It's a kind of magic
Our 2024 Winter Season opens from 1 June
Buy 2024 Day Passes

Make your own adventure and create magic memories on Mt Ruapehu, both summer and winter. Passes can be bought online, ahead of time, to save time.

Skiing or Snowboarding

One pass to access all facilities at Whakapapa, spanning 550 hectares. Choose from day or season passes, depending on what you want to get out of your winter season.

Lower mountain passes to access our dedicated learner facility, Happy Valley, and the Rangatira Chairlift for progression.

All mountain day passes, with access to 12 lifts, where more advanced skiers and riders can progress or test their skills. #SneakAWeekday and save on weekday passes.


Journey 1.8km up the northern face of Mt Ruapehu to 2020m, on the Sky Waka gondola.

The journey, both summer and winter, offers panoramic views of the volcanic landscape, out to neighbouring peaks of Mt Ngāuruhoe and Mt Tongariro, and across the central North Island.

Dine at the top in the Knoll Ridge Chalet, with offerings tailored to each season.


Whakapapa has a dedicated sledding area, with a gentle slope and up to three lanes. A magic carpet transports you back to the top.

Sledding sessions are 1 hour long, and give you access to a sled and the sledding area to slide down and come back up as many times as you'd like within your session. There are limited spots available, so it is always recommended to book.