Tukino Ski Field is situated on the eastern slopes of Mt. Ruapehu located on New Zealand’s North Island. The ski area is known for a great alpine experience away from the crowds that you would find at most commercial resorts. Tukino Ski Field is operated by the Tukino Mountain Clubs Association and has an inviting atmosphere and camaraderie that most club ski fields are known for. Tukino is a great destination for families, expert skiers and snowboarders alike.
Tukino is open to the public for skiing and riding and also offers cat-skiing, ski-touring and ice climbing. The ski field is sheltered from the westerly winds and often operates in the clear while the rest of Mt. Ruapehu is covered in clouds. Visit Tukino to experience an on-mountain atmosphere reminiscent of what resorts used to be like.
Tukino Ski Field is made up of mostly intermediate runs and advanced runs. Skiers and riders looking for more advanced and challenging terrain are greeted by wide open bowls with steep chutes and some cliffs. Extensive off-piste skiing is the feature of Tukino and can be accessed using either the rope tows or touring.
Tukino Ski Field offers more than just downhill skiing and snowboarding. Tukino is a great place for ski-touring and offers cat-skiing. Tukino is a great value and offers ski and snowboard lessons, races, mountain education courses and a volunteer ski patrol.