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 snow ski and board trips to Mount Ruapehu and sometimes further a field to South island ski-fields.
This year TTC is running an introduction to ski touring weekend.
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.
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 role empty -> mailto:ttc-family-ski [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website .
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.
Here's an idea of the costs for a typical weekend at the Tararua Tramping Club Ski Lodge.
|See Lodge Charges||Non-member||$55|
|Lift passes||All lifts all day||$119|
|From Mt Ruapehu||Youth||$69|
|lift rates||Happy Valley||$79|
How do I join in?
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.
The club is currently not offering ski instruction. See Skitouring Instruction.