National Park Village has accommodation, ski hire, snowboard rental, clothing every thing you need for your visit to the snow on Mt Ruapehu.
Mt Ruapehu is one of three magnificent volcanoes that make up the Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage Park. The majestic slopes accommodate New Zealand’s largest and most developed ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa.
The world-class facilities cater for all levels from the beginner to the advanced and adventurous.
NZ’s highest lift access (2,322m)
NZ’s largest ski area (1800 hectares of lift accessed terrain)
Longest vertical drop in Australasia (722m)
World Heritage Park
Mt Ruapehu is a volcano and there is a risk of eruptions and lahars, however risk management procedures including sophisticated early warning systems are in place. The last major eruption was in 1996 with a small eruption in September 2007 and the last lahar was in March 2007.
Its sacred Crater Lake is one of only three in the world that is surrounded by ice and snow. Scenic chairlift rides operate on Whakapapa throughout most of the year offering unsurpassed and spectacular views over the central North Island. There are many amazing volcanic tracks to explore on your own or with an experienced local alpine guides.