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"Whakapapa Ski Field"

Whakapapa ski field is situated on the Northern slopes of Mt Ruapehu and is New Zealand's largest ski field. With more than 65 trails, all levels of ability are catered for from extreme to absolute beginners. Whether it's your first time or you're looking for that next challenge the Whakapapa terrain has it all for skiers and snowboarders, with 24 black and double black diamond runs, not to mention New Zealand's largest beginner area.

Whakapapa plays host to the annual "Export 33 Xtreme" competition with both Kiwi and International's competing for the top prizes.

Skiable area = 550Ha
Vertical Decent = 675m
Base altitude = 1625m
Highest altitude = 2300m
14 Lifts = 7 Chair lifts, 4 'T' bar, 1 Platter, 1 Magic carpet and 1 Learners rope tow.
Trails = 25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate and 25% Advanced.
Facilities = 5 Cafes, 2 Rental outlets, Retail shop and Medical center.
Operating hours 9am -4pm daily.

Whakapapa Snow Report 0508 RUAPEHU (782734)

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