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Porters Ski Resort

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last update on Jun 11, 2019
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Mountain Stats

Elevation4396 ft - 6496 ft
Opening DayJun 21, 2019
Closing DayOct 6, 2019
Capacity 5600 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult NZD99
1 day youth NZD69
1 day child free
All rates & fees

Lifts

3
1
1
1
Total 6
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Green Circle
Moderate
Blue Squared
Advanced
Black Diamond
Extreme
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 568 acres

Interesting facts

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  • Elevated between 4396 ft and 6496 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in New Zealand. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2100 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Season starts on Jun 21 and ends on Oct 6 (107 days). Average season duration in New Zealand is 103 days.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average snow depth of 50 " at summit elevation and 31 " at the base. Therefore Porters is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in New Zealand.
  • Porters features 36 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 27 sunny days. July is the sunniest month with an average of 11 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in New Zealand.

The Ski Resort

Porters Ski Area is the closest ski area to Christchurch, 89km from the international airport, just over an hours drive with an easy and short access road. The ski area caters for 35000 visitors per season, 86% from the Canterbury region. The season goes from mid June to mid October There is one carpet lift, one platter lift a quad chairlift, three T-Bars plus a licensed café, full hire service, professional snow sport school and ski patrol. Porters has extensive snowmaking facilities, groomed slopes with various gradients from beginners to experts, short lift queues.
​Porters is the ideal field to learn to ski with easy access and safe spaces plus an easy transition between carpet, platter and chairlifts.

The ski area is well known for its legendary runs like Big Mama & Bluff Face. From the top of the mountain there are the most spectacular views over the Southern Alps. There is on mountain accommodation with a 40 bed lodge plus backpackers accommodation in Springfield, 30 km from the ski area or Castle Hill Village. Daily transport from Christchurch is available when the ski area is open. Porters has an extensive terrain park and from the top of the mountain there is good back country slopes to explore like Powder Bowl and Crystal Valley.

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Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Skischools: 1
Snowboardschools: 1

Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Contact

Porters Ski Area
PO Box 15
Springfield
E-Mail
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+64 3 318 4731
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