Whakapapa Ski Area

Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu boasts a massive 550Ha ski terrain and New Zealand's premier learning facility, Happy Valley. Visit the renowned Knoll Ridge Cafe, the highest cafe in New Zealand at 2020m above sea level.

$99.00 - $540.00

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Mt Ruapehu offers some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: huge snow filled basins, lift accessed back country, steep chutes, drop-offs and secret powder stashes. Experience both ski areas with just one lift pass.

There’s something for everyone: Fantastic learners’ facilities, exceptional terrain, and terrain parks for free-skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Access Whakapapa Ski Area from Bruce Road, a 6km sealed road.

Not skiing? Enjoy our free tobogganing area, great coffee in our cafés and sightseeing chairlift rides for elevated views from the highest mountain in the North Island.

Field breakdown

Physical address

Whakapapa Ski Area, Bruce Road, Whakapapa Village, Ruapehu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts Open 9am to 4pm - weather dependent. Please check weather report daily on MtRuapehu.com.
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
18km from National Park, 100km from Taupo

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $99.00 - $540.00
Other charges:
There will be a one-time new card deposit of $5 for every new customer, including Infant and Super Super. Youth rates available for ages 5-18 inclusive: $57 (Day Pass) - $306 (6 Day Multi Day Pass). Infants 4 years and under ski free. Super Supers 70+ years ski free.

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