When will ski resorts in New Zealand open for the ski season? The 2023/24 Ski season in New Zealand starts from 2024/05/10. See this list of projected opening dates for New Zealand mountains. Important Note: Not all dates listed here are official and final, as resort opening dates are projected and subject to change. Check back for updates on when the lifts are set to start spinning at New Zealand, and don't miss opening day at your favorite resort!