Ski / Board Turoa Ski Field - Ohakune
Ohakune, "The Mountain Town" is only 20 minutes drive away from Turoa ski field on majestic Mt Ruapehu.Turoa has Australasia's longest vertical descent and New Zealand's highest lift.
And don't forget, from Ohakune you can walk or bike the Ohakune Old Coach Rd, the iconic Bridge to Nowhere, the Tongariro Crossing, or explore the lush forests of the Tongariro National Park and the stunning alpine walks up the Ohakune Mountain Road on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
Ohakune has been named the most affordable ski destination by Tripadvisor in its New Zealand dollar cost comparison of key ski areas in Australasia for 2013. The Trip Index Ski surveys the cost a night's hotel accommodation, a day pass, ski hire, a local meal and a bottle of beer.