It was good while it lasted.
Unfortunately due to recent warm nights and lack of snow, Mt Ruapehu is shutting despite plans for an extended season.
Turoa hoped to still be operating some chairlifts for ‘Noonvember’, but ran unexpectedly low on snow reserves.
Whakapapa also planned to stay open, but found their snow pack was deteriorating too quickly.
Whakapapa’s Sky Waka Gondala will reopen on the 12th of December for Summer sightseeing.