550 hectares of incredible terrain awaits you! Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area & boasts the country's premier beginner facility as well as vast areas of intermediate & advanced terrain.
Whakapapa's Happy Valley is THE place to learn to ski or board. With its own cafe, rental outlet, 5 lifts plus a ski & ride school, it's like its own mini ski area just for beginners.
When you graduate from Happy Valley you get to play in the vast intermediate & advanced slopes made all the more exciting by the natural volcanic terrain. Come explore everything from cruisy groomers to exhilarating chutes, bumps & drops.