It’s so easy to do. The closest ski area to Christchurch, an easy access road, fantastic learner slopes and a mountain of terrain for experts. Significant investment in snow making, snow-fencing and grooming helps ensure fantastic snow conditions. A Carpet-lift makes progression for beginners easy, and platter lift provides one of the best intermediate slopes for progression in the country. The Easyrider Chairlift and Three T-bars provide access to a plethora of intermediate and advanced ski and board terrain. A world class Snowsport School, fully equipped rental department and workshop, and fully licensed cafe and bar offering hearty local fare and delicious espresso coffee. Visit Porters for a truly unique New Zealand snow experience.
Porters Ski Area Ltd
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- Business hours
Lifts operate 9am - 4pm, 7 days
- Months of operation
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
- Proximity to airport:
- Just over an hour's drive (89 km) from Christchurch International Airport.
- Proximity to town:
- We are located just over an hour's drive (94 km) from Christchurch City, and 20 minutes (33 km) from the country town of Springfield. We’re 8km from the main rd - SHW73 enroute to Greymouth.
Pricing & Conditions
Children 10 years and under ski for free. A short and well-maintained access road offers easy mountain access. Only 8km from state highway 73 to the base facilities and lifts. A complimentary shuttle service is available for skiers and boarders when chains are required and also on weekends and through July school holidays. Porters Shuttle service requires bookings on weekdays.