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About Our Club

The Downhill Ski Club is an Incorporated Society that was founded in 1963. Our members are a mix of families and singles who enjoy the outdoor activities available in National Park such as hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding.

We provide members with the option of staying at either the Ruapehu Lodge on the Whakapapa ski field during the ski season or the National Park Lodge all year round.

Our aim is to provide family friendly accommodation at an affordable price.


Both lodges have comfortable facilities including bedrooms rather than dormitories, lounges with wood burners, large kitchens, drying rooms and ski work benches


National Park Lodge

Our National Park Lodge gives members the option to ski or board at either Whakapapa (17km) or Turoa (54km). The lodge offers accommodation from $23 per night in summer and $25 in the ski season.

 For more information, check out our National Park Lodge page.


Ruapehu Lodge

The mountain lodge approximately 1800m above sea level and provides true ski-in, ski-out alpine living. It's only a six-minute walk to the West Ridge Quad chairlift, so you're always first on the slopes in the morning!

For more information, see our Ruapehu Lodge page.


Last Updated: 29 May 2018

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