Tukino Ski Area

Snow Sports in Tongariro National Park

Club-operated Tukino is on Mt Ruapehu's east side, 46km from Tūrangi and 35km from Waiouru. It’s quite remote, 14km down a 4WD-only road from SH1. If you don't have a 4WD, call ahead to book a shuttle from the 2WD car park ($20), 7km off SH1. It offers 170 hectares of uncrowded, backcountry runs, mostly beginner and intermediate, with ski lessons available.