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! Team entries are no longer limited. You may enter as many teams as you wish, providing you meet the entry date deadlines and criteria.
Relevant age for relevant week & price is in line with time frame you are applying within.

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.

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NIPS Schedule

Week 1: Years 1 - 6 Skiers

Monday 30th August - Thursday 2nd September

Day 1: Giant Slalom Ski
Day 2: Dual Slalom Ski
Day 3: Skier Cross (optional) & Prizegiving Team Events
Day 4: Weather Day
View and download full Week 1 Schedule

Week 2: Years 7 - 8 Skiers

Monday 6th September - Thursday 9th September

Day 1: Giant Slalom Ski
Day 2: Dual Slalom Ski
Day 3: Skier Cross (optional) & Prizegiving Team Events
Day 4: Weather Day
View and download full Week 2 Schedule

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