2014 Season Pass Comparisons and Cut-Off Dates
Season passes are a cheap way to use the ski & board facilities if you plan to visit the mountains more than 7 - 10 days in the year at one area. If you purchase these passes early you can save a bundle. Usually when you purchase one, you are offered discounted passes at other ski & board areas and activities. Some ski & board areas also offer reciprocal discounts with oversea resorts.
Multi mountain passes are available, notably:
- The CHILL 13 mountain pass; Awakino, Broken River, Craigieburn Valley, Fox Peak, Hanmer Springs, Cheeseman, Dobson, Mt Lyford, Mt Olympus, Porters, Rainbow, Roundhill & Temple Basin
- The NZSuperpass; Primarily aimed at the Oz market, valid at 10 mountains around the South Island for ski passes, ski retail, activities and dining.
- The Onepass;Similar to the NZSuperpass, valid at Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snowpark, Snowfarm, Ohau, Roundhill, Dobson and Porters.
- the nzskipass; The Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Mt Hutt.
- the Queenstown pass; The Remarkables & Coronet Peak.
- the Mt Ruapehu pass; Whakapapa & Turoa
Their is also the option of 2, 3, 4, 5 anytime passes and up to 10 out of 12 day passess depending which ski & board area you are purchasing them from. Make sure you know the difference before buying as an 'anytime pass' is valid for the entire season and 'x out of x days pass' expires so many days after you first activate it.
If you have kids you might also factor in that kids ski free at most areas as follows;
<11 Broken River
<10 Hanmer Springs, Temple Basin, Cheeseman, Mt Hutt, Mt Olympus, The Remarkables
<7 Rainbow, Porters
<6 Mt Lyford, Ohau, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak
<5 Tukino, Manganui, Dobson, Roundhill
<4 Whakapapa, Turoa
There are too many options to mention so use the table below for adult prices as a guide.