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A True Alpine Retreat

The sky is the limit at Skotel Alpine Resort, located in the heart of the North Island and perfectly positioned to experience Tongariro National Park.

Skotel Alpine Resort is situated in Whakapapa Village and is the closest hotel to Mount Ruapehu ski field and Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  As well as the many hiking trails starting from our front door including Tama Lakes, Northern Circuit, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids and Ridge Track. Skotel is also the closest hotel to Sky Waka, Skyline Walk, Meads Wall and Waterfalls Descent.





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6 Things You’ll Love







Rooms & Cabins

Skotel Alpine Resort offers something for everyone with options to suit all needs and budgets. From cosy rooms for two with views of Tongariro National Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu to family suites accommodating up to eight guests.

Backpacker Style Accommodation

With access to all hotel facilities and communal spaces including lounge, kitchen and bathroom, Skotel Alpine Resort offers own-room backpacker accommodation including options for couples, families and friends.


When you’re not out exploring our amazing region, hiking or hitting the ski slopes; relax and unwind with onsite facilities including Skotel Restaurant & Bar, outdoor spa, sauna, gym, games room, ski rental shop, free WiFi, children’s play area, seasonal shuttle services to the ski fields and Tongariro Crossing, and more.


Memorable stay with amazing views

Very welcoming and friendly staff The bar and restaurant had a very relaxed atmosphere and it was obvious to see that it was family run. Everyone was very helpful and friendly Amazing views and very comfortable room The room was clean and bed very comfortable.

From Dublin, Ireland

Yummy Dinner

Had dinner at the Skotel restaurant after a big day doing the Tongariro Crossing. The staff were lovely, really friendly and great service. The food was tasty and came out quickly. Thet also have round tables which are so much better for conversation.

Kate W
From Auckland, New Zealand

Loved It!

Such a great ski lodge vibe, with wood pannelled walls, a games area, a fire and big couches in the bar/restaurant area looking out at the amazing views. The rooms are clean and cosy. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent. Make sure you have a spa in the garden hot tub, it is glass-walled, looking out to a lovely garden area. Really enjoyed our stay here.

Wendy C.
From Port Macquarie, Australia

Highly recommend!

Amazing views and so Cozy! Meals were large servings and really fast service. We had the lamb shanks – Devine! Beds are comfy and room was warm and showers are extra hot with great pressure … what more do you need after a day tramping? Loved it and hope to be back again soon!

Talei L.
From Wellington, New Zealand

No better place...

If you are planning to ski at whakapapa, there is no better place. You will be halfway up the mountain. So you get to sleep longer and enjoy the snow even more. The rooms are nice and cozy, shared (backpacker) kitchen has plenty of appliances and the bathrooms are clean.
Staff if friendly and helpful. I will return for sure.

Carlos A.


My son, his partner and I all stayed at Skotel in June. From the warm welcome to our fond farewell from hosts Sam and Kaz, we loved every minute of our stay. The hospitality, cleanliness, comfort and VIEWS are simply perfect. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast and drinks in the cosy bar. Cannot WAIT to return.

Heather S.
from Tairua, New Zealand

Your Tongariro Experience Starts Here

Local hiking trails starting right from the door step include Silica Rapids, Tama Lakes, Ridge Track, and Tongariro Northern Circuit.

Skotel Alpine Resort is the perfect base for immersing yourself in our great outdoors with easy access to Whakapapa Ski Field, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and local hiking trails including Taranaki Falls.

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Skotel Alpine Resort
Whakapapa Village, SH 48
PO Box 30, Ngauruhoe Place
Mt Ruapehu

Freecall 0800 756 835
Intl. +64 7892 3719

Skotel Alpine Resort is a true alpine retreat nestled in tussock on the edge of Whakapapa Village in the heart of Tongariro National Park.

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