Porters Ski Area Ltd

The closest ski area to Christchurch City, Porters is a family focused business with a complete range of ski and snowboard terrain to suit all abilities. The best field in Canterbury to learn to ski with excellent beginner to intermediate transition.

$47.00 - $92.00

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It’s so easy to do. The closest ski area to Christchurch, an easy access road, fantastic learner slopes and a mountain of terrain for experts.

Significant investment in snow making, snow-fencing and grooming helps ensure fantastic snow conditions. A Carpet-lift makes progression for beginners easy, and platter lift provides one of the best intermediate slopes for progression in the country. The Easyrider Chairlift and Three T-bars provide access to a plethora of intermediate and advanced ski and board terrain.

A world class Snowsport School, fully equipped rental department and workshop, and fully licensed cafe and bar offering hearty local fare and delicious espresso coffee.

Visit Porters for a truly unique New Zealand snow experience.

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Day lift passes
Adult Child/75+ Student Youth
Day Pass $92 $free $64 $47
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Adult Youth
Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package
with a two-hour lesson
$95 $75
+ upgrade to include
afternoon lesson (per person)
$20 $20
+ upgrade your beginners lift pass
to spend the afternoon
accessing the chair lift
$20 $20
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Field breakdown

Useful information

Are their shuttles to the ski field?
A range of different shuttle transport options are available from Christchurch, Methven, and Springfield. Additionally, a complimentary mountain access road shuttle is available for Porters customers, bookings essential.

Can I purchase food at the ski area?
There is a fully-licensed café at Porters serving a wide range of homestyle food prepared daily, mouth-watering espresso coffee, beer and wine.

What type of lessons does the ski area provide?
The Porters Snow School offers a range of ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and ability levels including first timers, group lessons, private lessons and a ski academy.

Does the ski area have a terrain park?
The Porters Community Park offers a wide range of beginner and intermediate terrain park features for skiers and snowbaorders.

Does the ski area offer any childcare or crèche services?
There is no childcare available, however Porters offers an interchangeable parents' day pass for families with toddlers (under 3 years).

Physical address

Porters Ski Area Ltd, State Highway 73, Springfield, Canterbury, Castle Hill Village, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7681, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts operate 9am - 4pm, 7 days
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Just over an hour's drive (89 km) from Christchurch International Airport.
Proximity to town:
We are located just over an hour's drive (94 km) from Christchurch City, and 20 minutes (33 km) from the country town of Springfield. We’re 8km from the main rd - SHW73 enroute to Greymouth.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $47.00 - $92.00
Other charges:
Child rate indicated for ages 11-17 years, kids 10 years and under ski for free. Kids under 12 ski free when accompanied by a full paying adult (*conditions apply). Packages including equipment rental and lessons are available from $95 (adult).
Further pricing information:
Children 10 years and under ski for free, over 65 years - youth rates apply. Very short and safe road access only 4km from mountain base. Mt ski shuttle available when chains required so you can park at the base and ride up, also available during weekend and holiday period, on request other times.

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