Whanganui Ski and Snowboard Club
Hut Status: Open
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.
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.
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!
Club tees and hoodies
Get Yours Today
We have a huge range of colours and sizes for adults and kids. Awesome kit to show everyone where you roll in winter!
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!
A quick overview
What it's all about
Some handy 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 NOT operating a carpark booking system during the 2022 season, first-in-first-served, so don’t sleep in and get up there early!
THE FOLKS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW!
NO HOST THIS YEAR
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 2022 season.
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 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.