Ski fields in South Island – Christchurch & Canterbury

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

In the Canterbury region, you’ll find a variety of ski fields, totaling 8 in number. These include well-known spots like Mt Hutt, Porters, Broken River, Cheeseman, Craigieburn, Hanmer Springs Ski Area, Mt Olympus, and Temple Basin. Each offers its unique terrain and experiences for skiers and snowboarders alike.

 

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

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Mt Hutt

It is just around a 1-hour and 45-minute drive from Christchurch. It features 3 chairlifts, 2 surface lifts, 2 restaurants and bars, and a cafe. They offer gear rental services, lessons, and sightseeing.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Mt Hutt)

 

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Porters

It is just around a 1-hour and 35-minute drive from Christchurch. It features a chairlift, 3 T-bar lifts, 2 surface lifts, a cafe, and a restaurant. They provide lessons, gear rentals, accommodation, and camper van sites.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Porters)

 

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Broken Rivers

It is around a 1-hour and 51-minute drive from Christchurch or a 2-hour drive from Greymouth. It features 5 rope tows, a BBQ area, a lodge, and an ice bar. They offer lessons, courses, and accommodation.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Broken Rivers)

 

 

Cheeseman

It is around a 1-hour and 56-minute drive from Christchurch or a 2-hour and 15-minute drive from Greymouth. It features 2 T-bars and a tow. They offer lessons, gear rentals, and accommodation.Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Mt Cheeseman)

 

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Craigieburn

It is around a 1-hour and 43-minute drive from Christchurch or a 2-hour drive from Greymouth. They have 3 tows, accommodation, and hiking and ski tours.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Craigieburn)

 

 

Hanmer Springs

It is around a 30-minute drive from Hanmer Springs or a 2-hour and 40-minute drive from Christchurch. It features 1 Lift, 1 tow, and 1 beginner tow. They offer lessons, gear rentals, and accommodation.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Hanmer Springs Ski Area)

 

 

Mt Olympus

It is around a 2-hour and 37-minute drive from Christchurch or a 2-hour drive from Methven. It features 4 tow lines. They offer pre-booked lunch and accommodation.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from On The Snow)

 

 

Temple Basin

It is around a 1-hour and 43-minute drive from Christchurch or a 2-hour drive from Greymouth. They have 3 tows, accommodation, and hiking and ski tours.

Ski fields in South Island - Christchurch & Canterbury

(Image from Temple Basin)

 

 
 
 
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