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Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

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Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Whakapapa

Planning a ski trip to Whakapapa? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Whakapapa stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Whakapapa review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience.

  • 3.2

Our overall star rating is not based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 2.9
  • Intermediate
  • 2.9
  • Expert
  • 2.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.2
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.5
  • Nightlife'
  • 1.8
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.7
  • Value
  • 2.9

7 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (2)
  • 28
  • 4 Star Reviews (1)
  • 14
  • 3 Star Reviews (3)
  • 42
  • 2 Star Reviews (0)
  • 0
  • 1 Star Reviews (1)
  • 14

139NZ dollars lift ticket and usually this season there were only 30% of the lifts open on the mid and upper mountain....

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  • gair Mac (24th September 2019)

    139NZ dollars lift ticket and usually this season there were only 30% of the lifts open on the mid and upper mountain....

  • Merrin O’Brien (10th July 2019)

    Went today with 3 small kids. The lines were long (expected, school holidays). I think harder was no free play space for...

  • iceyblast01 (9th June 2009)

    Lots of off piste skiing! Pretty cheap! Not to crowded once I was out away from the main lifts. Lifts which go...

  • anonymous_user (11th July 2008)

    I started ski-ing at Whakapapa a couple of years ago. I am a NZer from the South Island (Queenstown) and have skied...

  • anonymous_user (8th November 2007)

    Went to NZ last year and skied this mountain and most of the South Island...The facilities and terrain are poor,second rate and...

  • anonymous_user (19th September 2007)

    ;'s>?SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs yea it was good

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation