Ride down an active volcano on the largest skifield in Australasia.
Mount Ruapehu is one of the most amazing places in the world to ski. Being the largest of a cluster of active volcanoes in the centre of the North Island, it dominates the landscape & inspires awe & respect simply by looking at it.
Mt Ruapehu boasts three skifields, Whakapapa on the northern side, Turoa on the south side & the smaller club field of Tukino on the eastern flank.
Turoa & Whakapapa are the largest ski areas & longest vertical descents in NZ & Australia, with over 1800 hectares of lift accessed terrain, provided by the highest lifts in Australasia. So there is something for everybody, from the extremely well set up beginner areas on both sides to the expert-only backcountry slopes on the upper mountain. Each field has also now constantly maintained terrain parks for those who want to get a little airtime, Turoa is renowned for having New Zealand's best.
For the truly adventurous it is possible for experienced riders to walk to the summit (approx 1 hour) from the top of the High Noon express chairlift. From here you will have one of the best panoramic views in the world, as you look down into the crater-lake & out across NZ.
Being centrally located it is conveniently accessed by all & for accommodation there are 2 options: the National Park village at the base of the Whakapapa ski-field, or the town of Ohakune on the Turoa side.
Ohakune is the main town at the base of Mount Ruapehu & extremely convenient to the Turoa skifield. It is the location of choice for most as it offers all the necessary amenities like a supermarket, pharmacy, rental shops, restaurants, bars & a fantastic après-ski night life.
SNOMAD Adventures NZ is based in Ohakune to provide their guests with the best access to some of the best snow in the world. Because Turoa is located on the south side of the mountain, it will usually have more snow and for longer seasons than many fields in New Zealand.
SNOMAD Adventures NZ has a large deluxe 4 bedroom chalet in Ohakune & can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably. All packages include cooked breakfasts & private 4x4 VW shuttles to & from the ski-fields every day for convenience & safety. All drivers are fully licensed & professionally endorsed to ensure we provide the best quality ski trips possible.
‘We are very flexible with dates & group requirements, we have packages to suit every situation, from first time beginners to expert riders & skiers with all their own equipment. We can also arrange domestic transfers from anywhere in New Zealand for you. So all you have to do is get to NZ & we’ll do the rest.’
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