Subject to snow and weather conditions, our planned operating dates are now as follows:
Whakapapa 1st July 2020 – 26th October 2020
Turoa TBC – 18th October 2020
Due to limited snow cover, Whakapapa will open for Sightseeing only on the Sky Waka Gondola and the Knoll Ridge Chalet on July 1st 2020. If snow conditions allow, Happy Valley will operate for skiing and riding on the carpet lifts. This will be assessed over the coming week with updates given when possible. The remainder of the lower and upper mountain at Whakapapa will be deferred until conditions allow.
Turoa was due to also open on July 1st but will not be able to operate any facilities or forecast an accurate opening date until we receive significant snowfall and/or snowmaking conditions. As we know, conditions can change quickly and we will have a better idea of when facilities can open in the coming weeks.