Full mountain report Updated: Mon, Sep 18, 2023 8:09 pm

Skifield closed
10:00 am01/07/2023
Last snowfall:
2, August 28

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Lower base:0cm



Unfortunately we’ve called it done for the season. We have been patiently awaiting some new snow to get operations spinning again but this has not materialized so in fairness to everyone, especially the mountain crew, we’ve made the tough call to “shut it down”

A huge thanks to everyone who visited us and supported us during the season – it was a short one but an awesome one!

Have a great summer and we’ll see you back on the slopes during winter 2024!

PS. Don’t forget our base area lodge facilities, including the Daylodge & Snowline Lodge, are available for hire from now through the summer months. They are ideal for weddings, conferences, birthday parties, family reunions plus much more, book one or book them both depending on you requirements. Contact our Christchurch Office now for availability & Prices 

Weather Conditions

The Long hot days of summer are just around the corner so come and experience summer life by renting one or both of our base area Lodges.

Snow Conditions

Melting Fast!

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.


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

Webcams See for yourself


Mt Cheeseman

Cockayne Face

Ridge T-Bar