Have you checked the forecast lately? Apparently a couple cm's of snow down to 1600m is on its way today!

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Clear views of Meads Wall (Emyn Muil) and Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom) today as you ride the scenic chairlift. A perfect day to explore the real middle earth!
Notice anything missing from the top of the Rockgarden?
...and no, the answer is not snow
Add the Guided Crater Lake Hikoi to your bucket list this summer!
You will be inspired by the panoramic views and learn about the geological and cultural significance of both the maunga and the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park while under your guide's care on this six hour return trip.
Bookings are essential - contact guidedhikes@mtruapehu.com or 0508 RUAPEHU for more information
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Experience a spectacular journey across Mt Ruapehu's rugged volcanic terrain to the pristine Crater Lake. You will be hosted and entertained by our safety and mountaineering guides on this six hour return trip. Bookings are essential, contact guidedhikes@mtruapehu.com or 0508 RUAPEHU
It's a beautiful drive up the Bruce Road this morning! Lifts open at 9:00am and Lorenz's Bar & Café and Vertical Retail are open from 8:30am. There's a moderate SW wind, so don't forget your warm layers. See you soon!
Head up to the Knoll Ridge Café for great coffee, tasty treats and incredible views. With a large outdoor deck, it truly is the place to be this weekend!
Ross Copland recently joined Ruapehu Alpine Lifts as CEO. As part of his industry and regional engagement, Ross will be launching a CEO’s Forum to meet once a quarter throughout the year to discuss plans and ideas for the ski areas as well as tackle some of the issues and challenges facing the business and region.
You are invited to be part of this forum as a stakeholder of Ruapehu Alpine...
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Happy Friday, everyone! Soak up this sunshine and make some good memories today. Stunning views from 2,020m await you at Mt Ruapehu.
Have you ever hiked on the side of an active volcano? What about New Zealand's largest active volcano? We have variety of short walks waiting for you to explore! If you're unsure of where to start, drop down Delta Ridge with views out west to Mt Taranaki and east to Ngauruhoe.
Cloudy below but amazing conditions up the top! We highly recommend escaping the clouds today and heading up to 2,020 metres above sea level where you can find unlimited views, unlimited stories and unlimited fun.
Sometimes it feels like you're taking a ride to another world when you're on our chairlifts... it's pretty unreal up the top!
STOKED! We made it onto the U.S. News & World Report World's Top Off-the-Beaten-Path Ski Areas list!
"Billed as New Zealand's premier winter playground, Whakapapa Ski Area offers a potpourri of downhill activities, with amazing natural terrain that includes massive snow-filled basins, lift accessed back country slopes and steep chutes, among other features."
Check it out: [ Usnews.com Link ]

A Guide to the World's Top Off-the-Beaten-Path Ski Areas | U.S. News Travel

Brrr! It's a windy & cloudy day on the mountain today - warm layers are definitely a must have. We have plenty of clothing and accessories from the likes of Icebreaker, Neff and Rojo to keep you warm during those colder days. Come in and see our awesome Vertical Retail team!
Enjoy lunch with amazing panoramic views of the central plateau! It's a lovely bluebird day up top - why not catch a chairlift ride up to 2,020m and have lunch at NZ's highest AND the world's best designed café on this fine Saturday!?
Is a lifestyle change your New Year’s Resolution? If so, have we got the role for you. Turoa Ski area is looking for a Commercial Manager.
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Applications close Friday, 20 January 2017
Our Guided Crater Lake Hikoi is truly an extraordinary and moving experience that you will never forget. Starting at 1,630m above sea level you will meet with your safety & mountaineering guide and take a scenic chairlift ride up past ancient lava flows to 2,020m. From there you will hike on Restful Ridge to 2,670m where the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake can be viewed.
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Views for days! It's not too late to catch a scenic chairlift ride up to Knoll Ridge Café – NZ's highest Café. Last ride up is 3:30pm. See you soon! ☀
It's a spectacular morning at Mt Ruapehu with no cloud in sight. Lifts open at 9am – but first coffee! Grab a coffee and some breakfast at Lorenz's Bar & Café before heading up to 2,020m.
Finally, summer is making an appearance behind the cloud! Today's looking like a beautifuuuul day on the maunga. Who's in the area?