7 Sep 2015

Long ski season for Mt Ruapehu

5:17 pm on 7 September 2015

Cooler than expected temperatures have allowed Mount Ruapehu ski field operators to push this year's ski season out to Labour weekend.

They said more flakes had fallen than expected, bringing what they called a significant amount of high quality snow.

The season at Whakapapa was due to close on 11 October; however it will now join Turoa in staying open until late October.