New Additions for 2022

Following a recent workparty in May at the club we now have x2 new Fisher and Paykel fridges for the Kitchen and members fridge in the TV Room! These had to be purchased as the old ones were unable to reach cold enough temperatures that were required under the food act. We also have installed a Electrolux Steriliser for the dishes!! This should greatly reduce the time spent on dishes to ensure people can get back to skiing after meals.

Carparking 2022

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!

For 2022, the bookable parking trial run in 2020-21 will no longer be in place during winter! Instead, the carpark will operate on the usual first in first served basis. Do still be mindful you don’t park in a day park

Changes to the Rangatira Express

Following a trial created for the 2019 season, RAL have amended the rules regarding uphill travel on the lift. Previously there was no casual foot traffic on the Rangatira outside of the designated hours of 4-4:30pm and 8-8:30pm during night skiing. The new rules from RAL are:

  • If the lift has maintenance/lift/patrol clearance they will be happy to load club members from 8.45am to 9am. Within reason, they will load bags and foot passengers.
  • All chairs carrying foot passengers will need to be stopped so this will need to be managed.
  • They will repeat the process again with gear and foot passengers from 3.45pm to closing at 4pm.
  • During the rest of the normal operating time during the day access will require ski/board passengers only with one bag that needs to be managed & carried by the individual.
  • All guests regardless of times will require passes.
  • Over & above normal club members, should any of the custodians require some stores to be moved (once again within reason) then they will be happy to try and accommodate this. Ideally to bracket this in that 8.45am to 9am slot. 

Our Custodians know who to contact about this. As with anything else on the mountain this is obviously dictated by the weather so don’t expect a lift up if its a blizzard and the chair is already shut down for the night. Please also respect the staff and their decisions, this expectation was set out in the original trial and we don’t want anyone to jeopardize the system for all the other clubs on the field.

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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

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Ski Racers Club is situated on whakapapa ski field. It is a friendly, family oriented club with professional facilities.

Thanks to Lance for his small video update on the lower mountain today. All looking very good! Another storm is on its way providing hopefully another good dump before the club opens on the 8th of July ❄️⛄️PS. If you haven’t received your subs yet, please let us know at or send us a message ... See MoreSee Less
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Things are starting to look good at Whakapapa! They reckon 60+cms of snow on the Upper Mountain which is enough to start building T-Bar Lines ☃❄If you haven't already paid your subs, make sure you do that now so you can get in early on the bookings! ... See MoreSee Less
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More than a few things have changed at the club since the late 1990s! Back when these photos were taken they were printed in glossy A4 to show off our club as being the most modern club on the mountain at the Ski Expo! In 2022 we are still are a very modern club compared to many others on the mountain, thankfully we ditched the CRT TV for a 4K one, upgraded the dining room furniture and small Pot Belly with a roaring wood burner and replaced the mattresses and carpet to be nice and soft! Now you can even find an automatic dishwasher in our kitchen!Do you know someone who wants to join a warm and welcoming (plus modern) ski club? visit our website or email our membership officer at ... See MoreSee Less
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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