Winter Season

With Turoa ski field a spectacular 20 minute drive away, Ohakune is the ultimate winter destination. In addition to offering some of the best skiing in NZ, it has a great selection of Apr├Ęs-ski to keep you entertained for several days of winter activities.

  • NZ's longest ski season (beginning of Jul to end of Oct)
  • NZ's largest lift access terrain (over 1000 hectares, 9 lifts, 4 T-bars, 2 platters & 2 magic carpets)
  • Over 50 groomed trails
  • NZ's highest lift elevation (2322m)
  • Longest vertical run in Australasia (722m)
  • One lift pass gets you access to both Turoa and Whakapapa ski areas on Mt Ruapehu
  • Both ski areas lie within Tongariro World Heritage National Park
  • The best spring skiing in NZ (from September on)
  • Outstanding facilities for all abilities
  • Great accessibility from either Auckland or Wellington airports