2018 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 2018 New Zealand ski season dates, which may change depending on snow conditions.

In general, the ski season runs from mid-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

Opening date: June 16th

Closing date: October 14th

Treble Cone

Opening date: June 28nd

Closing date: September 23rd

Queenstown

The Remarkables

Opening date: June 9th

Closing date: October 7th

Coronet Peak

Opening date: June 16th

Closing date: October 7th

Canterbury

Mt Hutt

Opening date: June 8th

Closing date: October 7th

Mt Dobson

Opening date: Mid June

Mt Lyford

Opening date: June 22nd

Ohau Snow Fields

Opening date: July 1st

Porters

Opening date: Late June

Closing date: Early October

Roundhill

Opening date: June 30th

Closing date: September 16th

Broken River

Opening date: July 9th

Closing date: Early October

Craigieburn

Opening date: July 7th

Closing date: October 1st

Mt Cheeseman

Opening date: July 7th

Mt Olympus

Opening date: July 8th

Closing date: October 7th

Fox Peak

Opening date: June/July (depending on snow)

Closing date: October (depending on snow)

Nelson Lakes

Rainbow Ski Area

Opening date: Mid-July

Closing date: Mid-October

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Opening date: July 8th

Arthurs Pass

Temple Basin

Opening date: July 7th

Closing date: September (depending on snow)

North Island

Mt Ruapehu

Happy Valley

Opening date: June 2nd

Closing date: October 22nd

Whakapapa

Opening date: June 23rd

Closing date: October 22nd

Turoa

Opening date: June 29th

Closing date: October 22nd

 


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!