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Mount Lyford Resort Guide

The Mount Lyford resort guide summary is: Mount Lyford has 6 lifts within its 145 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 350m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Mount Lyford Resort Guide

The Mount Lyford resort guide summary is: Mount Lyford has 6 lifts within its 145 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 350m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1750m
Arrow
350m
Bot: 1400m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

30%
40%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

145
Snowmaking: —

Mount Lyford Lifts:

  • drag lift icon6
  • ski lift icon
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 6
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Visiting Mount Lyford

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Lyford.

  • Season opens
    4 Jul 2020
  • Season closes
    20 Sep 2020
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | 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:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • 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.


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.


When's the snowiest month to visit Mount Lyford?

JulyAverage: 2.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Mount Lyford is week 2 of July. There are typically 2.5 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Lyford Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Mount Lyford

Overall: 3.4 Based on 1 vote and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 3.0
  • Off-piste 4.0
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 2.0
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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? =)

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