Mount Olympus Ski Area

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Mount Olympus Ski Area
Mt Olympus, on the LHS
Mt Olympus, on the LHS
Location Canterbury NZ
Nearest city Windwhistle
Coordinates 43°11′33″S 171°36′23″E / 43.192446°S 171.606344°E / -43.192446; 171.606344Coordinates: 43°11′33″S 171°36′23″E / 43.192446°S 171.606344°E / -43.192446; 171.606344
Top elevation 1,875 m (6,152 ft)
Base elevation 1,425 m (4,675 ft)
Runs Backcountry
Lift system 3 Rope tow
Terrain parks 0
Snowmaking No
Night skiing Yes

Mount Olympus Ski Area, dubbed "playground of the gods", is a club skifield in Craigieburn Range, on New Zealand's South Island. Near the town of Windwhistle, and in the vicinity of other club fields such as Mount Cheeseman and Broken River, it is approximately 2 hours' drive from Christchurch. The skifield is run by the Windwhistle Ski Club. Ranging in elevation from 1430m to 1880m, the terrain distribution is 10% beginner, 55% intermediate and 35% advanced. There are four rope tows, and with a bit of walking, 60 hectares of terrain is available.

View to the SE, from the Ski Area
View from Ardys to the West, Aoraki Mt Cook in the middle Background.

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