Turoa Facilities & Services

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Turoa Ski Resort Facilities

Turoa Ski Resort has all the required bells and whistles for the many day trippers that flock there. Turoa has 3 cafés and restaurants, a medical centre, retail store, rental station, ski & board workshop, and snow school. And there are plenty of restrooms where you can enjoy reading about the eruption evacuations plans that are posted on the toilet doors so that you can escape getting caught in a lahar.

Turoa Ski Hire & Snowboard Rentals

There is a Turoa ski hire outlet on-mountain as well as down in Ohakune, so you can change over gear as required on-mountain or return gear to either shop.

Ohakune Ski Hire

Rates are significantly cheaper if you rent equipment from one of the Ohakune ski shops, and you’re less likely to get caught up in the long queues to get gear on the mountain.

All the Ohakune snow shops also do ski and snowboard repairs, and there’s a good chance that you’ll need a base grind and edge tuning considering the rockiness of the terrain.

 

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Turoa Shop

For a spot of shopping, the mountain offers Vertical Store in the base area. It stocks a small selection of snow apparel and street wear, souvenirs and accessories in case you’ve forgotten goggles or gloves. For substantial purchases and hardwear, there are a few good Ohakune ski shops and snowboard stores.

Turoa Child Care

There is no longer a Turoa child care facility. Group ski lessons are available for kids aged 4 - 17 years, and snowboard lessons for kids aged 6 – 17.

Turoa Ski and Snowboard School

Turoa runs a professional snow school, Turoa Snow School, with instructors from New Zealand and all over the world including Europe. Group and private lessons are available for beginners to experts, and prices are decent for a large commercial ski resort. Adaptive programs are also available.

Eating on the Mountain

Turoa has 3 cafés and restaurants, one at the bottom of the mountain, one at the top of Parklane Chair, and one three-quarters of the way up the ski resort. Two of them are licensed, and they all offer views; the higher up, the better the scenery.

Top bill goes to the Alpine Café and Bar at the base of the Turoa ski resort. It’s a two-storey food haven, with an outdoor terrace downstairs and a nice cafeteria upstairs. Cons are that they charge astronomical prices for basic food, and they don’t discourage brown baggers from leaving the gear all over the tables, so it can be hard to find a seat.
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