Ski New Zealand

Mount Lyford Ski Resort Guide

Ski New Zealand

Mount Lyford Ski Resort Guide

Mount Lyford Ski Resort Guide

Mt Lyford near KaiKoura, Mount Lyford photo

Mount Lyford

Photo credit: telestrom

The season has started., Mount Lyford photo

Mount Lyford

Photo credit: Snow Forecast Admin

Slope Stats

  • 1750m

  • 350m

  • 1400m

  • Acres of ski:360
  • Pistes:-
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner30%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced30%

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.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Tourist Office Phone:+64/3/3661220
  • Tourist Office Website:www.mtlyford.co.nz
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
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Lifts

  • Season opens:4 Jul 2020
  • Season closes:20 Sep 2020
  • Lifts:6 surface lifts
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Information supplied 30 May 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:14 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:14 November 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1575 m)view full snow forecast

AM
clear
15 WNW15
5 °CF-Level
2100m
PM
partly cloudy
25 WNW25
6 °CF-Level
2450m
night
partly cloudy
45 WNW45
5 °CF-Level
2750m

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Mount Lyford Location Maps

Mount Lyford Location Map

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? =)

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