September 7, 2016
How much more skiing & riding?

Spring is here so we help you to make the most of the rest of Winter 2017.

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September 7, 2016
How much more skiing & riding?

By Mike Smith
Posted in News

As I look out the window here in Christchurch, New Zealand. The blossoms are starting to colour the trees, the days are getting longer and warmer so it must be spring. For most people spring is greeted with a sense of joy and anticipation. For skiers and riders it’s a bag of mixed emotions. Sure we love the extra daylight and even the warmer days to be fair. But, and it’s a big but. It means we have to face the reality that the snow season is coming to an end.

It’s been a mixed old bag of tricks really. A not bad start in early June followed by quite frankly tropical weather then a slow cool down. Two or three big snow dumps and that was it.

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Except! As I also look out the window the southerly blast has arrived and the weather guy is saying snow to sea level tomorrow. Ahhh – welcome to spring in New Zealand! Many of you will have bought discounted Season Passes for Ruapehu, NZ Ski or Porters – well you better get cracking and make sure the snow day ledger is balanced.

Here’s a wrap up of scheduled closing dates so you can plan you last few weeks on the snow:

September 11th


September 25th

Mt Dobson


Treble Cone

Mt Lyford

October 2nd

Coronet Peak


Ohau Snow Fields

October 9th

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Mt Hutt

October 24th




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