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Whakapapa is New Zealand's biggest and busiest ski area with a total skiable area of 550ha and a total of 43 runs ranging from beginner, to off piste expert.

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Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 2300m
Elevation Bottom 1630m
Vertical Drop 675
Skiable Terrain 900ha
Longest Run
Beginner 25%%
Intermediate 50%%
Advanced 25%%
Total Number of Trails 67



Total 11
Highest Lifted Point 2300
Gondolas & Trams N \\
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 2 \\
Quad Chairs N \\
Triple Chairs N
Double Chairs 5
Surface Lifts 7
Uphill Capacity 5500 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making 100 Hectares 20% \\
Total Number of Guns
Annual Average Snowfall 1.61m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Half Pipes
Half Pipe Size
Total Terrain Park Area Size 550ha

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: North Island \\
Address: Whakapapa
Phone: \+64 7 892 3738
Nearest Town: National Park Village
Nearest Airport: Taupo
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Mount Cook118 cm
Mount Aspiring72 cm
The Remarkables57 cm
Snow Farm47 cm
Snow Park47 cm
Ohau45 cm
Cardrona43 cm
Mount Hutt33 cm
Alpure Peaks32 cm
Fox Peak32 cm
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