Tukino ski area is beautifully nuzzled on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the central area of North Island , New Zealand . The foremost feature of Tukino is widespread off-piste. The landscape of Tukino can be approached using one of the three on-site rope tows, by walking or ski-touring. Tukino is considered to be Mt Ruapehu's little known gem. It offers the unique amalgamation of adventure and fun. The lack of crowd in this area exhibits the manner skiing used to be earlier. Tukino is a club operated skifield within the Tongariro National Park . It can be connected using an access road nearly 20 kilometres from Waiouru. Like all club fields in New Zealand , Tukino is open to the public and is operated by volunteers.
Tukino has an idyllic terrain for snow boarding and off piste skiing. It is a beautiful and huge club field on the remote eastern slopes that gives a chance to ski and snowboard on the ‘wild' side of the mountain The skiable area is 19 hectares with a vertical rise of 250 metres to a high point of 1,910 metres, and snow ratings are as follows-: 65% for the beginners, 30% for intermediate and 5% for advanced.
A visitor can halt and enjoy the wild side trail of Tukino's landscape! Tourists are properly guided by ski patrol staff where they get to know how to track down channels and find some new. However, the facilities are not well-bred. Tukino has two warm and comfortable ski lodges on the mountain with a room for 32 bunks each. The overnight rate incorporates all meals and transport from the base camp.
Tukino is a fabulous venue for both families and beginners. The snow board field is absolutely friendly and arranges regular races between skiers and boarders. Ski lessons and race training are offered. T he calm and friendly atmosphere at Tukino offers a welcome escape from the regular hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the stunning and breathtaking blue skies at Tukino. A silent run at downhill can give utmost satisfaction to the visitor. In addition to ski & snowboard lessons, Tukino also suggests mountain education courses, volunteer ski patrol, a ski development squad, club races and social events. The nearest airport to Tukino is at Wellington.