New Zealand’s Mt Hutt Extends Season To Oct. 13
Mt Hutt’s base and conditions are so good that a decision was made to extend the season to include the full two weeks of the October school holidays. The area had been scheduled to close Oct. 6.
Currently the base on the upper slopes is close to 3m (just under 10 feet) and 2.3 (just under 7 feet) on the lower slopes.
“We’re announcing the date extension early because we’ve got a high degree of confidence that the substantial snow base we are enjoying across all our main trails will see us well into October and beyond,” says Mt Hutt’s James McKenzie.
The Canterbury ski area is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season.
Two other South Island areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables – are also currently experiencing good snow conditions. Coronet Peak, located 20 minutes from Queenstown, records 85cm (almost 3 feet) on its upper mountain, 42cm (about 1.5 feet) on the lower. The Remarkables, 45 minutes from Queenstown, has 105cm (about 3.5 feet) on its upper mountain; 70cm (just over 2 feet) on its lower.
Photo: Mt Hutt, New Zealand/Georgie Boyd