Manganui is a family friendly, unique North Island mountain experience, located in the Egmont National Park on the slopes of Mt Taranaki. It is run on a volunteer basis with Club members expected to pitch in on autumn maintenance, working bees and to assist with operating the field during the winter.
The Learners Rope Tow is a gentle slope with a short run and adequate space. The T-bar is all easier intermediate level, with open and rolling terrain. The runs tend to be small but are generally uncrowned. It is only later in the day that you may have to cue on the lift. Because of this and the friendly club atmosphere, the T-bar runs rate as some of the best learning grounds in the North Island.
The Top Tow is a lot steeper with big open faces, natural ½ pipe valleys, various terrain and spectacular views. It is mostly rated expert, but strong intermediates can ski here with fun and confidence in favourable snow conditions. No ski area in New Zealand has quite the same type of terrain as found on Manganui’s Top Tow. If you hit it on a good day it will be a truly memorable experience, although the mountain is subject to coastal weather patterns, so snow conditions can change overnight.