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Turoa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand
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Turoa Ski Field

Turoa ski field on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, in the North Island of New Zealand, and offers a massive 722m of vertical descent on New Zealand's highest chairlift. Turoa ski field is one of the pinnacle examples of lift accessed natural terrain you’re likely to find anywhere.

Turoa Ski Field 

For the beginners

Alpine Meadow is situated at the base of Turoa 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

Turoa offers 12 groomed intermediate runs with many link 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 chairliftt. With the 6 seated high-noon express chairlift, Turoa has become a favourite 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 int

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 Turoa. 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.

 Turoa Ski Field Fact Sheet 

Entire Mountain Opening 1st July 2017
Please note these above time is subject to change dependent on weather conditions
Turoa Ski Field Operating hours  9am - 4pm/Mon - Sun
Turoa Trail Map Turoa Trail Map 
Longest Run 4.0km
Services and Facilities  Childcare Centre ages 2-5
Equipment hire  Mountain Shuttle
Ski School Cafe and Bar

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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