First Time Visitors

First time visitors

Welcome to Snowplanet!

Snowsports are great fun for the whole family, but unless you have been before it can be hard to know what to expect. We have prepared a handy list for you as to what you will find and tips for when you visit us for the first time.

It doesn’t matter whether you have never seen snow before, or you’re a seasoned pro. Snowplanet features a beginner’s ski slope for those who are still learning, as well as a full feature terrain park for those who know their stuff. If you’re not so keen on the skis and snowboards then there is tubing, which is fun for everyone.

More information about what we offer can be found on our facilities page and our experience pages.


Recommended Clothing

We recommend that you wear the following clothing:

  • Helmets will be compulsory for ALL skiers and snowboarders from 1st April 2015
  • Helmets are compulsory for riders using the jumps and rails in the Terrain Park.
  • Gloves are absolutely essential! We suggest waterproof gloves. We have gloves available for hire if needed.
  • Please bring your own beanies and socks as we do not hire these items for hygiene reasons.
  • A waterproof outer-layer of clothing is recommended to ensure you do not get wet.
  • Warm layers of clothing under your waterproof layer is highly recommended to keep you warm.
  • We recommend the use of wristguards for safety reasons. These are available for hire at Snowplanet at a small additional charge.
  • Goggles are not required in the snow dome, but you are welcome to use them.

Rental clothing

If you don’t have suitable clothing of your own, we have it available for hire.

  • Helmets will be compulsory for ALL skiers and snowboarders from 1st April 2015
  • Helmets are available for hire at a cost of $5 each. Helmets are compulsory if riders are using the jumps and rails in the Terrain Park. Please note that credit card details are required as a bond on helmets. 
  • Wristguards are available at a cost of $5 each. Please note that credit card details are required as a bond on wristguards.
  • Jackets and Pants are available for hire at a cost of $15 for a single item, or $24 for both.
Find out more about rental gear

Where to find us

From Auckland

  • Follow State Highway 1 North. Exit at the “Silverdale” off-ramp.
  • Turn right at the first roundabout and cross the bridge over the motorway.
  • Continue straight through the next roundabout.
  • At the first set of traffic lights (after 100m) turn right into Painton Road.
  • At the roundabout turn right onto Small Road.
  • Snowplanet is located beyond Action Raceway, the indoor go-kart track at the very end of Small Road.

From Whangarei

  • Follow State Highway 1 to Auckland. Exit at the “Silverdale” off-ramp.
  • Turn left at the end of the offramp towards Orewa.
  • At the first set of traffic lights (after 100m) turn right into Painton Road.
  • At the roundabout turn right onto Small Road.
  • Snowplanet is located beyond Action Raceway, the indoor go-kart track at the very end of Small Road.

Bus Information
Buses run regularly from Auckland CBD (Wellesley Street), Waiwera and Whangaparaoa. The closest bus stop to Snowplanet is an approximate 20 minute walk, on Hibiscus Coast Highway at the end of Painton Road, opposite the Silverdale rugby club.

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