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RAL, BCA back coroner’s fatal bus crash findings
14 Oct 2021   /

RAL, BCA back coroner’s fatal bus crash findings

The coroner’s report into the 2018 crash that killed 11-year-old Hannah Francis may prompt stricter safety standards.


RAL preps for level 2 ski fields re-opening
2 Sep 2021   /

RAL preps for level 2 ski fields re-opening

Ski fields on Mt Ruapehu are gearing up for re-opening at level 2, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Deans.


Storms set up Ruapehu ski fields for rest of winter – RAL
12 Aug 2021   /

Storms set up Ruapehu ski fields for rest of winter – RAL

Snow on Monday night for Mt Ruapehu’s two ski fields has set the mountain up for the rest of the winter season, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.


RAL ski fields busy as wider opening ramps up
6 Jul 2021   /

RAL ski fields busy as wider opening ramps up

RAL aims to open lower mountain chairlifts next.


RAL on target to open first this season
2 Jun 2021   /

RAL on target to open first this season

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts is set to open its Happy Valley beginner’s ski facility at Whakapapa on Saturday 5 June with the rest of the field and neighbouring Tūroa opening on 3 July.


RAL rolls out training program to recruit Kiwis
7 Apr 2021   /

RAL rolls out training program to recruit Kiwis

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has launched its Apprentice Instructor Programme to recruit Kiwis as international staffing remains difficult.


RAL ski prep nears completion, 2021 pricing updated
26 Mar 2021   /

RAL ski prep nears completion, 2021 pricing updated

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says its Whakapapa and Tūroa ski slopes are nearly ready for the season with recent work undertaken on its High Noon Express chairlift and Sky Waka Gondola.


RAL “pleased” with investor interest in $30m stake
3 Feb 2021   /

RAL “pleased” with investor interest in $30m stake

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says it is now working with potential investors, who could end up buying half the business.


RAL seeks $30m investment partner
27 Jan 2021   /

RAL seeks $30m investment partner

The ski field operator is offering up half its business for a strategic investor to help develop opportunities.


RAL slashes Mt Ruapehu season pass availability
9 Oct 2020   /

RAL slashes Mt Ruapehu season pass availability

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has cut the number of 2021 season passes for its Mt Ruapehu ski fields by 20%.


New snow sees RAL extend ski season
30 Sep 2020   /

New snow sees RAL extend ski season

The second week of the school holidays is looking promising for Mt Ruapehu ski fields, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Dean.


Refinancing and Sky Waka visitors help RAL face Covid challenge
23 Sep 2020   /

Refinancing and Sky Waka visitors help RAL face Covid challenge

An increase in Sky Waka Gondola sightseeing guests was a saving grace for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts in a difficult ski season.


Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu
17 Aug 2020   /

Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu

Ohakune-based iwi Ngāti Rangi is calling on visitors to stay away from Ruapehu after a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 visited Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields.


Busy weekend sees 13,000 head up Ruapehu
28 Jul 2020   /

Busy weekend sees 13,000 head up Ruapehu

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Dean said the new car park booking system helped ease the traffic congestion.


Ruapehu online car park booking system goes live
23 Jul 2020   /

Ruapehu online car park booking system goes live

The new booking system would be free this season and would operate for the busiest 10 of the 17 weekends that the mountain is open in winter.


RAL updates carpark booking system following criticism
8 Jul 2020   /

RAL updates carpark booking system following criticism

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts have updated its new carpark booking system following an uproar from the public.


RAL’s Sky Waka proves a magnet
3 Jun 2020   /

RAL’s Sky Waka proves a magnet

More than 2000 people headed up Mt Ruapehu over the long weekend to sightsee and ride the Sky Waka.


RAL targets late June, early July for ski field openings
20 May 2020   /

RAL targets late June, early July for ski field openings

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts is planning to open its first ski area on Mt Ruapehu in late June or early July, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


RAL staff return to Mt Ruapehu ahead of ski season
30 Apr 2020   /

RAL staff return to Mt Ruapehu ahead of ski season

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts operational team members have commenced general maintenance work on Mt Ruapehu in preparation for the winter ski season, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


RAL closes Mt Ruapehu Sky Waka
23 Mar 2020   /

RAL closes Mt Ruapehu Sky Waka

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has closed it Sky Waka operations as part of efforts to reduce travel around New Zealand.


Mayor: 2019 a big year for Ruapehu tourism
11 Dec 2019   /

Mayor: 2019 a big year for Ruapehu tourism

Confidence in Ruapehu tourism is growing after a big year for the region, Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron said following the the third annual Visit Ruapehu Industry Forum last week.


