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Related Regions: New Zealand, Canterbury, Southern Hemisphere

Overview

Porters Ski Area, formally known as Porter Heights, is a ski field located on New Zealand’s South Island. Porters Ski area is situated on the southern end of the Craigieburn Range and only 85km from Christchurch.

Porters was founded as a club ski field and even though many of the facilities are upgraded and modern, Porters still retains the warm inviting atmosphere that local club ski fields are known for. Porters Ski Area is great for beginners and advanced skiers and riders alike.

Visitors are also treated to great views of the Southern Alps and Mt.Cook.

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Elevation

  • 6496ft
    Summit
  • 2224ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4272ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 6
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    21

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Skiable Terrain

    568 ac

More Info

Porters Ski Area has multiple terrain options for visiting snowboarders and skiers. Beginners can be at ease with large, groomed runs that offer plenty of space for getting those turns down.

Porters also has plenty of advanced terrain for the more adventurous type. Big Mama is an excellent long intermediate run and check out the multiple lines off Bluff Face.

Cafeteria, ski and snowboard hire, ski repair, daily shuttle services, ski and snowboard school, school group specials, and ski club.

Porters also has an extensive amount of snow making equipment and grooming capabilities.


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/28/201910/07/2019
  • Years Open
    18

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859 Colombo Street Christchurch, 8013
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Garden
36 Riccarton Road Christchurch,
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Two bedroom apartment living area
168 Riccarton Road Christchurch,
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Porters Reviews

jmletschnig
14th December 20074
Big fall-lines is the name of the game with fast, long runs- bring a high DIN and big skis. expert terrain dominates...Full review
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