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The 4WD access road turns off the desert road at a signpost about 20km north of Waiouru. It is nine kilometres to the car park and from there 4WD require chains, or it is possible to get picked up at this point.


Nestled onto the Desert Road side of Mt Ruapehu, Tukino Ski field offers the unique combination of adventure and lack of crowds, just the way that skiing used to be. Coupled with the friendliness and camaraderie only ever found on club-operated fields.
The Tukino slopes are sheltered from the prevailing winds and the field is often operating in clear weather when the rest of the mountain is in cloud.
Tukino is snowboard friendly, and is open to alpine climbers as well as skiers. We offer school and group packages and bulk bookings.

Nearest Town Ohakune
Distance (km) 66
Nearest Airport Taupo
Distance (km) 96
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Weekends early July
Season Closes Early October
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 2
Base Altitude (m) 1650
Highest Altitude (m) 1890
Beginner 75%
Intermediate 20%
Advanced 5%
Chairilfts 0
T-Bars 0
Platters 0
Rope Tows 2
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire No
Chain Hire No
Groomers No
Half Pipe  
Terrain Park  
Cafe No
Bar No
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Tukino Mountain Clubs Association Inc.
Mountain Phone number +64 6 387-6294
Phone +64 7 377-0807
Fax +64 7 377-2120
Mail P O Box 1945, Taupo

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