Ngauruhoe Ski club Members Committee Photo Gallery

About the Club

Active both in winter and in the non-snow seasons, the Ngauruhoe Ski Club membership is a social one. With a mix of families, younger singles and the keen old guard, Nguaruhoe Ski Club has something to offer skiers of any age group and ability.

Racing is an integral part of club activities, with club ski and snowboard races organised for all ages. The Ngauruhoe Ski Club Trophy Race is the largest ski race by participation in the southern hemisphere and the pre-eminent interclub race on Mt Ruapehu, keenly contested by most of the on mountain clubs. The after race party is as eagerly anticipated as the race results!

Ski development is also an important function of the club membership with strong weekend training squads for junior teens.  Adults have the opportunity to join a midweek development program - as much social as it is training. 

In addition, ladies week, childrens race weeks and a themed parties round out the exciting winter season calendar.

Activities do not stop just because the snow has melted and members are offered activities in summer as well as winter. Summer events organised and run by members include Film nights, events at SnowPlanet, cycle rides and a club summer barbeque ensure the socialising continues in the off season.

Whilst staying at one of the two modern and comfortable lodges, every member is assigned a light duty to keep the club running smoothly and share the workload. 

Cooking and food preparation is managed by your wonderful cooks who re resident at both lodges from early July until the end of October.

Membership is by invitation from a current senior member, seconded by another senior member, and requires the invitee(s) to complete work parties over the summer months. Invitees must be 18 years or over to qualify for senior membership, and there are also Family, Junior and Veteran membership categories. Ngauruhoe is a diverse club for keen skiers and snowboarders, and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in becoming a member of an active and social ski club.