From today (29/10/2019), Mt Ruapehu are officially into their summer season at Whakapapa! Sightseeing on the Sky Waka gondola and the Pinnacles Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. They will are also opening a new sliding & snowplay area up at Knoll Ridge Chalet for as long as the snow allows this summer!
On fine weekends, the Valley T Bar will be running for skiing and riding between 10am-2pm, and this will be free to all 2019-2020 Anytime Season Pass Holders for all of November.
There’s also good news for hikers, the Sky Waka will be available to get your skis or board up the mountain during the summer months (November-May), upon completion of Mt Ruapehu’s ‘back-country access’ agreement form. If you have any questions in regards to back country touring, contact Mt Ruapehu here