Rangatira was established in 1959 at the Whakapapa Ski Field and boast a long a proud history at Mt Ruapehu. Today we have two club facilities – the original 32 bed lodge club at Whakapapa on the snow and a modern 40 bed lodge in Ohakune. Our club spirit is strong and we continue to remain as a financially strong and prosperous club.
What does Rangatira have to offer?
Rangatira has a long and proud history. We are a club with a strong spirit and prudent management. Compared to staying in other hotel / motel accommodation, the cost savings can be very significant. Meet new friends, enjoy the snow with other like-minded people. With two modern lodges Ohakune and Whakapapa, you can take your pick of ski fields or ski them both like many of us do. Turoa is NZ’s best kept secret for spring skiing! Both lodges have great family facilities with games rooms, a pool table at Ohakune and table tennis at Iwikau. Our lodge at Iwikau (Whakapapa Skifield) means you can stay on the slopes, so no driving in the morning, get first tracks, relax at the end of the day.
There is no limit on how many nights you can stay at the lodges and bookings can be made and confirmed at the beginning of the season
Enjoy a range of coordinated weekends or weeks: Men’s Week, Ladies Week, Freestyle Weekend, Skiwis weekend, Under 30’s Weekend Weekend, Club Race Weekend etc. We have a scholarship program for kids free tuition for 1 week in school holidays.