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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
Turoa Resort Reviews & Discussion
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Niseko83 cm
Hakuba43 cm
Mount Aspiring30 cm
Whistler26 cm
Lake Louise21 cm
Mount Cook18 cm
Fernie15 cm
Sun Peaks15 cm
Big White11 cm
Silver Star11 cm
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Turoa On Twitter
  • MountRuapehu: A huge thank you to Ohakune Primary School (rooms 7 & 8) for your help with rubbish collection on the Alpine... 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: We’re bringing the snow this summer ❄️ Check out our new sledding slope at the Whakapapa base area! 13 days ago
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  • MountRuapehu: More happy recipients of re-purposed Mt Ruapehu uniforms... this time in Northern India! Huge thanks to Byond... 28 days ago
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  • MountRuapehu: What's on your summer bucket list? Don't forget Whakapapa Unlimited kicks off on Dec 2 🗻☀️ 37 days ago
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  • MountRuapehu: We're stoked to see the repurposing of our uniforms bringing joy to so many faces! Thanks so much to Byond... 46 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: That’s a wrap!! Thank you all for an EPIC season which brought tonnes of unforgettable memories and endless stoke... 49 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Saturday's Turoa Pond Skim was an epic send-off to the 2017 season 💦 Thanks to all those who took the plunge &... 51 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Congrats to our 4 winners who have not only got their 2018 Season Pass BUT also have won an 'APO Sage Kotsenburg'... 51 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: A taste of today's Turoa Pond Skim. Pro footage of the less graceful skims to come 💦 Thanks Marmot NZ, HEAD Snow... 53 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Sun’s out, get your guns out! 💪 53 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Help us keep the maunga clean & green... Don't forget to use our recycling bins while you're visiting!... 56 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Day 1 of Conservation Week - cleaning up the Bruce Road! #loveourbackyard 58 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: The 26th annual Peak to Powderkeg was epic! We saw a range of competitors from triathletes to those giving... 59 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... 59 days ago