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COVID-19 EVENTS UPDATE

Tuesday, June 1

Kia Ora,

At Mt Ruapehu, we are committed to preventing the spread of Covid-19. Due to government regulations, we are unable to open the mountain to the public until we reach Alert Level 2. At this stage, we do not know how long it will be until this level can be reached.

Due to the number of people involved in most of our events, we would be unable to hold these at Alert Level 2. We would need to be at Alert Level 1 for these events to be successful. Given the uncertainty around Covid-19 and Alert Levels, in particular, the likelihood of reaching Alert Level 1 before the season ends - we have made the very difficult decision to cancel all events for the rest of the season.

We have made the call to cancel, as opposed to postponing, as the spring snow conditions are less ideal and not conducive to holding these events. This decision has been made with participant, spectator and staff health and safety in mind.

It is really disappointing for us that this Covid-19 outbreak has happened now, given all the work that has gone on behind the scenes to create our event calendar.

We are sad that we won’t get to see you all at these events but hope that we can get to Alert Level 2 and you can at least come riding again. We will be back next year, and hopefully Covid-19 will have less of an impact on New Zealand and the events industry as a whole.

All the best and stay safe

The Mt Ruapehu Events Team

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Tūroa Parks Mini Shred - 16 and Under

Saturday, August 7

The Tūroa Parks Mini Shred is a great way for young skiers & riders to be introduced to competitive snow sports in New Zealand. Using a combination of hits, skiers & boarders put together two runs to impress the judges & throw down for the crowd. Two best runs will be judged.

  • Categories: Girls 5-11 years, Girls 12-16 years, Boys 5-11 years, Boys 12-16 years
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Registration: Pre-register using: https://liveheats.com/events/5803/registration! Late registration will be from 8:00am-9:30am on the day.
  • Prize giving following the competition in the Tūroa Plaza.

Event starts at 10:00am!

Location will be confirmed the day before the event!

Contingency day: Sunday 8 August.

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SSNZ Slopestyle National Series

Saturday, September 4

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

The Tūroa SSNZ Slopestyle is a showcase of the best park riders around the North Island and NZ. Using a combination of hits, skiers & boarders put together two runs to impress the judges & throw down for the crowd. Registrations will be managed by SSNZ.

U14 and Open Categories

Contingency day: Sunday 5 September.

Register here NOW: https://snowsports.co.nz/calendar-and-results/2021-events-calendar-and-registration/turoa-slopestyle/

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Waikato Secondary Schools Ski & Snowboard Competition

Friday, September 10

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

WAIKATO SECONDARY SCHOOL SKI & SNOWBOARD COMPETITION 2021
Tūroa Ski Area, featuring the following events:
• Banked Slalom
• Freestyle Jam

Facebook.com/waikatoskiboardcomp

Contact: haigsnowboard@gmail.com

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NZ Junior Freeride Tour (NZJFT) - Tūroa

Saturday, September 18 - Monday, September 20

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

The third & final stop of the NZ Junior Freeride Tour once again finds itself again at Tūroa. Some of New Zealand’s best young talent will be showcasing their courage and skill. Be sure not to miss out on this!

Date:
Saturday 18th September (with Sunday 19th and Monday 20th as back-up days!).

Categories:

  • Ski and Snowboard, Male and Female
  • 14 - 17 years, Under 14 and Under 10 (depending on demand)

Register HERE

The athletes with the most points in each category after the completion of the tour will be crowned the Overall NZJFT champions.

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NISSC- North Island Secondary School Ski Champs

Monday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 21

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

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.

The event is spread across both ski areas, with ski racing taking place at Whakapapa on Monday and slopestyle being held at Tūroa on Tuesday, making for an exciting two days for competitors.

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Tom Campbell Big Air - Tūroa

Saturday, September 25

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

This September sees the return of the Tom Campbell Big Air – a memorial event to celebrate Tom Campbell, a much loved local and specialist park builder. The event, held at Tūroa on Saturday 25 September, will be a highlight of the New Zealand snow sports calendar, attracting several pro athletes as well as amateurs and recreational enthusiasts. The event is testament to Tūroa’s reputation as having a word-class terrain park offering in Tūroa Parks.

See some of Mt Ruapehu's & New Zealand's best Skiers and Snowboarders throw down on the North Island's largest jump! We'll be joined by the likes of Nico Porteous, Jossi Wells, and many more!

