Haere mai ki Whakapapa | Welcome to Whakapapa

Located on the northern slopes of Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa operates year-round.

In winter, from June until October, this includes a world-class ski area. Many Kiwis discovered their first love of snow at Whakapapa’s premier learner facility, Happy Valley, while more advanced skiers and riders hone their skills, exploring 550 hectares complete with cruisy groomers, exhilarating chutes, and remnants of old crater rims, on their descent from 2320m.

In summer, from December until April, this includes our summer sightseeing operation. During summer, Mt Ruapehu sits mostly bare of its winter coat, exposing its unique volcanic terrain in its rawest form. Whakapapa’s Sky Waka gondola gives views of this terrain from above, carrying guests on a 1.8km journey. On arrival at 2020m, guests are welcomed to the Knoll Ridge Chalet offering different food and beverage options, with views extended out across the maunga (mountain) and Central Plateau.

Prior to your application

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

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 be sent to the hiring manager for consideration.
  2. Tell us why you are the best person for the job you have selected.
  3. Upload your CV – the document should be 500kb or less. (acceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .html, .htm)
  4. Please also upload any relevant qualifications for the position for which you are applying.
  5. If you have a work permit, please ensure a copy of this is uploaded.
  6. Lastly, 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 your 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.