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Whakapapa
Resort Info

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Vital stats
14
no. of lifts
3km
longest run
550ha
skiable area
2320m
Top Elevation
1630m
Base
690m
Vertical
2m
average snowfall
Season
  • Expected Opening: 2019-06-29
  • Expected Closing: 2019-10-28
Terrain
25% Beginner
50% Intermediate
25% Advanced

Mt Ruapehu is situated within the spectacular Tongariro National Park, a dual world heritage site. With 1800 hectares of incredible terrain on offer, Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas delight skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

For beginners, Whakapapa’s Happy Valley is a favourite. It is New Zealand’s premier learning facility with wide gentle slopes and its own beginner’s chairlift. More confident skiers and riders are spoilt for choice with 50 groomed runs, huge snow-filled basins, steep chutes and secret powder stashes to explore. For freeskiers and snowboarders there are full time Terrain Parks and extensive lift accessed backcountry waiting to be navigated.

Mt Ruapehu offers a seamless lift pass, which provides you with access to both ski areas. Both Turoa and Whakapapa offer excellent services and facilities; the only dilemma you have is deciding where to explore next!

Whakapapa Tips:

  1. Whakapapa has a huge range of accommodation for all needs including on-mountain lodges that can be used by non-members
  2. Explore the Black Magic backcountry area, accessible by traversing or hiking from the Far West T-bar, for some extreme snow action that will get the heart pumping
  3. Take advantage of Mt. Ruapehu’s Flexipass which enables you to load the number of days you want to ski onto the pass, meaning you can choose when and where you want to ski or board throughout the season
  4. If the terrain park is your buzz, Whakapapa is the side to choose for you to enjoy a versatile range of boxes, jumps and rails as well a pipe
Whakapapa lifts & facilities
  • 1 x Gondolaor
  • 1 x Express Quads
  • 2 x Fixed Quads
  • 2 x Double Chairs
  • 4 x Conveyor Lifts
  • 3 x T-bars
  • Snow Making
  • Ski school
  • Restaurant/cafe
  • Ski in/out lodging
  • Bar
  • Gear rental
Whakapapa lift pass prices
Adult
2 Day
$239
1 Day
$129
1/2 Day
$109
Learner
$89
Beginner package
$169
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
$169
Student (Adult pricing only )
2 Day
-
1 Day
$129
1/2 Day
-
Learner
-
Beginner package
-
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
-
Youth/Child (5 - 17 yrs)
2 Day
$143
1 Day
$79
1/2 Day
$74
Learner
$69
Beginner package
$169
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
$169
Child (Under 5 (maybe))
2 Day
free
1 Day
free
1/2 Day
free
Learner
-
Beginner package
-
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
-
Senior (Season passes only)
2 Day
-
1 Day
$129
1/2 Day
-
Learner
-
Beginner package
-
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
-
Super Senior (Adult pricing only )
2 Day
$239
1 Day
$129
1/2 Day
$109
Learner
-
Beginner package
-
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
-
Adult
2 Day
$239
1 Day
$129
1/2 Day
$109
Learner
$89
Beginner package
$169
Lift & rental
-
Lift, lesson & rental
$169
Student (Adult pricing only )
-
$129
-
-
-
-
-
Youth/Child (5 - 17 yrs)
$143
$79
$74
$69
$169
-
$169
Child (Under 5 (maybe))
free
free
free
-
-
-
-
Senior (Season passes only)
-
$129
-
-
-
-
-
Super Senior (Adult pricing only )
$239
$129
$109
-
-
-
-
Getting to Whakapapa
Taupo Airport , 98 km
Closest major airport
National Park , 22 km
Closest town
Sealed surface , 7 km
Access road
Chain hire
Mountain shuttle
NATIONAL PARK SNOW SHUTTLE
Available daily during the height of winter mid-June to late-September.