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Overview

Turoa Ski Area is situated on the south-western slopes of Mt. Ruapehu located on New Zealand’s North Island. Mt. Ruapehu is an active volcano and is the highest point on the North Island. Turoa is known for having the largest vertical drop in New Zealand with a high elevation and consistent dry snow.

Turoa treats visitors to spectacular views from high atop Mt. Ruapehu and offers terrain for all ability types. Turoa is operated by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts and a lift ticket also grants visitors access to Whakapapa Ski Area.

Inside Scoop

After a day of challenging black runs, finding the secret powder stashes, and going big in the natural half pipe, Turoa's visitors and locals head down the mountain to Ohakune to dine, relax and re-live the day's adventures.

Turoa Ski Area has ski school, ski hire and rentals, multiple restaurants and gift shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

33"
20"
14"
7"
0"
0"
Jun
26"
Jul
27"
Aug
16"
Sep
8"
Oct
Beginners Runs
11%
Intermediate Runs
29%
Advanced Runs
53%
Expert Runs
8%
Runs in Total
38
Longest Run
1.5 mi

Total Lifts: 9

High Speed Sixes
1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
4

Elevation

Base
5249'
Summit
7618'
Vertical Drop
2369'

Important Dates

June 28, 20242024/06/28
Projected Opening
October 13, 20242024/10/13
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
115
Days Open Last Year
24
Years Open
0"
Average Snowfall
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