Ski in Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu - Ski Resort and Snow Summary

Mount Ruapehu - New Zealand Ski Resort (1,625m to 2,300m)

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Mount Ruapehu has direct access to 43 individual pistes, served by 28 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

Who is Mount Ruapehu good for?

Mount Ruapehu Ski Facts
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mount Ruapehu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Mount Ruapehu
15Black Pistes
16Red Pistes
12Blue Pistes
28Ski Lifts

Mount Ruapehu Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Mount Ruapehu
675mMax Vertical
2300mHighest Lift
1625mLowest Piste
1625mResort Altitude (Mount Ruapehu)

Mount Ruapehu

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Mount Ruapehu are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Mount Ruapehu

All levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, are well-catered for in Mount Ruapehu.

Snowboarding in Mount Ruapehu

The natural terrain has gullys and walls suited to snowboarders.

Mount Ruapehu in brief

Mount Ruapehu Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Mount Ruapehu Season Dates

 Opened : June 27, 2015.

Usual opening - Late June.

Usual closing - Early Nov.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Mount Ruapehu.

Map of Mount Ruapehu

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Mount Ruapehu Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Mount Ruapehu is able to augment natural snow, with 35 Snow Cannons.

Mount Ruapehu Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 28 Ski Lifts of Mount Ruapehu are able to uplift 30,400 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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