Turoa

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Description
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

Mountain

Mountain

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

Lifts

Lifts

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)
Whistler66 cm
Breckenridge57 cm
Vail55 cm
Aspen Mountain42 cm
Heavenly28 cm
Steamboat28 cm
Mammoth26 cm
Mount Cook26 cm
Niseko24 cm
Snowbird22 cm
Last updated - 7 hours ago
Turoa On Twitter
  • MountRuapehu: We'll let you in with a secret... some of the best views in the North Island can be found from the side of Mt... https://t.co/Oc2VyLWLI5 16 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Fine & clear - Sightseeing lifts OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 18 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Poor weather conditions - lifts CLOSED for the day See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Clear at the base area with passing cloud up high - Sightseeing lifts OPEN from 9am. See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Guaranteed snow on Mt Ruapehu means we'll open Happy Valley a month earlier than usual on 3 June! Want to see... https://t.co/QEJy8i1Xo4 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Its a fine and clear day here on the mountain - Sightseeing Lifts OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Calling all our Aussie friends! You can experience a winter holiday like no other in NZ's north island- full of... https://t.co/hWjyTI03Al 3 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Fine & clear - we are above the clouds! Sightseeing lifts OPEN from 9am. See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 3 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: The end of the day is by FAR our favourite at Mt Ruapehu! Repost via Instagram: @Talman - check him out! https://t.co/hYQzFYJVZC 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Another stunning day at Whakapapa Unlimited - Sightseeing Lifts OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Enjoy views of the central plateau from 2,020 metres above sea level this weekend! The Knoll Ridge - New... https://t.co/mWUYCcML5z 5 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Its another stunning day here on the mountain - Sightseeing Chairlift Rides OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 5 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Happy Friday! Your weekend will look better from a mountain top. Here's a preview: https://t.co/pNcOrVxakX 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: open - Snow: 0cm base + 0cm new / Rd: Open / 4.0 deg C / Wind: Light - moderate See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: STAFF APPRECIATION POST: Congratulations to our amazing Finance Manager, Jessie Watling who received a highly... https://t.co/xgY7QRDcxj 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: No crowds. No clouds. A perfect combo for exploring Mt Ruapehu. Check out some of our volcanic walks:... https://t.co/Z7iVvBJpVY 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: Its a stunning blue sky morning!! Sightseeing Lifts OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Looking for something to do? Follow the Bruce Road up to Whakapapa's base area where you will be greeted with... https://t.co/ipLJJjHc7a 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Summer: A beautiful clear day here at Whakapapa - Sightseeing Lifts OPEN from 9am See https://t.co/jd5NMAKkxI 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Some like to walk up, some like to run up and some like to take the chairlift... either way, the backdrop is... https://t.co/LTOi5aTPES 9 days ago