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Whakapapa Events

Check below for the awesome events happening in 2022

Whakapapa Events

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Bay of Plenty Secondary School Champs Ski Race

Monday, August 15 - Monday, August 15

Private ski event organised by Sport Bay of Plenty.
Sign up available via schools in the area.

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Central Plateau Ski Champs

Friday, August 19 - Friday, August 19

This is a fun, relaxed day that allows children to represent their school without the pressure of being a professional ski racer. very competitor receives a certificate to reward them for their participation at this great event. The podium place winners, for the fastest times receive wonderful prizes kindly donated by some of our key sponsors. Participants get to meet new skiers their age from different schools, are able to be a little competitive and have the chance to try out some of their newly aquired race skills. The races are split into four categories; Intermediate Boys, Intermediate Girls, Primary Boys, and Primary Girls. At the end of the races there is an official presentation for all the place winners and there are also spot prizes to be won.

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Junior Interfield #1

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28

Junior Interfield #1

More info coming soon!

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Waimarino Trophy - Whakapapa

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28

Public Event - SSNZ

For this event, you need to be registered with SSNZ. This event is for the serious racers but we will have another course for the younger kids to "give it a go".

All registrations must be made through Snow Sports NZ online:

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

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NIPS - North Island Primary Schools Week 1 (Skiers Year 1 - 6) - Whakapapa

Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1

The North Island Primary and Intermediate School Snow Sports Championships (NIPS) are held annually at Whakapapa run by North Island Primary & Intermediate Snow Sports Inc.
Teams of 5 ski competitors or 5 snowboard competitors from schools all over the North Island gather at Mount Ruapehu for this event.

It is now one of the largest single sport primary schools sporting events in New Zealand and the largest skiing event held on Mt Ruapehu with over 300 competitors.

The event now spans two weeks with teams from all Schools with Years 1 - 8 competitors.

Event registration opens 3rd June 2022

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NIPS - North Island Primary and Intermediate Schools Week 2 (Years 7-8) - Whakapapa

Monday, September 12 - Thursday, September 15

Public Event - Schools

One of the largest single-sport primary school events in the North Island

NIPS week 2 is an event run by Mt Ruapehu, with teams of Year 7 – 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.

Event registration opens 3rd June 2022

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NISSC- North Island Secondary School Ski Champs

Monday, September 19 - Tuesday, September 20

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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North Island Champs

Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 2

North Island Championships

More info coming soon!

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Junior Interfield 2 - Whakapapa

Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 2

Public Event - SSNZ

Super fun entry race for all children that are skiing on the T-Bars, open to all.

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

Registration info coming soon!
Cost $30.