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TTC Winter Activities

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Winter activities

Skiing and Boarding

Throughout the ski season the Tararua Tramping Club runs many ski, ski-touring, snowboarding, and instruction trips, including both weekend and week-long trips to Mount Ruapehu and sometimes further a field to South island ski-fields. Check out the Club's snow ski and board fixture card.

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Tararua Lodge - the Club's Alpine Lodge

Many ski trips are held at Tararua Lodge, our club's alpine lodge situated right on the Whakapapa Ski field on the northern slopes of Mt Ruapehu, a 10 minute walk from the top of the Rock Garden and Centennial chairlifts.

Facilities at the lodge include 31 bunks, bathrooms with hot showers, drying room, full kitchen and dry stores, ski service area, comfortable lounge with stunning views of Whakapapa Ski field and Mt. Ngauruhoe.

Tararua Lodge can also be booked by club members, non-members, and independent parties. For more information about the Lodge and booking prices, click here.

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Introduction to Ski Touring Course

If you have always wanted to try ski touring, consider signing up for the clubs new ski touring course which will be run over two weekends in August and September. The course is designed to give you the fundamental skills needed to complete an easy grade ski tour in New Zealand's back country. The course will be run at the Whakapapa Ski Field using Tararua Lodge as a base.

Students will be paired with a ski mentors for the first weekend to cover tactical strategies to deal with difficult terrain and snow conditions. The second weekend will focus on the technique of skinning and ski touring using ski touring equipment.

If this sounds like you, express your interest by completing the Expressions of Interest and Enrolment Form and sending in by the Tuesday 11 June. Spaces are limited, and are dependant on availability of equipment and volunteer instructors. If you have any questions phone Cherie Marshall 021 424 374.

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Ski Trips for Families and Children

The Club runs several ski trips for family groups to Tararua Lodge on the Whakapapa Skifield during the winter season, ranging from weekends to week-long trips.

For further enquiries, come along to any Tuesday night club meeting or contact Jenny Jackson -> mailto:peter [period] jenny [period] jackson [snail] xtra [period] co [period] nz 235 8204.

For information about other ski trips run by the club, check our snow fixture card.

For more information about the other kinds of family trips run by the club, click here.

Whakapapa Expenses

Here's an idea of the costs for a typical weekend at the Tararua Tramping Club Ski Lodge.

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Boarding, Skiing, Snow, and Lodge activities

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Transport (ex Wgtn) $50

Accommodation

Club member $30
See Lodge Charges Non-member $45
Lift passes All lifts all day $95
From Mt Ruapehu Youth $57
lift rates Happy Valley $60
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How do I join in?

Upcoming ski trips are listed on this website, in the monthly Tararua Tramper magazine, and on the ski noticeboard at the clubrooms.

To sign onto a trip, contact the leader of the trip to discuss the trip, transport arrangements (usually a car pool), and equipment. Alternatively, come along to any Tuesday night club meeting and put your name on the relevant trip list on the ski noticeboard.

If you need to hire ski equipment, the trip leader can recommend some ski hire shops.

For more information come along to one of the regular club meetings and chat with a member of the ski committee or contact Dave Grainger -> mailto:ttc-ski [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 444 702.

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