Turoa Ski Area on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu offers a massive 722m of vertical descent on New Zealand's highest chairlift - The "Highnoon Express".

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 Turoa Ski Area from Ohakune Mountain Road, a 17km sealed road.

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

Childcare facilities are available at the Turoa Yeti Childcare Centre.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$95-$540 (Adult)


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