The low down on opening dates, and when you can get on the snow!
Autumn brings is the annual "when will it snow" question, or maybe these days, how cold is it for snowmaking? Cold enough it seems that Whakapapa’s “snow factory” has allowed them to open Happy Valley in early June.
The rest of us have to wait until the snow goodness arrives, so start getting the gear ready, as following are the New Zealand 2017 ski season open dates!
|2017 Opening||2017 Closing|
|Whakapapa||10 June 2017|
|Turoa||1 July 2017|
|Porters Ski Area||23 June 2017|
|Mt Hutt||9 June 2017||8 October 2017|
|Mt Dobson||7 July 2017|
|Roundhill||1 July 2017||17 September 2017|
|Ohau Snow Fields||1 July 2017|
|Treble Cone||22 June 2017||1 October 2017|
|Cardrona||10 June 2017||15 October 2017|
|Coronet Peak||17 June 2017||1 October 2017|
|The Remarkables||10 June 2017||8 October 2017|
Fingers crossed the weather gods will cooperate. So dust of the skis, have a trial run fitting your chains, and let’s get ready for the snow!