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Ski Tukino


MT. RUAPEHU - NEW ZEALAND

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Ski Tukino


MT. RUAPEHU - NEW ZEALAND

Tukino SKI FIELD 

Where the Sun Shines First

 

Discover the eastern slopes of Mt. Ruapehu and have a unique skiing and boarding experience on a friendly club operated ski field. Tukino offers you the chance to avoid the crowds.

The Tukino Skifield is open to the public and visitors are most welcome to visit Tukino to ski, board or just play around in the snow.

This is what skiing used to be like – before hectic lifestyles and commercial interests took over! Sit back in front of a log fire in our Tukino Cafe and enjoy the scenery and camaraderie of others in our little spot of paradise at Tukino.

Come up for the day, or stay on the mountain, to experience this unique alpine environment. 

 

SEASON PASSES

Adult: $300.00 (Members $240.00)
Student: $235.00 (Members $180.00)
Child: $170.00 (Members $120.00

Discounted Earlybird season passes for club members can be purchased before 31 May.

DAY PASSES

Adult: $65.00 (Members $40.00)
Student: $50.00 (Members $30.00)
Child: $35.00 (Members $20.00

Lift Passes can be purchased on the day from our Ticket Office at Tukino.

What Tukino offers

  • Downhill Skiing and Boarding
  • Ski & Snowboard Lessons
  • Ski Touring
  • Ice Climbing
  • Little Mountain Cafe - for coffee and snacks
  • Mountain Education Courses
  • Volunteer Ski Patrol
  • A Ski Development Squad
  • Club Races and Social Events
  • Great value Ski & Stay Accommodation Packages for non-members

Cat Skiing FOR THE BEST RUNS OF THE FIELD

We transport you in our snowcat from the top of our Aorangi Tow up to the very top of the Tukino Skifield.

After a short break where you can gaze down across the Tukino Skifield to the Rangipo Desert and over to the Kaimanawa Ranges, Tukino Ski Patrollers will guide you down some of the best runs.

LEARN TO SKI & SNOWBOARD

Tukino offers ski lessons for anyone from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Lessons are customized to take advantage of the local terrain and cater to the individual or group needs.

Volunteer SKI PATROL & MOUNTAIN TRAINING

Members and non-members can train at Tukino for NZQA qualifications up to Certificate of Ski Patrol level. In return, participants take part in the Tukino Voluntary Ski Patrol. We always welcome prospective ski patrollers. 


Hire Ski Gear Off The Mountain

We do not hire any ski gear at Tukino. However you can hire your gear off the mountain as you drive to Tukino Skifield.

TAIHAPE

Taihape Sports
0800-SKI HIRE (0800 754-447)

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The Field


The Field


TUKINO SKI FIELD

Ski area

Vertical drop: 340 metres
Skiable area: 170 hectares

  • 35% beginner
  • 30% intermediate
  • 35% advance

3 Tows & CAT SKI

  • Whangaehu Tow (nutcracker) 900m
  • Aorangi Tow (nutcracker) 1600m
  • Banana Gully Portable Tow (nutcracker) 300m
  • Cat Ski to the boundary (snowcat groomer)

Great mountain conditions on the east slope of Mt Ruapehu

The easterly Tukino slopes are sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds and the field is often operating in clear weather when the rest of the mountain is blanketed in cloud.

For the early riser, snow conditions are very pleasant in the mornings thanks to the warmth of the morning sun.

Tukino maintains a relatively constant temperature due to being in a fairly open area.