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Mt Ruapehu - Latest News [Page 1]

Ruapehu Tourism Operators Prepare For Sensational Spring

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 6:16 am | Mt Ruapehu

School Holidays and Ohakune Blues & Roots festival draw visitors to Mt Ruapehu Mt Ruapehu, 14 September 2023: Mt Ruapehu ski fields and the wider Central Plateau region are gearing up for a busy spring season with the school holidays and several ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu’s strong finish to school holidays; 3 days left to nab season passes

Saturday, 15 July 2023, 1:06 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, Saturday 15 July 2023: School holiday makers are descending on Mt Ruapehu’s ski fields this weekend to make the most the holiday snow, with great weather scheduled across both sides of the maunga. Whakapapa will be open for lower mountain snow action ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu ready – and there’s plenty of snow

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 11:04 am | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU, 7 September 2021 : An excited team at Mt Ruapehu is ready to welcome back guests following yesterday’s announcement of a drop to Alert Level 2 for the region. The previous Alert Level 3 status had allowed maintenance and safety services ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu – what Alert Level 3 means for the mountain

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 1:59 pm | Mt Ruapehu

With Covid-19 Alert Level 3 now in place the RAL operational team will be back on the mountain this week doing general maintenance tasks in preparation for hopefully a further move down the alert levels. The same as during the 2020 season, Mt Ruapehu ... More >>

Fine Weather For The Start Of The Winter Season At Mt Ruapehu

Monday, 5 July 2021, 4:17 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 5 July 2021: Crisp, clear weather welcomed visitors to Mt Ruapehu at the weekend for the official opening of Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields. Almost 5,000 people visited over the weekend, enjoying sightseeing on the Sky Waka and welcoming ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Team Refresh First Responder Skills

Monday, 28 June 2021, 4:18 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 28 June 2021: Well-honed first responder skills are crucial for the Mt Ruapehu team and they recently spent a week up the mountain refreshing their team work before the winter season gets into full swing. About 50 patrol and lift operators, ... More >>

Urgent Visa Changes Needed To Save Ski Industry

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 4:44 pm | Mt Ruapehu

A ski industry leader is calling for the Government to lift restrictions so skilled overseas workers can be employed in New Zealand’s ski fields this season. RAL CEO Jono Dean says that the current restrictions stopping skilled workers coming into ... More >>

Happy Valley On Track For Queen’s Birthday Weekend Opening

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 5:09 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Winter ski season prep is well underway with Mt Ruapehu’s Happy Valley ski area on track to welcome its first winter guests at Queen’s Birthday weekend in early June. Whakapapa Ski Area Manager Steve Manunui says that the team is confident and ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu On The Hunt For Staff

Saturday, 3 April 2021, 4:17 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is calling out to Kiwis with a love of the outdoors and winter sport to head to the maunga for some winter fun – and offering them a job opportunity while they’re there. With the borders still closed to international ski staff Mt ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Gearing Up For Winter Season

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 9:56 am | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is busy gearing up for the upcoming winter season. For the past week or so the crew have battled the elements to pull a new High Noon Express cable up the Movenpick, across Blyth Flat, all the way up and around the High Noon Express. ... More >>

'Click, Clean And Be Caring' – Message To Maunga Visitors

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 5:27 pm | Mt Ruapehu

'Click, clean and care' COVID messaging. Mt Ruapehu visitors are being reminded to 'click, clean and be caring' this summer by two familiar messengers. The smiling faces of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Ministry of Health’s Dr Ashley Bloomfield ... More >>

Maunga Visitors Enjoying Summer Sky Waka Sightseeing Combined With Local Tastes

Monday, 18 January 2021, 4:39 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) Chief Executive Jono Dean says he’s delighted that Mt Ruapehu’s crater lake temperature is returning to stable levels. “Not that the recent alert affected the summer activity on the maunga, the crater is a long ... More >>

Fun Long Weekend Ahead On Mt Ruapehu – With The Bonus Of A Season Extension

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4:22 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Finishing touches on the Far West T-bar which openend on Sunday The ski and snowboard season is far from over at Mt Ruapehu - despite a challenging 2020 the season has been extended. RAL CEO Jono Dean says, “After COVID and its Alert Level restrictions ... More >>

Snow For Mt Ruapehu Ski Fields This Week

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:42 am | Mt Ruapehu

Snow is forecast over the next few days which is great news for the Mt Ruapehu ski fields. The usual unpredictable spring weather with its wind and rain hit the mountain over the last few days washing away some of the snow base but the outlook for later ... More >>

Challenging Winter Season For Mt Ruapehu: Summer Season Confirmed

Friday, 18 September 2020, 3:46 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 18 September 2020: COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions have contributed to a challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu, like many other tourism businesses around the country. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Chairman Murray Gribben says, “Climate ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Media Statement On COVID-19

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 3:35 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Jono Dean, CEO RAL: Whanganui DHB advised RAL yesterday that a confirmed Covid-19 case from the Auckland cluster visited Tūroa ski field on Sunday 9 August. Following this advice two RAL staff self-isolated and were tested for COVID-19. They have received ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Ski Fields Remain Open During Level 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 5:47 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu ski fields remain open during COVID-19 Level 2, but with restrictions in place. RAL CEO Jono Dean says, “It’s extremely important that we all do our part to follow the Level 2 guidelines so everyone can enjoy the ski areas safely. ... More >>

Busy Weekend At Mt Ruapehu For Launch Of Car Park Booking System

Monday, 27 July 2020, 11:28 am | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 27 July 2020: Mt Ruapehu’s new car park booking system was put to the test for its inaugural weekend as thousands headed up the mountain. Over 13,000 people enjoyed the weekend at both Whakapapa and Turoa after a good week of snowfall ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Launches Car Park Booking System

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:40 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu launches its online car park booking system tomorrow to alleviate lengthy queues at the busiest times of the ski season. The new booking system is free this season and will operate for the busiest 10 of the 17 weekends that the mountain is ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu On Track For Great Ski Season

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:32 am | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 17 July 2020: Kiwis from as far afield as Cape Reinga in the north, stretching to Wellington in the south, have donned their winter woollies and headed to Mt Ruapehu for some snow fun over the school holidays. RAL CEO Jono Dean says, ... More >>





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