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Check out the latest news & media coverage from Mt Ruapehu’s two ski areas Tūroa & Whakapapa.

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Busy weekend at Mt Ruapehu

27th July 2020

Mt Ruapehu’s new car park booking system was put to the test for its inaugural weekend as thousands headed up the mountain.

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Bookable Parking Launch

21st July 2020

Mt Ruapehu launches its online car park booking system tomorrow to alleviate lengthy queues at the busiest times of the ski season.

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School Holiday Success

17 July 2020

The 2020 winter season has kicked off with an outstanding turn out this July school holiday's.

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Ski Season Opening

1 July 2020

Mother Nature has turned on the snow at Mt Ruapehu just in time for the school holidays.
Wednesday 1st July marks the official opening of Whakapapa for the winter 2020 season.

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Bookable parking for winter 2020

29 June 2020

RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts) CEO Jono Dean has released information regarding the Bookable Parking system which will be in place at Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas from 11th July 2020.

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DOC altered transport options for Whakapapa ski field this season

A joint media release from the Department of Conservation and RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts) regarding Whakapapa's shuttle access for the 2020 season.

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2020 Winter Season Update

RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts) CEO Jono Dean announced today further information regarding the 2020 winter season and what this will look like this year.

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2020 Update

Local Community Benefits From Mt Ruapehu Fundraiser

18 December 2019

Hundreds of Ruapehu and Taupo locals headed to Mt Ruapehu at the weekend to ride the Sky Waka, all for a great cause.

Mt Ruapehu’s annual Locals’ Weekend not only offered locals a chance to experience the new Sky Waka in summer at a great price, but also raised $6,420 for St John Waimarino Area Committee and the National Park Community Pool, with a further $757 raised in donation buckets.

Nearly 1,300 people rode the Sky Waka heading up to Knoll Ridge at 2020m above sea level for spectacular panoramic views and dining, and even some lingering snow to play in.

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Xmas comes early for Tahitian group

26 November 2019

Christmas came early – complete with snow – for a Tahitian group visiting Mt Ruapehu recently. It was an amazing experience for them all, in particular 13-year-old Tamahere Tihata who has distal myopathy.

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