ITS ON!! SNOWVEMBER IS HERE and New Zealand’s largest snowfield, WHAKAPAPA, has plenty of beautiful snow so take advantage of this awesome opportunity with most other areas around New Zealand closed!

Snovember 2019 will be from 10am-2pm during fine weekends ALL November, for skiing and riding on the Valley T Bar at Whakapapa. It’s FREE for all 2019 Season Pass holders and Life Pass holders. But also FREE for everyone who has purchased their 2020 Anytime Season Pass (sale ends Oct 31, buy it here). Day Passes for November skiing on the Valley T Bar (Adult $49, Youth $29) will be available for those without a valid Season or Life Pass.

Don’t forget SKY WAKA is also open for business all year around so ride the country’s most advanced gondola, high above the world-heritage-listed mountain area.

For further info and to BOOK visit

Before you head out be sure to check the Mt Ruapehu weather forecast and/or the Whakapapa snow report 

Skotel Alpine Resort offers a range of accommodation options including hotel accommodation, backpacker’s accommodation and small cabins located in the heart of the North Island within the beautiful Tongariro National Park. Offering Free WiFi to guests and an onsite restaurant and bar you will be right at home with our friendly and helpful staff.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.