Mt Hutt ski resort to open two weeks ahead of schedule for the first time in at least ten years
May 17, 2009
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15 May 2009
Skiers and riders can look forward to hitting New Zealand’s Mt Hutt ski resort later this month, as ski area staff work to open two weeks ahead of schedule for the first time in at least ten years.
Mt Hutt has received more than 170cm of snow over the past 12 days resulting in a 110cm snow base and a decision to work towards a Queen’s Birthday weekend opening on Saturday 30 May (conditions permitting).
It’s the best early snow the ski area has had in decades, according to Dave Wilson, Ski Area Manager for Mt Hutt.