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The Best Après Ski Experiences in Canterbury

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Après Ski In Canterbury

There's plenty of après ski options in Canterbury, from soaking in New Zealand’s highest hot tub to tucking into a classic Kiwi burger at a sub-alpine lodge. Make the most of your time on and off the field this winter, here's our hot tips.

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Wine & Dine Around Canterbury

Explore Christchurch and Canterbury dining from relaxed cafés and bars to romantic fine dining. Our culturally diverse region has something to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
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The Top 10 Craft Beer Spots in Christchurch

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Warm Up

In The Hottest Of Hot Pools

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Hot Pools a Plenty Across Central South Island

Is there a better way to chill and relax than in an outdoor hot pool? Equal parts luxury and serenity, the central South Island is home to some of the best in the country.
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Stay On The Mountain

Alpine Lodge Experiences

Porters Lodge

Porters Lodge

Porters is the closest ski area to Christchurch, just over an hour from the city on the way to Arthur’s Pass. Porters Lodge is six kilometres along the ski area’s access road with accommodation, a café/restaurant and licensed bar on site. Ski all day and stay the night in a comfy bed after chilling out by the fire with a local craft beer or hot toddy and enjoying a menu stacked with homemade burgers, pizzas and classic Kiwi dishes.

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Mount Olympus
Credit: Thomas Stephens

Mt Olympus

Mt Olympus is one of the region’s ‘club’ fields, which is run by members but also open to the public. Accommodation at these rustic ski areas is often right on the mountain and the 'social' aspect is a key component of any stay. Mt Olympus has a reputation for having the rowdiest parties of the lot, which often start with après ski beers while soaking in New Zealand’s highest hot tub followed by an invitation to raid an amazing dress-up box.

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Mt Lyford Lodge

A 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch and just 45 minutes from Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs is Mt Lyford Lodge - a traditional log cabin nestled in the foothills of the Inland Kaikoura mountain range. The lodge is an ideal alpine retreat with breathtaking scenery, mouth-watering food and a cosy atmosphere. Snuggle up by the log fire in the public bar or find a table in the restaurant. The lodge caters to a variety of guests from backpackers seeking bunk rooms to those looking for a more deluxe experience.

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