First on the chair

June 14 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Get yourself up here early (the road is good to go!) to be in with a chance for a "First on Chair" T-shirt! 

The 1610 and Sky High cafés will open from 8am for your caffeine hit and breakfast to fuel your first day of the season. Ōpuke Kai restaurant will open to the public from 10am. We can't wait to see you up here!


Heads up on the 2024 season:

We're expecting it to be another epic season up here, so to help everyone get up the mountain, we’re encouraging anyone who’s keen to come up over opening weekend to consider finding friends to fill their car. We will be working hard to make sure everyone gets up here safely to enjoy the first turns of the season.

To encourage carpooling we're working with this year to help snow lovers find a ride to the mountain in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and ease congestion. Check out their website, and if you've got some seats or are looking for a ride to Mt Hutt, this is your place.

Before heading up, please remember:

  • Check our Snow Report before heading up the mountain
  • We're now a cashless mountain
  • Kids 5 and under ski for free