Turoa, Mt Ruapehu, has a range of ski passes that allow you to access either just the beginner area or the whole mountain. These will differ depending on your age, and what time you ski during the week. Both Whakapapa & Turoa day passes are the SAME price, and usable on either field, at any time during the ski season.
All passes need to be brought ONLINE at Mt Ruapehu.com. This is the quickest way to get them. Once you have paid for them online, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Scan this code on their self-serve ticket kiosks at the base of the mountain to collect your passes
If you plan on skiing on a midweek day, remember to utilize the cheaper midweek ski pass when selecting your pass online
Season passes are available from October, and will raise in price every month until the next year’s ski season in June. A great way to maximize your ski dollar is to purchase early bird season passes in October. These usually go for $400 for an adult, & $250 for a child. This equates to about 3 days of skiing before you ski for free for the rest of the season! A Mt Ruapehu season pass allows you to ski as much as you like on either Whakapapa or Turoa, for one up-front cost before the season begins. You also receive some great bonus perks such as half-price passes for your friends, and discounts at the cafe’s and retail shops on the mountain.
|Day Lift Pass Prices 2021||Anytime Pass||Weekday Pass|
|Adult All Mountain||$149||$74|
|Youth All Mountain||$99||$49|
|Family All Mountain (2A + 2Y) *TBC||$299||N/A|
|Adult Weekend Beginners Area||$89||N/A|
|Child Weekend Beginners Area||$74||N/A|
|Multiday Lift Pass Prices 2021||Anytime Pass||Weekday Pass|
|2 Days Adult All Mountain||$249||N/A|
|2 Days Youth All Mountain||$149||N/A|
|3 Days Adult All Mountain||$299||N/A|
|3 Days Youth All Mountain||$199||N/A|
RAL have advised that you will need to book a carpark for 6 weekends beginning 31July 2021 if you want to take your vehicle up the Ohakune Mountain Road. Every other day does NOT require a booking, just drive on up.
31st July/1st August
This is their first announcement and this could very well change depending on demand, snow conditions, Covid 19 Level alerts, etc. It would be best to keep check with us or their FAQ help page .
We will of course announce any changes to the carparking requirements as they come to hand.
The weather at Mt Ruapehu can change very quickly and is known for its strong winds that whip over the mountain. Always be prepared with the gear so you are good for any situation. Even on a hot, spring day conditions can change relatively quickly. Before you go, it could be a good idea to check out 'Mt Ruapehu Essentials' Checklist to make sure you have everything packed, and double-check themetservice website for weather conditions
Lessons can be brought from mtruapehu.com, and will all take place in this area
The alpine meadow is situated right next to a good amount of amenities such as their main cafe, customer service center and kids ski school.
|Lift Pass||Sledding pass (1hr)|
Have we missed anything? Please let us know of anything we can add to this list :) Happy shredding!