MOUNTAIN OPENING ON HOLD – AWAITING MORE SNOW

Full mountain report Updated: Wed, Jul 24, 2024 7:56 am

Skifield on hold
9:00 am13/07/2024
Last snowfall:
1, July 16

Upper base:45cm

Lower base:15cm

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Update – Wednesday 24 July

Despite recent snow falls through June and early this month, we still don’t have enough of the white gold to be able to build and open any safe and enjoyable trails & terrain as of yet.

If you are booked into Snowline Lodge over the next few days we will have talked to you, or will be talking to you, about options moving forward. If you’ve not heard from us, please reach out so we can make contact.

We are gutted to not be able to open, but we will make it happen as soon as we are in a position to do so – stay tuned for future updates and keep the positive snow thoughts flowing!

Weather Conditions

Fine with cloud developing about the Main Divide this evening. Light westerly and freezing level hovering @ 2000m

Snow Conditions

More snow needed for opening

Roadopen to forest lodge

Chains: To be carried

Carry at all times

Carry at all times

Please fit chains as indicated, the information signs are for your safety and the safety of others. When travelling on the access road please observe the 30km speed limit. We ask that you reduce your speed to 10km as you travel through the 2 slip areas - these will be marked by cones and safety fencing. downhill traffic give-way to up-hill and please put your headlights ON.  

  • Beginners Lift: closed 12:30 pm

    Located right in front of our awesome Daylodge Facility. Sunny and family friendly area.

  • Main T-bar: closed 10:00 am

    Operates from 9:00am - 4:00pm Daily. Access to the main ski basin! Something for everyone.

  • Ridge T-bar: closed 11:00 am

    Operates from 9:30am - 3:30pm. Take a ride to the top and take in the stunning 360 degree views and enjoy the intermediate - advanced terrain. Ridge is always subject to wind and visibility hold.

Ski hire: closed

Hire is on a first come first served basis.

Ski School: closed

Book in at the Ticket office on the day with one of our internationally qualified instructors. Lessons are on a first come first served basis.

Accommodation

Snowline Lodge: closed

Come and try out true Ski In - Ski Out Accommodation. Situated at 1540m next to our main T bar. Voted Best ski in ski out in NZ by our staff Due to the significant mountain hazards, changing weather and environment, the access road gates CLOSE at 7:00pm so you must arrive on the mountain at Snowline Lodge prior to this time to secure your check in and stay for the evening.

Forest Lodge: open

Managed independently, Forest Lodge is available all year round. Nestled amongst beech forested hills and native tussock lands 720m above sea level, Forest Lodge boasts affordable, comfortable, backpackers accommodation for all walks of life. www.forestlodge.info

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