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Whakapapa Ski Resort Guide

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Whakapapa, New Zealand

Rated: 4/5 (from 4 ratings)

Whakapapa Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders!
Highest Lift2,300m
Lowest Lift1,630m
 Nearest AirportsTaupo and Wanganui
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Whakapapa at a glance

Whakapapa is in New Zealand at an altitude of 1,630m.

 When will it snow in Whakapapa?

The next notable snow forecast for Whakapapa is 5cm, expected on 25 August.

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Whakapapa Facts, Stats and Ratings

Whakapapa Rated

Ratings for Whakapapa
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Whakapapa?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Whakapapa
Highest Lift2,300m
Lowest Piste1,630m
Max Vertical670m

Whakapapa Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Whakapapa
Number of runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Whakapapa Summary

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Whakapapa has direct access to 30 marked pistes, served by a total of 11 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,300m, snow cover is generally reliable.

On the Mountain

 Skiing in Whakapapa

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

 Snowboarding in Whakapapa

Whakapapa is highly rated by Snowboarders.

When is Whakapapa open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Whakapapa.


NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Whakapapa.

Ski Lift Capacity

There are 11 ski lifts in Whakapapa.

Where is Whakapapa?

Whakapapa is in Ruapehu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

How can I get to Whakapapa?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Whakapapa are Taupo, Wanganui and Rotorua. There are seven airports within three hours drive.


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