Tokoroa Alpine Club

Tokoroa Alpine Club


Nice day not to be at work!
Hi, is there a lost and found in the lodge? As I left me dark green cardigan behind on Thursday sep 10th (past knee length) it is very sentimental to me, if anyone finds it can you please contact me on 02041003657. 🤞🤞
Thank you so much
Isla Hutchison
Hi, is there a lost and found in the lodge? As I left my dark green long cardigan (past knee length) in the lodge on the Thursday 10th sep.... 🤞 it’s very sentimental to me...... if anyone finds it can you please message me my cell number is 020 4100 3657 🤞🤞 thank you very much
Isla Hutchison
Excuse the terrible photo but there was no snow on the deck at 2:30 today. Probably about 4cm now and still snowing
Fresh tracks tomorrow! 🤞 for visibility
Sunset from Tokoroa Alpine Club. Got FOMO yet?
Hi, would anyone like these? Free. Size 7 to 8 pants, 21cm ski boots, 100cm skis, some snow, wrists guards
When the fields closed its time to get going.
Bit windy.
When the mountains closed its time to make a hut jump.
Hi someone that left the hut today Sunday 22/7 got the wrong Technica boots with them home!! Please phone Samuel Parker , Cambridge on 0274845134 so we can arrange a swap or advice if you prefer us to leave your boots at hut. We are down again in two weeks on the 3rd August.
Hi is there anyone at the lodge at the moment? I'm trying to find something that my son may have left behind on Thursday. Thanks
Hayley Kayla Blake

Tokoroa Alpine club was established in 1969 to encourage tramping, mountaineering, climbing, skiing and alpine activities on Mt Ruapehu. The lodge is located next to the upper Bruce Rd and can comfortably accommodate up to 29 people.


Our preparations for Winter '22 are well underway. This week saw chairs fitted to Whakapapa's Double Happy and West Ridge Quad, with the Delta in the team's sights for next week. This follows on from the maintenance crew's most recent, mammoth task of replacing the bull wheel bearing on the West Ridge Quad, a task only required every 15-20 years.

Accessing the Quad, 2075m above sea level, meant helicoptering in scaffolding, parts, and safety equipment. From there, safety precautions were put in place, the bull wheel effectively split in half through tensioning on ropes, allowing both our maintenance crew and specialists from Doppelmayr to replace the components, before reassembling.

The project required weeks of planning, assessing, and executing. "Nothing is diminutive; everything is enormous. However, it is necessary to ensure everyone's safety. And that is precisely what we do" said Brad Phillips, Head of Maintenance at Whakapapa.

West is definitely best at Whakapapa, and we are so stoked to see the Quad's bull wheel shored up for another 15-20 years.

80 days to go!

📷🖊: Jordy Grace & Brad Phillips

#mtruapehu #whakapapaskiarea #themagicmountain #winter2022

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 06/03/2022

A massive thank you to everyone who helped this weekend, and maintenance officer Lance Pitcher for organising the lodge working bee, we had a fun crew & got a lot of key tasks completed.
The lodge received its usual pre-season spruce up: deep clean, repainted, electrical & plumbing repairs, scrubbed, washed & polished!!
The lodge is now prepped and the count down is on for the impending winter season!


🥇 GOLD🥇Nico Porteous has just made Beijing 2022 New Zealand’s most successful Olympic Winter Games ever by winning the Men’s freeski halfpipe in absolute style!

What a moment – what an athlete!🖤🌿

#Earned #EarnTheFern #KoTātauTeKapaOAotearoa



DATE: Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March
CONTACT: Lance Pitcher
E: [email protected]
M: 0274 589571

- Chimney Clean
- Roof Check and Rescrew
- Painting -Decks, Handles, Back Wall, Foyer
- New Boot Rack in Drying Room
- General Lodge Cleaning
- Curtains repaired
Members could bring drop sheets, painting clothes.
There is still a good supply of firewood left over from last season, so our stocks don’t require replenishing for the coming season.
Thx & be safe everyone!


🥈SILVER 🥈Sadowski-Synnott now has the medal trifecta after winning SILVER in the Women’s Snowboard Big Air!

Zoi, you are a legend, we are so proud 🖤🌿

#EarnTheFern #KoTātauTeKapaOAotearoa

Photos from The NZ Team's post 06/02/2022

Photos from The NZ Team's post

Watch: Kiwi daredevils skateboard down volcano 21/01/2022

Watch: Kiwi daredevils skateboard down volcano

Mean as!!

Watch: Kiwi daredevils skateboard down volcano The pair reached speeds of almost 100km/h on their nailbiting run.



Captured by James Howard, midnight 1 January 2022 ⭐️

Thanks for the share James!

