The ski season in New Zealand typically runs from early June to late October but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant changes for nearly all the ski fields in the country. We thought it would be helpful to update everyone with all the confirmed dates so far so everyone can get on with planning their ski trips this winter!
New Zealand Ski Field Opening and Closing Dates 2020
|Ski Field||Region||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|Cardrona||Queenstown/Wanaka||Friday 26 June||Sunday 18 October|
|Coronet Peak||Queenstown/Wanaka||Friday 26 June||Sunday 27 September|
|The Remarkables||Queenstown/Wanaka||Saturday 4 July||Sunday 27 September|
|Treble Cone||Queenstown/Wanaka||Saturday 27 June||Sunday 6 September|
|Mt Hutt||Mt Hutt||Friday 12 June||Sunday 11 October|
|Methven||Mt Hutt||Friday 12 June||Sunday 11 October|
|Ohau||Aoraki/Mt Cook||Saturday 27 June||Sunday4 October|
|Mt Dobson||Aoraki/Mt Cook||Friday 3 July||Sunday 20 September|
|Roundhill||Aoraki/Mt Cook||Saturday 27 June||Sunday 13 September|
|Porters||Selwyn||Friday 26 June||Sunday 4 October|
|Mt Cheeseman||Selwyn||Saturday 4 July||Sunday 4 October|
|Temple Basin||Selwyn||Saturday 11 July||Sunday 27 September|
|Mt Olympus||Selwyn||Sunday 2 August||Monday 5 October|
|Broken River||Selwyn||Saturday 4 July||Saturday 10 October|
|Craigieburn||Selwyn||Wednesday 15 July||Monday 28 September|
|Turoa||Mt Ruapehu||Wednesday 1 July||Sunday 18 October|
|Whakapapa||Mt Ruapehu||Wednesday 1 July||Monday 26 October|
|Happy Valley||Mt Ruapehu||Wednesday 1 July||Monday 26 October|
|Tukino||Mt Ruapehu||Saturday 4 July||Monday 26 October|
*Please note, all dates listed above are subject to change and are based on snow conditions. The closing dates are also largely provisional at this stage.
Skiing in New Zealand
As you can see, there are so many options for those who love to get out and ski or snowboard during the winter months.
The majority of the ski fields here in New Zealand are within a 2-3 hour drive of the nearest major airport which makes them extremely accessible. Queenstown is widely regarded as one of the best places to ski in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Up in the North Island, Mt Ruapehu is home to two of New Zealand’s largest ski areas at Whakapapa and Turoa.
Save money and ski with GO Rentals this winter
GO Rentals is delighted to have teamed up with Cardrona and Treble Cone this winter to bring some pretty awesome deals to everyone who rents their car with GO. Simply show your car keys at either ski field and receive a 10% discount on all lift passes – it’s as easy as rent, ski, save.
Check out our Ski Deals page for more info about both of these deals.
Your ultimate guide to skiing in New Zealand
If you have got the bug for skiing and you want to discover more about some of these awesome ski fields right here in New Zealand, make sure you check out the link to your Ski Guide below where you will find awesome tips on where to ski, where to eat, where to stay and where to find the best après ski!
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