The magic mountain

Explore the North Island's most rugged terrain. Ride over ancient lava flows, past ruminants of old creator rims and through the clouds. Feel at home while on an adventure.

Home to NZ's longest gondola, the Sky Waka.

Happy Valley

Learn to ski & ride at NZ's best beginners' facility. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts a rental complex and ski school meeting area, while also being free of advanced skiers and snowboarders.

The slope is nice and long with a gentle gradient, allowing you to really get the hang of turning and stopping. Progress your skills and laps with the aid of Happy Valley's covered carpet lifts.

Trail Info

550 hectares of incredible terrain awaits you! Whakapapa is one of NZ's largest ski areas & boasts the country's premier beginner facility Happy Valley along with vast intermediate and advanced trails. Explore everything from cruisy groomers to exhilarating chutes, bumps & drops, made all the more exciting by the natural volcanic terrain.

Beginner 30% | Intermediate 45%| Advanced 25%

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