Whakapapa Report

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Sunny strong winds
  • weather
    Sunny strong winds
  • road
  • new snow
    0cm 24HRS
  • snow base
  • wind
    SE - Strong
Last Updated: Wed 01 October 10:14 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 OPEN.

More information

Lower Mountain facilities are OPEN. All Upper Mt Lifts are now ON HOLD due to the strong winds. This will be constantly assessed and any updates will be posted here. Sincere apologies due to technical difficulties this morning the first report was incorrect - this has now been corrected.

Mountain Products and Services

Take a holiday sightseeing ride up 2 chairlifts to the Knoll Ridge and New Zealand's highest café to enjoy some delicious food and spectacular views. Our purpose built sledding area and sled hire will be operating in Happy Valley for some holiday snow play action!


The Whakapapa junior race is on. Start time is as scheduled

Today's Weather

Beginner Area

  • WindSE - Moderate to strong
  • VisibilityUnlimited
  • Temperature4.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindSE - Strong
  • VisibilityUnlimited
  • Temperature0.0 °C
Snow Conditions
Base - Upper mountain
New snow
last 24hrs
Total Snow This Season

Spring snow conditions - firm at first but will soften for some fantastic riding!

Six-day Forecast

Weather Information

Currently we have strong winds on the upper mountain with moderate wind on the lower mountain.

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

Beginners Area

  • Happy Valley Beginners Open

Upper Mountain

  • Centennial Chair Open
  • Waterfall Express Chair On hold
  • Hut Flat Tow Open
  • 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