Tūroa

Tūroa is the highest ski area in New Zealand and boasts Australasia's longest vertical, offering an unparalleled winter experience for all.

The high altitude and South-West facing slopes mean plenty of dry winter snow. The Alpine Meadow is a gentle, sheltered haven for the beginner, while on the upper mountain tricky chutes and steeps abound to challenge the expert. The wide, open slopes of Tūroa provide plenty of great cruising and the Terrain Park gives riders a specially designed area to practice their tricks.

Scheduled season dates: 29 June - 28 October 2019
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Elevation 

2,322m 

 
Vertical rise 

722m 

 
Ski terrain

1359 acres (includes Whakapapa ski field)

 
Beginner

20%

 
Intermediate

55%

 
Advanced

25%

 
Lifts

1 six seater
2 triple and 2 quad chairlifts
1 T-bar
2 platters
1 learners carpet conveyor

 
Longest run

4km

 
Facilities

3 cafés including 2 licensed cafés
Retail shop (Vertical Retail)
Accident and Medical Centre
Rentals (skis, snowboards, boots and poles, clothing)
Snow school (70 instructors)
Kids centre (Tūroa Yeti Kids Centre, 2-5 year olds)

 
Children

Children from aged 4 to 17 years are supervised in a variety of programmes for beginners to advanced skiers

 
Recommended accommodation

The Park Hotel Ruapehu (National Park Village)
Skotel Alpine Resort (Whakapapa Village)