Night skiing at Whakapapa Ski Area

Winter just got way better, especially for those of us that don’t mind a wee sleep-in on the weekend! You can now go night skiing at Whakapapa Ski Area during the ski season (June to October).

On Friday and Saturday nights and during School Holidays, Happy Valley and the Rangatira Express will stay open until 9pm – the perfect way to end the day!

Ski under lights, listen to live music, grab a pizza, try out the terrain park features and just generally soak up the great atmosphere!

Night Skiing Need to Know

Snowy Whakapapa Ski Area lit up at night with a dark sky full of stars.
  • 4pm-9pm Fridays, Saturdays and during School Holidays at Happy Valley, Rockgarden and Tennants Valley at Whakapapa Ski Area.

  • Night Skiing Passes can be purchased from Mt Ruapehu’s Taupo booking offices, i-SITE’s, select booking agents and on-mountain.

  • Shuttles to the mountain for night skiing depart from Taupo and Turangi. Find out more at Mt Ruapehu's Snow HQ.