Ski New Zealand

Turoa Ski Resort Guide

Ski New Zealand

Turoa Ski Resort Guide

Turoa Ski Resort Guide

Turoa Glacier photo


Photo credit: snowfore1

Mt Ruapehu Clearing after Southerly, Turoa photo


Photo credit: Skyline

Turoa Ski Field photo


Photo credit: Keith S

Slope Stats

  • 2322m

  • 720m

  • 1602m

  • Acres of ski:1000
  • Pistes:43
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:3
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner25%
  • intermediate50%
  • advanced25%

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.


  • Nearest Airport:Palmerston North
  • Nearest Train Station:Ohakune
  • Tourist Office Phone:+643858456
  • Tourist Office Website:
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
  •   14
  •   10


  • Season opens:22 Jun 2019
  • Season closes:20 Oct 2019
  • Lifts:9 (5 chair lifts 4 surface lifts)
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  •   5
  •   4

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  • Issued:19 Jan
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Today’s Weather (1962 m)view full snow forecast

partly cloudy
20 WNW20
13 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
30 W30
14 °CF-Level
rain showers
60 WNW60
10 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Turoa

Anthony Stone from New Zealand writes:

Great day today. However, really disappointing that from about 11am, for rest of the day, no RAL staff coordinating the queues at the 6 seater chair. Chaos with the majority of chairs having less than 6 people resulting in unnecessary long queues. Come on RAL, expensive day passes deserve better service. The girl who did coordinate was friendly; why did she leave?

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