Whakapapa Report

Whakapapa Open


  • weather
  • road
  • new snow
    20cm 24HRS
  • snow base
  • wind
    SW - Strong
Last Updated: Wed 29 July 09:14 AM

Note: Conditions are current at time of reporting and can change quickly

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Last Fine Day



Road Conditions


Further Road Information

The Bruce Road is RESTRICTED to CHAINS OR 4WD from Whakapapa Village.

More information

Happy Valley lift facilities will OPEN from 9.30am once de-icing and avalanche control work have been completed. The Lower Mountain will remain ON HOLD - this will be constantly assessed and will operate should conditions improve. All Upper Mountain facilities are CLOSED for the day due to poor weather conditions.

Mountain Products and Services

Kick start your day with something from our extensive breakfast menu from Lorenz's Bar & Café.


The Christiania Derby is this coming Saturday. It is the first of our club races for the season. Check out www.skichristie.co.nz for more details and registration information.

Facilities Operating
Lifts OPEN from 9am to 4pm.
Lifts close at 4pm (weather depending)

Beginners Area

  • Happy Valley Beginners Open 9.30am

Upper Mountain

  • Centennial Chair On hold
  • Waterfall Express Chair Closed
  • Waterfall T-Bar Closed
  • Valley T-Bar Closed
  • Lift Plus Terrain Park Closed
  • Knoll Ridge T-Bar Closed
  • West Ridge Chair Closed
  • Far West T-Bar Closed
Today's Weather

Beginner Area

  • WindW - Light - moderate
  • Visibility100m - 500m
  • Temperature0.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindSW - Strong
  • Visibility50m - 100m
  • Temperature-2.0 °C
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
New snow
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season

We have had at least 20cm's of fresh snow overnight!! We will update this with a more accurate figure later this morning once we have had a good look around.

Six-day Forecast

Weather Information

Presently we have snow showers and variable visibility on the Lower Mountain. On the Upper Mountain we have snow showers, strong winds and variable visibility. The forecast is for more snow!

Contact Us

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Private Bag 71902
Mt Ruapehu 3951
New Zealand
Enquire Now!

Turoa info.turoa@mtruapehu.com
Whakapapa info@mtruapehu.com
Turoa +64 6 385 8456
Whakapapa +64 7 892 4000