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4pm, 5th November, 2017

Join us for Rangatira's end of season BBQ and Prize Giving. Even if you're not collecting a prize it's a great end of year gathering. Food provided, BYO drinks.
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Rangatira News October 2017

Welcome to the October 2017 Newsletter. Spring is here and the welcomed warmer weather means there is some great skiing to be had on the upper mountain. Scholarship week was held last week and was a great success even if the weather didn't always playball. We've also had some great races results from club members over the past month. Check out the details below to see some great pictures and results.

The final inter club race of the season was the Ngauruhoe Trophy race, where teams of 5 race against each other to find the fastest overall team on the mountain. Conditions were challenging and the race ended up being held underneath the Waterfall Express Chair. Rangatira was once again proudly represented at this race and WON THE OVERALL NGAURUHOE TROPHY!!!

angatira also placed:
Rachel Strevens - 2nd Fastest Female Snowboarder
Monique Oosterbaan - Fastest Overall Woman.
Christina Coulam - 3rd Open Woman

Well done to everyone who competed!

We would like to recognise the following outstanding results from this season:

North Island Secondary School Ski Races
Liam Mottram - 13th Junior Boy
Josh Pope - 14th Juniors Boy
Cassidy Bailey - 14th Junior Girl
Nico Tamis - 3rd Senior Boy

North Island Secondary School Snowboard Comp
Angus Jones - 1st Boys Dual Slalom

BOP Secondary School Races
Josh Pope - 3rd Junior Boy

Giro Mini X-Games
Marysa Pope - 1st Place

North Island Masters Races
Richard Neeson - 1st in age class, 3rd Overall Handicap time & 6th Overall
Jason Platt - 3rd in age class and 5th Overall


Do you have an outstanding result we have missed? Let us know!

Do you want your own customised Rangatira Buff Neck Warmer?

These neck warmers are the evolution of classic neck protection using BUFF quality, design and technology. Made with Classic Polartec® fleece, its ideal for any outdoor activity, particularly in the winter. BUFF, new sponsor of Rangatira, are offering a SPECIAL DEAL of $37 (Normal RRP $50+) for a Rangatira designed Neck Warmer.

To order, email Monique - Order will be placed next week. 

(Image left is the voted design that will be produced)

All those with lockers at Iwikau please confirm your locker number(s), and ensure payment has been made for the use of the locker for the season. All unpaid and/or unidentified lockers will be cleared out at the end of the season and contents removed. 

Both lodge custodians will be finishing on October 20th, 2017. From this date onwards the lodge will be available for summer use and will be self-catered. 

New Zealand Men's Ski Team member Willis Feasey has been nominated for the AMP People's Choice Award Scholarship. The person with the highest number of votes wins $5,000. Please show your support for NZ Ski Racing and vote for Willis, funds will go towards helping him compete in the Northern Hemisphere and get to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

To VOTE text AMP008 to 8126

From now until the end of the season (20 October, 2017) all members will be able to book just one night of a weekend at the Ohakune lodge, for all remaining weekends. The standard 2 night weekend booking rule will not apply. 

All vodafone email addresses are being discontinued. If you have a vodafone (or related) email account please remember to update your Rangatira member profiles (please log in and update any details that may have changed) so we can continue to reach you. Alternatively, please email the booking officer to update your details - 

Escape to Colorado, USA for your next ski/board winter adventure.

Home to over 300 days of sunshine, an average annual snowfall of over 7metres and 40,000 acres of ski terrain to explore, experience the best of the Colorado Rockies skiing or riding at Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain. Steamboat and Winter Park.

Aspen Snowmass | Colorado

Four mountains to explore
Not just one mountain but four - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, this epic ski terrain in the centre of the Colorado Rockies has something for everyone. Test your snow skills on long blue groomers, bowls, terrain parks and gladed powder stashes and immerse yourself in one of the best après ski scenes in North America.

Copper Mountain | Colorado

Copper Mountain Magic
At Copper Mountain enjoy 360-degree views of the Rockies and explore challenging bowls, fast groomers, terrain parks and tree skiing. The ski terrain is naturally divided in difficulty, meaning you can start with beginner trails in the west and move to the east for more challenging runs with world-class skiing and riding for everyone. Opens 10 November 2017 

Steamboat | Colorado

Legendary Champagne Powder®
In the northwest of the Colorado Rockies, Steamboat has some of the best tree skiing in the world, long, wide groomed runs, and three terrain parks providing progression for fun and skills improvement. With their legendary Champagne Powder® snow, 100+ pubs and restaurants and an exciting range of après ski activity, nightlife and festivals to keep you busy, you will find something for everyone.  Opens 23 November 2017

Winter Park | Colorado

Winter Park Adventure
Head to Winter Park Resort for a winter adventure where you will explore exhilarating steeps, panoramic bowls, cruisy groomers, 80+ terrain park features, jumps, bumps and powder stashes at Colorado’s longest operating ski resort. With over 3000 acres of vast and varied ski terrain spread across it’s amazing Seven Territories, Winter Park satisfies all ages and abilities. Due to open 15 November 2017.


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