News & Events

Registration now open – Ruapehu Express 2017

January 14, 2017

Registration is now open for the Ruapehu Express. WALK RUN OR CYCLE! As a proud sponsor and provider of epic after event BBQ – The Powderhorn strongly encourages people of all backgrounds to participate! “The Giant Ruapehu Express is a fresh new adventure style event that involves a Mountain bike[…]


Position Vacant: Housekeeping Supervisor

January 12, 2017

We are looking for an experienced Housekeeping Supervisor to join our busy hardworking and motivated team. The position is full time and experience in a supervisory role in hotel housekeeping is essential We are looking for someone who has high standards takes pride in their work and has a great[…]


SKY Guest Select now available at the Powderhorn Chateau

December 23, 2015

We are excited to announce that while you are relaxing in one of our beautiful Alpine hotel rooms or luxury apartment you will have the world at your finger tips with 50 SKY television channels to choose from. You can keep the kids and yourself entertained for hours!


Powderkeg Hours Update

July 4, 2015

The Powderkeg is now open for it’s summer hours! 4pm weekdays and 3pm Saturday and Sunday, come and join us for dining on the balcony all summer long.


The Powderhorn Wins Most Innovative at Ruapehu Tourism Awards

December 12, 2013

We were proud to be announced as a joint winner at The Ruapehu Tourism Awards hosted by Visit Ruapehu for the Winstone Pulp International Most Innovative Business. We share our award with The National Army Museum. Other winners included: The Ruapehu Bulletin Best Tourism Support Business: Local Tourism TV, runner[…]


The Powderkeg features in the Sunday Star Times

May 6, 2013

The Sunday Star Times The Powderkeg Restaurant and Bar hosted Steve from Sunday Star Times along with his son Finn on his recent famil to The Ruapehu Region. He had some nice things to say about us along with our fellow suppliers. You can read Steve’s article here: Destination with[…]


The Ohakune Winter Fashion Show 2013

April 29, 2013

Winter Fashion Show 2013 The Annual Ohakune Fashion Show will be hosted the 22nd of June 2013 in The Matterhorn. This is a charity event in support of Waimarino Search and Rescue. Local designers and retailer will show 2013 Winter collections. Highlights include will Janelle Hinch and special guest Kilt.[…]


Visit Ruapehu – New Website

January 10, 2013

Visit Ruapehu has launched their new & improved website! It is looking pretty flash!! I spy a few of our staff members (past & present) promoting our region like pros!! Check them out here!