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Hundreds of Ruapehu and Taupo locals headed to Mt Ruapehu at the weekend to ride the Sky Waka, all for a great cause.
Mt Ruapehu’s annual Locals’ Weekend not only offered locals a chance to experience the new Sky Waka in summer at a great price, but also raised $6,420 for St John Waimarino Area Committee and the National Park Community Pool, with a further $757 raised in donation buckets.
Nearly 1,300 people rode the Sky Waka heading up to Knoll Ridge at 2020m above sea level for spectacular panoramic views and dining, and even some lingering snow to play in.
National Park School’s latest upcycling project is benefitting both the environment and helping fund the 2020 ski season for local school children at the same time.
When Mt Ruapehu put out the call that old lift chairs needed new homes schools from Ohakune, Taupo, National Park and Owhango took up the opportunity and snapped up nearly 200 chairs.
Read more in the full release.
It’s been a season of challenges, changes and new beginnings on Mt Ruapehu with an exciting summer ahead.
Mother Nature hasn’t been overly obliging in delivering consistent and good weather this season, instead turning on storms, wind and icy conditions, but a lot of fun was still had by all on the slopes.
See attached press release for more details and check out the season wrap video on Facebook.