Pricing and Conditions

Adult $39.00 - $149.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$19.00 - $99.00
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There will be a one-time non-refundable card fee of $5 for every new customer. 4 years & under ski free.

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Full terms and conditions apply. See for more information.

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New Zealand’s most unique gondola, Sky Waka. The $25 million gondola will travel 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks.

Ski NZ’s largest and explore 550ha of some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: wide groomed trails, huge snow filled basins, steep chutes & secret powder stashes. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts its own café, rental complex and ski school meeting area. The gentle slope has easy-to-use covered carpet lifts and a slow-moving chairlift for quick progression.

In the Summer, take scenic gondola rides to dine at the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet & marvel at the sights on short volcanic walks.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check before visiting for up-to-date information on operational status and conditions
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec


Bruce Road, Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village, New Zealand.

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

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