The Christiania (Christie) Derby is a ski race competition between the 50-odd clubs on Ruapehu. It is the oldest and one of the biggest races held on Ruapehu each year.  Unfortunately, due to this year's uncertainty and late confirmation of operations, many of the regular on-mountain events are unable to run.  We are sad to say the Christie Derby is one of these events.

But fear not!  Christiania, Ruapehu Ski Club and Rangatira Alpine Sports Club are joining forces to bring you The Whakapapa Combined Clubs Race on Saturday September 2.

Time & Location
02 Sept, 9:00 am
Whakapapa, Whakapapa Village 3989, New Zealand

About the Event
Registration: will be done prior to race day via email or at Lorenz’s Cafe between 8.00am and 9.00am. Early entries mean less stress for all involved on race day and are therefore greatly appreciated!
Race Start: Venue and Time to be advised at official registration. Updates on the day will be posted on Rangatira Alpine Sports Club Facebook page.
Prize Giving/dinner, Ruapehu Ski Club, 4.30pm - Awards and spot prizes will be awarded at the prize giving.A light dinner and drinks will be provided. [ID will be required for alcoholic beverages]

Download entry form below:
entry form .pdf
entry form .docx

Entries to be emailed, or deliver it to the registration

The 2023 Whakapapa Combined Clubs race will be raced in teams of a maximum of four people and a minimum of three. The entry fee is $120 per team or $30 per individual racer, if a team of three cannot be made. Each racer gets one run on the course. Teams must be made up of people from the same club.

Entry Categories:
Every racer must be entered into one of four categories: Open – Anyone Masters – Aged 40 and over (as at 1 January 2023) Juniors – Aged 16 and under (as at 1 January 2023) Snowboarders – All ages

Team Awards:
In the Junior, Open, Masters and Snowboard categories, there will be team prizes awarded to the 1st fastest team. To be eligible for a team award, the team must be made up of racers from a single category. The top 3 team members, single best runs will count towards the overall team time. At least one Female's time must be included within the aggregate team time.

Individual Awards:
Individual awards shall be awarded to the fastest junior skier female, fastest junior skier male, fastest open skier female, fastest open skier male, fastest master female skier, fastest master male skier, fastest female snowboarder, fastest male snowboarder.

The Combined Clubs Trophy:
The grand prize, The Combined Clubs Trophy, shall be awarded to the fastest club. The winner is determined by the aggregate of the five fastest times taken from members within the same club. These times must include one Junior, one Master and one Female (This is based on age, not category raced in). Each person can only qualify for one of these criteria, if their time is being counted (e.g. if you are the fastest Female, you cannot also be counted as the fastest Junior or Master).

For further information please contact our club captain Rachel Ward at

Information on this page is subject to change please check back closer to the date of the event for final details.

2023 Whakapapa Combined Clubs Race

2022 Derby results

Derby was not held in 2021 due to snow conditions

Derby was not held in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions

Derby was not held in 2019 due to bad weather

2018 Derby results

2017 Derby results

Derby was not held in 2016 due to bad weather

2015 Derby results

Derby was not held in 2014 due to bad weather

2013 Derby results

2012 Derby results

2011 Derby results