“Mt Ruapehu is home to the Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas. You'll find huge snow filled basins, steep chutes, drop-offs and secret powder stashes, as well as world-class facilities and instructors.”
Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area, with more than 65 trails across 1050 hectares.
Whakapapa Ski Area is home to Happy Valley Snow Park, New Zealand's largest beginner ski and snow play area. Here you can spend the day experiencing the best that a family winter holiday has to offer with ski and snowboard lessons, sledding, tossing snowballs and buidling snowmen!
Turoa Ski Area on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu has Australasia's longest vertical descent and New Zealand's highest lift - The "Highnoon Express".
Whakapapa Ski Area and Turoa Ski Area offer some of the best terrain in New Zealand and Australasia with numerous groomed beginner areas, natural halfpipes, chutes, bowls and backcountry areas that rival the best in the world.
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