Welcome to the Mountain!

Nau mai haere mai ki te Maunga!

Never Been to Manganui? We are Taranaki's Snowboard & Ski Area, with small beginner/intermediate, and larger off-piste adventure-type intermediate/advanced terrain; located on NZ's most accessable alpine area.  

“Ka haere au ki te retireti hukapapa i te Maunga“ ...I am going to go Snowboarding on the Mountain!

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The Stratford Mountain Club (SMC) is pleased to announce that the TSB Community Trust has partially funded a new (second-hand) Husky Prinoth Snow Groomer for the Manganui Ski Area. We are currently in the process of sourcing the new groomer from Snow Planet for the 2018 season.
As we only achieved partial funding to replace the out-going, 1980’s collector’s item Piston Bulley 60, we are generating a Crowd Funding account to assist in this new age of snow grooming for the Mang...anui Ski Area.

What is the Crowdfunding being spent on?
- Purchase of the new Husky Prinoth Snow Groomer.
- Alterations to the current shed to house the larger groomer.
- Helicopter operations to fly the new groomer onto the ski area
- Transportation of the new groomer down from Auckland

What does this mean for you the user?
- Better rideable/skiable conditions from earlier in the day. The new groomer has an ice-breaker tiller and all the mod-cons of new age grooming.
- Greater snow management, potentially resulting in more operating days out of a storm cycle. The outgoing PB80 is limited in its pushing power, this is a sharp contrast to the Husky.
- A capability for the development of Park features (jumps).

$100 - $200 - Family Name in Black on the Groomer
$200 - $300 - Family Name in Silver on the Groomer
$300 + - Family Name in Gold on the Groomer



Mountain Facts  

ngā meka o te Maunga

  • Average Snowfall: 300 cm 
  • Lodge Base elevation: 1260 metres 
  • Highest Point: 1680m
  • Vertical Drop: 420m 
  • Mt Taranaki Summit elevation: 2518 metres.
  • 5% Beginner : 35% Intermediate : 65% Advanced.

  • Skiable Area: 59ha.

  • Snowpack: comes and goes; we have periods when we are temporarily closed during the season due to lack of snow.

  • Ski: Awesome kilometre-long runs.
  • Board: Two natural half-pipes, Terrain Park features set up on T-bar.
  • Season: early June - mid October (dependant on natural snowfall)
  • Lifts: 3 Rope Tows, 1 T-bar
  • Groomers: 1
  • Snow Making: No
  • Heli-skiing: No
  • Access: sealed road to Plateau car park at 1050m; 25-30min walk from car park to ski area, with goods lift halfway.
  • Mountain Transport: No
  • Off Field Snowboard/Boot Hire: Seasons Cheap Skates, New Plymouth.
  • Off Field Ski & Snowboard/Boot Hire: Taranaki Ski Hire,  Pembroke Road Stratford (on the way to the ski area)  ph 027 526 6447.   
  • Beginner lifts/lesson packages: We regret we do not offer any lifts/hire/instruction or learner packages.
  • On Field Accommodation: Yes

Manganui Ski Area consists of gentle intermediate runs and open bowls. Manganui is family friendly, with outstanding steep runs for skiers and snowboarders.

Manganui has a T-Bar, a learner’s rope tow, access tow, and a fixed grip rope tow or ‘Nutcracker’ (The Top Tow).


Updated: 9:07 AM Sunday, 18 August 2019
Field:   Closed  
Weather: Snow Showers
Reported: 1 degC
Live 1400m:   [unavailable]
Road:   Open  
Base: 0 - 300 cm
Last Snow: cm, 2019-08-18
T-Bar   Closed   -

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Manganui Ski Area

Upper Pembroke Road RD21
Stratford Taranaki
New Zealand

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