Get ready to enjoy more fun more often on the slopes. There is no denying Turoa has the most fun.
We are sure you are all aware of the impacts Covid-19 is having on not just New Zealand but the world. Mount Ruapehu has announced that for the 2020 Winter season that Turoa will open, however winter will NOT look like a normal winter at Mt Ruapehu.
All ticketing will be online. There will be a very limited opportunity to purchase on-site but there will be no cash on the mountain this year. Any payments will be card only in all of our outlets.
Lifts operations this 2020 winter season on Turoa will be limited. Due to the time lost through lockdown, alongside the inability to bring in overseas expertise to work on some of our lifts, this means we will not be able to open every lift this season. Our focus has been on offering top to bottom skiing at both ski areas, with a beginner offer focused at Whakapapa’s Happy Valley.
At Turoa, we will be operating:
- High Noon
The Wintergarden may open later in the season dependent on demand and snow.
Transport & Shuttles
RAL will not be offering customer shuttles for this season to Turoa ski field. With the reduced capacity on the mountain, we see little need for a scheduled large capacity service, so will instead be recommending the local operators who can coordinate smaller numbers when the road is restricted. Details can be found here.
The Mount Ruapehu Ohakune Snow Depot will also remain closed for the 2020 Winter season.
- 9am - 4pm 7 days a week
- Upper Mountain | July 1st 2020
- Lower Mountain | TBC