Mt Hutt ski area manager says fresh dump of snow will bring "fantastic conditions".
A Spring storm brought heavy rain, low temperatures and strong winds to Canterbury.
The wild weather forced many ski fields to close, but Mt Hutt manager James Mckenzie was exicted. The cold snap brought 27cm new snow.
"The snow is definitely going to help everywhere and off-peak trails especially where we have started to see icy patches and stony areas appear," McKenzie said.
"This snow will be really helpful for the next six weeks of the season and will certainly give us extra stuff to look forward too," he said.
Broken River ski field was closed on Monday with heavy snow and strong southerly winds but is expected to open on Tuesday with about 20cm of fresh snow.
Broken River manager Craig Clark said the field had been looking bare with tussock starting to poke through the snow.
"... so every little bit [snow] will count going into the Spring", Clark said.
Mt Olympus received 12cm of snow.