Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

All guests must obey the rules and policies of the Club. Directions by staff to comply with these rules must be obeyed.

The operating season of the Mount Olympus ski field is subject to snow, weather, and mountain conditions. The season may be longer or shorter than publicised. WWSC makes no commitment as to the length of the season, number of tows operating at any time or to the operation of an area or facility on any day.

The pass holder assumes all risk of personal injury, property loss and damage and understands participation in alpine activities and use of the alpine area comes at their own risk. While all practical steps have been taken to mitigate, identify, and remove hazards, the pass holder accepts that marked and unmarked hazards exist.

Absolutely NO BYO (“Bring Your Own”) alcohol allowed within the ski field. Mt Olympus operates a Club Licence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 — this legislation precludes BYO alcohol on the premises. Mt Olympus reserves the right to confiscate any contraband found on the hill.

Absolutely ​NO DOGS allowed. By agreement with the private landowner of the high-country station that encompasses Mt Olympus, dogs are prohibited anywhere on the station. This means no dogs in the carpark or on the field — no exceptions.

Ski weeks run from Sunday to Friday and food is included in the pricing. Lift ticket prices are not included in the accommodation rates. Lunch on arrival day is not included.

Meals are included with your accommodation in the Top Hut (Main Lodge). You can’t opt out — please don’t ask. The Top Hut is governed by the Food Safety Act 2014 — this requires us to prepare food under commercial kitchen regulations. If lunch is required on the day of your arrival, it must be booked and paid for before 11am.

Bottom Hut rates are for accommodation only (meals are not supplied) so bringing food is essential — no food is available otherwise.

Members pricing is based on the number of registered work party days completed, when booking online apply the work party days discount code provided — see discount rates below. Note, there are no “earned season passes” available.

Chill Passes can be redeemed at Mt Olympus but please advise when booking.

Using any ski tow (including the Access Tow) requires the purchase of a lift ticket. If you don't want to buy a lift ticket, please walk up to the Top Hut.

Mt Olympus is a groomer-free zone and off-piste is the call of the day: all day, every day. There is no ski hire or ski tuning on the mountain — so ensure all your gear fits, works, and is adjusted correctly. Skis can be hired in Christchurch, Methven or Darfield.

The Volunteer rate is $25 per day/night: this includes skiing on breaks, accommodation, and meals. Two days’ work must be completed to utilise this rate.

Misconduct will result in cancellation or suspension of the pass with no refund and possible removal from the Mountain. Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, reckless or dangerous behaviour while participating in on-mountain actives, excessive speed within a slow or learning zone, disregard for closed areas, unsociable or abusive behaviour, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, supply of incorrect information or any other breach of the conditions of service.

Cancellation Policy

Accommodation, Cancellation,
and Refund Policy


  • All bookings must be booked and paid within 24 hours if the required date is within 7 days or less.

  • All bookings must be booked and paid within 72 hours if the required date is outside 7 days or more.



  • Cancellation 21 days or more prior to the commencement date of booking: 90% refund less administration fee.

  • Cancellation between 21 days and 5 days prior to commencement date of booking: 50% refund less administration fee.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of commencement date of booking, or during the period of the booking: No refund will be given.

  • Weekend cancellations notified by Wednesday night 8pm will incur a 10% admin fee.

  • No refund will be given after this point.


Refunds on cancellation of booked and confirmed accommodation and refunds on cancellation of booked and confirmed accommodation / lift packages are as follows:

  • When an accommodation or accommodation/ski package is cancelled by the Windwhistle Winter Sports Club Inc, a full refund will be given.

  • When an accommodation or accommodation/ski package is cancelled by guests booked in any of the two lodges, an administration fee and cancellation fee will be applied.

  • An administration fee of $50 (or the amount of the applicable refund if less than $50) will be deducted from the amount of any refund payable.

  • Any refund payable will be paid by the Club Treasurer and will not be paid by the ski area or by ski area staff.

  • Group bookings of 10+ people are 100% NON refundable between 21 days and the commencement date of the booking.

These conditions apply to all bookings (members and non-members).

All claims MUST be in writing and refunds will be determined at the discretion of the Committee during the first committee meeting after the ski-week/stay concerned.


2023 Age Group & Eligibility Definitions


Under 10 years
Free with a full paying adult


10 – 18 years


18+ years


18+ years
Student ID will be required

Age is as of 31st March in the season for which you have purchased.

Club Membership

Members Discount Rates 2023

Member Discount rates are determined by the number of registered work party days each member completes every year — this means that the more work hours contributed to the Club, the higher the discount that is earned off the full rate.

Member Discount Tiers for skiing and Accommodation:


10 days or more


5 days


2 days


0 days


Member Discount Tiers for on‑hill bar purchases:


10 days or more


5 days


2 days


0 days


Discount Redemption

To redeem your work party discount, you must use your membership number during the booking process. These will be emailed out prior to the bookings opening date (sometime in May), along with your recorded work party days.

If you don’t know your membership number, please email info@mtolympus.co.nz

If you have questions about your work party days, please email work@mtolympus.co.nz


Mt Olympus accepts payment at the time of booking by Visa and Mastercard only. Last minute bookings can be paid for in the Main Lodge by Eftpos or Credit Card. (We do not accept Amex or Diners Club Cards).

Social Memberships

Consistent with the requirements outlined under Section 60 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, the law stipulates that personnel can purchase alcohol from a Club under the following criteria:

  • A Club Member; defined as “a member, in relation to a club, means a person who—

    • has expressly agreed in writing to comply with the club’s rules; and

    • is recognised as a member of the club by those rules.”

  • A person who has expressly been invited by a Club Member and is accompanied by that Club Member at the time of purchase.

  • Is an authorised visitor (defined as “a member of some other club with which the club concerned has an arrangement for reciprocal visiting rights for members”).

    Consistent with the legislation, any non-member may become a Social Member for the purposes of social engagement and club activities for the period of 12 months. Social Members shall consent in writing to abiding by the Club Rules and any associated restrictions in all aspects, and pay a nominal annual fee determined by Committee discretion. WWSC reserves the right to review identification of legal age where a social member applicant looks below the age of 25 years.

    Social Members shall have no right or claim upon the property of the Club, and shall take no part in the business or management of it, nor propose, second or take part in any voting or nomination rights at any Club meeting.

WWSC reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. For queries, please email bookings@mtolympus.co.nz