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Hanmer Springs Ski Area

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Trail Map Hanmer Springs Ski Area

The Ski Resort

Located on Mount Saint Patrick in New Zealand's South Island, Hanmer Springs Ski Area is just 17km from the alpine resort village of Hanmer Springs. Open to public everyday without queues or crowds, Hanmer Springs boasts plenty of terrain for intermediate (60%) and advanced skiers (30%). Another 10% is dedicated to beginner skiers. The vertical drop is 310m with a skiable terrain of 52 ha at an elevation of 1,769 m. Snow grooming is done on a regular basis on all main beginner and intermediate runs. 

Lifts & Terrain Park

Three lifts, namely a Poma lift, a rope tow and a fixed grip learners tow carry you up the mountain. Hanmer Springs also features a Terrain Park with natural hits. However, tables are pushed up on request, so feel free to contact the staff. If you are feeling hungry, head to the Day lodge - self cater cooking facilities are available to the public.

Suited to All Levels

Close to the base area, there is a dedicated beginners' zone helping to get you started. The local yet international ski and snowboard school is on hand for both private and group lessons and always happy to help. For those on the more experienced side, there are numerous hiking and ski-touring opportunities provided. Whether it is a day trip or an overnight adventure you are after, please make sure to consult the staff prior your departure, as there is no ski patrol or avalanche control outside the ski area boundary.


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1017 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5804 ft.
  • The day pass at Hanmer Springs Ski Area is NZD85 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in New Zealand.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during Oktober, offering an average snow depth of 35 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base.
  • Hanmer Springs Ski Area features 17 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 15 sunny days. August is the sunniest month with an average of 9 sunny days.


Mt Isobal track @ Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Getting here

17 km from Hanmer Springs, 155 km from Christchurch, and another 155 km from Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs Ski Area is easily accessed via the Jacks Pass. Out of Hanmer, take the access road marked as Clarence Valley Road, which is a short, undulating gravel road with some tight corners. Make sure to carry chains at all times. 

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last update on May 6, 2024
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Hanmer Springs Ski Area
PO Box 141
Hanmer Springs
Phone+ 64 (0) 27 434 1806


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Mountain Stats

Elevation4787 ft - 5804 ft
Opening DayJul 26, 2024
Closing DaySep 15, 2024
Capacity N/A
Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Total 3

Skiable Terrain

5 miles
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Length 5 miles

Weather (5804 ft)


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1 day adult NZD85
1 day youth NZD75
1 day child NZD45
All rates & fees