#mtruapehu #summerseason #skywakagondola


Time to look forward to 2022.

In two hours’ time, at 11am Friday 22 October, we will go live with our Earlybird Season Passes for the 2022 winter season at Mt Ruapehu.

Two ski areas – Whakapapa and Tūroa, 1050 hectares, seventeen lifts, seven terrain parks, eight cafes. New Zealand’s most mighty maunga.

As we did in 2021, we are capping the number of Earlybird Season Passes available for 2022. And with a cap, comes a very real chance of missing out. Don't miss out!

See you at 11am.

Please note: we are experiencing high call volumes at the moment so best to contact us on [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP.

#whakapapaskiarea #tūroaskiarea #whakapapawhānau #wearetūroa #themagicmountain #ridethemaunga #ridethedarkside

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 24/09/2021

A week on the Rock That We Hate to Love staying in our amazing club with my grand children who love this place because it just keeps giving in so msny ways !
From fun lighting the fire to winning thos years club table tennis champs Ho did I mention the skiing or the sun sets
Thankyou to all those pepole past and present who gave us and keep giving this very special place !
We will be back !!
Ho I forgot the amazing swiss meatballs made for diner by the one and only Herbert Staheli 👍🥰🌈⛷🤩

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 21/09/2021

Wow, moonlit...


West is best...
How awesome is this looking!

Whakapapa - out west.
You may not have seen it this year, but here it is.

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 06/09/2021

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post


This is encouraging!
We'll keep members up to date with developments as they come through from the appropriate authorities

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 03/09/2021

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post


The countdown is on everyone!
Positive vibes for bringing L2 back to our maunga 😀

Mount Ruapehu today

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 01/09/2021

Looking good up the maunga!


The mountains don't change. And that patch of remnant bush is now a DOC Reserve. Cute car!

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 30/08/2021

Lockdown Images
This day Sunday 30 August 2015, Bluebird!!

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 27/08/2021

Lockdown Images - 27.8.21
Historical Images of Skiing on Mount Ruapehu
By Karen Williams & Dave Bamford


Lockdown Images - 26.8.21
Historical Images of Skiing on Mount Ruapehu
By Karen Williams & Dave Bamford

Lockdown Image 10
Cyclists on skis! Whakapapa Village 1921.
Holidays were not generally devoted entirely to skiing until much later.

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 25/08/2021

Lockdown Images - 25.8.21
Historical Images of Skiing on Mount Ruapehu
By Karen Williams & Dave Bamford

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 24/08/2021

Lockdown Images - 24.8.21
Historical Images of Skiing on Mount Ruapehu
By Karen Williams & Dave Bamford

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 23/08/2021

Mt Ruapehu - Lockdown Images

Historical Images of Skiing on Mount Ruapehu
By Karen Williams & Dave Bamford


Local Paul Beckett having a crack at RAL.

Lets hope things can keep gaining momentum.


The NZ Govt has announced this evening that we are moving to Alert Level 4 at midnight tonight.

The Lodge & all facilities are now closed, with the current lodge guests departing tomorrow morning, or when weather conditions allow.

We will be in a better position tomorrow to pass on more information once we receive advice from RAL & DOC regarding the closure of the Bruce Rd for the duration of the Lockdown period.

The committee have our monthly meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, we’ll discuss the process for notifying members of the refund procedure if bookings are affected by the lockdown & the general lockdown protocols.

Thank you for all of your support and understanding and stay safe.

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 15/08/2021

Some fun laps to be had & the stoke levels were running high with the crew up the maunga yesterday!
This next weather system looks to be delivery the goods & a clear forecast for this coming weekend will see more stoke for those lucky enough to be up there :-)

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 13/08/2021

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 12/08/2021

Lift timelines here

Photos from Tokoroa Alpine Club's post 12/08/2021

The maunga has been riding super nice over the last couple of days after last weekends storm.
Rumor on the mountain is that they'll have Knoll Ridge T open this weekend & Far West by Monday!
More snow is forecast for this coming Tuesday, this should set us up for the rest of the season :-)


When the lifts aren’t spinning always mahi to be done at the lodge.


Youngman TV: Episode 6

Still need mother nature to kick into gear, but the crew are making good use of these cold nights to crank up the snow guns!


Winter is coming :-)

Te Heuheu Valley today
Just a sprinkle at this time



The Club’s AGM date has been set tomorrow Saturday 15 May @ 2pm, to be held at Saint John Ambulance Hall, Corner Campbell & Logan Streets Street, Tokoroa.
For those members unable to attend in person we welcome your attendance via Zoom Link:

Please contact Wayne for ZOOM Meeting login details.
E: [email protected]



Bruce Road
National Park

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