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Slopes Ski Lodge

Slopes Ski Club is located in National Park Village, with a fabulous view of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe at its doorstep. It boasts easy access to both Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields and caters for all types of skiers and boarders. It is a family oriented club for all ages and skill levels

Members use the Club’s lodge all year round. The location makes a great a base from which to explore and participate in the wide range of activities available.

Members enjoy off-season work parties and, with their guests, take responsibility for meals and other duties when staying at the lodge.

If you’re over the hassle of constantly looking for somewhere to stay at Ruapehu and you want convenience, look no more. Come on down and check us out.

Why join?

Slopes makes it "easy as"!

Fed up with accommodation hassles like trying to find somewhere to stay at short notice, grabbing a motel room and having to pack up the kitchen as well as your kit? All you need to do is contact the booking officer, email your booking form with payment. Easy as!

Slopes Ski Lodge

Don’t want to trudge through snow or over rocks carrying packs and gear in the dark of the night? Just back your car up to the door and unpack. It’s easy as!

Snowed in up the mountain and nowhere to go? Get the best of both worlds – if one side is closed, you can easily go to the other; if both sides are closed, there’s always heaps to do and places to explore.

Everyone wants "value for money". We keep our costs as low as possible with members and guests chipping in to help with the day to day duties, just choose a task on the list - cooking or cleaning. Easy as!

Meet like-minded people who are passionate about skiing – there’s always someone to ski or board with. Hook up with another family and watch your kids’ confidence levels grow…

With a calendar of events all year round, there’s always something happening – from ski club races, social events, day hikes, and more.


Non Member bookings are permitted.
Click here to make a Guest Booking (Non Club Member) request.
Our booking office will contact you via phone or email to advise you of your booking and cost/payment details. Keep a record of your booking request ID should you need to contact our booking officer.

Join up now

All you need to do is complete the membership application form and send it to us. Anyone applying for membership needs to be 'nominated' and 'seconded' by a financial member of Slopes, who knows the applicant. Applications are discussed at the monthly committee meetings.

The committee will confirm acceptance of your application in writing – you will receive a welcome letter and a receipt if you’ve already submitted payment; or an invoice to pay the appropriate fees. If your application is unsuccessful any joining fee paid at the time of applying will be fully refunded.

Staying at Slopes

Slopes’ location at National Park Village makes it easy if you are arriving late – just back up to the door, find out which bunk room you are in, take your kit upstairs and get comfy. There is always a friendly face to welcome you, a hot drink on the go and the living area will be warm & cosy.

There is ample parking on site – there is no need to walk for miles in the snow, in the dark. Easy as!

Settling in at the lodge

Bunk down in one the four bedrooms, each with four bunks. Hang your clothes up and unpack your gear. There is plenty of space under the bottom bunks for storing bags. The thermostat controlled heaters will keep you warm at night.

Men’s and women’s bathrooms are separate.

Apres ski

Get comfortable in the spacious open plan dining/kitchen and living area. Stay warm by the large wood burning fireplace or enjoy the sunset from the deck. With the BBQ and brazier raging, it all makes for a cosy evening. Alternatively, take some time out and relax in the sauna.

Dry your gear in the drying room and use the workshop if you need to tend to your gear.

Membership & rates

Slopes continues to offer great value for money. The rates are competitive and are reviewed each year. There is an initial one off joining fee, an annual subscription to help cover rates, insurance, maintenance etc, plus a nightly rate per person. The rates are seasonal and differ for adults, children and non-members.

To keep a favourable ‘member to bed’ ratio we limit the number of members.

See below for the current annual sub and nightly rates.

Adult membership

There is a one off joining fee for anyone 18yrs and over to become an adult member. This joining fee covers life time membership, conditional on timely payment of annual subscriptions and accommodation bookings. An adult member has full use of the club facilities, voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and can be elected to the committee.

A special joining rate may be offered from time to time.

Children's membership

Children of adult members can become junior members and there is no joining fee for children aged 17 and under. Junior members are welcome to assist the committee with the club operations, Junior ski race planning and other club events. Junior members do not have voting rights at the AGM.

A junior member turning 18 years needs to apply for membership and pays the joining fee applicable at the time.

Annual subscriptions

Annual subs contribute to the fixed costs of the Club i.e. insurance, rates and maintenance. Only adult members need pay the annual sub and there is a discount for early payment. Members are advised of the due date via club newsletters and emails. The amount of the sub is reviewed annually.


Joining fee* applies adults only   $ 99
Annual subscription ** $250
Early bird discount for Annual Sub (Paid by 31-May)  $ 20

There are no joining fees or annual subs for children 17 years and under. All amounts include GST.

*A promotion or special rate may be offered from time to time

** Includes a free weekend stay at lodge during Ski season

Lodge rates per night

  Winter (1-Jul - 31-Oct) Summer (1-Nov - 30-Jun)
Members 18+ years $45 $20
Members 6-17 years $30 $15
Non-Members 18+ years $75 $35
Non-Members 6-17 years $40 $20
Under 6 years free
*Note: meals are only included in nightly rate during the snow season

Slopes History

Slopes was formed in 1984 by former students of the Auckland Technical Institute, now known as AUT. Funds were raised by debenture to build a lodge and a chalet on adjoining sections and the buildings were completed in 1985. It is a privately owned club and its legal identity is Slopes Ski Club Incorporated.


Slopes today

Slopes is a family oriented club for all ages and levels of skiing and boarding.


The lodge is used year-round as a place to relax or as a base for participation in the wide range of activities available in the Tongariro National Park.

Members participate in off-season work parties, and with their guests, take responsibility for meals and other duties when staying.

Slopes is well-known in National Park Village and has a sound reputation in and around Ruapehu and with snow sports businesses.

Slopes is part of a body corporate, which includes 17 other privately owned chalets in Park Lane. Through the Body Corporate, costs such as insurance are shared, offering members great value for money.

I still have more questions, who can I contact?

For more information please contact one of our committee members who will be able to answer your questions.


Name Role Phone Email
John Mulrennan President 021 366 230
Troy Smail Vice President 021 155 4591  
Danni Mulrennan Secretary TBA
Tim Rountree Treasurer 021 326683
Tom Dunn  Senior Lodge Officer  
Dan McGowan Booking Officer
Postal Address Slopes Ski Club
PO Box 24-092, Onehunga
Auckland 1345