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June 2017 Newsletter


Welcome to the first month of winter! Happy Valley is now open and the rest of the ski areas will be opening in the following weeks. Check out all the upcoming events for this winter season, there's something for everyone. Bookings for the season are filling up fast so be sure to get yours in. A reminder subs are now overdue. If these haven't been paid ensure to do this quickly to make the most of all your member benefits.



SOCIAL SUNDAY Snow Planet, 25th June, 6pm 2017 Get together with fellow members around the fire with old friends, to make new friends or to get out on the snow.

LADIES WEEK Whakapapa, 14-18 Aug, 2017 Come ski, party, make new friends and just generally LET YOUR HAIR DOWN Rangatira Style!!!!!!!

30'S & UNDER WEEKEND Whakapapa, 29th July, 2017 Exclusive for 18 – 30 something year olds! Monopoly Mayhem Party with the chance to win up to $160!! Spaces filling up fast.

MENS WEEK Whakapapa, 3-8 Sep, 2017 Hey Amigos! Como estas? Guess what? Men's week is back and this year it is Mexican theme so come along and fiesta and siesta with us!



Junior Club races for members 10 years & under are being held Saturday 12th August (save day Sunday 13th August). If you are wanting to participate please register your interest with Anthony & Rachel Strevens - 021 059 5671



Dear Members, A very unfortunate situation has developed with RAL which affects all ski club lodges on the Whakapapa ski field. With no prior consultation RAL have reduced the overnight parking available by creating a user pays premium car park. This is now the area where the overnight parking was (up by the refuse centre). RAL have not offered any alternative overnight parking area rather they have left it to the clubs to forward a solution. Ruapehu Mountain Club Association (RMCA) have questioned the legality of RAL’s action and will represent its members to resolve the situation. There are many unanswered questions that have been expressed in Rangatira’s letter to RMCA. The urgency of this matter is highlighted by the short time left before the season officially opens. We are hopeful for a resolution over the next two weeks. Your committee is actively involved and will keep you informed as relevant information becomes available. Your President Rainer Plank



A reminder that your subs are now due and bookings cannot be made until these are paid. Please be sure these are paid asap to make the most of all your member benefits.

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