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Ski Resort Mt Lyford in South Canterbury: Position on map

Mt Lyford Ski Resort

Trail Map Mt Lyford

The Ski Resort

One of New Zealand's sunniest ski areas, family-operated Mt Lyford is suited perfectly to ski newbies as well as intermediate skiers and snowboarders. However, there is plenty of challenging terrain off the Terako Rope Tow.

A hidden spot in New Zealand's ski fields, relatively few skiers and riders appreciate the mountain's terrain served by 7 lifts. Skiing the main face of Mt Terako, which is also the highest point making for great views, you will get the big mountain feel of the US or Europe. Besides, Mt Lyford offers nice beginner terrain, a wide range of intermediate slopes, some terrain park features and hike-to terrain. The ski area's day lodge provides rental equipment and a café, toilets, a ticket office, and the ski school. 

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Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1644 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. The highest point of the track is 5741 ft above sea level.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 197 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base.
  • Mt Lyford features 21 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 16 sunny days. August is the sunniest month with an average of 12 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in New Zealand.

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Mt Lyford - Johnny v's Cloudy - Full Run

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Getting here

Located on the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route, Mt Lyford is two hours north of Christchurch. Travel up Highway 7 and then turn off into Highway 70. Lyford Lodge marks the entrance road to Mt Lyford Ski Area. A shuttle bus at Mt Lyford Lodge leaves every morning at 8.30 am for those who do not feel like driving up the road on their own or who do not have a vehicle at all.

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Contact

Mt Lyford Alpine Resort
Rural Delivery 1
7395
Waiau
E-Mail
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Phone+64 (0)276 298 083

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Mountain Stats

Elevation4098 ft - 5741 ft
Opening DayJul 20, 2024
Closing DaySep 22, 2024
Capacity 3400 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lifts

7
3
2
2
Total 7

Skiable Terrain

445 acres
Easy
Green Circle
Moderate
Blue Squared
Advanced
Black Diamond
Extreme
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 445 acres

Weather (5741 ft)

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Open Lifts & Trails

Rates

NZD109
1 day adult NZD109
1 day youth NZD51
1 day child free
All rates & fees