Manganui Ski Area – Stratford Mountain Club

Ski Resort

Manganui Ski Area is situated on Mount Taranaki in the western North Island, 4.5hrs drive from Auckland.  It is the only ski field on Taranaki and is a welcoming club field run by Stratford Mountain Club.

Mt Taranaki 

Facilities offered here include two natural half pipes, gentle slope for beginners, intermediate slopes and great terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

There are a total of three lifts on the mountain, these are a Beginners tow lift, Intermediate T-bar, and top tow for those more advanced skiers and snowboarders. The Top Tow offers a number of steep runs about 1 km long and The T-Bar offers open runs and an uncrowded area for beginners.

Road to Mount Taranaki
Road to Mount Taranaki

The field is 5% Beginner, 30% Intermediate and 65% Advanced.

This is a great place for families and beginners to advanced skiers. On field accommodation is also provided.

Manganui Ski Area’s season runs early June to late October however this depends on snow fall. The opening times are from 9.30am to 4pm.

Entrance to the ski field is through a 16km sealed access road to the car park, with a 20 minute walk from the car park to the ski field.

For information on prices for passes and hire, check out the comparison of the Ski Areas in New Zealand. For more information about the Taranaki region click here.


Beginner 5%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 65%

Highest Point: 1680 metres
Vertical Point: 420 metres
Skiable Area: 250 hectares

Number of Lifts

1 Beginners tow lift, 1 Intermediate T-bar and 1 Top tow.


Day Pass
Adult $40, Student $30, Child $25, Under 5yrs/Senior Free, Family $110
Half Day
Adult $30, Student $25, Child $20, Under 5yrs/Senior Free, Family $75
Annual Pass
Adult $79, Student $45, Child $30, Couple $118 Family $144
Seasonal Pass (after 28th May)
Adult $100, Student $90, Child $70, Couple $150 Family $160
Seasonal Pass (before 28th May)
Adult $50, Student $45, Child $35, Couple $75 Family $80

Hire Equipment

Boots, skis and boards are available for hire at the Mountain House Lodge three km below the ski field or at New Plymouth snow and surf shops.


Available on request. Contact Manganui Ski Area for information on 027 280 0860.


two natural half pipes
gentle slope for beginners
intermediate slopes
great terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders.
slope grooming
Night skiing only on the T-bar for lodge guests
public day lodge include ticket office, toilets and cafeteria.
2 on field accommodation – The Stratford Mountain Club lodge can accommodate 32 people and is self-catering – bring your own food and sleeping bag. The Mountain House Motor Lodge situated below the ski field has a café, restaurant and bar.
ski and snowboard lessons available on request

Upper Pembroke Road
Taranaki, New Zealand

Info Phone: 027 280 0860

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