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The access road starts under the railway bridge at the Ohakune Junction. The Junction is at the mountain end of Ohakune. The access road is 17km long, it assends through beech forest and open slopes and is sealed all of the way.


Turoa offers an unrivaled winter experience for all - a place to escape, relax and let your spirit run free! With breathtaking views and untarnished surroundings, Turoa provides both inspiration and exhilaration.
Boasting the largest vertical drop of any resort in Australasia, the high altitude and south west facing slopes means plenty of dry snow from July until September and spring snow as close to perfection as you'll get during October. Turoa's terrain is Mother Nature's answer to the perfect alpine playground for both skiers and snowboarders. Vying for your attentions are extensively groomed slopes, challenging black runs and secret powder stashes, not to mention the great natural half pipes and numerous different hit lines for the adrenaline junkies. From the purpose built Alpine Meadow beginners area through to the Mangaehuehu glacier, Turoa presents terrain for all skills and all ages.
When the sun begins to set over Mount Taranaki, all roads lead to Ohakune, the North Islands favourite apres snow destination. A town alive, where skiers and boarders can dine, or simply relax and relive the day's adventures.

Nearest Town Ohakune
Distance (km) 6
Nearest Airport Palmerston North
Distance (km) 172
Annual Snow Fall (m) 2
Season Opens Mid June
Season Closes Mid October
Skiable Area (Hectares) 400
Total Number of Lifts 11
Base Altitude (m) 1600
Highest Altitude (m) 2322
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 25%
Chairlifts 4
T-Bars 3
Platters 4
Rope Tows 0
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire Yes
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area No

Contact Details
Company Name Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Phone 64 7 892-3738
Fax 64 7 892-3732
Mail Private Bag, Mt Ruapehu

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