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.

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