Whakapapa Ski Area

Located on Mt Ruapehu's north-west facing slopes, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area and home to the nation's premier beginner playground: Happy Valley. Renowned for its expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views, and extensive beginner facilities

$129.00 - $1,299.00
$79.00 - $325.00

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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 beginner facilities, exceptional volcanic terrain and vibrant night skiing. Whakapapa is also open in summer for sightseeing and hiking.

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

Not skiing? Enjoy our sledding area, great coffee in our 4 conveniently located cafés and sightseeing chairlift rides for elevated views from the highest mountain in the North Island! New in 2019 - epic new gondola!

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Physical address

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

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather report daily on MtRuapehu.com.
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
334km from Auckland Airport
Proximity to town:
18km from National Park, 100km from Taupo

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $129.00 - $1,299.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$79.00 - $325.00
Other charges:
There will be a one-time new card deposit of $5 for every new customer. 4 years & under ski free.

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