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Mt Ruapehu Summer Season

Make your own adventure and create magic memories on Mt Ruapehu, both summer and winter. Passes can be bought online, ahead of time, to save time.


Journey 1.8km up the northern face of Mt Ruapehu to 2020m, on the Sky Waka gondola.

The journey, both summer and winter, offers panoramic views of the volcanic landscape, out to neighbouring peaks of Mt Ngāuruhoe and Mt Tongariro, and across the central North Island.

Dine at the top in the Knoll Ridge Chalet, with offerings tailored to each season.

Skiing or Snowboarding

Our 2023 Winter Season has now closed.

One pass to access two ski areas – Whakapapa and Tūroa - spanning 1050 hectares. Choose from day or season passes, depending on what you want to get out of your winter season.

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. #SneakAWeekday and save on weekday passes.


Whakapapa and Tūroa's sledding areas are now closed for the 2023 season.

Both Whakapapa and Tūroa have dedicated sledding areas, with a gentle slope and up to three lanes. At Whakapapa, a magic carpet transports you back to the top.

Sledding sessions are 1 hour long, and give you access to a sled and the sledding area to slide down and come back up as many times as you'd like within your session. There are limited spots available, so it is always recommended to book.