If you have a weekend spare in Auckland and you feel the lure of the powder drenched volcanoes of the North, then we have the solution - our Snow Fix tour! Read more >>

Summary Itinerary

What's included in this tour?

  • Return transport between Auckland and Mt Ruapehu
  • Accommodation – dorm, with upgrades available
  • Mountain shuttle with morning pick up and afternoon drop off to Turoa or Whakapapa Ski Fields
  • Breakfast
  • Three course dinner on Saturday night

If you have a weekend spare in Auckland and you feel the lure of the powder drenched volcanoes of the North, then we have the solution - our Snow Fix tour! This 3 day New Zealand ski tour leaves every Friday and returns late Sunday night between July and September.

The tour takes one day at Turoa ski field and one day at Whakapapa (weather permitting). Both fields are situated either side of Mt Ruapehu. The accommodation for the tour is situated in National Park village, closeby.

Please note that these NZ ski tours are subject to availability and minimum numbers. To make sure, we would advise getting in touch with one of our Tour Advisors before placing a deposit - just click on contact us!

Our Snow Fixes are run in affiliation with NZ Surf 'n' Snow.

What are the Rental Prices?

Unlike our 7 Day South Island Snow Safari Tour, all snow equipment and gear is not included in our basic tour price for the 3 and 4 Day "Snow Fix" Tours. However, everything can be hired at Mt. Ruapehu and we can assist you in ensuring you rent the equipment that is most suited to your skill level. Alternatively, you are able to bring all your own ski gear as our vehicles are equipped with snow specific luggage carriers.

Due to occasional price increases, the below should be used as a guide only.

LIFT PASSES: All day - $83 Half day - $52

EQUIPMENT: Full day - skis, boots, poles - $38 Full day - board and boots - $45 Full day - pants and jacket - $32 ($28 for second consecutive day)

PACKAGES: Ski, boots, poles and all day lift passes - $115 Board, boots and all day lift passes - $122

PACKAGES WITH LESSONS: Introductory ski lesson and beginner's lift area pass - $95 Introductory snowboard lesson and beginner's lift area pass - $95 “Next step” ski lesson and lower level mountain pass - $105 “Next step” snowboard lesson and lower level mountain - $105

What is the average / max size of the tour group?

Our average size is 10 to 16 pax. Maximuim numbers for our normal bus trip are 16.

What is the tour bus like?

We use a Toyota Coaster and a Toyota Hi-Ace van.

Who are the tour guides?

The tour guides are provided by NZ Snow 'n' Surf.

What happens if the mountain is shut?

We usually go to Taupo and do one of the many activities there... bungy, skydive, huka jet and hot pools.

What is the standard of the accommodation?

Dorm accommodation at Pipers Lodge - upgrades to a double/twin private room are available for $100.