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Whakapapa FAQ

Whakapapa - Your Questions Answered

New Snow in Whakapapa

 When will it snow in Whakapapa?

When is the next forecast snowfall?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 19 June, with around 26cm10in forecast over the next 7 days.

Find out more :- long-range Snow Forecast

 When did it last snow in Whakapapa?

How old is the snow? When was the last reported snowfall?

We don't know exactly when it last snowed in Whakapapa but our most recent snow report indicated snow depths up to 10cm4in on the upper slopes.

Find out more :- Latest Snow Report for Whakapapa

Snow in Whakapapa, New Zealand

 How much snow is there in Whakapapa?

How deep is the snow on the ground?

The last report received from Whakapapa gave snow depths of and 10cm4in lower down.

Find out more :- Latest Snow Depths for Whakapapa

Skiing in Whakapapa, New Zealand

 How high is Whakapapa?

At what altitude is the ski area and resort?

Whakapapa has pistes / trails from 1,630m5,348ft up to 2,300m7,546ft above sea level.

Find out more :- Whakapapa Facts & Figures

 Where can I stay in Whakapapa?

Are there hotels, chalets or apartments to rent in Whakapapa?

We know of at least 2 Hotels, Chalets and Apartments in Whakapapa.

Find out more :- Search for Accommodation in Whakapapa

 Which is the best Airport for Whakapapa?

Which airports offer the shortest transfers?

The closest airports to Whakapapa are Taupo and Wanganui.

Find out more :- Airport Transfer Times to Whakapapa

 When does Whakapapa open?

When does the ski season start in Whakapapa?

Whakapapa  Open.

 When does Whakapapa close?

When does the ski season end for Whakapapa?

We don't currently have a confirmed closing date for Whakapapa.

Please Note

In common with all ski areas, planned opening and closing dates may be changed at any time due to the current snow and operational conditions in Whakapapa. You should always check directly with the Tourist Office before making plans to travel.