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Mt Ruapehu to Extend Season Through to Labour Weekend

Mt Ruapehu to Extend Season Through to Labour Weekend

Superior snow conditions make 2015 longest ski season in Southern Hemisphere

Due to spectacular snow conditions Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL), operator of Mt Ruapehu, is extending the season to Labour Weekend.

The season extension means Mt Ruapehu will become the largest commercial ski area in the Southern Hemisphere open this long in 2015.

The season at Whakapapa was originally due to close on 11 October however, now both Turoa and Whakapapa will be open through until Labour Weekend (26 October).

Simon Dickson, Mt Ruapehu Executive Manager – Commercial says, “We’ve welcomed the cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing this Spring as it’s brought us a significant amount of high quality snow that we weren’t expecting.

“Extensive skiable terrain and a 2.8m snow base means we have some of the best skiing and riding conditions at Whakapapa for a number of years.”

“The wide expansive trails, and high quality snow conditions, reinforce the fact that Mt Ruapehu is the perfect Spring skiing destination,” says Mr Dickson.

In 2015 an all-mountain adult day pass is $95 for the first day (plus an additional $5 refundable snow card deposit) with subsequent top up days $90 per day. The youth (5-18 years) all-mountain day pass is $57 (plus an additional $5 refundable snow card deposit) subsequent top up days $51, and all children four years and under are free.


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