Porters

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Description
Located just 89kms from the centre of Christchurch, Porters Ski area is the most convenient ski field in Canterbury. Located just 5km off state highway 73 (the road between Christchurch and Greymouth via Arthurs Pass), Porters is very easy to get to via your own vehicle or via coach transfer from Christchurch. The main ski field boasts a new quad chairlift and 3 upper level T bars which provide enjoyment and challenge for all levels. Recently landscaping and redevelopment of the lower slopes now mean the Porters has the best learners and intermediate transitional area anywhere in Canterbury. It’s an ideal ski resort to learn to ski for the first time. Our generous and modern café offers a wide of tasty treats, lunch menu and a wide range of hot drinks including our legendary coffee and hot chocolates. For experienced skiers, an awesome breath-taking panorama awaits at the top of the ridge with stunning views of the Southern Alps the South and West and Lake Coleridge at your feet. Porters makes an ideal ski choice for visitors basing themselves in Christchurch, or as part of a day’s itinerary between Christchurch and Greymouth on the west coast – just a 3-1/2 drive in total, leaving plenty of time for a good days skiing as part of your South Island tour.

Snow Resort Stats

Mountain

Mountain

Elevation Top 1980m
Elevation Bottom 1302m
Vertical Drop 620m
Skiable Terrain 600ha
Longest Run
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 40%
Total Number of Trails

Lifts

Lifts

Total 6
Highest Lifted Point 1980
Gondolas & Trams N
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 1
Quad Chairs N
Triple Chairs N
Double Chairs N
Surface Lifts 5
Uphill Capacity 500 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making limited
Total Number of Guns
Annual Average Snowfall 1.2m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 1
Name
Half Pipes 1
Half Pipe Size
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: Canterbury
Address: Porters Ski Area

Springfield, PO Box 15

Canterbury, New Zealand
Website: http://www.skiporters.co.nz/
Email: office@skiporters.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 318 4731.
Nearest Town: Springfield
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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Last updated - 8 hours ago
Porters On Twitter
  • skiporters: With strong winds forecast for the afternoon tomorrow we have postponed Oktoberfest to next Sunday (1st October 2017). 2 days ago
  • skiporters: Open The road is clear and chains only need to be carried. No shuttle service today. The current weather is... https://t.co/7QUzBqNUjw 3 days ago
  • skiporters: Open The road in currently clear and no chains are required due to expected snow showers, chains need to be... https://t.co/QYlv9EWZbE 4 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains only need to be carried today. No Shuttle. It is a beautiful day above the clouds this morning. Snow... https://t.co/GfT1gisNWQ 5 days ago
  • skiporters: Sorry, we are closed today due to Strong winds with heavy snow showers settled in early. 7 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains only need to be carried, therefore there is no shuttle today. For the full snow report... https://t.co/tErh9QIug1 11 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains only need to be carried. The shuttle will not be operating today. For the full report and webcams... https://t.co/UmKmdqfFZX 13 days ago
  • skiporters: Open 2WD fit chains 4WD carry chains. Chains: Required for all vehicles This morning we have light snow falling... https://t.co/tJB9IdcGJ5 14 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains required for all vehicles. Snow control could see a delayed opening. 15 days ago
  • skiporters: Sorry everyone we are closed today but the great news is it has been snowing. 18 days ago
  • skiporters: Want to stay on the mountain after a long day skiing or snowboarding? Or just want to sleep in before going up... https://t.co/IF8vBlutKm 19 days ago
  • skiporters: Open The road is currently clear of snow, but with temperatures dropping it is likely that snow settles on our... https://t.co/zhPiIimuMN 19 days ago
  • skiporters: The Porters Mountain Park is riding nicely and we can't wait to see videos for the #portersparklines contest.... https://t.co/3sz1Lt9mHf 20 days ago
  • skiporters: The Porters Mountain Park is riding nicely and we can't wait to see videos for the #portersparklines contest.... https://t.co/RXhYdHVXM4 20 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains are not required, so there is no shuttle service today. This morning we are above any cloud with... https://t.co/6I8R3r9icJ 21 days ago
  • skiporters: Open The road is clear of snow but chains need to be carried, there is no shuttle service today. The weather will... https://t.co/eNq27NPs1t 22 days ago
  • skiporters: Open The road is clear of snow and chains only need to be carried, there is no shuttle service today. We... https://t.co/OdpKbhrEt1 23 days ago
  • skiporters: Open. Chains: Only to be carried there for no shuttle service today. This morning we have light winds in the... https://t.co/C6918bDDVZ 25 days ago
  • skiporters: A fun day of racing for the Dynastar Christchurch Independent Primary Schools Ski Championships. Thank you to... https://t.co/qdiPgePbu3 26 days ago
  • skiporters: Open Chains only need to be carried, therefore there is no shuttle service today. All the main runs have been... https://t.co/wok2kcSGuV 26 days ago