Porters Ski Area Ltd

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.

Opening Hours

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, over 65 years - youth rates apply. Very short and safe road access only 4km from mountain base. Mt ski shuttle available when chains required so you can park at the base and ride up, also available during weekend and holiday period, on request other times.