Poronui Heli-To-Ski Package
No need to struggle with chains or brave the icy roads, just take a leisurely helicopter ride from our relaxing, luxury lodge to your action-packed day in the snow at Mt. Ruapehu!
The crackling of the log fires, the welcoming aroma of a sumptuous dinner, the warmth of a hot toddy and the feeling of slipping into crisp cotton sheets awaits you at Poronui Lodge – exactly what you need after a long day of hitting the slopes. You will be guaranteed to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to do it all again.
From the door of Poronui Lodge to Mt. Ruapehu it is literally a 25-minute scenic helicopter ride and a short drive to the chair lift.
Whakapapa ski field on Mt. Ruapehu is located within the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a Dual World Heritage area. Whakapapa is New Zealand’s largest ski area and has the highest lift accessed terrain in New Zealand.
The sheer quality, the variety of the skiing and snowboarding coupled with the awe-inspiring scenery makes it unrivalled. The $100 million upgrade planned for the mountain is underway starting with the redevelopment of the beginner ski area and increased snowmaking capacity. The ‘snow factory,’ the first and only of its kind in New Zealand, is in place. The snow making capacity this year on the lower mountain area – the Rockgarden and Tennants Valley runs will be tripled. To celebrate the infrastructure upgrade for Mt Ruapehu, Poronui is offering a Heli-to-Ski package.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Whakapapa has all the challenges you’ll want, from the Happy Valley beginner slopes to the black and double black diamond runs and off-piste backcountry areas.
If the body needs a rest or the weather is not ideal there is plenty to do right here at Poronui or you can even choose to simply curl up with a good book in front of the fire.
Organise a group of friends and book Poronui’s Blake House for your snow holiday or take the opportunity for a luxury getaway for two in one of the Lodge suites.
- Four nights double/twin accommodation
- Country breakfasts, snacks for the mountain, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and three course dinner each night
- Return helicopter trips to the mountain and private driver from the helicopter to the chair lift each day for 3 days
- Arranging of mountain passes, equipment hire and ski/snowboard lessons (additional fees apply)
- Services of the mountain host to get you started.
Poronui Luxury Heli-To-Ski Package
4 People, 4 nights, 3 days skiing/snowboarding – $5,750 per person
2 People, 4 nights, 3 days skiing/snowboarding – $7,665 per person
Please note this package is subject to availability and weather conditions and is valid for stays between Monday 2nd July 2018 and Monday 22nd October 2018. If the weather prevents transport to the mountain by helicopter, land transfers will be provided. Mountain passes, lessons and hire of skis and snowboards are not included but can be easily arranged by our team. Mountain passes can only be refunded if the entire mountain is closed.
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