Ski Mount Ruapehu - Equipment, Clothing & Gear Hire

Ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories can be hired either on the mountain or at one of the many off-mountain rental shops around the Great Lake Taupo region.

You can hire skis, snowboards, boots, clothing helmets and everything else you could possibly need for your Great Lake Taupo snow adventure from one of the many well stocked outlets in the region. 

This year Mount Ruapehu are opening two booking offices in Taupo towncentre where you can purchase lift passes, organise shuttle transport to and from the mountain via Turangi and rent ski and snowboard gear.

Should I hire gear on or off the mountain?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

If you hire your gear off-mountain you will have the advantage of being able to get things sorted the night before, leaving more time in the morning to cut those first tracks on the mountain. It is often cheaper to hire gear from the off-mountain outlets.

If you hire your gear on the mountain, you can sort it in minutes if you need to swap or adjust your equipment for any reason. It will also save you having to fit your gear into/onto a vehicle or bus for transportation up to the ski area.

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.

Note that 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.

On-mountain rental shops

Whakapapa Village has two rental outlets, one in Happy Valley and one at the Top of the Bruce, and Turoa has one rental outlet in the base area.

Off-mountain rental shops

Turangi Ski 07 386 8658
Tokaanu Ski and Snowboard Hire 07 386 7961

Mount Ruapehu - opening soon
Gordon’s Outdoor Equipment 07 377 4343
Pointons Ski Shop 07 377 0087
Urban Edge 07 378 7400 
Torpedo7 07 376 0051

Whakapapa Village:
Edge to Edge (in the Skotel Alpine Resort) 0800 800 754

National Park:
Ski Biz 07 892 2717
Snowzone @ Roy Turner Ski & Board Shop 0800 766 996
Eivins Ski and Board Rental 07 892 2843
Howard’s Mountain Lodge 07 892 2827

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