Season 2020

Ski Racers officially opens on the 31st of July 2020 and closes on the first weekend in October. As of now we are yet to secure a custodian but watch this space for more updates coming soon. For now, head over to the bookings page to reserve your weekends for 2020. Check out our Facebook page linked below to keep up to date with the latest developments.

Carparking 2020

With the introduction of the new parking system and restrictions for 2020, it’s important that you are aware of the rules and how it works. Linked below is a RMCA document outlining the details of the parking system and agreement. Also linked is the carparking map for clubbies. Any number in RED is an allocated club carpark location. If you park anywhere else overnight you will be towed!

Check out our Facebook Page – Ski Racers – Ski Club

There’s a growing number of Club photos plus news and updates from members. Go ahead and like us too! Click the link above.

Firewood Fundraiser

There are plenty of bags for sale this season. Find out more about what your support does by going to the ‘Firewood Fundraiser’ page or get your wood now by Calling or Email Mike on

021 254 3101

If you’ve got recent photos you’d like included on the website, please email the Club on

RMCA Update

Find the document here –  RMCA Forum 2019

Recently, the RMCA (Ruapehu Mountain Clubs Association) forum was held in Whakapapa Village. Some important points to note that came out of the meeting are

  • Knoll Ridge Cafe –
    • Changed to three eating zones
    • Introducing street cart style eating
    • Increased capacity to 580 occupants
    • New Executive Chef
    • West Ridge cafe reopened, only on better days
  • Terrain Works
    • Wider area behind Lorenz’s
    • Realignment of Rock Garden
    • Centennial Gully Re-Contoured
  • Changes to parking coming – running a trial up until 2021
    • Carparks controlled after 6pm
    • Designated overnight club parking
    • Park n Ride re-established
    • Issue of no vehicle access to public shelter raised
  • No downhill traffic on the Rangatira Express
    • Skis/Boards to be worn, no foot traffic

New Parking Rules at Whakapapa

If you haven’t heard already, the parking and access at the top of the Bruce Road has changed. There’s a new Premium Parking area (in red on the map) and you need a special pass to access. This would be where you normally dropped off at the Shelter. Now you can’t access this easily – be warned! Also, expect to park further down the road than what you have in the past.

The Committee wrote to RAL expressing concerns about safety related to these changes and as a result, overnight parking opposite the Premium Parking was introduced. We will continue to give feedback, so please let us know of any positive or negative experiences related to these changes at

Whakapapa Carpark Map 2020