Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand offers New Zealand’s largest skifields. Only 1.5 hours drive or minutes by helicopter are the north-east facing slopes of Mt Ruapehu. From late June to late October, 21 lifts access 43 on piste trails spread over 500 hectares, offering a good mix of runs for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders.
A little further afield is the south-west facing Turoa slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Here is the most extreme vertical drop of any ski area in the whole of Australasia. Turoa has 9 lifts and also boasts 500 hectares of runs and an equivalent off piste ski area. Ski hire is available either in Taupo or on the mountain.
Located in the centre of the North Island, The Point Villas in Lake Taupo is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of New Zealand: the beauty of New Zealand’s largest lake at your doorstep.