Visiting Mount Lyford
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Lyford.
- Season opens13 Jul 2021
- Season closes12 Sep 2021
- Restaurants | Bars1 | 1
- Nearest Airport Christchurch
- Nearest Train Station —
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+64/3/3661220
Mount Lyford Features
The terrain at Mount Lyford includes::
- Terrain Parks1
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Mount Lyford resort?
Mount Lyford Alpine Resort is situated approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by road north of the main city, Christchurch and its international airport. The area is ideally located at the southern end of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, between the thermal resort town of Hanmer Springs and the eco-tourism town of Kaikoura (only 50 minutes drive to either destination). There may only be a handful of surface lifts at Mount Lyford but these open up some excellent terrain packed with natural features and there is seldom a lift queue. At Mount Lyford there is a terrain park, the infamous international tuck jump and a new pipe groomer for 2005.
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Explore Mount Lyford Location Map
Interactive Mount Lyford trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
Mount Lyford Live Weather
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When's the snowiest month to visit Mount Lyford?
What's the snow currently like in Mount Lyford?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Mount Lyford. View more information on the Mount Lyford detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionPacked powder or groomed snow
- Off-piste Condition—
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Visitor Reviews of Mount Lyford
jamie heemskerk from New Zealand writes:
For those of us whom relish club atmosphere fields - Mount Lyford is one of the best that New Zealand has to offer. The snow gods were with us on our visit of 2008 with base of 400cm and 200cm of that being powder, only a dozen local 4wds and a blue bird day. Being a young student and not owning a flash ride, the ski field owner even towed us to the carpark as Billy the Civic could not handle the ride up - gotta love Kiwis.
As our last ride on our return drive home to Nelson from the crowds at nearby Mt Hutt, I had the best day in over 15 years riding with the Mount Lyford experience: great team, great snow and no showponys - just a hill covered with lovely white stuff and fantastic people enjoying it together; Bliss. Only gripe was no halfpipe, maybe it was buried that day aye? =)
Resorts close to Mount Lyford
Discover ski resorts near Mount Lyford. Click below to view there ski resort guides.
- Hanmer Springs Ski AreaLast snow: 4 cm Tue 27 JulLifts: 3Trails: 1723 km away
- RainbowLast snow: 20 cm Tue 27 JulLifts: 5Trails: 967 km away
- Temple BasinLast snow: 22 cm Tue 27 JulLifts: 4Trails: 22139 km away
- Latest WebcamCraigieburnLast snow: 21 cm Tue 27 JulLifts: 3Trails: 25140 km away
- Broken RiverLast snow: 21 cm Tue 27 JulLifts: 5Trails: —142 km away