Story: Whanganui region

Tūroa ski field

After years of work building the access road and ski facilities, the Tūroa field, on the south-west side of Mt Ruapehu, opened in 1979. This 1983 video clip shows young skiers enjoying the slopes.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Fighting stagnation, 1970s and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/19053/turoa-ski-field (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015