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 FieldRegionOpening DateClosing Date
CardronaQueenstown/WanakaFriday 26 JuneSunday 18 October
Coronet PeakQueenstown/WanakaFriday 26 JuneSunday 27 September
The RemarkablesQueenstown/WanakaSaturday 4 JulySunday 27 September
Treble ConeQueenstown/WanakaSaturday 27 JuneSunday 6 September
Mt HuttMt HuttFriday 12 JuneSunday 11 October
MethvenMt HuttFriday 12 JuneSunday 11 October
OhauAoraki/Mt CookSaturday 27 JuneSunday4 October
Mt DobsonAoraki/Mt CookFriday 3 JulySunday 20 September
RoundhillAoraki/Mt CookSaturday 27 JuneSunday 13 September
PortersSelwynFriday 26 JuneSunday 4 October
Mt CheesemanSelwynSaturday 4 JulySunday 4 October
Temple BasinSelwynSaturday 11 JulySunday 27 September
Mt OlympusSelwynSunday 2 AugustMonday 5 October
Broken RiverSelwynSaturday 4 JulySaturday 10 October
CraigieburnSelwynWednesday 15 JulyMonday 28 September
TuroaMt RuapehuWednesday 1 JulySunday 18 October
WhakapapaMt RuapehuWednesday 1 JulyMonday 26 October
Happy ValleyMt RuapehuWednesday 1 JulyMonday 26 October
TukinoMt RuapehuSaturday 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.

View from top of the Remarkbles Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand
View from the top of the Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

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!

New Zealand Ski Guide

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