Search View
  1. Visit Ruapehu
  2. Things to see and do
  3. Ski Ruapehu
  4. Tūroa Ski Field

Tūroa Ski Field


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

Mt Ruapehu Chair Lift

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.


All ticketing is offered online.

Transport & Shuttles

RAL will not be offering customer shuttles for the 2021 season to Tūroa 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.

Opening Times

  • 9am - 4pm 7 days a week  
  • 3rd July - 25 Oct 2021

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.

More information

  • Corduroy, Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu.jpg

    Whakapapa Ski Field and Happy Valley

    Whakapapa ski field on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area.

  • 1U0A4173.jpg

    Ski Ruapehu

    Located in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, Mt Ruapehu presents one of the most unique ski destinations in the world. With two incredible snow capped ski fields to choose from , Whakapapa and Tūroa that both provide a little something for everyone. Come and enjoy the breath taking beauty of Ruapehu.

  • Mountain Views .jpg

    Explore the Region

    World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience.

Show on the map