Whakapapa Ski Area, Whakapapa

(3.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
There's room for everyone at Whakapapa Ski Area, 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. To visit Whakapapa Ski Area on your holiday in Tongariro National Park, and find out what else Tongariro National Park has to offer, use our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • A great walk from the top of the chair lift. The cost was a little expensive at $30 per adult. Although it's free to catch it down. The walk up was a mixture of walking on volcanic rock and snow. But ...  more »
  • We had a sudden break in the weather that had pinned us down below 1000 mtrs all week so we took the opportunity to visit Mr Ruapehu and go up to the top. Is turned out to be sunny but still very chil...  more »
  • Knoll Ridge Cafe at the top of the mountain was excellent. Views spectacular, staff all friendly and helpful. Hot chocolate and cakes really good, and the rest of the food looked awesome as well!