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Ski or snowboard passes

Explore our passes

One ski pass to access two ski areas – Whakapapa and Tūroa - spanning 1050 hectares.

Beginner passes to access our dedicated learner facilities, Happy Valley, and Alpine Meadow.
All mountain day passes, with access to 17 lifts across both ski areas, where more advanced skiers and riders can progress or test their skills.

Day pass options

Day passes are a great option for those planning to visit the maunga as a one off, or fewer than a handful of times in a season. Our day pass gives access to our dedicated learner facilities, Happy Valley at Whakapapa and Alpine Meadown at Tūroa, plus unlimited access to all our available facilities.

Mt Ruapehu offers the best value skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand.
Day passes are open dated, meaning you can use them at any time throughout the season, across either sides of the maunga.

Day pass options
All mountain day pass
Experience Whakapapa and / or Tūroa for less. One pass gives a days' access to all available facilities on mountain, including beginner areas, and the Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa. Less people, less congestion, less stress, and for less money.
Includes:
All mountain access
Valid:
Mon - Sun
Ski Area:
Whakapapa and Tūroa
Other passes
Night ski pass
Ski or snowboard after sundown at Whakapapa, select Saturdays through August and September. Take in the fresh cool air and views up to the stars, along trails running through the Rockgarden, accessible via the Rangatira Chair. A great add on to a Saturday ride, or a standalone session. 4:30-7:30pm.
Includes:
Night skiing pass only
Valid:
Saturdays only
Ski Area:
Whakapapa
Accompanying adult pass
Support your mini on foot in beginner areas, Happy Valley and Alpine Meadow. A pass reserved for adults, who are not skiing or snowboarding themselves, with small children they want to help and instruct.
Includes:
Foot access to Happy Valley & Alpine Meadow
Not Included:
Skiing or snowboarding
Valid:
Mon - Sun
Ski Area:
Whakapapa and Tūroa

Season Passes

Join our mountain-minded, Mt Ruapehu community on the regular, with a 2022 season pass.

A season pass gives you unlimted access to both ski areas - Whakapapa and Tūroa - weekdays or at "anytime" of your choosing, with no blackouts. With more stoke, also enjoy more benefits - four half price buddy passes to gift, and discounts on food and beverage, lessons, and rentals.

Season pass options
Weekday season pass
A weekday season pass gives you all the season pass benefits, and access to both Whakapapa and Tūroa, to ski or snowboard any weekday we are open during the season. Less people, less congestion, less stress, and for less money.
Includes:
4 x 50% off buddy passes, 15% of food and beverage, retail, lessons, and rentals.
Valid:
Mon - Fri
Ski Area:
Whakapapa and Tūroa
Anytime season pass
An 'anytime' season pass gets you it all. Season pass benefits and access to both Whakapapa and Tūroa, any day of the season that we are open. Our most flexible pass, and includes free nightskiing at Whakapapa.
Includes:
4 x 50% off buddy passes, 15% off food and beverage, retail, lessons, and rentals.
Valid:
Mon - Sun
Ski Area:
Whakapapa and Tūroa
Season Pass benefits
Check out the deals and discounts included with your Season Pass, both on and off mountain.
Rentals
Kit yourself out in quality ski and snowboard equipment, and warm outer wear. Bundle rental equipment with a ski pass and save.
Lessons
Lessons for first timers through to advanced skiers and riders, both private and group lessons. Connect with our qualified instructors.
Sledding
Custom designed sledding lanes, both sides of the maunga. Hire sleds and access lanes in one-hour blocks. Fun for the whole family.

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