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"Tukino Ski Field"

Tukino ski field is situated on the Eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu, sheltered from the prevailing Easterly winds. A 50Ha club operated ski field open to the public and operates as any small commercial ski field. Great for a quite day away from the crowds and ideal for ski touring "Mangatoetoenui" and "Whangaehu" glaciers.

To access Tukino ski field a 4WD is required, you can drive the first 7Km from the Desert Highway to the base camp in a 2WD but from there you need a 4WD, transport can be arranged, please call in advance of your visit, Tel: 06 3876294 or 02102774559. 4WD vehicles maybe required to fit snow chains depending on conditions.

Tukino has a two rope tows "Whangaehu" and "Aorangi". All day passes $50 for adult, $40 for Student and $30 for a child (5-10 years).
Season Passes, Early-bird $180 for adult, $140 for Student and $100 for child, prices increase from June 1st.
Mt Ruapehu season pass holders can ski for half price.

Skiable area = 50Ha
Vertical drop = 220m
2 Lifts = 2 x Rope tow
Trails = 35% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 35% Advanced.
Facilities = Cafe, 3 Accomodation.

"Tukino weather and snow report"

  
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