Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

MT RUAPEHU TUROA & WHAKAPAPA - Mt Ruapehu is home to New Zealands two largest ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa. These two ski areas offer incredible terrain to delight skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

New to the snow? Turoa's Alpine Meadow and Whakapapa's Happy Valley are beginner favourites, with wide gentle runs and magic carpet facilities to support your progression.

At Happy Valley the slow-moving chairlift gives your legs a rest between runs. For the kids (and bigger kids) in the family there's a tobogganing area nearby too! When you're done on the slopes relax in our cafe right next to the beginner ski area for good coffee, meals, snacks or even a well-deserved cold beer.

For the best possible start pay a visit to our rental department. The helpful team will fit you with quality skiing or snow-boarding gear (including twin tip and performance skis for the more advanced), with helmets and clothing to complete your ensemble for the day. We replace some of our equipment every year, so rest assured you'll be using modern equipment, and the flash new boot dryers mean your boots will be warm and dry!

Now you've got the gear, let our qualified and patient instructors help you get (literally) to your feet. The Turoa and Whakapapa Snow School offers ski and snowboard lessons and packages for all ages and ability levels to improve your skiing and riding. Have fun, keep safe and look good!

Once you start to get the hang of the new sport experience our intermediate and then the advanced trails that skiers and boarders love. Choose from 50 groomed runs, terrain parks and extensive lift accessed backcountry skiing/riding at both ski areas.

Mt Ruapehu is situated within the spectacular Tongariro National Park, a dual world heritage site. You can enjoy these views from the beautiful Knoll Ridge Cafe situated on the slopes at Whakapapa, accessible via a scenic chairlift ride.

The Mt Ruapehu on-mountain rental outlets at Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas make it easier for you to start your day on the snow.

Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, PLUS we have toboggans, waterproof jackets and pants, helmets and wrist guards. It's all ready and waiting for you, right here on the mountain!

Physical Address: Bruce Rd
Mt Ruapehu
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