Ruapehu Update – season passes close today

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Last Chance for 2023 Season Passes


Season pass sales for 2023 close at 5pm on 17 July 2023. This year, there are a mix of season pass options with normal “anytime” season passes, weekday-only season passes, and several add-on for optional refund rights. There are also platinum parking options available. Even with recent corporate uncertainty, the buzz on the skifields from staff, visitors and locals has been great so far and winter 2023 is now shaping up to be a truly great season.

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Ski Season Update

The school holidays proved popular on the Tūroa and Whakapapa skifields. The Matariki long weekend attracted so many visitors that the carparks were full and the road had to be closed (which is unusual given the limited ski terrain open so far). Snowmaking and trail preparation continues with the Giant Chair and Valley T-Bar getting their first outings this past weekend. The official RAL Mt Ruapehu Facebook page is a good source of on-the-ground information and the RAL team have been providing updates and answering questions (to the best of their ability, a lot of things are outside the skifield operator’s control – such as road closures). You can also share you own stories, experiences and suggestions for improvements on the Save Mt Ruapehu Facebook Group.

Liquidation Update

PwC emailed creditors on Friday (via Link Market Services) with advanced notification of a Creditors Meeting (voting to be held via electronic means). The liquidators are currently seeking nominations from the various creditor classes for a creditors committee. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering as a creditors representative (the Stakeholders Association will be coordinating a collective response to the liquidation announcement, nominations and resolutions). The official PwC Insolvency Webpage has been updated over the weekend with the notice of appointment, a letter to suppliers and a recording of the Watershed Meeting.

There is considerable work to be done to determine a sustainable future for the skifields and the various parties are working hard behind the scenes to find the best way forwards. You can follow the news section of the Stakeholders Association website for more updates

The awesome snow capped volcano Mt Ngauruhoe from Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski Field Chair Lift New Zealand

Latest Press Coverage

  • Rotorua Daily Post – After a series of setbacks and dashed hopes, Mt Ruapehu has tentatively opened for the 2023 ski season, with “thousands” turning up over the school holidays. This year has the potential to be the first undisrupted season for Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields since 2019, after two years were impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, followed by a warm, wet washout in 2022. Ruapehu sees the snow after the woe

TVNZ Marae Māori Current Affairs – An interview with Whetu Moataane, Te Ngaehe Wanikau, and Aiden Gilbert regarding the skifields and the Voluntary Administration process Episode 17 25 June 2023 (Ruapehu discussion starts at 21 mins)

Text supplied by Save Mt Ruapehu @ savemtruapehu.org.nz

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