Ruapehu Lodge Report

Jan and I have just returned from another two weeks at Ruapehu after seven continuous days of excellent skiing. The weekend 14-15 September saw us waking up three mornings with fresh snow on the ground followed with fine weather.

On the edge of the crater lake on Ruapehu
On the edge of the crater lake on Ruapehu

Unfortunately, the great spell of fine weather did not continue into the weekend of interclub ski sports and I presume these were cancelled for this year. Also as a result of the warm rain over last weekend there has been a large loss of snow which has resulted in happy valley being closed for the season and the lower two lifts being used for access to the upper mountain only. Hopefully the snow forecast for this weekend will at least be a bonus for the school holidays coming up.

We will be having a meeting shortly to discuss work requirements on the lodge for this summer so we can prepare for next season which is forecast to be the year of the big snow! If anyone has any ideas, wish lists or grumblings please let me know so that we can discuss. Email me at .

Remember the lodge is open for business over summer, so if you need a great place to stay or have a wedding or a family gathering or just to spend time with a group of friends, the mountain is a great backdrop to do an endless variety of activities. So get some people together do some planning and then book!

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