The two giant US ski resort owners have each promised to spend huge amounts on upgrades totalling between $356 and $361 million dollars at their respective collections of ski resorts this summer, ahead of the 2019-20 ski season. The two, which between them now run 34 Canadian, US (and in Vail’s case Australian) resorts including many of the continent’s leading ski areas, have committed remarkably similar totals ahead of next winter. Vail Resorts have committed “$175 Million to $180 Million in capital investments to reimagine the guest experience,” whilst the Alterra Group say they’ll spend $181 million (coincidentally $1 million more than Vail, announced a few months after Vail announced their spending plans) this summer, as part of a $555
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|When did it last snow?||7 Mar 2019|
Week 4 of March has on average:
Bluebird Powder days
Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind.
Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
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The above table gives the weather forecast for Porters at the specific elevation of 1645 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Porters. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.
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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.
The Porters skiing weather widget below is available to embed on external websites free of charge. It provides a daily summary of our Porters snow forecast and current weather conditions. Simply go to the feed configuration page and follow the 3 simple steps to grab the custom html code snippet and paste it into your own site. You can choose the snow forecast elevation (summit, mid-mountain or bottom lift) and metric/imperial units for the snow forecast feed to suit your own website…. Click here to get the code.