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Tukino is a friendly club ski field located on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the North Island’s Central Plateau – lesser-known and definitely less crowded with more stable weather conditions than Whakapapa and Turoa.
Tukino ski field is open to everyone and offers downhill skiing and boarding, ski & snowboard lessons, ski touring, ice climbing, and mountain education courses.
Address: Tukino Access Rd, Tukino village 4691 – off the Desert Rd between Turangi & Waiouru
Distance: 5 hours from Auckland, 3.25 hours from Hamilton, 4 hours from Wellington, 40km south of Turangi, 22km north of Waiouru
Offers: Skiing, snowboarding
Facilities: shuttle, lessons
Terrain: All levels plus cat skiing