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Porters Resort Guide

The Porters resort guide summary is: Porters has 6 lifts within its 186 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 670m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Porters Resort Guide

The Porters resort guide summary is: Porters has 6 lifts within its 186 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 670m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1980m
Arrow
670m
Bot: 1310m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

20%
40%
40%

Hectares of Ski:

186
Snowmaking: Yes

Porters Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon1
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 6
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Visiting Porters

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Porters.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    Y | Y
  • Nearest Airport
    Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +63 33184002

Porters Features

The terrain at Porters includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Porters resort?

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.


Explore Porters Location Map

Interactive Porters 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 Porters?

OctoberAverage: 2.8 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Porters is week 2 of October. There are typically 2.8 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Porters Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Porters

Overall: 3.5 Based on 8 votes and 9 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.7
  • Scenery 4.6
  • Apres-Ski 3.0
  • Vote

colin from New Zealand writes:

Friendly, medium sized skifield that has a good Kiwi and international mix of staff. Best option for a beginner to get going as mum and dad can have a ski and still keep an eye on the kids on the platter lifts. Coffee is great. On a full snow clear day it is unbeatable for terrain. Local tip, head for first runs in the morning to the top of T3 and come down Sundance, 3 solid runs. Then coffee run, then a fast McBulty run, Big Mamma or Bluff, lunch, sleep and finish the afternoon with a cruisy Easy street.

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