New to the snow or ride like a pro we've got you covered!

We are a specialist rental shop servicing skiers and snowboards, trampers, alpine exporers, and those wanting to play in the snow! We offer you a superior range of quality ski, snowboard and alpine equipment. From freestyle, free-ride, all-mountain and women's  skis, snowboards and boots  to race and youth race gear we offer a huge range of performance equipment. Get protected with jackets and pants made in New Zealand, also tramping boots, toboggans, gloves, goggles, ice axes, crampons and more....

New to the snow?  Ask about our FirstUp Package, with ski or snowboard rental, full day lift pass & a lesson at $108 per adult, $78 per youth (18 years & under). Or choose a Happy Valley Combo with ski or board rental and a full day lift pass at $60 for youth and $90 for adults. We have kids snow boots, gloves, goggles, clothing and toboggans. 

Ride like a pro? or getting there....Check out our Accelerator Ski Package for ski rental, full day all mountain lift pass & lesson at $150 per adult, $100 per youth. The accelerator Snowboard package is $156 per adult and $105 for a youth.

Just arrived!! The 2011 Rossignol demo ski fleet!!

Just need a pass and ski or board gear? Grab an All Mountain Combo Ski at $129 per adult & $86 per youth. The All Mountain Combo Snowboard is $92 per adult and $136 per youth for a day. 

Winter Hours

We are open everyday from 7.30am to 5.30pm, late night Friday nights

Find us? 

From SH47 head for the mountain via SH48. Turn left behind the Grand Chateau, go 300m and we're downstairs inside the Skotel Alpine Resort. We are located on Mt Ruapehu below Whakapapa Ski Area.

More information?

Give us a call on 0800 800 SKI (754). Or e-mail

How do I get up the mountain? 

If the road is open you can ususally drive up. If the road is restricted to 4WD or chains and your vehicle is not 4WD then catch a shuttle bus. Buses run from the transport terminal at the base of Whakapapa Village on SH48 and from the Whakapapa Camp Store. It's about $20 per person return or $55 for a family. 

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