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Whakapapa Ski Field and Happy Valley

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 travels 1.8 km 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 stashLearn to ski & ride at NZ's best beginners' facility. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts a rental complex and ski school meeting area, while also being free of advanced skiers and snowboarders. 

In the Summer, take scenic gondola rides to dine at the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet & marvel at the sights on short volcanic walks.

Ticketing:Save time up the mountain and buy your tickets online

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