FULL DAY PASS - PORTERS SKI FIELD
Porters is the closest ski area to Christchurch only 89kms or one hour’s drive from the city. Conveniently located just 5 km’s off state highway 73 (the road between Christchurch and Greymouth via Arthurs Pass), Porters is very easy to access with your own vehicle or via daily coach transfer from Christchurch.
If you'd like to experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or you are 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.
The main ski field boasts a new quad chairlift plus 3 upper level T bars which provide easy access and challenge for all levels.
Recently landscaping and redevelopment of the lower slopes now mean the Porters has the best learners and intermediate transitional area anywhere in Canterbury. It’s an ideal ski resort to learn to ski for the first time.
Our generous and modern 120 seat café offers a wide of tasty treats, lunch menu and a wide range of hot drinks including our legendary coffee and hot chocolates.
The Porters Community Park has undergone more development, offering a great training ground for those looking to develop their freestyle skills.
Porters have always taken pride in offering a superb experience for families.
We have excellent value starter packs, including ski/board hire, lessons and easy beginner lifts.
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 The Big Mama. With 620 vertical metres that is bound to get the legs burning.
For steeper slopes, then Bluff Face offers 38 degrees of pitch.
An awesome breath-taking panorama awaits at the top of the ridge with stunning views of the Southern Alps the South and West and Lake Coleridge at your feet.
Porters makes an ideal ski choice for visitors basing themselves in Christchurch, or as part of a day’s itinerary between Christchurch and Greymouth on the West Coast – just a 3-1/2 drive in total, leaving plenty of time for a good days skiing as part of your South Island tour.
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.
Ski Area Terrain - 30% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 40% Advanced Ideal for - beginner to advanced.
Tows - 1 Quad Chairlift, 3 T Bars, 1 Platter (intermediate), and 1 Sunkid 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.
Ski Field Lifts Open 9am - 4pm but are subject to weather conditions.
Please Note: Customers will need to pay a $5.00 card fee when they arrive at the mountain for our plastic id card that allows you to use the lifts.
Lift Pass - $99 Adult, $49 Youth, Kids under 10 years are free of charge
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
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