2017 Ski Selwyn Six Season Update

Posted 21st July 2017 by Rahana Jarvis

Just like last week, at the time of writing we are in the midst of another good storm. This system is set to deliver a good snowfall to the Ski Selwyn Six mountains and also potentially wreak a little havoc on the roads. The weather looks set to clear on Sunday and in to next week. It's shaping up to be a great season!


Porters Ski Area have postponed their 3rd annual After Dark Session until Saturday 29 July.
Head on up to enjoy night skiing on the platter. It will be only $10 for the lift pass, open to all ages with Spot Prizes, a DJ and BBQ.
The Chill Gromfest is set to be held at Porters on the same day, also just $10 to enter and a lot of fun for the Grommets!

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Cheeseman opened with a beautiful bluebird day last Saturday!


Broken River

BR have been open this week and enjoying some great early season conditions.


Craigieburn Valley

Craigieburn Valley opened on Tuesday.  They're on the lookout for two volunteers to come and join the Craigieburn crew. They can offer room, board, and sick turns in exchange. Email your CV and covering letter to staff@craigieburn.co.nz.



Temple Basin

Temple Basin need a little more snow to open but yoga weekend is all go. Head on up Friday - Sunday.

Also, it was recently announced the lovely Mel Parsons will be performing at Temple Basin on Saturday 16 September! Best get your tickets now, more information here.


Mt Olympus



Mt Olympus are also on hold to open as soon as they receive a little more snow, fingers crossed that's in the next week!

For updates on the road status in Canterbury head on over to NZTA for the latest closures and warnings: www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/11

Please note the Mountain Safety Council are currently advising to stay within ski area boundaries as there is considerable danger in the backcountry at present.
Read more here.

Take care and have a great weekend!