Whakapapa (Mt Ruapehu)


Whakapapa is home to NZ’s largest gondola, the NEW 1.8km Sky Waka.Open year round, Whakapapa is NZ’s largest ski area in winter and open for you to explore NZ’s largest volcano in summer.

Ride Sky Waka to the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet any time of year. At 2,020m above sea level it boasts NZ’s highest restaurant & café with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pinnacles providing spectacular views.


Learn to ski & ride at NZ’s best beginners’ facility. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts its own café, rental complex and ski school meeting area, while also being free of advanced skiers and snowboarders.

The slope is nice and long with a gentle gradient, allowing you to really get the hang of turning and stopping. Progress from covered carpet lifts to you first chair lift in this one great area.



Whether you’re after some fun in the kids holiday crew or a more challenging & competitive Snow Sports programme. We cover everything from skill development to racing, freestyle & freeride, you set your goal & we’ll help you get there!
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  • National park
  • Whakapapa (Mt Ruapehu)
  • 11 Aug 24
  • 13:15pm