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Mt Ruapehu Skiing & Snowboarding

Whakapapa Ski Area Mt Ruapehu

20 minutes from Adventure Lodge & Motel is New Zealand’s largest, most developed ski area.

Within the 600 acre boundary, there are a myriad of options that cater for beginners right through to advanced skiers out to challenge their limits. There are plenty of marked trails but the off piste skiing at Whakapapa is superb.

Whakapapa Ski Area is located on the northwestern slopes of Mt Ruapehu and on a clear day has spectacular views across central North Island . Whakapapa is renowned for its world-class beginner facilities in Happy Valley after recently being enlarged by a third, it has become a popular zone for first time ski and snowboarders with its wide gentle slopes.

Turoa Ski Area Mt Ruapehu

55 minutes from Adventure Lodge & MotelTuroa offers an unparalleled winter experience for all. The high altitude and south west facing slopes, means plenty of dry winter snow from July until September, and perfect corn snow in October, for awesome skiing and boarding.

Hire Equipment & Clothing

If you need to hire ski’s, boards, sledge, clothing, every thing is available from Snowzone just around the corner from Adventure Lodge. or across the road at

First time Skiing?

If you have never been skiing before and would like to learn. The best value package is from the mountain call the Discovery Package or the Rocket pass for fours days to really get you flying!

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