Great news for New Zealand skiers––after an on-and-off season due to covid-19 lockdowns, Mount Hutt ski area announced yesterday that it will be extending its season by a full week. They will now close on October 25th, 2021.
Well, it’s rumour no more… it’s a fact! We are stoked to announce that we will be skiing and riding an extra week into spring, extending the season to Monday 25 October!
Ski resorts in New Zealand reopened on September 8th, 2021, when the strict lockdown expired and the country moved to Alert Level Two.
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The entire country had re-entered the strictest Alert Level Four lockdown, originally for three days, on August 18th, 2021 in response to the first community covid case since February. The lockdown came just as a storm, “the one we’ve been waiting for,” dumped 16″ of fresh snow on the slopes.