Carve-it Package

$610
per person
Advanced snowboarder on snow tour on Mount Ruapehu

Overview

Our all-inclusive, Carve-it package is aimed at the advanced skier or snowboarder.  If all you need is a quick refresher lesson before setting off to explore the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, and the exhilarating winter playground that they offer, then this is the best deal for you!  This package provides you with the ultimate weekend snow tour.

Journey map for Mount Ruapehu snow tour

Overview

Our all-inclusive, Carve-it package is aimed at the advanced skier or snowboarder.  If all you need is a quick refresher lesson before setting off to explore the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, and the exhilarating winter playground that they offer, then this is the best deal for you!  This package provides you with the ultimate weekend snow tour.

Schedule

Departing Auckland:

Friday at 3pm

Return to Auckland:

Sunday by 10pm

Every weekend from July to October!

  • What's Included
  • Other Activities
  • Additional Information

Itinerary

The itinerary for the weekend will look something like this:

  • We will pick you up from a pre-arranged, well-known spot in Auckland on Friday afternoon and transport you down to your accommodation at Piper’s Lodge in National Park.
  • You will get a comfortable, warm sleep in your temperature controlled room and wake up to a yummy continental and cooked breakfast giving you all the energy you need for your exciting day!
  • Once you are bundled up and ready we will transfer you up to Whakapapa ski field on the north-western slopes of Mt. Ruapehu.  Whakapapa  ski area has plenty to offer to get the adrenaline pumping. Here we will leave you with the qualified staff of RAL.  They will sort you out with your upper mountain lift pass, gear and an advanced lesson based on your ability and goals. After your lesson you are off to experience everything that the varied volcanic terrain of Whakapapa has to offer.
  • We’ll pick you up Saturday afternoon and transfer you back to Piper’s Lodge where you can take full advantage of the facilities.  Relax by the fire, soak in the hot tub, rejuvenate your energy with a 3 course dinner and maybe get in a few games of table tennis or pool before hitting the sack
  • Wake up on Sunday and do it all over again!  Continental and cooked brekkie, transfer up to Whakapapa, and an exciting day of free-riding where you can carve up all the different areas such as the Rock Garden and the off piste runs out West. The mountain is yours to discover!
  • Once you have pushed yourself to the limit, allow us to transport you back to Auckland while you relax and reminisce on your weekend of epic adventure. 

Price includes:

  • Return transport from Auckland to Pipers Lodge in National Park
  • 2 nights’ dorm style accommodation at Pipers Lodge (room sleeps 4, double upgrades available)
  • Daily mountain shuttle to ski fields
  • 2 x continental and cooked breakfast
  • 1 x 3-course dinner (Saturday night)
  • Social facilities at Piper’s Lodge (hot tub, table tennis, pool table, fireplace)
  • 1hr 50min ski or snowboard group intermediate/advanced lesson on Saturday
  • Saturday and Sunday all mountain day lift pass
  • 2x full day hire of skis, boots and poles OR snowboard and boots.

Although we have all the details for the weekend covered, even we can’t control the weather.  You are probably thinking what a waste if the weather is bad and we can’t get go skiing or snowboarding.  Put your mind at ease because we’ve got a solution!  We have many other adventure activities available for your group to choose from instead.  We have teamed up with some other awesome tour operators to arrange discounted prices on activities for you that are usually only offered to operators and employees only!  The activities available are listed below:

  • Chairlift sightseeing
  • Sledge rental
  • Climbing wall
  • Winter Tongariro crossing
  • Turangi Hot Pools
  • Turangi River Rafting
  • Paintball
  • Horse riding
  • Sky diving
  • Rock'n'Ropes
  • Bungy
  • Kayaking
  • Waitomo Caves

Find out more about these activities

Tour pick-up point

We will let you know what our pick up spots are once you book a tour with us.  Generally it is a well-known place like Skycity, Britomart or Quay Street.

Accommodation upgrades

Double upgrades with ensuite are available for an additional $50.  Please let us know during the booking process.

Current conditions on  Mt. Ruapehu

The weather in New Zealand can be very changeable. You can check out the current weather and snow conditions from the Mt. Ruapehu website below:

Whakapapa weather conditions | Turoa weather conditions

What you need to bring:

  • Warm clothes - snow jacket, pants, sturdy outdoor footwear (not sneakers!), gloves (all of these can also be hired), warm socks, hat, scarf
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Swim wear
  • Towel (these can also be hired from Pipers lodge for NZ$ 2.50)
  • Pocket money
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Camera or GoPro
  • ID – there is a bar in Pipers Lodge where ID is required to buy alcoholic drinks.  ID is also required if you claim youth rates for lift passes and All Inclusive Package Tours.

Email Us

0800 787 386

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