Snow Gear Hire & Sales

You can hire or buy skis, snowboards, boots, clothing helmets and everything else you could possibly need for your North Island New Zealand snow adventure from one of the many well stocked outlets in the Great Lake Taupo region. The ski season in New Zealand's North Island is from June to October.

Mount Ruapehu have two offices in Taupo town centre where you can purchase lift passes, organise shuttle transport to and from the mountain via Turangi and rent ski and snowboard gear.

Most rental shops also have toboggans and clothing (i.e. waterproof jackets and pants, or one piece suits for kids) for hire. Some also hire out helmets, wrist guards, gloves and goggles.

The on-mountain rental outlets don’t hire out gloves or goggles, so if you find yourself up in the snow without them, you’ll need to purchase them from their retail shop.




Whakapapa Ski Area has two rental outlets, one in Happy Valley and one at the Top of the Bruce. Turoa Ski Area has one rental outlet in the base area. Find out more about on-mountain rental stores here.

Further Afield

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