9 Jun 2012

Ski season gets off to a flyer

3:53 pm on 9 June 2012

Near record numbers of skiers and snowboarders have opened the 2012 ski season at the Mt Hutt skifield in Canterbury.

This week's snow storm left a 65cm deep base across the skifield.

The first of 1400 enthusiasts arrived just before 5am on Saturday to welcome the season.

Operations manager James Urquhart estimates 80% of skiers came from Christchurch.