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Tūroa Ski Field


Get ready to enjoy more fun more often on the slopes. There is no denying Turoa has the most fun. 

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For the beginners

Alpine Meadow is situated at the base of Tūroa Ski Area and is an ideal beginner’s area. It has a large 120m long carpet lift that smoothly and easily takes you up the slope. Alpine Meadow is conveniently located next to the Alpine Café and Bar where you will find coffee, meals, snacks or even a well-deserved cold beverage after your day on the slopes. For the littlies in the family, there’s a tobogganing area right alongside Alpine Meadow.

For the intermediate

Tūroa offers 12 groomed intermediate runs with many links to one another so you can enjoy excellent intermediate skiing and riding from top to base. It is home to Australasia's longest vertical descent and New Zealand's highest chairlift. With the 6 seated high-noon express chairlift, Tūroa has become a favorite among the more advanced skiers and snowboarders. The 6 has opened up powder-filled bowls and valleys either side of the main mountain trails, providing exhilarating skiing and boarding to get your edges stuck into.

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For the Advanced

With 25 black and black diamond runs and two spectacular lift-accessed backcountry areas, you'll find a massive variety of terrain as an advanced skier/rider at Tūroa. Enjoy the natural half-pipes and chutes through the Organ Pipes and the Solitude backcountry area or the amazing wide sweeping terrain of the Triangle and the Glacier backcountry area. If you're into steeps Hamilton's Face is for you and the budding big mountain skier will find an ever-changing range of natural terrain features to play on.

For freeskiers and snowboarders

Mt. Ruapehu's Turoa parks is renowned for bringing the goods year after year from the moment the snow arrives. They provide a range of terrain parks to make sure riders of all ages and abilities can have a go. From beginner to pro, there are a diverse range of features around the Ski Area. Plus you might just find a few wee extra features as you make your way around. It's all about having fun and enjoying being on the mountain!  

The mini pipe is always a perfect playground for those wanting to try something new and learn to ride pipe.


Services and Facilities 

Opening Times

  • 9am - 4pm 7 days a week  
  • Upper Mountain | Late June 2020 - late October 2020
  • Lower Mountain | June 2020 - TBC

Getting Here

Ruapehu is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island halfway between Auckland and Wellington - both less than 4 hours drive.

Kiwirail operates scenic rail services between Auckland and Wellington, with stops at National Park Village and Ohakune, and national bus operators offer daily services to the area. Closest airports are Taupo, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

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