Snowscene Help Guide for Tukino, Mt Ruapehu

Make the most out of your trip to Tukino Ski Field!


Tukino, Mt Ruapehu - is approx 45 minutes drive from our shop in Turangi.
Operating times are 8.30AM to 5.30PM from July to October. Tukino is a great option epic runs for all abilities - without the queues. Tukino has gained popularity over the years by offering all the great facilities and service that the resorts offer - but at a very affordable price.

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Facilities & Lifts

  • Tukino offers a 340m vertical drop and 170 hectares of skiable area
  • Terrain: 35% beginner, 30% intermediate and 35% advanced
  • Lift facilities include 3 nutcracker tows (totalling 280m) and a 'cat-ski' option (more info below)
  • Facilities include: Ski lessons, ski and stay accommodation, cafe, ski patrol, mini park, and more
  • Tukino does not offer rentals, so come and see us for that :)
  • Sledding and sightseeing available

Ski Passes

Ski field passes for 2024 are as follows:

Day Lift Pass Prices 2024 Non Club Member Club Member
Adult All Mountain $90 $65
Student All Mountain (age 11 - 18) $75 $55
Child All Mountain (age 5 - 10) $50 $35
Infant All Mountain (age 0 - 4) FREE FREE

Consider a season pass if you plan to do multiple days at Tukino. More info about their ski passes - visit their website. 

Ski Rentals for Tukino, Mt Ruapehu

Where can you rent hire skis for Tukino? For the 2023 season, there will be NO on-mountain rentals available. This means you will need to hire gear off-mountain at one of the many local ski shops in the area

We recommend us! Great prices, great gear and quick service. There are ski rental options if you are staying in Ohakune, but for the northern towns we would love to fit you out with the proper gear for the day!

Make sure to checkout our rental pricing to plan your trip, and to contact us to book or for any inquiries


Tukino offers ski lessons from qualified instructors to hone in your ski ability and skills. Ski lessons are available 7 days a week, bookings essential. Please read this article for further details


Weather Conditions

All weather on Mt Ruapehu can change very quickly, and although Tukino is on the more sheltered side of Ruapehu - be prepared with all the gear so you are good for any situation. Even on a hot, spring day conditions can change relatively quickly. The best way to be prepared is study THIS LIST, and have accurate weather predictions - find them here


Getting there, and restrictions

Tukino is only accessible with a 4WD vehicle. Make sure you check their website for the latest road information before you travel. If you don't have a 4WD car, Tukino offer's a excellent shuttle service. 


Shuttle and transport options

NOTE FOR 2024: We are unsure if this service is available in 2024
Tukino shuttle:
This is a on-demand service run by Tukino themselves. Simply call 06 387 6294 once you depart either Turangi or Waiouru and they will meet you at the base of the Tukino mountain access road to pick you up.

We recommend reading the official shuttle article on Tukino's website for full details

  • This service costs $30 Adults, $10 Children and Infants are free. 
  • The Shuttle Service operates at theWEEKENDS ONLY
  • Shuttle bookings are recommended. 


Local Sercrets!

  • This field is a excellent option all season round - but especially for the weekends and holidays due to the fewer crowds.
  • Tukino has excellent on-mountain accommodation at a great price. Have a look at them HERE

 Our favorite runs:

  • Cat Skiing:A very unique skiing opportunity. Take a ride on a purpose built snow groomer to the very top of the Tukino ski boundary - and then shred all the way back down to base. There are plenty of different return routes to explore, and will leave you wanting more! Please note cat-skiing is a optional extra to your day-pass at $40 per trip. More info on cat skiing here

Have we missed anything? Please let us know of anything we can add to this list :) Happy shredding!


Other guides

Turoa Guide - snowscene ski rental
Rent skis for Mt Ruapehu with Snowscene - Book online