Each year there are a series of 3 club races held on Whakapapa. These are open to clubs on the mountain and they are the Christiana Derby (Christiana Ski Club), Haensli Cup (Ruapehu Ski Club) and the Ngauruhoe Cup (Ngauruhoe Ski Club).
These races are team races with categories for Junior, Senior and Masters. The teams usually consist of 5 members, at least one female, with the best 4 times contributing to the result.
These races are usually run in the Valley and each team member gets one run. The best part is the Prize Giving/Social held at the respective club after the lifts close (heaps of food, refreshments and spot prizes).
The races have yet to be timetabled by RAL. These races are also great practise for the Club Championships in September.
To come for the 2012 season
A hut: The lower lounge, kitchen and bunkrooms. Available when full lodge not open. Particularly good in summer for small parties. Gas stoves, manual water, and not hot showers.
If booking the lodge out of ski season (eg 6 people for minimum 2 nights), then we can arrange a lodge manager, alternatively, we offer lodge manager training weekends a few times a year if people want to learn the systems, so bookers can run the lodge themselves for their booking.