Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand
The Canterbury region is a great destination for skiing and snowboarding with a variety of ski areas and fields to choose from.
The Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a great club field located just outside Hanmer Springs Village in the South Island of New Zealand – ideal for skiing, snowboarding and relaxing in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.
Club fields vs commercial fields
New Zealand features a mix of club and commercial fields. Commercial fields typically will have more facilities from snowmaking to cafes and rental shops.
Club fields tend to have fewer facilities but usually have less expensive lift pass prices and are often less crowded than commercial fields.
Hanmer Springs Ski Area
Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a club field. Located just 17 km from the Hanmer Springs Village, it features a mix of terrain for different levels. The terrain variety is comprised of 10% beginner, 60% intermediate and 30% advanced.
Hanmer Springs Ski Area features:
Shuttles: Run daily in season
Facilities: Day Lodge (food and drinks)
Accommodation: Robinson Lodge, Day Lodge or in Hanmer Springs Village
Distance from Christchurch: 1.5 hours’ drive
Skiable terrain: 52 hectares
Lifts: Poma/Platter and a Rope Tow
Ski lessons and equipment hire: Available
Rates (2011): from $30 for a day pass
Go skiing and snowboarding at Hanmer Springs Ski Area this winter!