TEKAPO SKI CLUB
IN THE MACKENZIE BASIN
On the 25th of May 1961, the Tekapo Ski Club Incorporated was officially formed.
Bruce Scott, David Allan, Dick Wardell, Don Prouting, John Dampier-Crossley and Brian Waters, then took on the massive task of discovering potential fields using such criteria as snow conditions, access safety from avalanche dangers and most importantly, run holder co-operation to make a final decision.
Bruce recalls there were four finalists, Cass Basin on Godley Peaks Station, Tekapo Saddle on Mt Hay Station, Coal Creek Basin on Lilybank Station and Round Hill on Richmond Station and the best option?
Round Hill on Richmond Station
We are delighted to announce our return to Lake Tekapo with the construction of our new club facility which was completed in November 2020.
It is designed with families in mind and also is fully wheelchair accessible.
It sleeps up to 24 people in 2 bunkrooms and 2 bedrooms with ensuites
In 1958 a group of Mackenzie Young Farmers began assessing snow conditions in their area, safety, access and run-holder co-operation, with a view to establishing a ski field.