Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu boasts a massive 550Ha ski terrain and New Zealand’s premier learning facility, Happy Valley. Visit the renowned Knoll Ridge Cafe, the highest cafe in New Zealand at 2020m above sea level.
Mt Ruapehu offers some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: huge snow filled basins, lift accessed back country, steep chutes, drop-offs and secret powder stashes. Experience both ski areas with just one lift pass.
There’s something for everyone: Fantastic learners’ facilities, exceptional terrain, and terrain parks for free-skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Access Whakapapa Ski Area from Bruce Road, a 6km sealed road.
Not skiing? Enjoy our free tobogganing area, great coffee in our cafés and sightseeing chairlift rides for elevated views from the highest mountain in the North Island.