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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 Entries Update

NIPS 2022 Entries Update

The events team at RAL are continuing to gear up for NIPS 2022. Thank you for all entries received so far.
Normal entries have closed and late entries are now open until Friday 12 August.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the events team at eventswhaka@mtruapehu.com

  • Entries continue to be limited to 2 teams per school per week of the event. However, in order to run a safe and fun event utilising the snow conditions, this is being managed on a case-by-case basis as competitor numbers fill up.
  • Please complete your expression of interest for extra teams on your original entry form and a team member will get back to you to approve these.

NIPS Entry

Registration is now open and is available until 12th August 2022.

CLICK HERE to enter your team.

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

Click here to view the week 1 schedule

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

Click here to view the week 2 schedule

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