In winter and spring, visitors to the Taupo region can delight in skiing the slopes of an active volcano!
Mount Ruapehu’s Whakapapa Ski Field is the largest commercial ski field in New Zealand, with 550 hectares of white slopes offering fun and challenges for all levels of skill.
Impressive off-piste areas, the dedicated learner’s area Happy Valley, awesome all-terrain parks for snowboarders and free-skiers and absolutely stunning views are all on offer at Mount Ruapehu. Ski hire is offered, lessons are available with professional instructors and there is also a crèche on the mountain.
If you’d rather forgo the skiing, take a chair-lift to New Zealand’s highest café!
Whakapapa Ski Field is approximately one hours’ drive from Wairakei Resort Taupo, making skiing this majestic mountain an ideal idea for a day-trip during your stay with us.