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Tūkino Ski Field

Ski where the sun shines first!

Wild open spaces, fantastic people, and relaxed vibes. 

Welcome to Tūkino - a club-operated, lesser known ski field located on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu at Tongariro National Park.

Access to Tūkino is off the Desert Rd, between Waiouru and Turangi, via a 4WD vehicle.

For those that don’t drive a 4WD vehicle, there will be Complimentary Shuttle Service running between the 2WD Car Park (Base Camp) and the Tūkino Ski Field during the 2021 season. This service will be operated by Volunteer Ski Field Staff.

With 170 hectares of ski area, over 300m of vertical drop, and slopes sheltered from the prevailing Westerly winds, Tūkino is a welcoming place with friendly crew, camaraderie and without the crowds.

Tūkino is a club ski field, operated and maintained by dedicated club members –all for the love of snow sports.

The Tūkino Ski Field is open to the public and visitors are most welcome to visit Tūkino to ski, snowboard or just play around in the snow.

A range of activities and events are available at Tūkino including:

  • Downhill Skiing and Boarding

  • Ski & Snowboard Lessons

  • Ski Touring

  • Ice Climbing

  • Little Mountain Cafe - for coffee and snacks

  • Mountain Education Courses

  • Volunteer Ski Patrol

  • A Ski Development Squad

  • Club Races and Social Events

When it’s time to recharge, sit back in front of a log fire at Tūkino Cafe and enjoy the scenery and camaraderie of others in our little spot of paradise at Tūkino.

Check out www.tukino.org for more info.


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