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Skiing high above the Canterbury plains is unlike anything else

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With its mix of commercial and club fields, plus world-class heli-skiing, Canterbury offers skiers and boarders a veritable smorgasbord of winter options. Located at the foot of the Southern Alps, Mt Hutt is renown for its long season, fabulous views, and some of the most varied terrain in the South Island. It's proximity to Christchurch and Methven makes Mt Hutt ideal for a day trip or a long skiing holiday.

For something a little different, nearby Helipark offers 380ha of free-riding backcountry terrain accessed only by a helicopter.

Numerous other smaller areas such as the popular Porters provide a more laid back, genuine Kiwi ski experience, all just a little over an hours drive from Christchurch. Along the Craigieburn range fields such as Mt Cheeseman, Mt Olympus, and Craigieburn Valley provide a welcoming atmosphere and week-long activities.

Porters

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It’s so easy – the closest ski area to Christchurch, a short access road, the most fantastic learner slopes and a mountain of terrain for experts. Everything at Porters is designed to make your day at Port...

Mt Hutt

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Located high in the Southern Alps, Canterbury’s Mt Hutt is firmly linked to the pioneering tradition of the region’s high country. A vast mountain with 472 hectares of diverse terrain, Mt Hutt is relaxed, ...

Mt Lyford

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An impressive amount of work has gone into making this field what it is today. Starting off as a high country farm station it was only in 1986 that due to the high risk from heavy snow it was decided to change the foc...

Hanmer Springs

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Small friendly club ski field with groomed trails and comfortable day lodge offering skiing, snowboarding and mountain accommodation. Its also just 40 minutes away from the Hanmer Springs Alpine Thermal...

Broken River

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Broken River is administered by the Broken River Ski Club. It offers an alternative to skiers and snowboarders who are looking to experience back to basics fun in the snow. The field facilities include an expansi...

Craigieburn

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Craigieburn Valley - The ups are good; the downs are even better. Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls or just a place to take it easy in the awesome vista of the Craigieburn Range. Craigieburn Valley has all t...

Cheeseman

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Mt Cheeseman is the second ski area along the Craigiburn Range just 1 hours drive from Methven Mt Hutt Village via the Lake Lyndon Road and the second closest ski area to Christchurch. Mt Cheeseman is a sunny northeas...

Mt Olympus

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Mt Olympus is set deep in the Ryton Valley, 45km from Windwhistle. It’s back-country setting gives it a real ‘middle of nowhere’ feel. The ski area is a wide open south facing bowl which captures som...

Temple Basin

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Temple Basin is a wonderful place, a high alpine ski-field that sits right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, in the middle of Arthur's Pass National Park, surrounded by magnificent mountains. It i...

Fox Peak

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Two kilometres of rope tows. 580m vertical. Awesome trails and scenery.  No crowds. Special club field environment. Back packer Lodge on the mountain.  Fox is great to test your skills and to enjoy the mount...

Methven Heliskiing

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Methven offers an awesome experience amongst NZ's biggest range of terrain. They incorporate 3 amazing mountain mountain ranges, the Arrowsmiths, Ragged and Palmer ranges. With over 1000 square kms of mountai...

HeliPark NZ

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Heli-Accessed free-skiing:
The free-ride revolution is here. HeliPark is heli-accessed free skiing and riding in 660Ha of incredible backcountry terrain. you pick your own lines, you decide how many runs. We d...

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