COVID 19: Mt Ruapehu & Snowscene Updates (09/06/2022)

May 04, 2020 2 min read

Mt Ruapehu & Snowscene Covid 19 Status

Page Updated: 09 / 06 / 22

Mt Ruapehu Operation Status:

Currently operating at ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Snowscene Status:

Opening for 2022


Snowscene has invested in a range of protocols in order to provide our customers with a safe shopping experience. Although we will greet you upon arrival to the store with instructions for renting or purchasing snow gear, let's discuss our COVID-19 plan below.

NOTE: The best way to keep updated on both our shop and the ski-fields status is to follow us on Facebook:

We have sectioned our shop into 3 'bubbles' to allow for the required 2-metre distancing, with each section catering for a specific need eg- ski rental, clothing rental, boot fitting. Customers will need to let our staff know what they want in which we will bring to you to try on. 


  • Every piece of rented hardware will be sanitized thoroughly
  • Every piece of rented softgoods will be soap washed and dried
  • We have limited glove and goggle rentals. Although we have a range of very reasonably priced gloves and goggles to purchase in-store
  • High-touch surfaces sanitized frequently
  • Hand sanitizer and soap stations situated throughout the premise and upon entrance 
  • Staff properly briefed on new hygiene standards and given gloves and masks to use while serving customers. 


  • Social distancing and fetching of items
  • Contactless payments
  • Consult our staff if you wish to browse our products or try any on them on. 

If the government issues a level three, we will be operational for click and collect/online ordering of our services, but access to our store will be closed.  

The procedures above will be in place for level 2. 

Social distancing is recommended, and hygiene products will be scattered throughout our shop for those who want to use them. 


Although our shop experience will be a bit different for this season, we have some amazing new rental and rental gear for you to test out! So let's hope the levels stay low, but the snow falls high! Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us.

Jordan Palmer
Jordan Palmer

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