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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
Phone: \+64 6 385 8456
Nearest Town: Ohakune
Nearest Airport: Palmerston North
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