A fallen tree in Arrowtown brought the Remarkables ski field grinding to a halt this morning while Delta reinstated electricity.
Diesel generators ensured people on the chairlifts were evacuated safely.
Power was out to the mountain for about twenty minutes. Arrowtown and Coronet Peak also faced power failure for a short time.
The current wintry weather brought 12cm of snow overnight, and another 3cm has fallen this morning.
Strong winds are gusting to about 50km at the top of the chairlifts.
The wild weather hasn't deterred skiers though, about 1200 people are skiing the mountain today.