We are rapidly approaching the official kickoff to the 2016 New Zealand ski season. Preseason snowfalls have blanketed the Southern Alps with heaps of snow allowing Mt Hutt to open all lifts when their season begins on June 10th. The ski area officials are calling it “the best snow in years”.
Official Report from Mt Hutt
Best snow in years – Mt Hutt to open with all lifts
Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area is revelling in the white stuff – with a one-metre pre-season snow base being described as “the best in years”.
Two snowstorms in the past four days have delivered “wall-to-wall” snow across the mountain, leading ski area manager James McKenzie to declare that Mt Hutt is expected to open with all lifts operating on opening day (Friday June 10).