MT RUAPEHU SKI RESORT (North Island)

Mt Ruapehu is situated within the spectacular Tongariro National Park, a dual world heritage site, and is home to New Zealand’s two largest ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa. It boasts the highest lift access and longest vertical drop in Australasia.

With 1800 hectares of incredible terrain on offer plus amazing backcountry, these two ski areas will delight skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. For beginners, Whakapapa’s Happy Valley is a favourite. It is NZ’s premier learning facility with wide gentle slopes and its own beginner’s chairlift. More confident skiers and riders are spoilt for choice with 50 groomed runs, huge snow-filled basins, steep chutes and secret powder stashes to explore. For freeskiers and snowboarders there are full time terrain parks and extensive lift accessed backcountry skiing/riding at both ski areas. There are several villages near both ski areas, each with their own characteristics and a wide range of accommodation options.

 
Whakapapa
Turoa

Elevation

2300 metres

2322 metres

Vertical

675 metres

722 metres

Skiable Area

550 hectares

500 hectares

Lifts

2 quad, 5 double, 4 T-bars, 2 platters, 1 learners’ carpet conveyer

1 6-seater, 2 triple, 2 quad, 2 platters, 1 learners’ carpet conveyer

Terrain

Beginner 25%, Intermediate 50%, Advanced 25%

Season

27 June to October 2015

Facilities

6 Cafes; Equipment hire; 2 Retail shops; Ski/snowboard lessons .

3 Cafes; Equipment hire; 2 Retail shops; Ski/snowboard lessons.

Snowmaking

Yes

Yes

Drive from town

10 minutes from Whakapapa Village.

20 minutes from Ohakune Village.

Ski Shuttles

Daily shuttles available from Whakapapa Village, National Park, Turangi and Taupo.

Daily shuttles available from Ohakune Village.

Operating Hours

9.00am - 4.00pm

9.00am - 4.00pm

Longest Run

2.8km

4km

Website

www.mtruapehu.com

www.mtruapehu.com


  BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
TERRAIN 25% 50% 25%

lift passes cover both areas ADULT STUDENT YOUTH
HALF DAY PASS $70 - $42
DAY PASS $95 - $57
MULTI DAY PASS Click here for prices

Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort is in the Central Plateau Region of New Zealand near Turangi.

 

 
     

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