Waitaki Ski Club

The Waitaki Ski Club welcomes 'membership' from those with a long term commitment to the field. In exchange for your skills and contributing to the long term development of the Awakino Ski field, you get free skiing. There are normally several working weekends in the off season and 'members' run and contribute to these.

The Awakino Ski Field is a friendly and affordable club-operated ski field situated high in the St Mary's Range near Kurow in the Waitaki Valley. The field is situated in a sunny, north-facing valley with fantastic views over the Waitaki Valley and Hakataramea. It boasts one and a half high-speed rope tows, queues are unheard of and a busy day means more than 10 people.

It is renowned for its deep wind-blown powder, fantastic terrain suiting all abilities, and its pioneering spirit. Amongst all the club fields in New Zealand, Awakino best represents skiing as it first began. It has been described as a timeless place, and gliding down amidst the white gulleys and rock towers of Glacier Basin on a good day, with the distant rattle of a rope tow pulley on the ridge above, it feels like just that. There is extensive ski-touring on the ranges just beyond the ski field boundaries and endless untracked powder just waiting to be found.

For more information please contact:  David Campbell on 021 0243 9273 or send email.