Weekend Snow Tour

$295
per person
Snowboarder girl doing up her helmet on weekend snow tour Mount Ruapehu

Overview

Looking to get away from a dull, wet weekend in Auckland and have some fun? We know how!

Sit back and relax and let us transport you down to Mt. Ruapehu.  Enjoy a warm, friendly, relaxed stay in your temperature controlled rooms at Pipers Lodge in National Park.  Allow us to sort out your breakfasts and your Saturday night dinner, and shuttle you up and down from the ski fields (Whakapapa or Turoa) each day.  

And, after a gratifying day of riding, don’t let the fun stop there!  Relax in a hot tub, play some table tennis or pool or just soak up the heat from the fireplace, all provided at your lodge.

Journey map for Mount Ruapehu weekend snow tour

Overview

Looking to get away from a dull, wet weekend in Auckland and have some fun? We know how!

Sit back and relax and let us transport you down to Mt. Ruapehu.  Enjoy a warm, friendly, relaxed stay in your temperature controlled rooms at Pipers Lodge in National Park.  Allow us to sort out your breakfasts and your Saturday night dinner, and shuttle you up and down from the ski fields (Whakapapa or Turoa) each day.  

And, after a gratifying day of riding, don’t let the fun stop there!  Relax in a hot tub, play some table tennis or pool or just soak up the heat from the fireplace, all provided at your lodge.

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

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)

Not included:

  • Expense of dinner while in transit (Friday & Sunday evening)
  • Lunch Saturday & Sunday (café available at ski fields)
  • Lift passes
  • Gear hire

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 cost.  Please let us know during the booking process.

Mountain lift passes

Youth rates: 18 years and under (proof of ID will be required).




Lift Passes Adult Youth
All Mountain All Day NZ$ 95 NZ$ 57
Beginners' Area All Day (Happy Valley and Alpine Meadow) NZ$ 62 NZ$ 38
All Mountain Afternoon NZ$ 70 NZ$ 42
2 Day Flexi Pass NZ$ 188 NZ$ 108

For any further information on prices, please visit Mt.Ruapehu website:  http://www.mtruapehu.com/winter/lift-passes/

Gear Hire from Pipers lodge

We recommend hiring rental equipment and clothing from Pipers Lodge.  They have good quality equipment at cheap rates.  We are able to organise your rental gear the night before, saving you time and avoiding queues at the top of the mountain.



Daily hire rates Adult
Skis, boots, poles NZ$ 32
Ski jacket NZ$ 16
Ski pants NZ$ 16
Snowboard & boots NZ$ 40
Gloves NZ$ 5
Helmet NZ$ 10

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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