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Happy Valley is the first and only ski area in New Zealand with an all-weather snow making system. This state-of-the-art technology guarantees great snow conditions, and big smiles on your family's faces, over a longer season regardless of the weather conditions.
There is also a range of cafes on the mountain serving hot drinks and great tasting food all day, so you can head inside to warm up and get re-energised before you head out again for more winter family fun.
There's nothing quite like jumping on a toboggan and sledding down a snowy slope! You can't beat sledding for a snow activity that the whole family will love. Happy Valley in Whakapapa Ski Area offers a fantastic sledding area with a fleet of super-fast toboggans for hire.
Learning to ski or snowboard can be a little daunting at first and it is a huge confidence boost to know there is a dedicated beginner area that is a safe and enjoyable place to learn at Happy Valley.
Happy Valley has to be the best place in the world to learn to ski or snowboard. It has a long, gentle slope, a chairlift and magic carpet, and its own cafe and rental facilities. Because everything is in one place it’s easy to get organised for your first skiing experience.
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