Mt Ruapehu is situated in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. An active volcano in a World Heritage site, it is home to New Zealand’s two largest ski areas – Whakapapa & Tūroa. Mt Ruapehu is within driving distance from New Zealand’s main airports in Auckland & Wellington.
Tūroa is wild, playful & mighty with the nation’s highest lift, the ‘High Noon Express’ (6 seater express). It boasts are long vertical drop of 722m & is home to the North Island’s most extensive terrain parks. Renowned for its unique volcanic terrain and huge snow bases, Tūroa is incredibly significant to local residents… & it’s not hard to see why. With epic chute, bowls & drops for the advanced, it’s hard to get bored at Tūroa! Tūroa is open from late June to late October.
New Zealand’s largest ski area boasts a massive 550 hectares of lift-accessed terrain & is also home to the county’s premier beginner playground: Happy Valley. NZ’s highest café is located on Whakapapa’s upper mountain, the award winning Knoll Ridge. The huge variety of terrain provides mellow slopes for first-timers & epic chutes, drops & descents for expert level riders. Whakapapa is epic by day or night, with night skiing & apres ski on offer. Whakapapa's state-of-the-art snow factory machine gives the ski areas NZ's longest ski season all the all the way from the beginning of June through to the end of October.
Verbier 4 Vallées Customer
When you buy a VERBIER 4 VALLEES ANNUAL PASS, you get 5 skiing days free
provided you book ski/snowboard rental with a partner in Mt Ruapehu.
This booking must be made directly with the partner.
This offer is not valid if the customer makes the booking through a third party and only upon presentation of the
o annual lift-pass
o coupon booklet
o rental reservation
Mt Ruapehu Customer
If you buy a SEASON PASS, you get 5 days free
in the Verbier 4 Vallées area provided you book accommodation with a Verbier 4 Vallées partner hotel.
This booking must be made directly with the accommodation partner
This offer is not valid if the customer makes the booking through a third party (for example: Booking.com / TripAdvisor).
Procedure for claiming the free pass in Verbier 4 Vallées:
o Book your accommodation directly with one of the accommodation partners in Verbier 4 Vallées (not through an intermediary)
o Present your valid Mt Ruapehu pass along with valid ID at the hotel or agency concerned
o Your “Verbier 4 Vallées” pass will be given to you at the hotel or agency
PLEASE NOTE: Free passes for holders of a Mt Ruapehu pass cannot be issued at the point of sale without a reservation with an accommodation provider!
o List of the partner agencies and hotels