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Haensli Cup

A race to find the fastest man and fastest woman on Mt Ruapehu.
Hosted by the Ruapehu Ski Club for the last 50 years

August 18, 2022

2022 Cancelled

2022 Haensli Cup CANCELLED Unfortunately, due to weather and snow conditions, the Haensli Cup has been cancelled for this year.

August 9, 2022

2022 Registration

Registration for 2022 Haensli Cup is now Live! Racer Registration. Please Note: Cost of entry is $30 The Race Entry Fee is payable on Race day when you collect your bib - cash, and internet banking are accepted (no credit cards or EFTPOS sorry). Collect your bibs from Lorenz’s Bar and Cafe from 8.30am on race day. PLEASE NOTE: Entrants must be wearing a helmet or they will not be allowed to race.

September 1, 2021

2021 Results

We were lucky to get to hold the 2021 Haensli Cup the weekend before New Zealand went into lockdown! It was a great event, you can check the pictures out on the RSC Facebook page. A huge thanks to RSC Club Captain Catherine Gafa and everyone helping her leading up to the race, helpers on the day, and our members who made it such a success! Results: Junior Team Results Open Team Results Masters Team Results Snowboard Team Results Women’s Individual Results Men’s Individual Results Snowboard Individual Results

August 31, 2021

Race History

During the 1950 winter season, Swiss ski instructor and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) entrepreneur Walter Haensli, established a ski race to encourage open competition between instructors and amateurs at Ruapehu. He wanted young racers to try and match themselves against skiers of a higher standard. As a result of lobbying by Haensli, the NZ Ski Council adopted the idea and whenever provincial and national championships were held there was an ‘open’ category which anyone, instructors included, could enter.