2019 New Zealand Ski Season Dates

Each ski field has its own season, dictated by the snow conditions and the staffing. These are the most up-to-date 2019 New Zealand ski season dates, which may change depending on snow conditions.

In general, the ski season runs from June to mid-October, though this may vary widely depending on the ski field.

Keep an eye on this page for updates to the ski fields that have not yet announced their dates.

South Island

Wanaka

Cardrona Alpine Resort Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 1st

Closing date: October 20th

Treble Cone Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 27th

Closing date: September 22nd

Queenstown

The Remarkables Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 8th

Closing date: October 13th

Coronet Peak Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 15th

Closing date: September 29th

Canterbury

Mt Hutt Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 7th

Closing date: October 13th

Mt Dobson Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Mid June

Mt Lyford Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 18th

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 29th

Porters Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Late June

Closing date: Early October

Roundhill Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 29th

Closing date: September 15th

Broken River Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Late June

Closing date: Early October

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: July 6th

Mt Cheeseman Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: July 6th

Mt Olympus Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Early July

Closing date: Early October

Fox Peak Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June/July (depending on snow)

Closing date: October (depending on snow)

Nelson Lakes

Rainbow Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Mid-July

Closing date: Mid-October

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: July 6th

Arthurs Pass

Temple Basin Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: Mid July

Closing date: September (depending on snow)

North Island

Mt Ruapehu Ski Areas

Happy Valley Ski Field Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 1st

Closing date: Mid October

Whakapapa Ski Area Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 22nd

Closing date: Mid October

Turoa Ski Field Ski Season Dates

Opening date: June 29th

Closing date: Mid October

 


Notes

Most ski fields with set opening and closing dates have snowmaking capabilities to guarantee good snow cover even when the conditions are not perfect. However, even these cannot create snow when the weather is too warm.

Keep an eye on this page for future updates, especially as the ski season approaches!