CONGRATULATIONS TO TANIA PAKAI, of Raetihi, who has won a Season Ski Pass for the Whakapapa and Turoa skifields, worth $1,299. Tania’s name was drawn from the names of uri who registered on the Uenuku, Tamakana, Tamahaki tribal register or updated their registration contact details during the Season Ski Pass giveaway promotion. But wait, there’s more …


Great news, whānau … we have another Season Ski Pass worth $1,299 to give away – keep an eye out tomorrow for details on how to win.


If you’ve been waiting to buy a discounted 2019 Uenuku Iwi Season Pass, the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) office opens this Sunday, June 9. Because the office is opening later than expected, uri now have until June 23 to purchase their 2019 Uenuku Iwi Season Pass. The office is at the old snow centre by the Powderhorn at The Junction in Ohakune.

Discounted 2019 Season Passes for the Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas are being offered by RAL in recognition of Uenuku interest in the Maunga, and are available to uri who are registered on the Uenuku Charitable Trust tribal register as Uenuku, Tamakana or Tamahaki.

Registered UCT members and their children can purchase the Uenuku Iwi Season Pass at the following discounted rates: Adult $349 (18+), Youth $249 (11-17), Child $49 (5-10).

RAL forecasts 2019 to be an historic season, with the new Whakapapa gondola expected to open soon, and Night Skiing now included with every season pass.

Uri will need to obtain a letter from the Uenuku office to confirm you are registered with UCT. The letter must be provided to RAL, along with ID, at time of purchase. Iwi Passes can only be purchased up to June 23.

Please apply to Ariana Hawira at UCT: or phone 06 385 4900.

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