Ski New Zealand

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Ski New Zealand

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Porter Heights, Porters photo

Porters

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Southern Alps from Porter Heights /02, Porters photo

Porters

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Porters - Top photo

Porters

Photo credit: Radim Palan

Slope Stats

  • 1980m

  • 670m

  • 1310m

  • Acres of ski:460
  • Pistes:-
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced40%

Porters is the closest ski area to Christchurch; rising to just under 2000 metres, Porters offers spectacular views of the Southern Alps of New Zealand and the skiing/boarding is suitable for all abilities, from first timers to experts. Advanced skiers and boarders will love two of New Zealand's legendary runs; Bluff Face and the awesome Big Mama. Specialist grooming offers supreme piste skiing as well as great intermediate terrain park, while the off-piste terrain is excellent for the more adventurous.

New for the 2015 winter season are a brand new Doppelmayr fixed grip quad chairlift and a new beginners area, created adjacent to the existing intermediate lift. The recently upgraded snowmaking system (2014) will help to maintain a consistent cover and quality of snow down the “Easy Street” slope. All slopes are now within easy reach. From the chairlift offload, the upper mountain can be accessed by 3 T-Bars offering a vast variety of intermediate and advanced terrain. Last but not least, Porters is introducing a new RFID lift pass system.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+63 33184002
  • Tourist Office Website:www.skiporters.co.nz
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  •   Y

Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:6 (1 chair lift, 5 surface lifts)
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  •   1
  •   5

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Information supplied 30 May 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:4 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:4 December 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1645 m)view full snow forecast

night
rain showers
60 NW60
5 °CF-Level
2650m
AM
heavy rain
35 NW35
3 °CF-Level
2250m
PM
snow showers
35 NW35
3 °CF-Level
2050m

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Visitor Reviews of Porters

Lewis from New Zealand writes:

Another reviewer couldn’t be further from the truth.
The manager at Porters goes out of his way to help clients and lifts are all not (did you mean to include 'not', ed?) closed when the weather conditions make it unsafe for them to operate - and this information is communicated on their website in advance.

If Mt Hutt is closed you can bet Porters will be open due to the different orientation of the slopes. No queues at Porters and extremely friendly staff.

Closest skifield to Christchurch, best value for money and in my opinion some of the best off-piste runs in the area.

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surf forecastSurf Breaks
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mountain forecastsMountain Peaks
Closest to Porters

  • Mount Murchison, New Zealand37km
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