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Turoa is a skifield on Mount Ruapehu in the North Island of New Zealand.


There is a good mix of beginner, intermediate and expert skiing routes. There is a mix of natural pipes, steep drops, fast plains and easy slopes to suit the needs all skiers and boarders.


On a good day it is possible to hike to the top of the mountain with skis or board in hand and view the crater lake and then ski back down to the field. Also on a clear day Mt Taranaki can be seen.


It is reached via the Mountian Road from the town of Ohakune.


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Travel to Turoa (1044 words)
Turoa ski resort is perched on the southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano, situated in Tongariro National Park, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.
Turoa ski resort on New Zealand’s North Island is perched on the south side of Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park.
Turoa has Australasia’s highest vertical at 2,368 feet and the highest ski lift in the southern hemisphere reaching a height of 7,618 feet (there is another ski lift going up the other side of the mountain to Whakapapa ski resort which is just as high).
Turoa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (272 words)
Turoa is the skifield on the south western side of Mount Ruapehu, the highest mountain in the North Island of New Zealand.
Mount Ruapehu's two skifields, Whakapapa skifield and Turoa skifield, are considered to be the largest ski resort in New Zealand and possibly the southern hemisphere.
On a good day it is possible to hike to the top of the mountain with skis or snowboard in hand, view the Crater Lake, and then ski back down to the field.
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