Whakapapa Report

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  • weather
  • road
  • new snow
    10cm 24HRS
  • snow base
  • wind
    NW - Light
Last Updated: Thu 18 September 01:48 PM

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 OPEN. Take care icy patches.

More information

Lift Facilities are OPEN. The West, Knoll T-bar and Valley T are now CLOSED due to poor weather conditions.

Mountain Products and Services

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


The Rattlecat Cup is on this Saturday. It is a Banked Slalom event for Snowboarders only. Heaps of fun, sausages and DJ's. $20 entry. Come on up and check it out!

Today's Weather

Beginner Area

  • WindNW - Calm
  • Visibility50m - 200m
  • Temperature4.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindNW - Light
  • Visibility25m - 50m
  • Temperature2.0 °C
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
New snow
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season

We have had 10 cm's of fresh snow on the Upper Mountain in the last 24 hours!!! There is spring snow conditions on the Lower Mountain.

Six-day Forecast

Weather Information

Presently we have cloud cover that is bringing poor visibility and light snow and rain showers at times.

Facilities Operating
Lifts OPEN 9.00am
Lifts close at 4pm (weather depending)

Beginners Area

  • Happy Valley Beginners Open

Upper Mountain

  • Centennial Chair Open
  • Waterfall Express Chair Open
  • Hut Flat Tow Open
  • Waterfall T-Bar Open
  • Valley T-Bar Closed
  • Lift Plus Terrain Park Open
  • Knoll Ridge T-Bar Closed
  • West Ridge Chair Closed
  • Far West T-Bar Closed

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