Canterbury is New Zealand's most diverse ski regions.
Mt Hutt is one of New Zealand's top commerical ski areas, then there is
a number of smaller club fields. Canterbury's ski feilds can easily be
reached from Christchurch.
If you want to be really close to the mountains Methven
is the ideal location to base yourself. Hanmer
Springs is also a unique destination with its famous thermal
hot pools. There is good range of accommodation for all budgets, and plenty
of restaurant, cafes and bars to enjoy in all of these destinations.
Mt Hutt has commonly has one of the longest ski seasons in New Zealand
(early June to late October), due to its located high in the Southern
Alps. Mt Hutt Ski Area has plenty to offer to beginners and the advanced.
It takes just over an hour to drive to Mt Hutt from Christchurch,
or 35 minutes from Methven... more>>
Craigieburn Ski Area, located in the heart of New Zealand's Southern
Alps, has achieved cult status for steep, deep, wide open powder bowls.
This is a ski field for intermediate and advanced skiers. On-field
accommodation is available... more>>
Temple Basin has been voted New Zealand's best snowboarding area by
a NZ Snowboarding Association/NZ Skiing Times survey. Temple Basin
is located near Arthurs Pass, the field is accessed by a 40-60 minute
walk. This ensures you won't be fighting the crowds... more>>
Springs Ski Area
This ideal location promises lots of snow and fabulous skiing. The
ski runs at Hanmer Springs Ski Area are brilliant for all stages of
skiers, but especially anyone of intermediate grade who'll literally
discover a mountain of fun. After a days skiing the thermal hot pools
of Hanmer Springs are only 17kms away...
At just 89 kilometres from Christchurch airport and approximately
a one hour drive, Porters Heights Ski area is the closest ski area
to Christchurch. Porters Height has skiing and snowboarding for all
abilities, and has an excellent ski school...more>>
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Ski Accommodation in Canterbury
Christchurch is the leading tourist gateway to the South Island, and as
such has a broad range of accommodation for all price ranges. Everything
from luxury lodges and apartments to budget backpackers accommodation. Methven
and Hanmer Springs are popular destinations tourist so both also have a
good range of accommodation.
Check with New Zealand Reservations to see what accommodation
specials and ski
packages are available.
Mountain Mule Transport has a daily, door to door services, between Christchurch
and Mt Hutt.
Useful Links: Christchurch,Hanmer
Queenstown , Ski