Dawn at the lodge

Please be aware that group bookings affect our availability.  Please make a booking request and we will advise if your stay is confirmed. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have questions about this please contact our booking officer.

Welcome to TASC!

  • Our fabulous lodge is at Tukino Ski Field, on the eastern side of Mt. Ruapehu.
  • Access is via the Tukino road, turnoff from the Desert Road 25km north of Waiouru. During the winter season access is 4WD only, but mountain transport can be arranged from the 2WD carpark.
  • TASC is an excellent base for snow sports, alpine tramping, photography, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking on the access road, or simply relaxing.
  • Casual visitors and groups welcome!
  • We are affiliated to the New Zealand Alpine Club, and NZAC members are entitled to complimentary TASC membership.
  • Become a TASC member Support the club and receive discounted accommodation and ski passes, plus two free summer nights.

Accommodation Rates 2023/24

The 2023/24 Summer season is underway, winter rates will apply from the beginning of the 2024 ski field operations, usually late July. 

  Winter (includes food) Summer (excludes food)  
  Members Non Members Members Non Members
Adult (18+) $60 $90 $30 $40
Youth (11-17) $50 $70 $25 $30
Child (5-10) $40 $50 $20 $20

Children under 5 are free. 

About Us

The Tukino Alpine Sports Club is one of three lodges at Tukino Ski Field, at 1700m on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Being on the eastern side of Mt Ruapehu, Tukino enjoys relatively calm conditions, sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds, and warm sunshine right from the early part of the day.

A winter’s evening at the lodge

We provide affordable and comfortable accommodation on the mountain for our members and guests.

Casual visitors and non-members are welcome. Groups enjoy TASC for the outdoor activities and training exercises. 

We think the Tukino area is truly magic. From its position on a ridge, our lodge offers stunning views of Mt Ruapehu to the west and the Kaimanawa Ranges and Lake Taupo to the east and north.

TASC is being constantly upgraded, we prioritise being environmentally friendly and ecologically minded

We have a vision for the ski field please let us know what you think. 

Become a Member or a Friend of TASC

Membership of TASC is open to anyone. If you are just interested in being kept up to date with the happenings at Tukino and TASC you can sign up to be a Friend of TASC and receive our emailed newsletter.