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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) 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 a Group Lesson.

Packages are available at Whakapapa only.

Check below for information regarding Private Lessons at Whakapapa or Turoa.

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Adults First Timer Package

Package up your pass, equipment & lessons for an epic day in Happy Valley, Whakapapa

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

Available at Whakapapa only

Adult lesson times are 9.00am and 1.30pm, subject to availability

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Youth First Timer Package

Package up your pass, equipment & lessons for an epic day in Happy Valley, Whakapapa. Get your package online right here

Valid for youth aged 6 - 17 for Skiing and 8 - 17 for Snowboarding

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

Available at Whakapapa only

Youth lesson times are 11.00am and 1.30pm, subject to availability

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