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NIPS

North Island Primary and Intermediate School Ski Championships

ANNUAL SKI RACE EVENT HELD AT WHAKAPAPA, MT RUAPEHU

One of the largest single-sport primary school events

NIPS is an event run by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, spanning 2 weeks with teams of Year 1 – 8 competitors. All schools around the North Island are encouraged to enter! With limited staffing, this year team entries will be initially limited to 2 teams per school. Watch out for the key entry date deadlines and criteria.

If you have any questions regarding the initial limiting of team entries, please read full statement HERE

A big thank you to schools, staff, parents, coaches and all who contribute in any way to enable children to participate in this annual ski championships. A special thanks to the volunteers that act as marshals and crew to ensure a safe and smooth running event!

SSNZ & NIPS PARTNERSHIP

NIPS is a Snow Sports NZ (SSNZ) sanctioned event, which means it's included in the SSNZ National Alpine ski racing calendar.

As the National body for ski racing, SSNZ provide a development pathway from grassroots fun racing all the way up to our National Championships and beyond.

Check our FAQ's for further details and to sign up for a free Junior snow sports NZ membership and learn how to join a club.

Team Info
Team Info

NIPS Schedule

Week 1: Years 1 - 6 Skiers

Monday 29th August - Thursday 1st September

Day 1: Giant Slalom Ski
Day 2: Dual Slalom Ski
Day 3: Skier Cross (optional) & Prizegiving Team Events
Day 4: Weather Day

Schedule coming soon

Week 2: Years 7 - 8 Skiers

Monday 12th September - Thursday 15th September

Day 1: Giant Slalom Ski
Day 2: Dual Slalom Ski
Day 3: Skier Cross (optional) & Prizegiving Team Events
Day 4: Weather Day

Schedule coming soon

NIPS Entry

Registration is now open and is available until 8th July 2022.

CLICK HERE to enter your team.

Entry & Fees
Entry & Fees
Rules & Docs
Rules & Docs
FAQs
FAQs