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Mt Olympus

Travelling west on Highway 72 from Christchurch, before reaching Methven, is a town called Windwhistle. From Windwistle continue west, following the signs to Mount Olympus. It is about 40km, the last 16km of which is unsealed. There is a short walk from the car park to the access tow.


There is a beginners tow at the top of the access tow close to the lodge. From the top of the Main Tow and the Top Tow there are plenty of choices with terrain to suit intermediates or the most advanced skiers.
A little walking from the Top Tow opens up even more terrain in this wide open bowl. With the relatively low skier numbers and the choice of terrain, it can take up to a week to get tracks

Nearest Town Methven
Distance (km) 58
Nearest Airport Christchurch
Distance (km) 125
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Mid July
Season Closes Mid October
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 4
Base Altitude (m) 1434
Highest Altitude (m) 2097
Beginner 10%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 35%
Chairlifts 0
T-Bars 0
Platters 0
Rope Tows 4
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire No
Chain Hire  
Groomers No
Half Pipe  
Terrain Park  
Cafe Yes
Bar No
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Mt. Olympus Ski Field
Phone 64 3 318 5840
Fax 64 3 318 5844
Mail PO BOX 25055 Christchurch

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