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Turoa Ski Area is located on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Boasting the 2nd largest vertical drop of any resort in Australasia, the high altitude and south west facing slopes means plenty of dry snow from July until September and spring snow as close to perfection as you'll get during October. With breathtaking views and untarnished surroundings, Turoa provides both inspiration and exhilaration.

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Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 2322m
Elevation Bottom 1600m
Vertical Drop 722m
Skiable Terrain 500ha
Longest Run
Beginner 20%%
Intermediate 55%%
Advanced 25%%
Total Number of Trails



Total 9
Highest Lifted Point 2322m
Gondolas & Trams N
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads N
Quad Chairs 2
Triple Chairs 2
Double Chairs N
Surface Lifts 4
Uphill Capacity 11,300 people per hour

Snow Making

Snow Making 50 Hectares 10%
Total Number of Guns
Annual Average Snowfall 1.83m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 3
Name Alpine Meadow
Half Pipes Snow Dependent
Half Pipe Size Snow dependent
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: North Island \\
Address: Turoa
Website: http://www.mtruapehu.com
Email: info@mtruapehu.com
Phone: \+64 6 385 8456
Nearest Town: Ohakune
Nearest Airport: Palmerston North
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Cook97 cm
Mount Aspiring48 cm
Niseko38 cm
Whistler35 cm
Fernie26 cm
Lake Louise24 cm
Vail24 cm
Aspen Mountain23 cm
Hakuba22 cm
Big White16 cm
Last updated - 12 hours ago
Turoa On Twitter
  • MountRuapehu: A taste of today's Turoa Pond Skim. Pro footage of the less graceful skims to come 💦 Thanks Marmot NZ, HEAD Snow... https://t.co/4WOFJdCa3N 24 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: Sun’s out, get your guns out! 💪 https://t.co/kHGM3l87f7 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Help us keep the maunga clean & green... Don't forget to use our recycling bins while you're visiting!... https://t.co/zmowt73k5Q 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Day 1 of Conservation Week - cleaning up the Bruce Road! #loveourbackyard https://t.co/cCsErXXLQ5 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: The 26th annual Peak to Powderkeg was epic! We saw a range of competitors from triathletes to those giving... https://t.co/A5ydW0JSmC 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: The season’s not over yet… it’s SNOWING! Did you know you can use your 2018 Season Pass for the rest of the... https://t.co/R4XmwPlxcL 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Turoa's on point 👌 Couldn't ask for a better day for The Turoa Bikini Downhill 👙 & Peak 2 Powderkeg ⛷🏃🚴🍺 https://t.co/PkTEZt9bRG 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Looking to get even more out of your next ski trip!? Check out what some of the NZ Olympic Team winter athletes... https://t.co/DPEcZn1YX4 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: With so much spring goodness still up here you'd be crazy to miss out! Grab your 2018 Season pass now & use it... https://t.co/giNPeECVgT 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: We're turning the slopes 💗PINK💗 tomorrow for The Turoa Bikini Downhill! Wear pink, bring your bikini, take a run... https://t.co/qnVNumPIQH 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Epic Spring freshies up here today and it's not over yet! Night skiing is on from 4pm at Whakapapa ❤️❄️❄️❄️ 10 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: October freshies at Turoa with blue skies yewww! Checking in with Bendi to see how the week's looking 👌 https://t.co/E40IC2JVAM 10 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Just 1 week till the 2017 Peak to Powderkeg - register now! Ski/snowboard, run and bike your way to the... https://t.co/afxWSZxrId 15 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: It's Animal Antics Day at Turoa! Come up, dress up, donate to our Adaptive Snowsports Programme, get your face... https://t.co/wbFl2kR71Z 15 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Whakapapa plays host to the funnest little event on snow tomorrow! This year's Giro Mini X Games will feature a... https://t.co/mC2sMSJLwE 15 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Bendy's got some good advice for today's conditions. The weather may be challenging but the snow's good! https://t.co/hU3LQL1zNo 16 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: 4km of top to bottom groomed goodness...October at Turoa 😍 🎥 Left Turn Right Productions Ltd ⛷Hayden Boslem https://t.co/ppzOcbTBuK 17 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Come enjoy the view from the best seats in the house 👌 P.S Night Skiing is ON from 4pm. https://t.co/3fNhsxTSXB 17 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: HEAPS happening this Saturday up the maunga! Get amongst: Giro Mini X Games at Whakapapa for kids aged 5-12... https://t.co/s9835rqboE 17 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Mt Ruapehu in all it's glory!! Sit back & enjoy the ride as Diaries Downunder take the ultimate trip to the North... https://t.co/Bi2VxFyluD 18 days ago