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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
Website: http://www.mtruapehu.com/
Email: info@mtruapehu.com
Phone: \+64 7 892 3738
Nearest Town: National Park Village
Nearest Airport: Taupo
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring45 cm
Alpure Peaks34 cm
Fox Peak34 cm
Mount Dobson34 cm
Round Hill34 cm
Treble Cone31 cm
Mount Cook26 cm
Mount Hutt25 cm
Ohau19 cm
Hanmer Springs18 cm
Last updated - 5 hours ago
Whakapapa On Twitter
  • MountRuapehu: Next weeks forecast is looking mint!☀️ We're stoked the weather gods have pulled through with a nice little top... https://t.co/20Fp1EuTJv 5 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: Yeti went shredding yesterday & his snow dances clearly worked! 10cm of fresh snow at Turoa overnight & 5cm at... https://t.co/tdWghYNYOV 13 hrs ago
  • MountRuapehu: WHAKAPAPA UPDATE: The Bruce Road is CLOSED as all car parks have reached capacity. We recommend using the Mt... https://t.co/D3JNhyg5xk 1 day ago
  • MountRuapehu: Is this your perfect day? Cheers to bluebirds!🍻 https://t.co/aiNOeT01wE 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Jeremy Wells from Radio Hauraki gave us a wee update on Turoa's conditions this afternoon ☀️⛷️🤙 Look out for a... https://t.co/ZYj9Sl3WYU 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Corona NZ presents... Sam Wyatt live at Schuss Haus! After a day of these stunning fresh tracks & sunshine... https://t.co/cOGEWicYDS 2 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Christmas came early for the groomers at Whakapapa this morning with the arrival of their brand new PB 100. Only... https://t.co/FBl7Iz4oGD 3 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: We promise we're not weird... fresh pow just makes us go crazy! Soo much fresh snow up here, get your pass... https://t.co/aHVRv4tzzO 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Winter making a late comeback at Whakapapa ❄️⛄️ https://t.co/m4wjVaafOH 4 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Get ready to pack up the Subaru & gather the crew because the Subaru Top Weekend is ON this weekend at Turoa!... https://t.co/1VIqjKrHmw 5 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Snowed alllll day & it's still coming down! 🌨️🌨️☃️ https://t.co/k23jFax1Ct 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Whakapapa & Turoa are looking A LOT like a snow globe today! ❄️😍 https://t.co/zoDyhDvolN 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Lovely day for a good old fashioned snow fight! It's snowed already this morning & there's more on its way... https://t.co/PKAsEkE0a4 6 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: WOWSA! Absolutely dumping up Whakapapa right now! https://t.co/c2Pc7LxU8F 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Snooze you lose! What a day on the maunga ⛰️. Catch you outside? How bout dat? https://t.co/dmqHu3ocxB 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Sunday's are for shredding! Clearing patches up top at both Turoa & Whakapapa... earlybirds get the turns! 7 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: A bit of weather hasn't stopped the fun on the mountain this weekend. Heaps of happy people out enjoying the... https://t.co/kWn2A5xwTN 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Flashback to Turoa Parks turning it on last week! Tag a mate who loves hitting the park... 🎥 Left Turn Right... https://t.co/FyMtrw89aO 8 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Bring on Friday! Whakapapa & Turoa both had a nice dusting of snow last night, & there's more in the forecast... https://t.co/CBV2JWPzAw 9 days ago
  • MountRuapehu: Here's that snow we were waiting for. Snow definitely coming from the sky AND the snow factory this afternoon! https://t.co/8NRdWoruyc 10 days ago