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.

Eat, Stay, Ski this Winter

Ski Area Package

Escape to the mountain this winter with our unbeatable Eat, Stay, Ski package!

Porters Lodge is located on the access road to Porters Ski Area. There is bunk style accommodation available, booking individually or as a group.

Cost $189 pp - mid-week only. Package includes: burger and fries from the dinner menu, bunkroom bed, continental breakfast and hot drink, full day mountain pass.

Family Eat, Stay, Ski Package

Ski Area Package

Create a memorable family getaway this winter!

Porters Lodge is conveniently located on the ski area access road, with a warm cozy fire, a great cafe and bar, and a private family sleeping room.

Cost $499 - mid-week only. Package includes: 4 x burgers and fries from the dinner menu. Private family room. 4 x continental breakfast and hot drink. Continental breakfast and hot drink. 2 x adult and 2 x children full day mountain passes. (Children under 10 years of age).

Smylies Tours - Snow Holidays

Ski Area Package

Join Smylies Tours on a snow school holiday tour, with two days skiing and fun at Porters Ski Area.

A local guide will ensure you're looked after, transport is provided and you'll stay at Smylies.

Cost $550 pp. Package includes: 4WD transport to and from Christchurch, to Smylies and Porters. Lift tickets for youth at Porters. Ski's or snowboard and boots rental. Warm ski clothing if needed. Beginners lesson for first timers. 2x dinner, bed and breakfast. Help on the mountain.
Package is designed for high school students. If you are not a high school student, prices will vary.

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