8 Apr 2024

Green light for Pure Turoa questions remain over Whakapapa's

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 8 April 2024

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18 months after Ruapehu Alpine Lifts went into voluntary administration - a group of Ohakune locals is set to take Tūroa ski field into private ownership.

Pure Tūroa has been granted a 10 year concession by the Department of Conservation to operate the ski field. It follows the Government's warning last month that a $7 million bailout for RAL would be its last.

Many questions remain over the future of Whakapapa ski area on the other side of the mountain. Kathryn speaks with Jess Till, spokesperson for Pure Tūroa.

The High Noon chairlift at Turoa ski field

Photo: RNZ / Walter Zweifel