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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Next Snow
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(7 Day Forecast)
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Mount Cook27 cm
Mount Baw Baw15 cm
Ben Lomond10 cm
Lake Louise10 cm
Mount Mawson10 cm
Hotham8 cm
Falls Creek6 cm
Mount Buller6 cm
Mount Stirling6 cm
Last updated - 11 hours ago
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