Whakapapa Events
Mark your calendars! Check out the stacked calendar for events at Whakapapa this season.

Whakapapa Events

North Island Secondary School Ski Champs

Monday, September 16 - Monday, September 16

Ruapehu College is well known among many other schools for its hosting of the North Island Secondary Schools Skiing Competition and commencing in 1997, the North Island Secondary Schools Snowboard Competition.

Starting with an idea by then staff member Alan Graham in 1980, seven schools competed in what was a successful competition.

With current staff continuing the co-ordination of the event it has grown to the stage where well over 100 schools participate. It is the largest skiing event in the Southern Hemisphere and probably the biggest single competition organised by one college.

North Island Champs - Whakapapa

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22

Competition will be 2 x Giant Slalom & 2 x Slalom

REGISTRATION: All registrations must be made through the National Alpine Ski Racing Organisation, SSNZ on line http://www.snowsports.co.nz/all-events

All Competitors must be members of SSNZ.
CATEGORY: SSNZ National Points

ELIGIBILITY: This event is open to athletes U14, U16, U19, U21 and Seniors.

A separate Event will be run for U08, U10 & U12 athletes. Masters Handicapped Results will also be calculated.

LIFT TICKETS: Discounted Lift Tickets are available for Youth competitors—
50% discount on the youth rate (5-17yrs). These are available at Team Captains
Meeting. Contact the ROC prior to Team Captains Meeting by email (Sept
19th) to purchase these tickets.

$50.00 Race Day 1
$50.00 Race Day 2
$90.00 Both Race Days

Whakapapa Masters Champs - Whakapapa

Saturday, September 21

The Masters Champs ski race is Saturday 21st at Whakapapa! ⛷️Skiers aged 30+ this ones for you! So wax ya ski's, sharpen your edges and get ready to bash down some gates!

Registrations are on the day from 9am-10am at Knoll Ridge Cafe, race entry is $40 per person.

Competitors will get 2 runs, starting at 10.30am. Oldest first on both runs.
Prize giving will be at 4pm

Check out our Facebook event for more details:


Rugby World Cup 2019 - Whakapapa - Lorenz's Bar and Café

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, November 3

Rugby World Cup 2019!

Come and show your support for the All Blacks with screenings of live Rugby World Cup matches on the projector screen at Lorenz's Bar and Café at Whakapapa Ski field.

We will stay open late to screen the games offering our 'Starting Line Up' special short order menu and drinks during the games.

Match dates and times outlined on our Facebook event, Click Here.

Come join us!


October School holidays - Whakapapa

Friday, September 27 - Sunday, October 13

We have loads of fun and FREE entertainment for you these school holidays. Timings and locations may change due to weather conditions. Chat to our friendly staff in the plaza if you can't find us and they can point you in the right direction.

Check it out and save the calendar to your phone Here

Whakapapa Cup - Banked Slalom

Saturday, September 28

Mt Ruapehu presents the Whakapapa Cup Banked Slalom Event, supported by Dragon. Get down to Whakapapa Saturday September 28 (contingency 29th) for an epic day of laying down lines & chilled out good vibes. Bragging rights and cool prizes up for grabs!

Open Men (16+), Open Women (16+), Adaptive.

Event timings: Registration - 9AM to 11AM at Snow Sports Knoll Ridge Café, Inspection - 10AM – 11AM, Event start - 11AM, Prizegiving - 3pm at bottom of course.

Check out our Facebook event for more details:


Junior Interfield 2 - Whakapapa

Saturday, October 5 - Saturday, October 5

Super fun entry level race for the kids. This event will be run on the banked slalom course so the kids have a new slope to tear it up on.

Registrations are online at SSNZ.

Age & Categories – Alpine: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

Skiing + Snowboarding.

Cost: $20.

Junior Interfield 2 Contingency - Sunday, 6 October 2019

The Pinnacles Christmas - The Pinnacles Restaurant

Thursday, November 7 - Thursday, November 28

Make Christmas for your team extra special this year!

Ride the country's most advanced gondola, Sky Waka, high above the world-heritage-listed mountain area, to NZ’s highest restaurant experience, Knoll Ridge Chalet. Savour a buffet meal of high-quality local produce, including venison and lamb from Omori, carrots from Horopito and grass-fed Angus beef from Ohakune. All while enjoying breath-taking views through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pinnacles and the valley below. Weather permitting, enjoy sledding on the mountain after your meal.

2019 Dates: November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Book now https://www.mtruapehu.com/whakapapa/pinnacles-christmas

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