Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Whakapapa

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Overall Rating: 3.6

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 54
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.2

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 20%
  • Beginner
  • 0%
  • Families
  • 20%
  • Intermediate
  • 20%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 20%
  • Advanced
  • 20%

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...

  • 5

    Whakapapa Decent Review! MUST READ!

    by iceyblast01 - 9th June 2009

    Pros: Good Terrain, Cheap. Off Piste wicked!

    Cons: Non-Profit Mountain, Fair ontrail

    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... Full review

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  • 4

    Whakapapa Review

    by anonymous_user - 11th July 2008

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    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... Full review

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  • 1

    Whakapapa Review

    by anonymous_user - 8th November 2007

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    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... Full review

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  • 5

    Whakapapa Review

    by anonymous_user - 19th September 2007

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

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  • 3

    Whakapapa Review

    by - 9th June 2007

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    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... Full review

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