Pioneers of skiing in New Zealand. Our club is the nation’s oldest, and was one of the earliest in the world, when it was founded in 1913.


First tracks really are right here

Our club is Mount Ruapehu’s largest; more bunks, more buildings, more squads, more activities, and we like to think more fun. We’re also the only club with two true ski-in ski-out buildings right on Hut Flat.

With four quality warm buildings to choose from; two on Whakapapa Ski Field, one in Whakapapa Village and one in Tūroa Village Ohakune, there’s plenty of options for summer and winter adventures.

View our buildings here


We are proud to be a club

A club is not a hotel, a motel or a backpackers. A club offers and takes something different from members. It offers belonging, involvement, a sense of ownership, sharing and responsibility. It means mucking in, doing a daily duty, and getting on with others.

All members have a rostered duty each day to keep costs down and the club ticking like clock work. That could be vacuuming, food prep, food serving, dishes or bathroom cleaning.  It’s simply expected that club members do their duty and they are not onerous.


Learn new skills and meet friends for life

Ski and snowboard training squads cater to all ages and interests. Friends made skiing are often friends for life, and the size of the Club means there’s a squad to suit all requirements.

School holiday programmes are run each ski season school holiday week and are very popular.  They include ski and board training, races, games, and competitions that the kids simply love.

RSC is also the only club that has a live-in Swiss ski instructor each season. It’s a tradition that dates back over 40 uninterrupted years and offers members a level of instructing simply not offered anywhere else in New Zealand.


Become a member

100 years of RSC club life was celebrated in 2013 and the infrastructure and facilities we enjoy today are a result of member’s efforts over all those years. On joining Ruapehu Ski Club, you have an equal share in that heritage.

Keen to find out more? View our membership page.