Between ski seasons work parties maintain the lodge and facilities. These working bees ensure the lodge will be around for many more decades.
They are also a fun way to meet club members, make new friends and enjoy the spectacular mountain.
New members are expected to attend a work party to meet fellow members, learn how the club operates and how to care for the facilities.
Work parties are not just all work. The food is awesome, the company entertaining and Mt Ruapehu is something truly special in the off-season.
Existing members who attend work parties recieve a credit towards their annual subscriptions, although many attend just for the fun of it.