Ski areas to open under COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Late last week, the ski industry confirmed that following their work with Government, ski areas can operate for the 2020 season under Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

RAL will be opening the Sky Waka for sightseeing only over Queen’s Birthday weekend (Sat 30th May - Monday 1st June) weather permitting.

Opening dates

RAL are hopeful of opening Whakapapa or Turoa in late June - early July. This will be dependent on a number of factors, including snowfall and the Alert Level restrictions that exist at the time. It is likely that not all lifts will operate. The RAL operational teams will start outlining that detail later this week via their social media channels. Keep an eye on RAL’s COVID-19 updates.