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Sledding and Snow Play

Whether you're yearning to frolic in the snow or engage in spirited snowball battles, our slopes are primed for snowy escapades.


Sledding is available at Tūroa and Whakapapa! At Tūroa the Yeti snow play zone is located on the Alpine Meadow, at Whakapapa you will find the sledding area in Happy Valley. Both areas are specifically groomed for your enjoyment! Everything is included in your pass you purchase at the ski areas; all you need to do you is grab your sled, zoom down the track, hop on the magic carpet, and make your way back to the top of the sledding area.

Pro Tip: At both Tūroa and Whakapapa, there are only a limited number of spots available and it is prone to selling out quickly! To avoid disappointment, make sure you book your slot early.

*Please note: Guests need to be 8 years of age, or older, to be able to ride in the sled by themselves.  You cannot bring your own sled into the sledding area.

Snow Play Zone 

Looking for a place to revel in the snow or perhaps engage in a friendly snowball fight? At Whakapapa, access to lift facilities requires a valid pass, and participation in skiing, snowboarding, or sledding is necessary for slope entry. For safety reasons, pedestrian traffic is not permitted on the trails. As the winter season progresses and snow accumulates, a compact snow experience zone will emerge at the summit of the Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa, accessible with a sightseeing pass. Weather permitting, there may be snow around the plaza area, providing a safe environment for playful activities.

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