A group brought together by a shared passion for Tūroa snow sports and an understanding of how crucially important it is to the economic and social fabric of the region. Our team includes ski industry experts and long-serving, dedicated Tūroa ski workers backed by financial and management professionals with access to the capital required to take Tūroa to the next level.
Dan Te Huia
With roots firmly planted in Ohakune and a lifelong passion for snow sports, Dan boasts an impressive 34 years of industry expertise. Spanning retail, sales and management across both New Zealand and Australia he previously served as the General Manager of Allsports Distribution Ltd. Beyond his professional accolades, Dan maintains a profound connection to his local communities of Ohakune and Raetihi, reflecting his commitment to fostering strong ties and driving positive impact wherever his career takes him.
Meet the seasoned veteran of Tūroa operations, a proud resident of Ohakune with an impressive 30-year tenure under his belt. Freddie possesses unparalleled firsthand knowledge of the maunga and the intricate workings of operating a ski resort, especially in the challenging conditions often encountered in the Central North Island. His expertise isn't just confined to the technical aspects; it's a deep understanding forged through years of dedication and experience. From navigating treacherous terrain to ensuring optimal slope conditions, he's the backbone of Tūroa's operations, embodying resilience, precision, and a relentless commitment to excellence. In a world where every snowflake matters, Freddie is the man with the know how, making him a legend both on and off the slopes.
Products & Training Manager
Kat is a ski industry professional with over 15 years of invaluable experience. Spending 12 years of endless winter between New Zealand, China, Japan, Europe, and America, she brings a unique perspective and a wealth of international knowledge to the Tūroa Team. Married to a Kiwi, her connection to New Zealand runs deep, and she is deeply ingrained in the local community, where the wild weather reminds her of her Scottish heritage.
Snow School, Retail, Rental Manager
Meet Matt Britton, the versatile manager who will be overseeing Snow School, Retail, and Rentals at Tūroa this winter season. With over a decade of expertise in snow school instruction and 12 years as an NZSIA examiner, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the slopes. His 11 years of successful business acumen ensure an exciting future for all departments under his leadership. Matt has been an integral part of the Pure Tūroa Team from the very beginning, contributing to our success so far.
With over two decades of experience in mountain safety, Brendon emerges as a steadfast guardian of our snow-covered maunga. While Deer Valley, Utah, is his home during the northern hemisphere winters, he extends his expertise to Tūroa, Ohakune, during our winter season. Leading the Patrol Crew at Turoa, Brendon epitomises vigilance and preparedness, ensuring the safety of all who traverse the slopes. His leadership and unwavering commitment to safety make him an indispensable asset to the Tūroa team, guaranteeing every mountain escapade to be as exhilarating as it is secure.
Rohe Relationship Manager
With a background that spans from ski school instruction to customer service, Ali has a wealth of knowledge within the Tūroa environment being a born and bred local with more than 30 winter seasons under her belt. Beyond her local expertise, Ali brings a global perspective to the table, having gained experience in the international ski industry. However, what truly sets Ali apart is her unwavering commitment to driving positive social and environmental change, as a key contributor to Tūroa's iwi engagement initiatives.
Meet Gaz, a cornerstone of Tūroa Operations whose expertise and dedication are instrumental in ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations. With a background as a qualified builder, Gaz initially served as the Maintenance Manager before transitioning seamlessly into his current role in operations.
Gaz is a family man, married with three boys, and has proudly called Ohakune home for over ten years. He's deeply connected to our community and is an essential part of our team, reflecting our values of unity and collaboration.
"Sticky," as he's affectionately known to the crew, exudes an immense passion for Tūroa and snow sports alike. With a talent both behind the lens and behind the wheel, Nick brings a unique blend of skills to the table. His dedication to the hill, the town, and the people within it radiates, making him an integral part of the community's fabric.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND PURE TŪROA
Pure Tūroa Ltd founders Cam Robertson (right) and Greg Hickman (left) have both made Ohakune their home. They're passionate about the future of Mt. Ruapehu and aspire to do their part in securing a strong local economy that supports the prosperity of the surrounding local communities.
Cam, a ski industry expert and professional ski trainer with experience in China, Japan and the USA, is an investor in regional commercial and residential property development and has built and managed highly successful hospitality businesses.
Greg owns beverage production facilities and hospitality businesses in Singapore and Indonesia, and with an IT background owns a tech company in the USA providing services to the utility and banking sectors. Locally, he's an investor in Ohakune property and a brewery developing products for export.
They've come together with a shared vision for developing the Tūroa ski area into a long-term financially, environmentally and culturally sustainable operation that delivers the most exciting and entertaining snow experience in New Zealand.
Pure Tūroa Ltd has been fortunate to attract an excellent advisory board that provides an emmense resource of experience and depth of skills including corporate governance, banking and finance, government relations, iwi relations, environmental planning and operations management.
Pure Tūroa is happy to have the support of the incredible and enthusiastic RAL Tūroa staff and is building an amazing team of ski industry experts and operations staff that know Tūroa well and share the company's passion for the maunga.