Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Whakapapa

Planning a ski trip to Whakapapa? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Whakapapa stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Whakapapa review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.
  • 3.2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.2
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.5
  • Nightlife
  • 1.8
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.7
  • Value

Helpful Highlights:

Lots of off piste skiing! Pretty cheap! Not to crowded once I was out away from the main lifts. Lifts which go from blue runs; Happy valley, to expert: Back...

  • 3.2
  • iceyblast01 ( 9th June 2009)

    Lots of off piste skiing! Pretty cheap! Not to crowded once I was out away from the main lifts. Lifts which go from blue runs; Happy valley, to expert: Back...

  • anonymous_user (11th July 2008)

    I started ski-ing at Whakapapa a couple of years ago. I am a NZer from the South Island (Queenstown) and have skied in Australia, Austria, Germany, Switzerl...

  • anonymous_user ( 8th November 2007)

    Went to NZ last year and skied this mountain and most of the South Island...The facilities and terrain are poor,second rate and has pretty much the worst ap...

  • anonymous_user (19th September 2007)

    ;'s>?SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs yea it was good...

  • downunder ( 9th June 2007)

    Whakapapa sits on the opposite side to Turoa on Mt Ruapehu, an active volcano in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. The natural lava flow from Ruape...

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