Winter bookings open on 1 June for members, and 1 July for non-members.
http://www.wtmc.org.nz/lodgebookings -- preferred method
This is the most reliable booking method. Availability and your booking will be confirmed by the online booking system immediately.
The internet based booking system will give you an option to request either a double (shared) or single bunk and you will have the ability to state your bunk or room preference. Every effort will be made to accommodate your selected preference. However, depending on prior selection by others your bunk preference is not guaranteed.
Alternatively your booking can be made by e-mail or by phone, however bookings cannot be confirmed until payment is made and online bookings will take precedence until payment is received.
Please read the rules and rates below before you email or phone.
In your email or answerphone message, state:
Bookings via email and Phone will be noted and will not be confirmed and manually entered into the internet booking system until payment has been received by the booking officer.
When booking using http://wtmc.org.nz/LodgeBookings - pay by credit card.
If booking manually - pay for your stay by depositing your money in the WTMC Club bank account.
Use 'Your Name - Ruapehu- Arrival Date' as the banking reference, and let the Lodge booking officer know when you have paid and how much.
1. Booking priority
Bookings are first come, first served, with bookings open earlier for members than non-members.
2. Booking confirmation
Your booking is not confirmed until payment is received. NO PAYMENT = NO BOOKING.
3. Winter weekends
4. Winter weeks
5. Vouching for non- members
When a member books non-members into the lodge they are accepting responsibility for their behaviour and character.
6. Direct Bookings from Non-Members.
Bookings from non-members can be accepted. Bookings MAY be refused if they do not have Club members prepared to vouch for them. Non-members booking online will be required to enter a referring members name into the booking system. The lodge must always have a member staying in the lodge. Non-members not already accompanied by a member should contact the booking officer first before making a booking to check there is a member present for the stay.
9. Closure due to weather conditions
If you are unable to get into the lodge because the road is closed or the lodge is not open, and you have discussed the situation with the Lodge Leader and there isn’t a feasible way to resolve it, then you’ll get a refund on your accommodation.
9. Lodge Capacity
Lodge capacity is 32 persons including babies sleeping in cots. Due to safety regulations, overbooking the lodge on any night is not permitted.