Tukino Ski Field

Tukino Ski Field, Mount Ruapehu's lesser-known gem, is located on the eastern side of the mountain. The ski season begins in June with the opening of Happy Valley and can stretch to the end of October.

Tukino Ski Field offers the rare combination of adventure minus the crowds. Tukino is a club field, operated and maintained by club members. Tukino Ski Field is also a great place to base yourself for ski touring in the area, with access to the Mangatoetoenui and Whangaehu Glaciers.

The Little Mountain Café offers coffee and snacks. A Ski Patrol operates in the area daily. There is a small selection of snow gear for hire on the mountain. Unfortunately there are no snowboards or clothing to hire. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the Mount Ruapehu weather conditions. For more information check out www.tukino.co.nz.