The weather is getting hotter and the music in the shops has changed to christmas carols – so it must be time for Open Lodge. What’s Open Lodge you ask? It means that you can drop in and stay at WTMC’s Ruapehu Lodge, no commitment or hassle, anytime from Christmas to early January. WTMC’s Ruapehu … Read more
The lodge subcommittee is keen to promote the lodge not only as accommodation for skiers and boarders but also as an attractive base for summer adventures – day walks, weekend tramps, rock climbing, summer skiing, MTBing, canyoning, sunny BBQs on the deck at the end of a day, and lots more. As part of this we are organising … Read more
What a great snow season that was! We finished it off with a sold out Labour weekend. Now it’s time to think about summer trips to enjoy barbecues on the deck and everything Tongariro National Park has to offer. Don’t forget the lodge in summer There are lots of great club trips scheduled for early … Read more
Life passes on sale! … $100 MILLION DOLLARS of new investment at Ruapehu … Spring means t-shirt skiing and bbq weather … vans 1/2 Oct and 15/16 Oct … Inter-club sports weekend … tell us, what would you change if you ran the lodge?
Next van trip is 1/2 October – more coming later; Weekday opening 4-8 Sep and throughout the school holidays; 16-18 Sep Interclub ski racing; Tips on getting to the lodge in bad weather; rates and how to book.
The Ruapehu snow season’s well and truly kicked off with a couple of storms to coat the mountain, plus something like a metre of snow over the last week. We now have a base of over two metres which sets us up nicely for a primo season. Our Lodge on Mt Ruapheu is filling up nicely and … Read more
We’re getting excited about the 2016 Whakapapa snow season. The Ruapehu crew have secured a licence renewal with DOC, and so a flood of money is set to hit the Whakapapa facilities. This means a new quad express lift to replace the Centennial Chair this year, and a quad chairlift to replace the Waterfall T-bar in 2017. Good … Read more
We recently had a sub committee meeting to discuss the lodge accommodation and food rates. The good news is that we decided to keep the rates the same as last season as we have been experiencing a low inflation and CPI rate. Setting the rates is always difficult but we lately have based it on the cost … Read more
Feeling lonely? Resolved to get out more this year? Looking to meet some new people to go tramping with? ……You need the ‘lodge social weekend’! We’ll be heading up to the club lodge at Whakapapa on the 6th-8th March. There will be a number of Saturday and Sunday activities running over the weekend and you will be able to sign … Read more