Tūroa chairlift out for season following avalanche
16 Aug 2018   /

Tūroa chairlift out for season following avalanche

A 250m haul rope has to be ordered from Europe, says RAL.


RAL: New chairlift tower needed following avalanche
8 Aug 2018   /

RAL: New chairlift tower needed following avalanche

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says it will need to replace a tower on its High Noon Express chairlift at Tūroa due to damage caused by Monday’s avalanche.


Mt Ruapehu avalanche damages Tūroa chairlift
6 Aug 2018   /

Mt Ruapehu avalanche damages Tūroa chairlift

A large avalanche triggered by control work at Tūroa has damaged one of the ski field’s chairlifts.


RAL suspends fleet as NZTA audits vehicles, transport licence
3 Aug 2018   /

RAL suspends fleet as NZTA audits vehicles, transport licence

The operator rejects claims the bus involved in Saturday’s crash had shown decreased odometer readings.


RAL: No concerns with Fuso buses generally
31 Jul 2018   /

RAL: No concerns with Fuso buses generally

RAL says it has no issue with Mitsubishi Fuso buses in general but had decided to suspend the use of the only other vehicle of that type in its shuttle fleet while it tried to figure out what caused Saturday’s crash.


RAL re-opens Turoa, suspends Fuso bus use
30 Jul 2018   /

RAL re-opens Turoa, suspends Fuso bus use

The possibility of a mechanical failure being behind Saturday’s fatal crash is yet to be ruled out.


RAL suspends Turoa operations after fatal crash
29 Jul 2018   /

RAL suspends Turoa operations after fatal crash

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has suspended operations at its Turoa ski field today after a bus crash left one person dead and several others injured. 


RAL: Visitor numbers jump 50% in record-breaking holiday period
24 Jul 2018   /

RAL: Visitor numbers jump 50% in record-breaking holiday period

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has had a record-breaking school holiday period with more than 80,000 skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of Whakapapa and Tūroa in the last fortnight.


RAL: $10m PGF loan is not “corporate welfare”
18 Jun 2018   /

RAL: $10m PGF loan is not “corporate welfare”

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has hit back at criticism its $10m loan from the PGF for a high-speed gondola at Whakapapa ski field is “corporate welfare”.


Taupō council to invest $1m in RAL’s gondola
15 Jun 2018  

Taupō council to invest $1m in RAL’s gondola

Taupō District Council is buying $1m worth of 10-year bonds in Ruapehu Alpine Lifts’ $25m high-speed gondola project at Whakapapa ski field.


RAL secures $10m PGF loan for gondola
15 Jun 2018   /

RAL secures $10m PGF loan for gondola

The financing for RAL will go towards the building of a new $25m high-speed gondola on Whakapapa ski field.


RAL appoints two key staff
11 May 2018  

RAL appoints two key staff

Mt Ruapehu has appointed two staff into key roles in time for the upcoming ski season.


Mt Ruapehu’s long-serving GM to leave
7 Dec 2017  

Mt Ruapehu’s long-serving GM to leave

Thirty-six years ago Steve McGill headed to Mt Ruapehu for a ski season – a trip that turned into a lifelong career on the mountain.


$15m upgrade boosts Mt Ruapehu ski season
10 Nov 2017  

$15m upgrade boosts Mt Ruapehu ski season

A new look ski season centred around a multi million-dollar upgrade has paid off in success for Mt Ruapehu.


Ruapehu Alpine Lifts secures 60-year license for Tūroa
25 Sep 2017  

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts secures 60-year license for Tūroa

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) has secured a new license that could see it operate Mt Ruapehu’s Tūroa ski field for another sixty years.


Visitor Ambassadors activated to support shuttles
25 Jul 2017  

Visitor Ambassadors activated to support shuttles

The second weekend of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) free park and ride snow shuttle service went well with local businesses reporting they were happy with council’s response to the parking and congestion issues that arose the inaugural weekend.


Perfect weekend for start of free park and ride service
18 Jul 2017  

Perfect weekend for start of free park and ride service

An estimated 7,000 plus people made use of the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) new free park and ride service from Ohakune and National Park Village to Turoa and Whakapapa ski areas over the weekend.


Mother Nature delivers Mt Ruapehu snow
11 Jul 2017  

Mother Nature delivers Mt Ruapehu snow

Steady snowfall over the last few days at Mt Ruapehu has arrived in perfect time for the school holidays – and more snow is forecast.