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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
Turoa Resort Reviews & Discussion
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring65 cm
Mount Cook56 cm
The Remarkables34 cm
Snow Farm33 cm
Snow Park33 cm
Cardrona32 cm
Treble Cone26 cm
Coronet Peak24 cm
Ohau19 cm
Ben Lomond15 cm
Last updated - 2 hours ago
Turoa On Twitter
  • MountRuapehu: Ready to make a career move now? We have Rookie Ski and Snowboard Instructor positions available but you need to... https://t.co/8x7Enmf7Q2 16 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: Ride Whakapapa & Turoa for just $68 per day with a 5 day Flexi Pass! Shred where you want, when you want this... https://t.co/VcP5QJFVEV 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Brisk morning... nice day to be in the tunnel! πŸ™Œ https://t.co/mWhPb9zsFU 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Happy Valley's latest addition sure has made Happy Valley an EVEN happier place this season! Who's tested out our... https://t.co/DJo7vf6ap7 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Happy hump day, folks! It's a beautiful clear morning up on the maunga & the crew are lovin' it! β˜€οΈ https://t.co/h0WDJ82zZV 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: It's all hands on deck for the crew today as we pull about 3 tonne of cable up from Hut Flat to the new Delta... https://t.co/5FajQaboJT 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Have you geared up for the season yet? Come visit the team at our Whakapapa retail store & check out the new stock! https://t.co/MGbB1279zr 5 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Blue skies & a freshly groomed Happy Valley – We've got you covered this weekend πŸ˜‰ https://t.co/hjUCK3rvlZ 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: It's a great day for chain-fitting training. We're working on streamlining the chain rental process at Turoa to... https://t.co/iEYevn1r7y 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Our new covered carpet is all up & running in Happy Valley, meaning the upper slope is open for skiing and... https://t.co/zHkySL3BAn 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: 40cm at the snow stake at Turoa today. Keep up the snow dancing! https://t.co/uT796irIRa 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: UPDATE FOR THE WEEKEND - Carpet 1 will be open this weekend in Happy Valley! The recent snowfall was accompanied... https://t.co/iTUBeqwhGv 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Cold crisp conditions - perfect for snowmaking. What a stunning day! πŸ’™β„οΈ https://t.co/6KLEqtOsWE 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Snow overnight had us clearing the car park at Turoa today. All of it goes into the Alpine Meadow ready for fun... https://t.co/damvvDemgy 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Our snow dancing has paid off! 15cms in the last 24 hours... keep it coming! β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ https://t.co/GS5r7Fr4xF 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Thank you Ngāti Rangi Trust for sharing this morning's beautiful Maunga Karakia, a celebration of the changing of... https://t.co/LG4JcVo7xx 11 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Guns are blazing at Turoa! Only 20 more sleeps to go... β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ Pic: Neya Takitimu https://t.co/EfG31avbrT 12 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Big ups to our snowmaking team who are working through the night to get a good snow base on the Rockgarden! Come... https://t.co/ITl72G9rW8 12 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Mt Ruapehu will be CLOSED on Tuesday, June 13 due to the recent passing of the widely... https://t.co/r8dlS8HTEV 13 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: We love you Tom Campbell. We are devastated to have lost an absolute superstar & local legend this week. Thank... https://t.co/wTKmT7xrtt 14 days ago