Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa

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There's room for everyone at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest ski area. Beginners have the run of their own valley, complete with a cafe, rental complex, and ski school meeting area--this gives you the chance to learn without faster, more confident skiers distracting you. Experienced snow-lovers will also find plenty here: with 30 intermediate trails and 24 black-diamond runs, the complex provides a challenge for all visitors, regardless of skill level. A wealth of accommodations and activities, surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape, make this a great place to stay even when taking a day off from the slopes. Arrange to visit Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu and other attractions in Whakapapa using our Whakapapa trip planner .
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  • We used to come fairly regularly up the mountain when the kids were young to play in the snow, since it’s been about 3 years we decided it was time for another trip and enjoy some spring snow. Unfortu...  more »
  • Couldn’t find any information on dogs allowance on the mountain (like a bottom car park just for some snow fun), nor updates on the status of the car parks availability. It was only upon arriving were...  more »
  • I've been to Mt Ruapehu's happy valley with my wife and daughter. It was the first time my wife on the snow. Long ques at the cashier who is not friendly and helpful to find what sort of pass I needed...  more »
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