Whakapapa Ski Area

Whakapapa Ski Area

Explore expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views of Tongariro National Park, extensive beginner facilities, night skiing & ski NZ's longest season (early June - late October). In summer, ride NZ’s largest gondola to dine at Knoll Ridge Chalet.

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.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season

$39-$149 (Adult)

(December 1 - May 1)
$19-$99 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours: Lifts open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check https://www.whakapapa.com/report 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