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Whakapapa, New Zealand's largest ski area since joining with Turoa Ski Resort, is part of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand's oldest national park and a world heritage area. Whakapapa is operated under a licence issued by the Department of Conservation and is owned and run by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. There are 43 trails with terrain for all ability levels; including off-piste expert terrain. The ski area can be broken into three areas: Happy Valley (a self contained beginners area), the "east" side (where the majority of lifts & services are located), and the "west" side (highlighted by the lift accessed backcountry terrain).
Projected Opening Ski Season: 06/29/2013
Projected Closing Ski Season: 10/20/2013
Years Open: 13
Pros: Good Terrain, Cheap. Off Piste wicked!
Cons: Non-Profit Mountain, Fair ontrail
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, Switzerland, Canada and Scotland. I agree,... [! full_review
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 apres ski i've come across...Nice... [! full_review
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