

Hotel Kos1909

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  • Recreational skiing in Australia begins

    Recreational skiing in Australia begins at Kiandra and, almost simultaneously, in Norway and the USA.

  • First ski club in Australia formed

    The Kiandra Snow Shoe Club, the first ski club in Australia, is formed at about this time.

  • Charles Kerry publishes the first photos of skiing in Australia

    Photographer Charles Kerry publishes the first photos of skiing in Australia taken at the Kiandra Snow Shoe Club races in that year

  • Clement Wragge constructs weather station

    Clement Wragge constructs his weather station on the top of Mt Kosciuszko. Charles Kerry leads the first winter ascent of Mt Kosciusko.

  • Charles Kerry leads first winter ascent of Mt Kosciuszko

    Charles Kerry leads first winter ascent of Mt Kosciuszko via the Thredbo Valley, ascending from Friday Flat.

  • Charles Kerry forms the NSW Alpine Club

    Charles Kerry forms the NSW Alpine Club, the precursor of the Kosciusko Alpine Club, in Sydney.

  • Championship race at Kiandra

    Championship race at Kiandra. L-R: George Irwin (starter), Bill Bourke (winner) and Dick Eastwood.

  • Old Betts Camp

    The NSW Government builds Old Betts Camp on the old Kosciusko Road

  • New Betts Camp built

    The NSW Government builds New Betts Camp on the new Kosciuszko Road halfway between the Hotel Kosciusko and the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. The Creel is built at the junction of the Kosciuszko Road and the Thredbo River