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Mt Olympus Ski Resort

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Mountain Stats

Elevation4692 ft - 6168 ft
Opening DayAug 1, 2021
Closing DayOct 16, 2021
Capacity 1100 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult NZD80
1 day youth NZD40
1 day child free
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Total 5

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 615 acres

The Ski Resort

Mt Olympus ski area is a south facing basin set high in the Craigieburn Range - perfect for trapping powder dumps! 450m of vertical drop over 60 hectares of varied terrain provide skiing and riding from beginner to extreme. Olympus is also the ideal gateway to some of New Zealand's finest touring.

Interesting facts

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  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1476 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. The highest point of the track is 6168 ft above sea level.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average snow depth of 76 " at summit elevation and 19 " at the base.
  • Mt Olympus features 20 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 19 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 10 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in New Zealand.


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PO Box 25055
1220 Harper Road, ​Lake Coleridge
+64 (03) 318 5840
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