Top 1980m / Base 1302m


State Highway 73
Selwyn, New Zealand


9am–4pm, daily during winter

About Porters

  Distance from Christchurch Airport: 91 km, approximately 1.25 hours

Porters Ski Field is the closest on-snow experience to Christchurch and has something for everyone!

For beginners and kids the dedicated learner slope has gentle runs, easy sunkid carpet and platter lifts.

Those more advanced can enjoy the long cruising runs by taking the Easy Rider chairlift and three T-bars to the top. For the more adventurous there's challenging terrains and a freestyle park. A fleet of rental equipment is available for hire and a range of professional lessons available.

Porters Lodge at the base of the mountain provides lodging as well as a fantastic restaurant and bar. Enjoy a dedicated snow play area adjacent to the lodge for tobogganing, the perfect setting for a family adventure. 


Stay on the Mountain

Your gateway to exploration and adventure

Nestled at the base of Porters Ski Area in the Craigieburn ranges, Porters Lodge has comfortable, bunk-style family accommodation set against a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Smylies Tours: Snow Holiday

Ski Area Package

Join Smylies Tours on a school snow holiday tour, featuring two days of skiing and fun at Porters Ski Area!

For $595 per person, this package includes 4WD transport from Christchurch to Smylies and Porters, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental with boots, warm ski clothing if needed, a beginner's lesson, and help on the mountain.

You will also enjoy lodging at Smylies, with two dinners, bed, and breakfast provided.

Designed for high school students, this tour ensures you are well looked after with transport and a local guide.

Pickup is at 5:00 PM on the first night for dinner at Smylies, and you'll return to Christchurch by 5:30 PM on the last day of skiing.

Please note that prices may vary for those who are not high school students.

Remember to click the booking link to secure your spot!

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