Story: Skiing

Chairlift (5th of 6)


The chairlift is the most comfortable way to ascend the slopes. This single chairlift at Mt Ruapehu was the first in New Zealand, opening in 1954.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-New Zealand Recreation-Skiing-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007