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'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 >>

Snow Blankets Mt Ruapehu In Time For School Holidays

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:20 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Snow has arrived just in time for the school holidays with 3,500 people heading up Mt Ruapehu over the weekend. Whakapapa ski area’s Happy Valley learner slopes and sledding, as well as the Sky Waka, were busy for the season opening. RAL CEO ... More >>

Snow Arrives At Mt Ruapehu For Ski Season Opening And School Holidays

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:11 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 1 July 2020: Mother Nature has turned on the snow at Mt Ruapehu just in time for the school holidays. The Whakapapa ski area officially opened today for the season in windy conditions keeping visitors away, but the outlook is favourable ... More >>

New Car Park Booking System For Mt Ruapehu

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:55 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Queuing for a carpark is set to become a thing of the past at Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields. A new parking booking system is being introduced this season to help ease traffic congestion at the mountain during peak times and ensure a sustainable ... More >>

Thousands Head Up Mt Ruapehu Over Long Weekend

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 5:19 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Just over 2,000 people headed up Mt Ruapehu over the long weekend to sightsee and ride the Sky Waka. RAL CEO Jon Dean says, “It was great to welcome the first winter 2020 guests to the mountain and receive such great feedback from a lot of kiwis who ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Ski Areas To Open In July

Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:43 am | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is planning to open both Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas on July 1. RAL CEO Jon Dean says, “We’re all looking forward to opening the mountain for skiing this winter in a few weeks – dependent on snowfall of course. “Our focus is offering ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Update

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 3:04 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Jono Dean, CEO, RAL: An exciting update regarding the upcoming winter season - we’re hopeful of opening our first ski area on Mt Ruapehu in late June/early July. This will be dependent on a number of factors, including snowfall and the Alert Level ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Update

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:26 pm | Mt Ruapehu

RAL CEO Jono Dean – The guidelines for Alert Level 2 announced by the Government yesterday show signs of promise for the ski industry for winter 2020. We’re still working with SAANZ (our industry association) for clarification around mass gatherings ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu – Alert Level 3 Update

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 5:55 pm | Mt Ruapehu

With 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 the winter ski season. Exactly what the 2020 ski season will look like, what parts of the mountain will ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu To Close For Remainder Of The Summer Season

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 3:56 pm | Mt Ruapehu

RAL CEO Jono Dean – Yesterday the New Zealand government announced new alert levels for COVID-19 and placed the country on Alert Level 2. This means cutting non-essential domestic travel. Our tourism operation is located in a relatively remote part of ... More >>

Christmas snow wish comes true at Mt Ruapehu

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 8:54 am | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU, 26 NOVEMBER 2019: Christmas came early – complete with snow – for a Tahitian group visiting Mt Ruapehu recently. It was an amazing experience for them all, in particular 13-year-old Tamahere Tihata who has distal myopathy. More >>