New Zealand

Hanmer Springs Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a club ski field on the slopes of Mount St. Patrick located on the South Island of New Zealand. Hanmer Springs Ski Area is known for being a friendly, fun ski area with a variety of groomed runs and off piste terrain to choose from.

The ski area is a great place for families and offers beginner’s packages, lessons and ski hire. Hanmer Springs Ski Area as a wide array of terrain and is home to longest Poma lift in the country. 

A shuttle runs daily from the alpine resort town of Hanmer Springs just 17km away. Camper vans are not permitted up the road to the ski area and two wheel drive vehicles may have to carry chains depending on the weather.


Accommodation in the town of Hanmer Springs.

Terrain

Hanmer Springs Ski Area has a variety of runs for all ability levels. The ski area typically has no crowds and is a great destination for travelers on a budget.

Terrain is spread across a large open bowl situated above treeline. Hanmer Springs consists of mainly intermediate and advanced trails but there is a small learner’s area at the base for beginners.  

Inside Scoop

Hanmer Springs Ski Area offers a centrally heated day lodge complete with stoves, toasted sandwich machines, tea and coffee. Ski hire, waxing and repairs are also available on the mountain.

After a long day on the slopes, head down to the Hanmer Springs to soak in the thermal pools and grab apres at one of the many restaurants.

Plan Your Trip

Hanmer Springs Ski Area Lodging

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Total Lifts: 3

3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5804'
Summit
1017'
Vertical Drop
4787'
Base

Important Dates

July 09, 20222022/07/09
Projected Opening
September 18, 20222022/09/18
Projected Closing
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Projected Days Open
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Days Open Last Year
22
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