The ski season


The North Island winter ski season usually lasts from July to November each year. Mt Ruapehu is a mere 40 kilometres from Waimarama Lodge. Its two ski areas, Whakapapa and Turoa, attract skiers from throughout New Zealand and from overseas. Accommodation close to the ski fields is at a premium during the season and not always available. Waimarama offers a sensible alternative, allowing you to drive back from a day on the slopes in about half an hour, to enjoy the apres-ski warmth of a piping hot cascade shower and an open fire.

See more about the Ruapehu ski fields.

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