PORTERS SKI AREA (South Island)

As Christchurch’s closest ski field, Porters has long been a popular choice for families, drawn by the child-friendly learner slopes and safe skiing.

If you are new to the snow then Porters is a great place to start. They have reasonable starter packs, including ski/board hire, lessons and easy beginner lift access. For the intermediate skier or boarder, Porters has a huge variety of runs accessed by three T-bars. For the more advanced skier and snowboarder, try Big Mama - it's one of the longest runs in the Southern Hemisphere (620m vertical). There are terrain park facilities for free style riders too.

Porters also offers easy backcountry access, but you must sign in with ski patrol before leaving the ski area boundaries.

Elevation

1980 metres

Vertical

620 metres

Skiable Area

700 hectares

Lifts

3 T Bars, 1 Poma, 1 Learners Ski Mat.

Terrain

Beginner 15%, Intermediate 40%, Advanced 45%

Season

26th June to early October 2008

Facilities

Ski Hire – the latest hire equipment is available on the mousntain; Ski and Snowboard Instruction – professional instruction for groups and individual; New modern café and bar with seating for 120.

Snowmaking

Yes – on T-bar 1

Drive from town

89 km from Christchurch airport.

Ski Shuttles

Daily shuttles are available from Christchurch.

Operating Hours

9.00am - 4.00pm daily

Longest Run

Big Mama - 620 vertical metres

Website

www.skiporters.co.nz



  BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
TERRAIN 15% 40% 45%

  ADULT STUDENT YOUTH
HALF DAY PASS $60 $40 $30
DAY PASS $75 $55 $40
SEASON PASS Click here for prices
Children aged 6 years and under receive FREE day lift passes

Porters Ski Area is in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand, close to Christchurch.


 
     

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