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 have never skied or snowboarded before we do recommend you book a Private Lesson or purchase a First Timers Pack to make your experience more enjoyable. Lessons need to be booked in advance.

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.

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Safety equipment in the Snow dome

Helmets are compulsory for all skiers and snowboarders.

  • Helmets are compulsory for all skiers and snowboarders and are available for hire for $5 if you don’t have your own.
  • Wristguards are recommended for snowboarders and are available for hire for $5 if you dont have your own.
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Recommended Clothing

We recommend that you wear the following clothing:

  • Gloves are absolutely essential! We suggest waterproof gloves. Gloves are available to hire for $9 if you don’t have your own.
  • A waterproof outer-layer of clothing is recommended to ensure you do not get wet. Jackets and Pants are available for hire for $15 for a single item or $24 for both.
  • Please bring your own beanies and socks as we do not hire these items for hygiene reasons.
  • Warm layers of clothing under your waterproof layer is highly recommended to keep you warm.
  • Goggles are not required in the snow dome, but you are welcome to use them.
  • We recommend the use of wristguards for safety reasons. These are available for hire at Snowplanet at a small additional charge.

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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