Whakapapa Report

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Last Updated: Fri 25 July 12:46 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.

More information

Lift Facilities here at Whakapapa are OPEN. The Knoll T is now CLOSED for the day due to strong winds. Please note that only the Sun-kid Carpet will operate in Happy Valley today due to a mechanical problem with the Double Happy Lift. The Far West T access, runs and T-line have been pushed in and are almost complete. Unfortunately the lift itself has sustained some damage from the last 2 storm cycles which will require repairs. We still hope to have this operational sometime over the weekend weather permitting. Further work pushing snow is required on the West Ridge Quad to get this skiable.

Mountain Products and Services

The Snow Shuttle will operate tonight for Club Members to access lodges on the Rock Garden. It will operate between 6pm to 10.30pm half hourly - $20 Adults, $15 Youth, Eftpos only.


The Christiania Derby is the first of the four large club races at Whakapapa Ski Area. Classic team racing for clubbies followed by the famous Christie party – live music, fun and refreshments. - See more at: http://www.skichristie.co.nz

Today's Weather

Beginner Area

  • WindSW - Light - moderate
  • Visibility200m - Unlimited
  • Temperature2.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindSW - Moderate to strong
  • Visibility200m - Unlimited
  • Temperature-1.0 °C
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
New snow
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season

Snow Depth Chart
Snow conditions are machine packed on trail variable off trail. We have had a dusting of new snow on the Upper Mountain overnight.

Five-day Forecast

Weather Information

Presently we have clearing condiditons with a southwesterly wind on the upper mountain. The forecast is for the weather to improve as the day goes on.

Facilities Operating
Lifts OPEN from 9am
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 Open
  • Lift Plus Terrain Park Open
  • Knoll Ridge T-Bar Closed

Contact Us

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Private Bag 71902
Mt Ruapehu 3951
New Zealand
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Turoa info.turoa@mtruapehu.com
Whakapapa info@mtruapehu.com
Turoa +64 6 385 8456
Whakapapa +64 7 892 4000