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Sunny strong winds
  • weather
    Sunny strong winds
  • road
  • new snow
    0cm 24HRS
  • snow base
  • wind
    SW - Gale
Last Updated: Wed 24 September 06:06 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 OPEN.

More information

Happy Valley will OPEN at 9am. All other facilities are ON HOLD due to the strong winds. This will be constantly assessed with a further update at 7:30am.

Mountain Products and Services

Come on up and pick up your suncreen, sunnies and other spring riding gear at our Vertical retail shop!


The Rattlecat Cup has been postponed until next Sunday. 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! The North Island Masters Ski Race is next Saturday. With a training day on Friday. Contact snowschool for more details.

Today's Weather

Beginner Area

  • WindSW - Strong
  • VisibilityUnlimited
  • Temperature6.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindSW - Gale
  • VisibilityUnlimited
  • Temperature4.0 °C
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
New snow
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season

Machine packed on trail, variable off trail with pockets of wind blown snow.

Six-day Forecast

Weather Information

Presently it is a clear day with gale winds on the upper mountain. The Winds are forecast to ease during the day.

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

Beginners Area

  • Happy Valley Beginners Open

Upper Mountain

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

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