Ruapehu Alpine Lifts operates both Whakapapa and Tūroa Ski Areas, on both the north and south facing slopes of Mt Ruapehu. We are located within Tongariro National Park, a Dual World Heritage site in the Central Plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, one of New Zealand’s most unique alpine environments.

Even if you’ve never worked on a ski field, it’s no big deal. There’s something here for everyone as long as you bring the right attitude and a willingness to deliver exceptional experiences with everything you do. Everyone that joins our team has a passion for the mountain and the lifestyle that comes with it. With endless possibilities, make sure you pack your sense of adventure.

Prior to your application

Before you apply for possibly the best job you’ve ever had, please make sure that you have checked out all the relevant information on our website.

  • About us
  • Recruitment Info
  • Joining the whānau

When submitting an application follow these simple steps to ensure you get it right the first time.

  1. Select your chosen job – Please choose wisely, once submitted your application will sent to the hiring manager for consideration
  2. Ensure you have chosen the right ski area – Tūroa or Whakapapa more info about two different areas can be found at
    NB: if you are traveling with someone we advise that you both pick the same ski area preference.
  3. Tell us why you are the best person for the job you have selected.
  4. Upload your CV – the documents will need to be 500kb or less. (acceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .html, .htm)
  5. Please also upload any relevant qualifications to the position which you are applying for
  6. If you have a work permit please ensure a copy of this is uploaded.
  7. Last check is to make sure you have entered your current contact information in the personal details section, as we will be contacting you about your application using these details. (Primarily email).

Once you have completed the application please make sure you Save & Submit. If you application was submitted correctly you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure you check your spam inbox.

Click on Available Positions to see what Mt Ruapehu has to offer you.