Porters ski guide 2019

Including ski pass prices and accommodation options.

Only 90 minutes away from Christchurch lies the Porters ski area and its 678 vertical metres of winter playground for you to enjoy.

A mix of gentle, long cruising and challenging runs makes it a good place for groups of mixed abilities to visit.

Beginner and intermediate snowboarders and skiers will enjoy Mountain Park with its range of features and friendly atmosphere to improve your skills among fellow snow enthusiasts.

Need a lesson? The Porters Snow School boasts an international team of qualified instructors who offer expert instruction at reasonable prices.

Porters ski pass prices

Pass typeWeekend lift passWeekday lift passWeekend afternoon lift passBeginners lift pass
Youth/ 65+$69$49$49$39
Student$99$69$69$59
Adult$99$79$79$59

Children aged 10 and under as well as people aged over 75 can access the slopes free of charge.

What you need to know:

  • Number of chair lifts: 1 + 3 T-bars
  • Number of runs: 29
  • Number of magic carpets: 1
  • Ski season dates 2019: Opens 21 June 2019
  • Whakapapa snow report: Check the daily Snow Report for a detailed and accurate look at recent snowfalls and conditions
  • Trail breakdown: 30% beginner, 30% intermediate and 40% advanced

Top Porters accommodation

1. Porters Lodge

1. Porters Lodge from HotelsCombined

Address: Porters Ski Area Access Road State Highway 73, Castle Hill The closest accommodation to Porters, with shared bunks or cosy private rooms.

  • Features: Onsite cafe/bar, organised tours, mountain bike trails, transport service, sun terrace
  • Closest lift: Easyrider Chair
  • Does it have ski-in/ski-out?: No

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2. Springfield Motel & Lodge

2. Springfield Motel & Lodge from HotelsCombined

Address: 37 Tramway Road, Springfield There’s plenty to keep you busy in this family-run property just 35 minutes away from Porters.

  • Features: Outdoor spa pool, rooms for all budgets including a YHA hostel, kitchen facilities
  • Closest lift: Easyrider Chair
  • Does it have ski-in/ski-out? No

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3. Smylies

3. Smylies from HotelsCombined

Address: 5649 West Coast Road, Springfield This eco-friendly property with hostel beds and studios is only 30 minutes from the slopes.

  • Features: Kitchen and laundry facilities, mini climbing wall, transport and tour service, pets are okay, two acres of gardens
  • Closest lift: Easyrider Chair
  • Does it have ski-in/ski-out?: No

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