About Porters

Porters Ski Resort is a little more than an hour’s easy driving from the Christchurch Airport. Once you get here, it’s all good – our access road is in tip-top shape, it’s one of the easiest in the country. Porters continued investment in snowmaking, snow-fencing and grooming means they are ready when you are with more snow for you to play on than ever before!

For experienced skiers, a 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 Ski Resort 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


  • Elevation Top 1980m
  • Elevation Bottom1302m
  • Vertical Drop 620m
  • Skiable Terrain 600ha
  • Longest Run
  • Beginner 30%
  • Intermediate 30%
  • Advanced 40%
  • Total Number of Trails


  • Total 6
  • Highest Lifted Point1980
  • 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

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