For all ages & stages
Lessons and development

So many New Zealanders learnt to ski or snowboard at Mount Ruapehu.
Mt Ruapehu, and its facilities and terrain, provide a great platform to learn from, and then progress skills and technique.

Our lessons and programmes are designed to suit all ages and stages. Our instructors are qualified professionals, and create a learning environment in which anyone can thrive. They will also teach you how to respect the slopes and stay safe on our mighty maunga.


Lessons are a great introduction to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. They help to build a foundation, and work on specific techniques, to support you in becoming a more competent and even advanced rider. Lessons also tend to teach you to ski or snowboard faster, both in time and in speed, making them a very worthwhile investment.

At Mt Ruapehu we offer both private and group lessons, tailored to your level and ability.

Development programmes

Mt Ruapehu has a long history as a breeding ground for young snow sports athletes. Our development programmes provide world-class coaching, and an environment where young athletes can feel safe and confident to push their limits and hone their skills.

We also offer programmes for adults, wanting to progress their skiing or snowboarding, and connect socially.