Sightseeing and Snowplay


Sightseeing lunch

A Sightseeing Chairlift ride is a great way to check out the upper slopes. See what the skiers and snowboarders are doing further up the field and take in the spectacular views from the highest mountain in the North Island. You can do this whilst having a scrumptious hot chocolate and a bite to eat at either the award-winning Knoll Ridge Cafe at Whakapapa Ski Area, or the Snowflake Cafe at Turoa Ski Area.

This is an awesome Alpine Experience for young and old!

Our rental outlets have waterproof clothing and walking boots to keep you warm and dry and both Vertical Retail Stores sell a great range of mittens and eye protection to enhance the experience. Find out more about rental clothing and sightseeing passes.

Come and play in the snow at Mt Ruapehu!

Experience the magic of snow - build a snowman, make a snow angel or give sledding a go. Snow play equals an indescribable amount of fun and if you're visiting snow for the first time it will be one of the best memories you'll ever have.

Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas offer fantastic sliding areas with a fleet of super-fast toboggans for hire - feel the exhilarating speed as you whoosh down the slope. You'll be smiling so much your face will hurt!

Snowplay toboggan

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