Whanganui Ski and Snowboard Club

Established 1949

Status

Mt Ruapehu is closed for the 2020 winter season. The WSSC hut is open to members over summer, but you need to take your own food. Please use the NZ COVID Tracer App to record your stay at the hut. 2021 winter season is 4th June - 25th October.

Join us on the Mountain!

The club has been around since 1949 and exists solely for the purpose of getting its members onto the mighty Ruapehu to do their stuff.

For Kids

Staying at the hut and learning how to shred the mountain with mates is unbeatable. Life long friends and epic memories made right here.

For Snow hounds

Sure the deep south gets more settled weather, but Whakapapa can’t be matched for size and terrain. Come get some magnificent Whakapapa gnar.

For Families

Staying at the hut is all about those memorable family holidays. There’s something unique about bringing the whole family to the hut, it’s lots of fun, even on the in-days!

Snow Forecast

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Weather forecast for Whakapapa. Fingers crossed for snowy nights and bluebird days…and then remind yourself it’s Ruapehu!

The club is open to everyone. Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

Gordy, President

A quick overview

What it's all about

The Club

We are a non-profit organisation run by club members. The club exists solely for the purpose of enabling those who have a passion for skiing and snowboarding to stay at the Whanganui Hut.

The Hut

We stay at the highest private residence in New Zealand (1792m). The Whanganui Hut is located right smack in the middle of Whakapapa ski-field. Ski-out, ski-in, enjoy!

Our Approach

We enjoy a ‘big family’ vibe at the Hut. We all take turns to cook dinner and do the cleaning (including kids). We eat dinner together. At the end of the day you’ll find us sitting around the fire, laughing at each other’s wipeouts, and enjoying each other’s company.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in joining the club, staying at the hut to check it out before you join, or just want a bit more information, feel free to send us a message.

Latest Posts

Newsletters and Updates

WHANGANUI SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB NEWSLETTER MAY 2020  A little…

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What: Working Party #2 of 2When: 21st/22nd March  WHAT YOU NEED…

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What: Working Party #1 of 2When: 7th/8th March  WHAT YOU NEED…

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Quick Links

QUICK LINKS TO IMPORTANT BITS

The MetService weather forecast for Whakapapa. Fingers crossed for snowy nights and bluebird days…and then remind yourself it’s Ruapehu!

RAL is operating their carpark booking system 7 days a week under Alert Level 2. You must book a carpark if you’re driving up!

The Bruce Road barrier may be closed depending on the weather or RAL’s carpark capacity. Check NZTA road status before you set out.

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Key People

THE FOLKS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW!

NO HOST THIS YEAR

Host

Our Host normally lives in for the season, and looks after the hut day-to-day. This year we won’t have a host due to the pandemic, but expect to do so again for the 2021 season.

Gordy Horsley

President

Gordy is our amazing El Presidente. You’ll see him carving it up big on the mountain, and telling even bigger stories apres ski!

bill nichol

Booking Officer

Bill is the guy that makes it all happen. He does an incredible job as the booking officer and orders all the food & supplies to keep us fed.