Ruapehu Winter Events

Snowcraft weekend                                                         Friday – Sunday, 16th to 18th August, 2019   

Come and learn the skills required for above the bush travel and alpine crossings.  An introductory course focused on gaining skills and confidence for moving on snow and ice including ice axe and crampon use, self arrest, safe terrain selection, snow shelters and construction, use of basic avalanche equipment and techniques for use.  Course is based at our cosy Ruapehu Hut and the adventurous may choose to sleep in a snow cave overnight.   Course includes one evening introductory session 2 weeks prior to course.  Cost (incl. main meals and accommodation) - $260/person (members) or $365/person (non-members). Participants need to have or hire a helmet, ice axe and crampons ($20/set for weekend).

Contact:   Sharon Hunter-Smith

                 Brian Duffy   Mob.  021 859829


Tongariro Winter Crossing                                                                       7/8 September 2019 

Join Mark for a chance to cross this iconic route in Winter conditions. Snowcraft skills will be required as an ice axe & crampons will be mandatory for this trip . Reasonable level of fitness required as the route is 20km in duration & snow will make it more challenging.  This trip will be dependent  on a reasonable weather forecast . 

Contact: Mark Roberts


Click the link below to view the RAL Winter Events Schedule