Located on Mt Ruapehu's north-west facing slopes, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area and home to the nation's premier beginner playground: Happy Valley. Renowned for its expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views, and extensive beginner facilities

Mt Ruapehu offers some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: huge snow filled basins, lift accessed back country, steep chutes, drop-offs and secret powder stashes. Experience both ski areas with just one lift pass.

There’s something for everyone: Fantastic beginner facilities, exceptional volcanic terrain and vibrant night skiing. Whakapapa is also open in summer for sightseeing and hiking.

Access Whakapapa Ski Area from Bruce Road, a 6km sealed road.

Not skiing? Enjoy our sledding area, great coffee in our 4 conveniently located cafés and sightseeing chairlift rides for elevated views from the highest mountain in the North Island!

Special Deals

  • Mt Ruapehu 2018 INFANT Season Pass

    per Infant (0 - 4 yrs)

    Free Yes, it's free!
    More Info Valid between 30 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 2018 Season Pass

    70+ yrs

    Free Yes, it's free!
    More Info Valid between 30 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 5 Day Lift Pass

    2 Ski Areas, 1 Pass! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Ski/Ride from only $73NZD per day for an adult (18+ yrs)
    More Info Valid between 06 Apr 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 4 Day Lift Pass

    2 Ski Areas, 1 Pass! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Ski/Ride from only $80NZD per day for an adult (18+ yrs)
    More Info Valid between 06 Apr 2018 - 06 Aug 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 3 Day Lift Pass

    Save up to $33 per day! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Ski/Ride for only $275NZD per Adult (18+ yrs)
    More Info Valid between 06 Apr 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 2 Day Lift Pass

    2 Ski Areas, 1 Pass! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Only $210NZD per Adult (18+ yrs)
    More Info Valid between 13 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 3 Day Lift Pass

    2 Ski Areas, 1 Pass! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Only $165NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 13 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 2 Day Lift Pass

    2 Ski Areas, 1 Pass! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Only $126NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 13 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 4 Day Lift Pass

    Save up to $27 per day! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Only $192NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 13 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu 5 Day Lift Pass

    Save up to $31.20 per day! All mountain access at Whakapapa & Turoa.

    Only $219NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 21 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
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Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$119-$999 (Adult)

Availability

Business Hours
Lifts open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather report daily on MtRuapehu.com.
Months of Operation
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct