Ski New Zealand

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Ski New Zealand

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Porters Ski Resort Guide

Porter Heights, Porters photo

Porters

Photo credit: pieboy

Southern Alps from Porter Heights /02, Porters photo

Porters

Photo credit: nitro

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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Lifts

  • Season opens:22 Jun 2018
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:6 (1 chair lift, 5 surface lifts)
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  •   1
  •   5

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Announcements & News from the Porters ski resort manager

Information supplied 30 May 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:25 Sep
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

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

night
clear
25 WNW25
-2 °CF-Level
1100m
AM
snow showers
15 W15
-2 °CF-Level
1150m
PM
light snow
10 SSW10
-1 °CF-Level
1450m

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Visitor Reviews of Porters

Chris J from New Zealand writes:

Good atmosphere. Excellent terrain park, good off-piste, good facilities. Snow quality can be sketchy but great after a dump!!!

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