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Fox Peak

Fox Peak Ski Resort Guide

Fox Peak, New Zealand

Fox Peak Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates and Snowboarders.
Highest Lift1,850m
Resort Height1,170m
 Nearest AirportTimaru
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Fox Peak

One of the most significant of New Zealand's rich tradition of 'club' skiing, that is ski fields operated on a voluntary basius by groups of individuals formed in to a non-profit making club. Until 1990 the Fox Peak Ski Club was called the Tasman Ski Club, having originated on the Tasman Glacier at Mt. Cook in the late 1920s, making it one of New Zealand's oldest clubs. The first base lodge was built on the present Fox Lodge (bottom Hut) site in 1933 and has been greatly improved and expanded over the years so that its now more than twice its original dimensions. The current lift system provides one of new Zealand's biggest verticals at 680 metres (2230ft). Ski touring and parascending are popular and heliskiing can normally be arranged subject to demand and advance notice. Learners tow operates free of charge. Night skiing is available free of charge to people on the mountain when there is a full moon, usually between 8 and 10pm. The centre offers a true mountain experience with uncrowded, extensive and tranquil slopes. There are additional ample ski touring areas with great views of New Zealand's highest peaks in the Southern Alps. Sleeping bags required for accommodation in the Lodge,

Fox Peak Summary

The New Zealand ski resort of Fox Peak is at an altitude of 1,170m.

Fox Peak has direct access to 17 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

Skiing in Fox Peak

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Fox Peak Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Fox Peak?

The next notable snow forecast for Fox Peak is 7cm, expected on 27 September, with around 10cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Fox Peak Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Fox Peak
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
5

Fox Peak Altitudes

Fox Peak Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Fox Peak
Highest Lift1,850m
Lowest Piste1,170m
Resort Altitude (Fox Peak)1,170m
Max Vertical680m

Fox Peak Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'South Basin'.

Snowboarding in Fox Peak

Groomed trails and extensive powder fields available.

Location and Map

Where is Fox Peak?

Fox Peak is in Mackenzie, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Map of Fox Peak

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How to get to Fox Peak

 By Air

The nearest airport to Fox Peak is Timaru which is 104 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts of Fox Peak are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Fox Peak Season Dates

When is Fox Peak open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Fox Peak.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Fox Peak.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Fox Peak, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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