Calendar 2020


   FEBRUARY
17Committee Planning Meeting
    
MARCH
16Committee meeting
   
APRIL
20Committee meeting
   
   MAY
2 & 3Provisions Work Party  CANCELLED
18Committee meeting

   
JUNE
15Committee meeting
   
JULY
1Happy Valley opens
1Whakapapa opens
1Turoa opens
6 - 17School Holidays
27Committee meeting
25Mid-winter Xmas
    
AUGUST
1Interclub races - Christiania Derby   CANCELLED **
3 & 4Mens' Few Days
8 & 9Juniors Weekend 
10 - 13School group - Te Awamutu Intermediate
15Interclub races - Haensli Cup  CANCELLED **
17 & 18Ladies Few Days
17Committee meeting
tbcNorth Island Primary Schools Week 1  CANCELLED **
29Interclub races - Rangatira Cup  CANCELLED **
    
SEPTEMBER
tbcNorth Island Primary Schools Week 2  CANCELLED **
5Tongariro junior club races  CANCELLED **
6 - 10School group - Springbank
12Interclub races - Ngauruhoe Cup  CANCELLED **
21Committee meeting
21 - 24School group - Te Awamutu Intermediate
tbcNorth Island Masters  CANCELLED **
26 tbcChristie Club Races (Members only) 
28 - Oct 9School holidays
   
OCTOBER
19Committee meeting
   
November
7 & 8 tbcEnd of season work party
12AGM - Hamilton

** RAL's official statement regarding event cancellations for 2020

"As you will understand, with the current business climate post COVID19 impact here in New Zealand we are not in a position to operate the mountain in its usual winter capacity. We have been working to ascertain what our modified offering both Whakapapa and Turoa will be, based on the staff we have and the feasible facilities that will be available with such a short lead time. We have lost over 3 months of trading and maintenance work which hasn’t been good for any of the tourism industry, so the whole of the ski sector are having to be innovative with how they manage this winter.

Even though our events team is in the country and we have all the resources to deliver events it comes down to budget and longevity for RAL. It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make the decision to not run any events at Mt Ruapehu this winter and focus on the core skiing and boarding offerings for our customers. This means RAL, clubs or other organisations will not be operating or running any events this year at Whakapapa or Turoa.

This winter for RAL is just about getting people out there and enjoying the snow! Like most pro-athletes that take the odd year off from competing this is what winter 2020 will be for us at Ruapehu. We will come back even stronger next year to deliver you outstanding events at Whakapapa and Turoa."