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HANMER SPRINGS: SKI TOURING / BACK COUNTRY
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.
HANMER SPRINGS: RESTAURANTS & APRES
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.