Sunday, September 9, 2012

Some photos from the season thats been - 2012

here are a few shots of the season as we saw it! thanks again to everyone who supported us - without you we would not be able to run the field.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Field officially closed for season

The warm weather has finally got the better of us and staff are leaving the field today with the season officially over. Many thanks to everyone who supported the club over the season, without you all we would not be able to continue financially. We hope you enjoyed your time up at our great ski field and hope to see you again next year.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Grabone pool passes honoured until 30th Sept deadline

Anyone who has a Grabone voucher for ski pass and pool pass and did not redeem it during the season has been given an extension until 30th September 2012 to redeem their pool pass. This is a generous gesture from the club to extend beyond the voucher expiry date of 4th Sept.
If you are one of these voucher holders that did not redeem your pool pass then simply email us at with your name and voucher number from each voucher. Advise us of your snail mail address and we will send out your pool pass via snail mail.
This extension of time is not obligatory under the terms and conditions of the voucher however the club wishes to give back to those who have helped to keep us running over the season.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Field on hold Thurs/Fri - reopening Saturday 1st Sept

Conditions are so warm at present (got a sunburn in the hanmer village today) that we are closing the field until this Saturday 1st Sept - to conserve the snow that we have left for the weekend. Apologies if you were planning on coming up Thurs/Fri - but just delay the trip until the weekend - see ya then.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


This Wednesday (29th) and Thursday (30th), we are offering this great promo were one adult pays full price ($60) for an all mountain pass to Hanmer Springs Ski Area and a second "mate" gets a ½ price all mountain pass for the day. No other discounts apply. Just mention "take a mate promo" to the office staff when purchasing your day pass.
So call the boss up early morning and tell him you can't make it in and get up here to enjoy the spring snow and sun.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Club Champs this weekend & flare skiing Sat night

Our annual flare skiing Saturday night is a great event to stay up the mountain, followed by the club champs on Sunday arvo - see you up there!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Latest photos of skifield

Here are a couple of photos to show the snow cover as it is at moment, looks like more snow maybe early next week! Why not come up and experience one of these magical sunrises.....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poma ready to go

What a great storm last week was for skiers, not so good if your a lamb! We received over half a metre of new snow which has allowed us to reopen. Plenty of powder up there so get up there and enjoy it.  Chris, Ben and the lads up the hill have been working flat out to get the Poma ready to go and I am told that she is all guns blazing once we have enough snow on the tow line to run it. Top work chaps. Fingers crossed for a bit more snow.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sun & calm conditions

Lots of powder from last few days ready for you to make fresh tracks in - so come on up!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Another 25cm of powder overnight

Still snowing up mountain and expected to continue all day! 4WD must fit chains - no 2WD up road. Enjoy fresh powder!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ski Field re-opening Saturday 11th August

The field will re-open this Saturday after our latest snow, keep an eye out for what tows are working on our snow report which will be updated early Saturday morning.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fresh Snow overnight

Field received between 35cm and 40cm of fresh snow overnight - staff are heading up asap and we will let you know as soon as the field is ready to open. Looks like another weather front could be upon us soon as well with more snow predicted - so check updates here and on snow report for conditions.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Field back on hold

Currently conditions need improvement before we can re-open field - watch this space for updates and lets hope we get more snow!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Field re-opening Sunday

The Learners area will open on Sunday 29th July (weather dependent) - the latest snowfall has covered most of the shirtfront and we will look to open the shirtfront area after the oncoming storm (expected Sunday/Monday). Staff are back up the mountain.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Field closed temporarily

At the moment, almost all of the club fields in the south island are struggling after the horrible rain that we got last weekend, and unfortunately, that includes us. Because of the damage the rain caused to the field we have closed down the mountain temporarily, to preserve the snow that we have left so that an infusion of new snow can bring us back for the season. We don't need much to get back in action, but with what we have at the moment, sadly, we can't run the lifts. Don't give up though, and do some snow dances, because hopefully there will be some snow coming our way as early as next week, and we will hope to be open asap!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Facilities celebrated at Hanmer Springs Ski area

With lovely cloudless skies and great runs down the shirtfront, the official opening of the new sundeck and beginners tow facilities at Hanmer Springs Ski Area were completed over the weekend. Happy faces were seen all over the mountain as the weather really turned on a great weekend. Here's hoping there will be many more days like these to savour over the season - thanks to everyone who has helped out in these important projects over the summer and autumn, your help will insure many enjoy these great additions over the seasons to come.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Opening Day this weekend, Saturday 30th June

Hanmer Springs Ski Area's opening day of the season is this weekend (weather dependent) on Saturday 30th June 2012. Heaps of snow, staff are pumped and ready and we have cash/EFTPOS/Visa/Mastercard facilities in place. So don't just laze around on the flats when you could be up the slopes having some powder fun!
See you up there.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

First Snow for 2012

Big dump of beautiful snow has arrived at Hanmer Springs Ski Area and we are looking to open on 30 June just in time for the school holidays. Staff will be soon up the mountain to sort out everything before opening day. Here are a few photos of Hanmer Springs Ski Area, taken over the weekend.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Snowpool joins up with Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Snowpool is a website where you can organise a travel partner to help share costs. Hanmer Springs Ski Area are pleased to be part of this worthwhile venture and hope that it encourages more people to get out and enjoy the season ahead - just click on link below to check it out or go to our "Location" page on this website

Monday, May 7, 2012

Beginners tow up & running

After alot of hard work, the brand new beginners tow (fixed grip) at Hanmer Springs Ski Area is up and running and ready for the new ski season. This fantastic facility will be a real asset for the ski field for many years to come and hopefully alot of young locals will learn to ski and snowboard at our charming field!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beginners tow gets installed

Bad weather did not stop our merry bunch of working bee volunteers from getting the brand new beginners tow installed at Hanmer Springs Ski Area. A mighty effort in trying conditions, this tow will provide many years of enjoyment to learners young and old!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Earlybird membership cut off is 30 April

Discounted members subs are due before 30 April for Hanmer Springs Ski Area. Please refer our membership page or email us. We are proceding nicely with the new facilities on offer at Hanmer Springs Ski Area - namely a brand new beginners fixed grip tow, the St James Viewing Deck, environmentally friendly brand new diesel tanks and much more to be announced!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New viewing deck at Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Work has started on our much anticipated brand new viewing deck for Hanmer Springs Ski Area.

This structure will give our club members comfort and style to watch fellow skiers and boarders from the sunny vista we fortunately have at our lodgings.
Working bees are continuing through most of the weekends (on various other jobs), if you can help please contact one of the committee members.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Beginners tow being installed now

Working Bees are going on currently and over the next few weeks to get the brand new beginners fixed grip tow installed for this season at Hanmer Springs Ski Area. Any extra help volunteered is grateful and members get a free days ski pass for each day you help out. Attached photos show the hard yards have been done in digging the holes!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brand new tow for Hanmer Springs Ski Area

We are proud to advise that we are in the process of installing a brand new beginners fixed rope tow to Hanmer Springs Ski Area that will be operational for the new season 2012. This is a big improvement in facilities for us as it allows the "first timers" to have a dedicated area of their own away from the shirt front tow and poma areas. The tow is being shipped currently from Vancouver and is "brand new" (first time in many years we have purchased something brand new!). We will give updates once installed, speaking of which, we will have a few working bees over the summer months - if you can help out - then please get in contact with one of the committee members for details - we offer a free day pass for each volunteer who helps for a day.
For a look at the new tow refer to attached link