Ski Selwyn

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Selwyn is home to the best unique ski areas in New Zealand! We pride ourselves on our world class off-piste skiing, uncrowded slopes, awesome terrain and kiwi hospitality, all just over one hour’s drive from Christchurch!

Craigieburn, Porters, Cheeseman, Temple Basin, Mt Olympus and Broken River feature mixed-terrain riding from beginner to advanced; on-mountain accommodation, on-site café and bar facilities and snow schools with highly qualified instructors.

Grab a Chill season or travel pass – one pass, six ski areas.


Stops along the way

The journey to our six ski areas winds through patchwork fields of Canterbury plains and tussock-covered, before climbing into the majestic Southern Alps. On the trip you’ll pass through many small townships each with unique offerings to meet your needs.

Gnomes Alpine Sports in Darfield is your one-stop-shop for all your ski gear hire. Pop in to see the friendly team and they’ll get you sorted.

A bridge and river crossing in the middle of beautiful Mountains, clouds in the skyMake sure you fuel yourself up along the way for a big day out! Darfield Bakery offers a perfectly brewed coffee for the coffee-lovers, or if you’re a bit peckish, stop off at the Famous Sheffield Pie Shop and grab one of their delicious pies.

If you are travelling early in the morning, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a hot air balloon from Ballooning Canterbury drifting across the sky.

Further up the road in Springfield is the ideal toilet and petrol fuel stop! Plus, if you’re still hungry there are a number of tasty options!

Enjoy the trip, and drive safe. We’ll see you on the slopes!