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Encyclopedia > Whakapapa skifield
Whakapapa Skifield
Location: Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Top elevation: 2,300 m (7,546 ft)
Base elevation: 1,630 m (5,348 ft)
Skiable area: 1360 acres (550.4 ha)
Runs: 30 named
Lift system: 11 lifts: 7 chairs, 4 T-Bars (1 High-Speed Quad, 1 Quad, 5 Double)
Web site: Mount Ruapehu

Whakapapa, on the northern side of Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand's Tongariro National Park, is one of the mountain's two commercial skifields. The other is Turoa, located on the mountain's south-western slopes. The ski season is generally from late June to mid November, depending on snow and weather conditions. The terrain at Whakapapa Skifield is divided up as 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. Access to the skifield is by Bruce Road, a 2-lane, 6 km sealed road. Limited accommodation and refreshments are available at 'Top o' the Bruce', at the entry to the skifield, and elsewhere on the mountain. Alpine huts are provided for trampers and climbers. Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano, situated at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... A chairlift in Bad Hofgastein, Austria A chairlift, also known as a fixed-grip chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Composite satellite image of Ruapehu Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano, situated at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. ... Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. ... Turoa is a skifield on Mount Ruapehu in the North Island of New Zealand. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ...


Mount Ruapehu's two skifields, Whakapapa and Turoa, are considered to be the largest ski resort in New Zealand and possibly the southern hemisphere. Both are owned and operated by the company Ruapehu Alpine Lifts. Turoa is a skifield on Mount Ruapehu in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Chateau Tongariro, which has appeared on several New Zealand stamps, is a feature of Whakapapa village. Chateau Tongariro is unquestionably New Zealands best-known hotel and resort complex. ...


In Maori "wh" is usually pronounced "f", so Whakapapa (also meaning "genealogy") is pronounced "Fakapapa". Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ...


External Links

Whakapapa Skifield Trail Map


References

Lift statistics for Whakapapa Skifield


  Results from FactBites:
 
Whakapapa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (963 words)
Whakapapa or genealogy is a fundamental principle that permeates the whole of Māori culture.
Cases where whakapapa may be required include adoption cases or situations where whakapapa information may be of benefit to the client’s health and well-being.
While whakapapa encompasses a broad range of ideas and concepts (both of past heritage and of the environment), it is essential to exercise caution when gathering information from Māori clients.
Mount Ruapehu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (616 words)
Ruapehu has two commercial skifields, Whakapapa on the northern side and Turoa on the southern slope.
Both skifields are accessible by car and chairlifts, with beginners to advanced skiing slopes.
On July 5, 2003 about 350 skiers and 70 skifield staff were trapped on the mountain overnight at Top o'the Bruce when a sudden snow storm blew up and within a few minutes made the access road too dangerous to descend.
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