Mt Ruapehu Ski Weekend - 3 Days

From NZD 320 per person

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Getaway Summary
Location: Whakapapa Village
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 3* hotel Skotel
1-day ski pass for Whakapapa or Turoa ski field

Mt Ruapehu: Ski either Whakapapa or Turoa ski field

Did you know that the biggest ski field in New Zealand is not located on the South Island but smack bang in the heart of the North Island? 

Mt Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park is home to two commercial ski fields, Turoa and Whakapapa. Together, they make up a massive skiing area that’ fun for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. 

Whakapapa has a fantastic beginners area: Happy Valley is perfect for your first swings. Or for your first run after a longer skiing break to make sure you still got it. Overall, both Mt Ruapehu ski fields offer over 1000ha of rideable area and 6 chair lifts, 3 T-bars, 2 platter lifts and 5 conveyor belts. The newest addition to Whakapapa is Sky Waka, the gondola that takes skiers and sightseers to 2020m.

Your ski pass is valid for both Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields. The best way to decide which side of the mountain is better to ride is to check out the webcams on the day and have a look at the weather forecast.

Your accommodation in Whakapapa Village

Skotel is a charming hotel located in the heart of Whakapapa Village, only about 20 minutes from Whakapapa ski field and 10 minutes from National Park Village. You are right at the foot of the mountains.

At Skotel, you’ll find a range of accommodation types that are ideal for couples, groups of friends and families. From dorms to spacious ensuite rooms, there’s a room for every budget. A bar and restaurant are located in the hotel as well as a gaming room and a gym. After a day in the snow, relax in the sauna or book a slot in one of the spa pools.

Your Queen Room is equipped with a queen bed, a bathroom with shower, a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. If you’re feeling toasty, a furnished deck is part of the room.


  • 2 nights at 3* Skotel in Whakapapa Village in a Queen Room with ensuite
  • 1-day skiing pass for Turoa or Whakapapa ski field

Not Included

  • Other meals
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities

Got a day to explore Tongariro National Park? There’s so much to see and do here! How about:

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (guided in Winter)
  • Walk to Taranaki Falls
  • Bike ride on the Old Coach Road
  • Minigolf 
  • Tongariro River Rafting


Click here for further details on things to do in Tongariro National Park

Travel dates: 01 July – 26 October (planned opening dates for Mt Ruapehu)

Weekend Getaways NZ

Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. Please send us a screenshot of the payment within 24h. If travel takes place within 48h from booking, only credit and debit card payments are accepted and a surcharge of 2.5% will be charged to your card.

Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable.


Mt Ruapehu mountain pass (Anzcro)

All ski and snow products are non-refundable

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