We are UASC

The largest sports club on campus
Why choose Us?

Founded in 1966

Back in 1966 a few of our founding members built the club lodge on Mt. Ruapehu. The lodge is geared up to sleep 32 and host raging parties all winter, and even with all the student antics we’ve been able to keep the place in good knick.

Why choose Us?

Our PurposeSkiing and Snowboarding

The UASC lodge is a 32-bed haven for students and alike to gather up on the mountain throughout the winter season. It’s ridiculously close to the main chairlift at the base of Whakapapa, just a few minutes walk and you’re in line to get up the mountain. We hold events with organised transport every few weekends to make sure there’s an opportunity for everyone to get down there at some point.

Why choose Us?

Wake up to views like thisEvery morning

We’re redoing our windows and walls before this season to make sure the lodge is nice and warm and ready for another year of good times With two large bunk rooms upstairs, a recently renovated kitchen, ski tuning room, drinking pit, and massive open floor living and dining area the lodge is the place to be this winter, as well as the cheapest.

Nightly Rate

MEMBER Nightly Rate
Nightly rate for each additional Non-member
to an existing member booking

If a member stays for only a saturday night they have to pay $45 for that night, and additional non-members are $65 each

Membership Pricing

We offer cheaper rates during O-Week and Re-Oweek.

UoA Student

  • University of Auckland Student
  • $25 during O-Week

Non-UoA Student

  • Student, but not at UoA
  • $35 during O-Week

Returning Member

  • Previously a member of UASC
  • $35 during O-Week


  • New to UASC and not a student
  • $55 during O-Week

Starting out with Us

Why is it cheap?

Our goal as a club is to make snowsports as accessible as possible to our members and fellow students at The University of Auckland. We keep the prices low and the value good so that everybody can go hard at the mountain, and go home without breaking the bank.

The club is a non-profit run by students and members, and staying at our lodge is possibly the best experience you can have as a student on the mountain. We ask that you be a tidy kiwi and help out with daily duties to keep our lodge running smoothly.

How do I book?

Simply sign up as a member, and log in through our website. We have a new and improved booking system this year so you can pick your ski dates and plan our your season to get as many snow days as possible!

P.s. Our booking system isn't open yet, so plan out the dates on your calendar and wait for our post to say its in action!

How do I get to the lodge?

During the season, UASC members will be doing trips all week, and definitely on weekends. Like our Facebook Page and Ride Share Group to arrange carpooling with other members. Or if you have space in your car and want to share the cost of gas, advertise a few seats on the ride share group.
Please note that if you are organising your own transport it is your responsibility to make sure that you can get up the mountain (that means a suitable vehicle and chains if you need them).

We also run club trips on weekends throughout the season with organised transport. See our event page for info.

Where is the lodge?

Our lodge is in one of the most convenient spots on the mountain. We’re in the Iwikau Village, Whakapapa. Just take a left at the top of Bruce Road, come down loop road and you’ll find overnight parking and the UASC lodge on your left. Look for The University of Auckland Snowsports Club sign over the door.
For a more detailed map and description see our contact page.

Where do I park?

Overnight parking is available all along the loop road which our lodge is located. There are parks right outside our front door.

What do I need to bring?

At the very least you’ll need a sleeping bag and basic toiletries. We also recommend the following:

  • Pillow
  • Sheet for the mattress
  • Towel
  • Lunch food (there are also cafes up the mountain)
  • Warm clothing (we have a fireplace but it’s still a snowy mountain)
  • Your ski gear!
You’ll probably also want to bring snacks if you eat lots, and alcohol if you’re that way inclined.
We definitely are.
We have a fridge for members to use, and a huge deck outside to keep your drinks chilly.

Arrival time

Any time after 5pm.

Checkout time

You must checkout by 11am.

Sleeping arrangements?

We have two bunk rooms, with 32 spaces total. The bunks are clustered in groups of about 4-8 beds. There are 24 single bunks and 4 double bunks.


  • Shared bunk rooms
  • Kitchen facilities - fridge, water on tap, tea and coffee, a funnel
  • Lounge, pit, and fireplace
  • Male and female bathrooms with hot showers
  • Drying room for all your wet gear after a hard day out on the ice
  • Ski storage/tuning room, tuning tools by request to the custodian if we can trust you
  • Games and stuff
  • Two great-hall style dining tables which are excellent for beer pong

UASC 2018 Committee

We work behind the scenes to run the club

President: Guy

Advisory: David

Ex Officio: Kate

Admin VP: Dina

Bookings Officer: Pippa

Club Captain: Charlotte

Treasurer: Hugo

Online Admin: Brittany

Online Support: Alesh

Content Creator: Jackson

Secretary: Abby

Ruapehu VP: Eloise

Maintenance Officer: Terry

Events Leader: Pat

Events Support: AJ

Events Support: Franziska


Life members

Dave Brown
Jenny Smith
Prue Brown
Rob Lund
Giles Tait
Rob Barclay
Kerry Wakelin
Fran Shaw
Richard Chambers
Susanne Waitford
James Mortimer
Wynne Spring-Rice
Chris Donnelly
Rachel Davies-Colley
Kelsey Wong


Why choose Us?

15% Off!

Just say that you're a member of UASC!

Why choose Us?

15% Off!

Just show up in your UASC t-shirt!

Why choose Us?

$20 Nights!

Come to our Snowplanet nights, only $25 including gear hire.