The date for the event in 2016 is 27th February.
*The Merrell Tour de Wakatipu to open* 23/09/2015 3:43:39 p.m. Winter is drawing to a close even though there is still lots of snow around everywhere. Remarkables close this weekend and Coronet Peak and Treble Cone the following one. Cardrona and Mt Hutt n the 11th Oct . So except for some backcountry missions to take advantage of all the snow - that's it for the winter - one of the best on record.
Here is the video from the 2015 Merrell tour de wakatipu[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWVZKam_zU]