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

Whakapapa Events

Whakapapa Masters Champs - Whakapapa

Saturday, September 21

Congratulations to all those who competed in The Masters Champs ski race on Saturday 21st at Whakapapa!

Winners are as Follows:

Mens (with Handicap)

1st – Perry Coulter
2nd – Paul Wood
3rd - Richard Neeson

Womans (with Handicap)
1st – Sarah Hamilton
2nd - Karen Williams
3rd – Gilda Chance

For full results head to: http://results.directentry.co.nz

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

Friday, October 4


Winter is back with a vengeance so we are postponing the Whakapapa cup until Friday 4 Oct. FRESHIES 🤞

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

Groups - (16 and under)
Mens - (17-35)
Women - (17-35)
Seniors - (35+ Skiing/Boarding)

Event timings: Registration - 9AM to 11AM at Knoll Ridge Café, downstairs in Four Peaks Alley. Inspection - 10AM – 11AM.

Registration cost: $20.00

Event start - 11AM, Prizegiving - 4pm in the Plaza but check on Facebook and our website on the day as this may be pulled forward depending on finish time/weather.

Check out our Facebook event for more details:


Whakapapa Pond Skim - Whakapapa

Saturday, October 12 - Saturday, October 12

Join us for the inaugural Whakapapa Pond Skim!

Whakapapa will be running its first ever Pond Skim event on Saturday 12th of October. Celebrate Spring with a great day of skimming the pond at all costs. Sink or skim it's up to you.

It is fancy dress day at Whakapapa so come dressed in your wackiest outfit, togs, bikinis or board shorts as it's going to get wet!

Helmets are COMPULSORY!

We will have prizes up for grabs on the day, including:

  • Best Dressed
  • Best Skim
  • Best Wipeout
  • Crowd Favourite

Entry fee: $5.00

9am-11am Registration at the Schuss Haus (Eftpos)

11am start

You can attempt the skim as many times as you like.

Weather dependant - This event will only run in good conditions! Remember to check the weather report at mtruapehu.com from 7am for any updates.

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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