Skiing - Beginners Package - Porters Ski Field
PACKAGE INCLUDES: -SKI OR BOARD HIRE, A 2 HOUR LESSON AND LEARNERS PASS..
The Closest Ski Area to Christchurch.
Porters is 89 just kilometres from Christchurch International Airport, approximately an hour's drive.
If you'd like to experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or you're an expert looking for easy access to some fantastic and challenging terrain, Porters is a great place to start, with facilities for all levels of skiing and riding.
Porters Ski Area has seen a great deal of investment undertaken recently, all designed to improve your ski experience. A fantastic 120 seat café is a great place to enjoy a delicious coffee and home-style food between runs, with superb views over the Torlesse Range.
The Porters Community Park has undergone more development, offering a great training ground for those looking to develop their freestyle skills - now opening earlier with the assistance of snow-making. The snowmaking infrastructure at Porters has been strengthened further with the purchase of two dedicated generators and a further fully automated snowgun.
The winch groomer makes it even easier for grooming staff to deliver perfectly groomed slopes to you each morning.
Porters have always taken pride in offering a superb experience for families. To ulitlise the Ski Mat magic carpet lift and a platter lift, there are excellent value starter packs, including ski/board hire, lessons and easy beginner lift. For the intermediate skier or boarder, Porters offers a huge variety of runs accessed by three T-bars, with groomed trails accessible from top to bottom. The more advanced skier or snowboarder will enjoy "Big Mama", with 620 vertical metres that's bound to get the legs burning.
If you want an even steeper slope, then Bluff Face (skiers left) offers 38 degrees of pitch.
Easy backcountry access is also available - backcountry travellers must sign in with ski patrol before leaving the ski area boundaries.
Ski Hire - the latest hire equipment is available on the mountain.
Extensive snowmaking area.
Professionally designed terrain park.
Snow Sports School - professional instruction for groups and individuals.
Excellent, warm, modern café and bar with seating for 120.
Complimentary Wifi access to stay in touch with the outside world -( or your boss! ).
Terrain - 30% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 40% Advanced
Ideal for - beginner to advanced.
Tows - 3 T Bars, 1 Platter (intermediate), and 1 Ski-Mat Magic Carpet.
Elevation - 1980m
Lift-accessed Terrain - 285ha
Vertical drop - 620m
Terrain Park - Professionally designed and continually developed with tables, rails, and boxes.
Grooming - All main runs are groomed overnight.
Lift Pass - Learners PACKAGE: $95