Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Turoa.
- Season opens18 Jun 2022
- Season closes24 Oct 2022
- Restaurants | Bars14 | 10
- Nearest Airport Palmerston North
- Nearest Train Station Ohakune
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+643858456
The terrain at Turoa includes::
- Terrain Parks3
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Turoa resort?
Rising head and shoulders above the central North Island, Turoa boasts the largest vertical drop in Australasia; no wonder they call Turoa "The Giant". The south facing slope can get dry powder during the season, making Turoa a perfect alpine playground for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. After a day of challenging yourself on some of the runs, finding the secret powder stashes, and going big in the natural half pipe, Turoa's visitors and locals head down the mountain to Ohakune to dine, relax and re-live the day's adventures.
Explore Turoa Location Map
Interactive Turoa trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
Turoa Live Weather
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Visitor Reviews of Turoa
Voight from Australia writes:
Being from Brisbane, Ruapehu has been our 'go to' mountain for the last 20 years. Breath-taking scenery. Wonderful Kiwi friends. Great hospitality. So easy to get to for us. Fly to Wellington (or Auckland), 2 hours. Drive to Ohakune, 4 hours. It used to be even better when we could fly direct to Palmie and drive for only 2 hours. Have skied the South Island. It's good and has some variety but Ruapehu beats it because the drive up the mountain (from Ohakune) is only 17 minutes. Can't beat that! On cruddy days, there are other activities. Spring is best for more stable weather.
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