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What's happening around the Chill mountains?
Read on to find out!
Updated on Friday 28th July by Lea.

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Are you excited? We’re excited!
The snow keeps coming and after this weekend all of the Chill mountains should be open for the season.

All the mountain crews are working hard to keep the roads and fields clear, so keep an eye put for their daily updates.
Now is the time to check off the gear list and make sure the snow chains fit, the skiing is going to be epic!
For last minute ski trips: You can also hire rope tow and backcountry gear, have a look here.


Here’s a round up of what’s happening around the Chill Mountains.

Rainbow got more snow! Looks like it's gonna be a good weekend.



Mt Lyford have received a huge amount of snow.



Hanmer Springs had a great opening weekend!



Cheeseman received a good amount of snow!





Broken River looking good!





Craigieburn Valley - received some more snow over the week.

Temple Basin - opening day is here with some fluffy snow.




Mt Olympus - the snow keeps coming. Opening on Saturday 29th!
Top hut is fully booked, but if you're quick you might still score a place in the bottom hut.




Fox Peak - got delivered some fresh snow and is looking epic for the weekend.



Mt Dobson, is busy digging and clearing up for an epic weekend!


Awakino - Looking good! Opening this weekend. Bookings required!

Treble Conelook at this beauty!




has awesome conditions up there. Also, Porters is hosting the Chill Gromfest this Saturday the 29th of August.

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For updates on the road status in Canterbury head on over to NZTA for the latest closures and warnings:
If you’re planning to head in to the backcounty there is a considerable avalanche danger at present (dangerous conditions for the Craigieburn Range) – be sure to visit the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory site for up to date information.

If you haven’t sorted your Chill Pass yet head here to buy now:

See you up there!

Mountain Status:

Rainbow: Opened 14 July

Mt Lyford: Opened 8 July

Hanmer Springs: Opened on Saturday 22nd July

Porters*: Open!

Cheeseman: Opened Saturday 15 July

Broken River: Opened July 16th

Craigieburn Valley: Opened July 18th

Temple Basin: Opening Friday 28 July

Mt Olympus: Opening on Saturday 29th July

Fox Peak: Opened on 15th July

Mt Dobson: Opened Friday 7th July

Awakino: Opening on Saturday 29th July, bookings required

Treble Cone*: Opened Wednesday 5 July

*Please note Porters are included in the Chill Travel Pass and Treble Cone in the Chill Travel Pass and Chill12 Season Pass.