Want To Ski The Southern Hemisphere This Year? | Here’s When The Resorts Open:

Chris Wallner | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Late April snow. Image: Mt. Hutt Facebook Page

If you’re looking to ski throughout all four seasons, you’re going to either have to hike in the backcountry or you could head to the Southern Hemisphere. When resorts are closed in North America, going south is a great way to score some turns. Most of these resorts open in early June and stay open until our season begins here in North America.

Over a foot of fresh snow last week. Image: Ski Portillo Chile Facebook Page

Southern Hemisphere Ski Resorts Opening Dates:

South America:

  • Los Penitentes, Argentina: June 10th
  • Las Lenas, Argentina: June 17th
  • Cerro Castor, Argentina: June 23rd
  • Cerro Catedral, Argentina: June 30th
  • Caviahue, Argentina: July 8th
  • Cerro Chapelco, Argentina: July 15th
  • Cerro Bayo, Argentina: TBD
  • La Hoya, Argentina: TBD
  • El Colorado, Chile: 5/23
  • La Parva, Chile: May 26th
  • Farellones, Chile: June 3rd
  • Portillo, Chile: June 17th
  • Valle Nevado, Chile: June 23rd
  • Ski Pucon, Chile: July 1st
  • Nevados de Chillan, Chile: July 8th
  • Corralco, Chile: July 8th
Fresh snow last week. Image: Afriski Mountain Resort


  • Afriski, South Africa: June 1st
  • Tiffindell, South Africa: June 1st
Snowmaking is on. Image: Coronet Peak Facebook Page


  • Mt Hutt, NZ: June 9th
  • Whakapapa, NZ: June 10th
  • Cardrona, NZ: June 11th
  • Coronet Peak, NZ: June 11th
  • The Remarkables, NZ: June 18th
  • Treble Cone, NZ: June 23rd
  • Porters, NZ: June 23rd
  • Ohua, NZ: July 1st
  • Temple Basin, NZ: July 1st
  • Turoa, NZ: July 1st
  • Mt Dobson, NZ: July 7th
  • Craigieburn, NZ: July 8th
  • Cheesman, NZ: July 8th
  • Mt Olympus, NZ: July 8th
  • Broken River, NZ: July 9th
  • Perisher, Australia: June 9th
  • Falls Creek, Australia: June 9th
  • Thredbo, Australia: June 10th
  • Mount Buller, Australia: June 10th
  • Charlotte Pass, Australia: TBD
  • Hotham, Australia: TBD

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