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Reviews for Whakapapa

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Whakapapa that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Whakapapa stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Whakapapa review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Whakapapa vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Merrin O’Brien - 10th July 2019

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Really nice new gondola and improved lift access
Nowhere for the kids

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Went today with 3 small kids. The lines were long (expected, school holidays). I think harder was no free play space for the kids. I know this has been limited by lack of snowfall but the areas are now very restricted. There is now no access to the learners area without a ski pass which is harder for those that need to provide a little or a lot of support for their kids. When we did manage to get onto the sled area after the hour long queue it was great with three lanes and a new covered magic carpet. The one hour limit was enough for us but might be a little short for slightly older kids.

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  • gair Mac (24th September 2019)

    139NZ dollars lift ticket and usually this season there were only 30% of the lifts open on the mid and upper mountain....

  • Merrin O’Brien (10th July 2019)

    Went today with 3 small kids. The lines were long (expected, school holidays). I think harder was no free play space for...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • anonymous_user (19th September 2007)

    ;'s>?SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs yea it was good

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