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CLOSEd for the season

Conditions and operation are accurate at the time this report
updated, please be aware that conditions and operation
are variable 
and subject to change at any time.


​CLOSED FOR THE SEASON: We are sorry to say it has come to an end for 2023.
Spring has arrived with very warm temperatures and our snowpack has held for as long as it can. Thank you everyone who has visited and supported Mt Lyford this season. We have had a great run over the last 7 weeks with plenty of clear sunny days and perfect quick snow top ups. We'll see you back up here in 2024.
- The Simpson's and 2023 snow crew.


Please remember  a day pass is required to access the lift facilities and all slopes at Mt Lyford. We are a small family owned and operated ski area and work very hard at keeping our unique and special mountain operating year to year.
We will ask to see your day pass for the day. 

DOG POLICY: As one of New Zealand’s only ski area’s that is dog friendly, we welcome your dog to visit the snow with you. There is a dog pass that is required and rules to follow. $20 per dog per Day. DOG POLICY & RULES


On mains runs = 5 to 50cm

Last Snow Fall = 28/08/2023 : 5cm



Moderate NW wind forecast to increase.

Temperature:  5º



  veChains must be carried at all times as conditions can change rapidly at any time. Please if your vehicle is not suitable for the alpine environment or our access road look at alternatives = shuttle, car pool, hitch a ride.



Sorry we do not hire chains.


Shuttle: 12 seat 4wd van

Pick up at the access gate/ top of the village: 9:30am, returns at 3:15pm from the mountain $45/person return. Booking is essential:

book online =

ph 0276298083. 033156116, 

LIFTS:                      = OPEN                     = CLOSED                    =ON HOLD



Lake Stella Mountain Huts

Book now on or call Tim for info 0276298083  Open


Mt Lyford Log Chalet Village: Open

Bookings Essential


text or phone Tim

on 027 629 8083

or email

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