About Turoa

Turoa Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort provides both inspiration and exhilaration.



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

  • Total 3
  • Name Alpine Meadow
  • Half Pipes Snow Dependent
  • Half Pipe Size Snow dependent
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size