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Learn the easy way with one of our qualified & friendly instructors! They know the maunga like the back of their glove.

Learn to Ski & Ride

Whether you’re visiting Whakapapa or Tūroa, our qualified instructors can help you reach your goals to start having more fun on the maunga! Whakapapa’s Happy Valley is NZ’s premier beginners’ playground with 4 carpet lifts (2 covered) & an easy to ride chairlift for first timers to progress quickly.

If it's your first time, our packages are the best option as it includes your lift pass, equipment rental (skis, boots & poles or snowboard & boots) and group lessons for the day.

Visiting with a school or group of ten or more? Check out the great deals we have for you.

Schools/Groups

Adult Day Lesson Package

Package up your pass, equipment & lessons for an epic day on Whakapapa's slopes. Get your package from any one of our ticket outlets on-mountain, off-mountain or online.

Includes:
All mountain lift pass
All day lessons (2 x 1hr 50min lessons)
Equipment rental (skis, boots & poles OR snowboard & boots - helmet/clothing not included).

Package lesson times: 10.30am & 2pm.

Youth Day Lesson Package

Ages 5-17 ski or 8-17 snowboard

Get the kids sussed for the day with a lift pass, equipment, lesson and healthy lunch package! Lunch is supervised by one of our team.
Drop off 9.30am - 10:00am, pick-up 3:30pm - 4.00pm. Get your package from any one of our ticket outlets on-mountain, off-mountain or online.

Includes:
All mountain lift pass
All day lessons (2 x 2 Hr 30min lessons)
Supervised LUNCH
Equipment rental (skis, boots & poles OR snowboard, boots & helmet - clothing not included).

Adult Afternoon Lesson Package

Package up your pass, equipment & lessons for an epic day on Whakapapa's slopes. Get your package from any one of our ticket outlets on-mountain, off-mountain or online.

Includes:
All mountain lift pass
Afternoon lesson (1 x 1hr 50min lesson)
Equipment rental (skis, boots & poles OR snowboard & boots - helmet/clothing not included).

Package lesson time: 2pm.

Only subject to availability

Youth Afternoon Lesson Package

Ages 5-17 ski or 8-17 snowboard

Package up the kids pass, equipment & lessons for an epic afternoon on Whakapapa's slopes. Get your package from any one of our ticket outlets on-mountain, off-mountain or online.

Includes:
All mountain lift pass
Afternoon lesson (1 x 2hr 30min lesson)
Equipment rental (skis, boots & poles OR snowboard, boots & helmet - clothing not included).

Package lesson time: 1.30pm.

Only subject to availability

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