Skiing and snowboarding on Mount Ruapehu

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The Mount Ruapehu Ski Area is New Zealand’s largest and has two resorts, one on either side of the mountain.

Snowboarders and skiers alike love Turoa, which features long runs and New Zealand’s longest vertical drop (720m). Most people skiing at Turoa stay at Ohakune, which is only 17km away.

On north western side of the mountain is Whakapapa. It boasts great views of Mt Taranaki and is a popular resort for beginners while still providing challenging runs for more advanced skiers. Whakapapa has its own village on the mountain but many people base themselves at National Park Village, which is only a short distance away.

There are several lift passes available that allow you to ski at both ski areas.

Our address

Bruce Road, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park

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  • Juro, 30 Sep 2017

    Beautiful place!

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  • Gabriela, 22 Jun 2017

    Great place for skiing

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  • Lhalaa, 30 Jul 2015

    Snowboarding is fun!

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  • Cris, 23 Sep 2014

    Great place to work & play

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  • Claudio, 21 Sep 2013

    average ski field, ski pass very expensive, snow quality is what it is

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  • Natalia, 13 Nov 2012

    A great place to ski.

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  • Tarique, 05 Oct 2012

    The only way down is on skis. Although, when you get to the bottom, they unceremoniously stick you on these chairs which take you back up. Been here 4 years now. Need help. Call the police.

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  • Mike, 23 Aug 2011

    Head out West. West is the best.

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