Whanganui Ski and Snowboard Club

Join us on the mountain

Covid-19 Update

The Department of Conservation has closed Bruce Road.
The Whanganui Ski Hut is closed until further notice.
Stay safe everyone. Kia kaha.

Join us on the Mountain!

The club has been around since 1948 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 friendships 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!

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.

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Key People




Our Host looks after the hut day-to-day. Feel like a free 2020 season pass, full accomodation & board…and some epic stories to tell your friends? Get in touch at committee@wssc.co.nz

Gordy Horsley


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.