Times:

  • Pro Competition – 10:00AM
  • Tips & Tricks with the Pros – 12:30PM
  • Public Competition – 1:30PM

Entry Fees:

  • Public Comp: $59
  • Competition Entry + Tips & Tricks with the Pro's Session: $99
  • Spectating Fee: TBC

Registration information coming soon....

We have epic sponsors involved and there are going to be lots of unreal prizes to be won for both competitors and spectators!

Backup Day: Sunday 26th September

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NIPS & NISSSBC Snowboard Championships

Monday, September 27 - Wednesday, September 29

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

North Island Primary and Secondary School Snowboard Championship

More details can be found and registration can be found HERE

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Tūroa Parks Rail Jam - Tūroa Parks

Saturday, October 2

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

The Tūroa Parks Rail Jam is set for the 14th of August! Riders are given a timed window to hit the park where they will be judged on style, difficulty, execution, variety & overall impression.

The Tūroa Rail Jam is a fun exciting event for every keen park rider. There will be beginner & advanced features.

Categories:

  • Male SB OPEN
  • Male Ski OPEN
  • Female SB OPEN
  • Female Ski OPEN

There is an opportunity to score Gold, Silver or Bronze in each!

We will also have the below categories running, with one prize winner from each of the 8 categories:

  • Male U16 Ski, Male U16 SB, Female U16 Ski, Female U16 SB
  • Male U12 Ski, Male U12 SB, Female U12 Ski, Female U12 SB

We have some unreal prizes from our sponsor Momentum Sports - who have given us prizes from Picture, Fischer, Le Bent, Surfanic and Komperdell!

  • For pre-registration details, please email turoaevents@mtruapehu.com
  • Late registration will be at the Events Hut in the Tūroa Plaza from 8:00am till 9:15am on the day.
  • Compulsory on-snow safety briefing at 10:25am, with the Competition getting underway shortly after! Helmets are compulsory!

Contingency weekend: Saturday 21st August.

Entry Fee: $40

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Retro Day

Saturday, October 2

A celebration of the beginning of spring skiing and snowboarding in the Ruapehu district.

It’s time to celebrate so break out your dads old one piece or maybe try and fit into your old fluoro pants because the Retro Police will be out and about handing out fashion fines that could win you and your outfit some stunning prizes. Get along to prizegiving at The Kitchen, Ohakune Junction.

See the Facebook page for details.

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Special Olympics at Tūroa

Sunday, October 3 - Friday, October 8

Tūroa is excited to welcome the Special Olympic Training Team for 4 days of on-snow coaching along with their support crew.

Make sure you welcome them with a great big Tūroa welcome!

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Peak to Powderkeg - Tūroa

Saturday, October 9

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

The Peak 2 Powderkeg is an iconic four stage adventure race, which in now in its 30th year. Competitors race from the top of Tūroa Ski Area to the Powderkeg bar at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. Participants can enter as an individual or a team of three to complete the stages:

  • Ski or Board from top to bottom of the ski area
  • 4.8km downhill run on the sealed Ohakune Mountain Road
  • 11.5km downhill bike on sealed road, followed by short 300m dash run and beer/lemonade skull.

The event is followed by a barbecue and prize giving at the Powderkeg, which is included in the event entry fee for all entrants. Additional tickets can be bought for supporters and friends.

Event fees to be confirmed (payable on the day of the event)
Junior (Under 18): $99
Open Men (18 years +): $129
Open Women (18 years +): $129
Team - 1 person per leg, must include at least one woman: $199

See www.peaktopowderkeg.co.nz for more info & Registrations

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Tūroa Bikini Downhill

Saturday, October 9

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021

Pink is the colour of the day to raise money for Breast Cancer Foundation. Wear your best bikini and race down the course for a great cause. PLUS, there's heaps of spot prizes to be won!

Taking place in the Wintergarden, this awesome Slalom event is all about having fun, raising awareness and giving it a go!

  • Registrations will be in the Events Hut in the plaza the morning of the event, with the event taking place from 11am.

Entry fee is $5 per person, for as many runs as you'd like!

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Pond Skim - Tūroa

Saturday, October 23

Will you sink or skim!? You don't know until you try!

You can attempt this as many times as you like, so why not come and give it a go!

Remember to check the weather report at mtruapehu.com from 6:30am for any updates.

Entry fee: $15

Protective Equipment – Helmets are MANDATORY!
Weather dependant - This event will only run in good conditions!