Your base on Mt Ruapehu

Skotel building

Hotel Wing of the Skotel

Dusk on the mountain

Evening view of the Skotel Lodge

A Winter Playground

Enjoy the bar terrace and its views in any season

Ngauruhoe in Winter

Viewed from one of our hotel rooms

The Skotel Alpine Resort

The first snows of winter festoon the tussock

Welcome to Skotel Alpine Resort

Come to the Tongariro National Park and enjoy the fresh mountain air and sparkling waters of New Zealand’s North Island central plateau. Tongariro National Park was established in 1887 and is a UNESCO dual World Heritage Area.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a true alpine retreat nestled in tussock on the edge of Whakapapa Village in the heart of the Park. Its natural timber decor gives a warm mountain lodge atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

After an exciting day skiing, biking, hiking or sight-seeing come back to the Skotel and unwind over an excellent meal by the fire in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar.

At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff has all the information to enable you to design your own adventure or take advantage of the local knowledge and expertise of our recommended adventure operators.

Call free on 0800 756 835 or   Check Availability & Book Now ›

Skotel News

Great Spring Skiing at an even Greater Price

Whakapapa Ski Field has some of its best Snow in Years and to celebrate Ruapehu Alpine Lifts are offering a Full Mountain... Read more ›

Skotel's Reviews

As a family we stayed in one of the chalets and used this as a base for several short hikes over the weekend. The chalets... Read more ›

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