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Mountain Life at Otaihape Alpine Club Whakapapa

The Otaihape Alpine Club Whakapapa is located at Mt Ruapehu, a special ski and boarding destination.  Located on this live volcano in a World Heritage National Park, Whakapapa is visually stunning and provides challenges for every level of skier and rider.

Club living at Whakapapa is unique, and helps get over some of the man-made challenges. You get to wake in this environment, and pace your riding day to suit you.  No rush in the morning for parking, no expensive, crammed cafes for lunch, no mad scramble to get all your gear back into the car at the end of the day.

At Otaihape we offer a cost-effective, family-centred club lifestyle from another time in a warm, relaxed, easy-access location.  We are the best little ski club on the mountain.  Come and check us out!

New Membership Special 2023

Join Otaihape Alpine Club as a Family, Couple, or Single for just $100*

  • Your only other costs for 2023 are nightly bed fees when you stay.
  • *First year only; normal membership fees apply in subsequent years.
  • Open to new members only, not returning members.
Otaihape Ski Club Whakapapa

About Otaihape

Everything you need to know about our club, its culture and what to expect when you join.

How to join

It’s simple!  Click here to make the best decision of your snowsport life!

Essential Info!

What to bring, how to get here, and what to watch out for.  Essential reading!

Member Bookings

Members – make your bookings for accomodation here.  Password protected.

Group & School Bookings

Are you a school or work-group?  Click here to make a booking request.

Non-member Bookings

Not a member yet but want to stay?  Click here to make a booking request.

What our members' say

"Otaihape is fantatic. Its members are down to earth and friendly, the club has everything we need, is cosy and warm and we are free to do our own thing. Skiing in and out is a major bonus!
Jos McKenzie
Member since 2003