Hanmer Springs

South Island, New Zealand


The Hanmer Springs Ski Area is ideal for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.  From the base area they have a tailor made groomed learners area to get you started. Their fixed grip learners tow is perfect for beginners and our international ski and snowboard school is on hand for group and private lessons. The Shirtfront rope tow accesses groomed intermediate and off piste runs.  The Poma lift is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, accesses intermediate and advance runs in the Bordeaux Basin as well as the back basins for the more adventurous. Snow conditions allowing they groom the beginners area, shirtfront, table top and areas of the Bordeaux Basin.


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Snow Resort Stats


Hanmer Springs
  • Elevation Top 1769m
  • Elevation Bottom1432m
  • Vertical Drop 334m
  • Skiable Terrain 52ha
  • Longest Run
  • Beginner 10%%
  • Intermediate 60%%
  • Advanced 30%%
  • Total Number of Trails15


Hanmer Springs
  • Total 3
  • Highest Lifted Point1769 meters \\
  • Gondolas &
  • Trams 0
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed
  • Quads 0
  • Quad Chairs 0
  • Triple Chairs 0
  • Double Chairs 0
  • Surface Lifts 3
  • Uphill Capacity 900 people/hour

Snow Making

Hanmer Springs
  • Snow Making 0
  • Total Number of Guns 0
  • Annual Average Snowfall 1.5m

Terrain Parks

Hanmer Springs
  • Total 0
  • Name
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size


There are plenty of hiking and ski-touring opportunities from Hanmer Springs Ski Area outside the patrolled area.  You will find details of day trips and overnight  adventures in New Zealand Backcountry Skiing written by James Broadbent.  Please consult the staff before departing and register your intentions at the ticket office.

There is no ski patrol or avalanche control outside the marked ski area boundary. Outside the ski area boundary you are responsible for your own safety. Do not travel alone in these areas and check that everybody in your party has appropriate equipment (e.g. avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) and the skills to use them. Check the Backcountry Avalanche Advisory Report for current backcountry status and obey the NZ Mountains Safety Backcountry Code at all times.


If you decide to stay the night at Hanmer (there’s comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 64 people) you can choose from either family rooms or bunk type accommodation in the Robinson Lodge. All accommodation is self catering and exceptionally good value.


They have a cosy, heated Day Lodge complete with gas stoves and ovens, toasted sandwich machines, tea and coffee for your convenience when you want a relaxing break. Large windows toward the slopes make for great viewing for spectators as well as their mezzanine level with couches and a warm sunny area for children and families to relax. Outside the deck is perfect for warm spring days with a bbq or an apres ski drink under the stars.

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