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Tūroa Ski Area

Tūroa Ski Field, nestled in the heart of the North Island's rugged terrain in New Zealand, stands as a beacon for winter sports enthusiasts seeking adventure, excitement, and natural beauty. With its commanding presence as New Zealand's highest lifted point, Tūroa offers an unparalleled skiing and snowboarding experience.

Located on the southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, Tūroa ski field has many claims to fame. Not only does Tūroa have the longest vertical descent of any ski field in the nation at 722m it also is home to the High Noon Express delivering you to the highest lifted point in New Zealand. This means unparalleled panoramic views of the lower central north island. Tūroa Ski Area is a favourite with those who enjoy the space and freedom of its wide, open runs, but there are also plenty of chutes, bowls, and natural half-pipes if you want a challenge. Advanced skiers and riders will love the 25 black and double-black diamond runs and the two lift-accessed backcountry areas (Solitude/Organ Pipes and the Triangle/Glacier) which offer a vast variety of terrain.

Alpine Meadow

Alpine Meadow is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. Its 120m long magic carpet lift makes it really easy for beginners to get to the top of the slope. There’s also a separate tobogganing area next to the Alpine Meadow for those who just want to have a play around.

Tūroa Terrain Park

If getting quality park time is your thing, then Tūroa Terrain Park is the place to go. Tūroa has a dedicated freestyle terrain park located just below the top of the Giant Chairlift. There are medium terrain features for intermediate and advanced riders and an XL Park, offering big kickers for advanced riders.


    The Pure Tūroa team have released their 2024 season pass pricing and the pass perks are epic! Purchase your Season Pass before 15 May and enjoy the added benefit of receiving two Whakapapa day passes for each Season Pass holder. Additionally, take advantage of Bring a Buddy Wednesdays, where you can bring a friend and they can grab a day pass. Simply visit the Tūroa HQ in Ohakune or base area guest services to redeem, with pick-up options available on Tuesday afternoons (excluding school holidays). As a Season Pass holder, you'll also enjoy perks such as 25% off Pure Tūroa merchandise, exclusive deals with local businesses (details coming soon), access to exclusive events throughout the season, and 25% off ski tuning services. Day pass prices coming soon, stay tuned!

    Season Passes

    Transport & Shuttles:

    There are a range of local operators who can provide safe and convenient way to head up to the ski area when the road is restricted. Details can be found here.

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