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Mount Lyford Alpine Resort is a freehold mountain property in the South Island of New Zealand. Situated approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by road north of the main city Christchurch and International Airport. The area is ideally located at the southern end of the seaward Kaikoura mountain range, between the thermal resort town of Hanmer Springs and the Eco-tourism town of Kaikoura only 50minutes drive to either destination.

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Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 1750m
Elevation Bottom 1510m
Vertical Drop 450
Skiable Terrain 180ha
Longest Run
Beginner 30%%
Intermediate 40%%
Advanced 30%%
Total Number of Trails 20 \\



Total 5
Highest Lifted Point 1750
Gondolas & Trams N
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads N
Quad Chairs N
Triple Chairs N
Double Chairs N
Surface Lifts 5
Uphill Capacity 2500 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making
Total Number of Guns 0
Annual Average Snowfall unknown

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 1
Name Wild Ride Terrain Par
Name The International Truck Jump
Half Pipes 1
Half Pipe Size 120 meter from start ramp to run out
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: Canterbury
Address: Mt Lyford Alpine Resort,

Rural Delivery, Waiau,

North Canterbury, New Zealand
Phone: \+64 3 315-6178
Nearest Town: Waiau
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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