Ski like a local – enjoy the stunning mountain backdrops, relaxing local hotspots and wide open slopes that Christchurch has to offer.
The Christchurch – Canterbury region stretches from ocean to Alps, sweeping plains and mountain peaks. Just 1 ½ hours from Christchurch, Mt Hutt boasts the longest ski season in New Zealand. Nearby Porters is home to Castle Hill, one of the top bouldering areas in the world.
With the most ski areas in the Southern Hemisphere, Canterbury's peaks is a winter playground for everyone. Go on an action-packed skiing or snowboarding holiday, or take a helicopter up to some pretty epic terrain and go heliskiing. For après snow fun, take a powder tour and stay in Methven – a town for snow sports enthusiasts looking to conquer nearby Mt Hutt.
Voted New Zealand's Best Ski Resort eight years in a row (2015 - 2022), Mt Hutt boasts wide open terrain for all ski and snowboard ability levels. Superb conditions, spectacular terrain and laid-back kiwi hospitality.
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.
Hanmer Springs Ski Area is run by the Amuri Ski Club, founded in 1957. 3 tows operate, a beginners fixed grip tow, nutcracker rope tow and a poma tow. Elevation is 1769m, vertical is 310m, terrain is 52ha. Groomer and daily lessons for ski and boards
A unique slice of Kiwiana at a boutique “club” ski field in the heart of Canterbury’s mountains. Fresh powder and fantastic terrain with uncrowded slopes, rolling bowls and steep chutes. Friendly. laid-back atmosphere and on-mountain accommodation.
The almighty Aoraki (Mt Cook) is New Zealand's highest mountain, with sprawling peaks and snow covered alps. This is Mackenzie country, a region filled with boutique ski fields of Roundhill, Mt Dobson and Ohau that is bursting with Kiwi hospitality.
Mt Dobson has the longest beginners slope in New Zealand and three quarters of the 400 hectares are dedicated to beginners and intermediates so it’s a great place to start for first time skiiers. For a more advanced and extraordinary experience, skiers can go Heliskiing or Ski the Tasman Glacier to experience New Zealand's longest ski runs.
All day sunshine, wide open uncrowded runs and a friendly kiwi atmosphere make Mt Dobson the ultimate snow experience. From the well groomed beginners slopes to challenging black runs with miles of untracked powder. Reach your potential at Mt Dobson.
Snowboarding and skiing at its best. Powder snow, sunshine, friendly people & uncrowded slopes are what sets Ōhau apart. A state-of-the-art Techno Alpin snowmaking system means reliable snow from season opening in June.
Roundhill is a family owned and operated ski area set in the heart of the Mackenzie Country. See Aoraki Mt Cook towering above the Southern Alps while the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo provide an amazing backdrop to your day on the snow.
Ski The Tasman is a unique day skiing New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman. The package includes guide services, three scenic flights, picnic lunch, and the two longest ski runs in New Zealand.