SMC Club Membership


Members of SMC buy into the 75 years of fun on the Manganui Ski Area.
The book that comes with your joining (while available) details the heroics of founding members who pioneered the establishment of skiing/riding in Taranaki.

SMC Membership entitles you to the following

  • Access to members rates and season pass deals 
  • Access to and use of the SMC Manganui Lodge at the ski area 
  • Manganui Lodge accommodation at discounted rates, winter and summer! 
  • Overnight or seasonal storage of skiing/riding equipment 
  • Use of drying facilities at the Manganui Lodge during any ski day 
  • Regular e-newsletters and updates from the club, by way of email, or by checking on this website
  • Club Ski/board races & social events 
  • The endless fun/barbeques/beers & friendships gained at working bees!
  • The satisfaction of contributing and ensuring that Snowsports in the Naki are alive and well!

SMC Membership Rates (unchanged from 2013)

There is a one-off entry fee to be paid on joining SMC, in addition to the annual subs.
Seasons passes are optional but represent outstanding value for money, especially if purchased at the ‘discounted’ rate. All season passes are due by 31 May.

SMC is again imposing a $10 levy to family/couple/senior memberships on this years seasons' subs, to help cover our insurance premiums, which have increased exponentially over the last few years; a result of, amongst other cost increases, the Whakapapa Knoll Ridge Cafe arson/fire of Feb 2009, the Christchurch Earthquakes of 2010/2011, and the Tongariro Eruptions of 2012.

Note : 

  • a working bee qualifier is now applied to 'discounted' season passes. Working bees are required to be completed by 31 May to qualify for the 'discounted' season pass rate, otherwise full price season pass rate applies.
  • 1 member working bee still qualifies for 1 free nights accommodation at SMC Lodge, or 1 free days skiing, whichever you chose.





$159 +$10 levy



$130 +$10 levy



$87 +$10 levy



$50 +$10 levy



$33 +$10 levy

before 31 May working bee qualifier*
before 31 May, no working bees attended
$100, *2 $200
COUPLE $95, *2 $190
SENIOR $60, *1 $120
STUDENT $50, *1 $100


*1 qualifier = 1 full working bees
*2 qualifier = 2 full working bees

Associate    $17

SMC Membership Application form:  download the nomination form

Currently you need to be nominated by an existing club member (under review). If you wish to become a member and do not currently know an existing member that can nominate you, please contact us.
Your SMC membership card is required to be worn when accessing the SMC Lodge, and also to be presented when purchasing members rates lift passes.

Membership Subscriptions enquiries

please reference your invoice number with payment

SMC Bank Account for on-line banking payment
TSB BANK 15-39-57-0555938-02
please reference your invoice number with payment or First & Last Name, along with ID card number (if for a family, please put head of the family)
Note: you are still required to send in your existing pass, for processing and re-validation. Please send to Subscriptions, PO Box 3271 New Plymouth.

SMC New Members Introduction Pack
Click here to download the New Members Intro Pack

Season Passes

If a season pass is held, a sticker indicating 'season pass' will be fixed to the back of your SMC membership card. Note that you are required to present your SMC membership card (with current season pass indication) at the ticket office, to obtain your complimentary lift pass, before using the lifts.


Note that lockers are subject to availability.

Locker Sub (annual) $30 $20 $10

Contact for further info.

SMC Lodge Swipe Cards

As a member of the Stratford Mountain Club (SMC), your new (introduced in 2016) ID Card incorporates your Membership and Season Pass status; it also features your access to the SMC facilities. The facilities will be locked 24/7 (even during operations), therefore you will need your ID Card on you when at the ski area.

Further clarification can be made to the request will be processed at the committee’s discretion.

For more details, refer to the SMC Swipecard Policy

Manganui Ski Area

Upper Pembroke Road RD21
Stratford Taranaki
New Zealand

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