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Discover Snow


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Your first sight of snow is a magical experience, for some it’s fulfilling a childhood dream, for others it’s to find a new challenge in life and for many it’s a holiday with friends or family. That moment you first touch snow, step into your skis or snowboard or ride that chairlift will be etched in your mind forever.

Discover the Snow at Mt Ruapehu this winter!  Take our interactive Discover the Snow tour to find out more.

Discover the Mountain

  • Mt Ruapehu is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is home to two of New Zealand's top ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.
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Whakapapa Ski Area

Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area, with more than 65 trails across 1050 hectares.

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Turoa Ski Area

Turoa Ski Area on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu has Australasia's longest vertical descent and New Zealand's highest lift - The "Highnoon Express" 

Ruapehu Community

Discover what’s happening at Mt Ruapehu! 

Check out our latest mountain events  and catch up on the action with our YouTube videos.

Better still – join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook or submit your Mt Ruapehu images to our Flickr Group.

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