New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
The climate can affect ski-field operations. Warm temperatures can result in less snow or shorter ski seasons. Extreme weather events such as storms can close fields. Monitoring the season length of ski fields and the percentage of days they are closed may indicate the extent of any effects of climate change. We assessed the season length and percentage of days closed for three South Island ski fields from 2003 to 2014. This dataset relates to the "Ski-field operating days" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.