Skiing & Snowboarding
  • One of three active volcanoes that make up Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu is home to New Zealand’s two largest commercial ski areas. Turoa on the south-western slopes and Whakapapa on the northern slopes both offer world-class learner’s facilities as well as advanced terrain for experienced skiers and boarders.

    Typically the ski areas open in June and close late October, however in 
recent years Turoa has seen the season extended until early November.

    Visit Mt Ruapehu for more information

    For rental equipment we recommend TCB in Ohakune.

    Drive times from
 Snowy Waters Lodge to:

    Turoa 30 minutes

    Whakapapa 45 minutes

    Tukino 1 hour