There are three different skiing experiences you can do while you are travelling through the North Island, located on Mt Ruapehu, which includes famous Whakapapa, the largest in New Zealand. There is also Turoa, Tukino and Manganui.
Within Whakapapa's 550ha boundary there is excellent skiing and boarding for all levels and all the amenities of an international ski area. Happy Valley is the place for anyone that is just starting out on ski's that is completely separate from the main slopes where you can enjoy wide spaces and room to move. For the more experienced skier's you can take a look at the 30 groomed trails, off-piste areas that is great for the intermediated and advanced skiers and for something different you should have a go at tobogganing and tubing down the soft white slopes.
Turoa offers an excellent variety of terrain for all levels and has the highest ski area in NZ. You can take full advantage of the 10 lifts, that give you access to 500ha of patrolled terrain. There is also 3 main off-piste areas and not to mention the 4km long run for more advanced skiers to enjoy! For beginners there is a very safe area for which you can test out your new skills in that provide gentle slopes with lots and lots of room to move. For anyone that has a bit of skill on the ski’s or on the snowboard, you are just going to love the different terrain, dips, bumps and fantastic snow filled bowls that you can take full advantage of.
The only field in the Taranaki region where both beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers have everything they need for a great time in the snow. The lower parts of the mountain are specifically for beginners and intermediate skiers with the top of the mountain being set out for the more advanced with long runs to take full advantage of. There are restrooms and food outlets for your to use while you are here as well as on the snow accommodation for you to thoroughly enjoy. Snowboarders love this part of the North Island for their skiing as they have great half pipes, dips and bumps to do some amazing tricks on.
So give us a call to start arranging your skiing adventure to the North Island of New Zealand for an experience to remember forever!