Skotel Alpine Resort is 100% New Zealand owned and operated by passionate locals.

We are also New Zealand’s highest hotel, located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park.


1 Ngauruhoe Place
Whakapapa Village
Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park

Conveniently located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu.

Skotel Alpine Resort is situated in the Ruapehu Region on the Thermal Explorer & Volcanic Loop Touring Routes which traverse dramatic landscapes in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, approximately half way between Auckland and Wellington.

Tongariro National Park Whakapapa is about 4.5 hours drive from both Auckland and Wellington and Skotel sits within 500 meters of the Visitor Centre.

There is no night pollution around Skotel Alpine Resort making it a great spot for night sky photography, weather permitting.


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 and sauna
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Ski rental shop
  • Children’s play area
  • Free WiFi
  • Shuttle services, and more.


Our friendly staff can arrange shuttles with a local company and tour bookings as well as provide advice on local activities, restaurants and walking tracks.

Door-to-door shuttles are available for the ski fields during the winter ski season and Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the summer season. Please note that shuttles operate seasonally, weather conditions permitting.

Please book these through our reception.

Freecall: 0800 756 835
International: +64 7 892 3719


Edge to Edge, our onsite Ski Shop, provides the most comprehensive Ski and Snowboard hire for Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Fields. As well as hiking gear for summer and clothing for both seasons.

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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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