Whakapapa Open

Last Updated: Sat 27 August 10:58 AM

Current Conditions
Passing cloud
  • temperature
    -2.0°C
  • road
    CHAINS OR 4WD
  • new snow
    10cm 24HRS
  • snow base
    235cm
  • wind
    W - Strong

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

Facilities Operating
Lifts OPEN from 9.00am - 4.00pm weather permitting
Lifts close at 4pm (weather depending)

Beginners Area

  • Happy Valley Beginners Open

Lower Mountain

  • Rangatira Express On hold

Upper Mountain

  • Waterfall Express Chair Closed
  • Waterfall T-Bar Closed
  • Valley T-Bar Closed
  • Terrain Park Closed
  • Knoll Ridge T-Bar Closed
  • West Ridge Chair Closed
  • Far West T-Bar Closed
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
235cm
New snow
10cm
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season
360cm

We have had 10cm's of fresh snow on the upper mountain overnight!!

Road Conditions

CHAINS OR 4WD

Further Road Information

The Bruce Road is RESTRICTED to CHAINS or 4WD from Scoria Flat.

More information

The Happy Valley Beginners area here at Whakapapa is OPEN. The Rangatira will remain ON HOLD due to strong winds. This will be constantly assessed and we will have an update at 10.30am. All upper mountain facilities are now CLOSED for the day.

Mountain Products and Services

Kick start you day with something from our delicious & extensive breakfast menu at Lorenz's Bar & Café. Its a great day for some retail therapy - come and check out the newly re-vamped Vertical store. Looking to get better? Pop in and see the Snow School Team to discuss your needs for improving your skiing & riding.

Turoa Open

Last Updated: Sat 27 August 11:13 AM

Current Conditions
Wind and snow
  • temperature
    -4.0°C
  • road
    CHAINS OR 4WD
  • new snow
    10cm 24HRS
  • snow base
    205cm
  • wind
    W - Strong

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

Facilities Operating
Lift facilities will open from 9.00am
Lifts close at 4pm (weather depending)

Beginners Area

  • Alpine Meadow Beginners Open

Upper Mountain

  • Movenpick Chair Closed
  • Parklane Chair On hold
  • Wintergarden Platter Closed
  • Giant Chair Closed
  • Nga Wai Heke Closed
  • High Noon Express Closed
  • Terrain Park Closed
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
205cm
New snow
10cm
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season
300cm

We have had 10cm of fresh snow this morning and it's still snowing.

Road Conditions

CHAINS OR 4WD

Further Road Information

The Ohakune Mountain Road is OPEN with chains or 4WD required from 11km. There is a chain hire and fitting service available for $30.

More information

The Alpine Meadow is OPEN the Parklane will remain ON-HOLD the wind strength has not eased on the upper mountain so all other lift facilities are CLOSED for the day. Final update and decision on the Parklane at noon. There is more snow in the forecast.

Mountain Products and Services

Turoa Academy is doing an indoor session today please meet at Ruapehu collage at 10am. Adult performance canceled today. Please meet at the Winter Garden tomorrow morning 9.30am. Come up for a delicious breakfast and great coffee in the Alpine cafe. The next time you are on the mountain, hire a speedy yellow sled from our Rentals team for $10. Our Ohakune Sales office at 27 Ayr St is OPEN all day today from 7.30-6.30pm. Come and see the team for lift pass, Snowsports and package purchases. Fancy switching up your skis? Why not give our Performance Rentals a try the next time you are on the mountain for only $45 - swap & change your skis as many times as you like throughout the day! Grab yourself a Turoa August Happy Deal with Snowsports and save on midweek private and multiple group lessons. See the on-mountain team for more details.

Events

The Navy Champs and Aorangi Club race events have been postponed until tomorrow.


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