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New Zealand's largest ski field

Whakapapa Ski Area

The largest ski area in New Zealand, Whakapapa sits on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the spectacular Tongariro National Park, and offers skiing and snowboarding for winter holiday makers of any ability, from complete beginners to seasoned experts!

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Getting There



Whakapapa does not have any on-mountain childcare facilities


Lessons are available for skiing and snowboarding and cater to all levels from beginners to experts, all lessons can be pre-booked through your travel specialist


1050 hectares of skiable terrain including 1 terrain park. The field is accessed by 4 quad chairs, 1 double chair, 3 T-bars and 4 surface conveyor lifts

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