Porters is an an easily accessible ski area closest to Christchurch, with a family friendly focus. It is a suitable ski field for those who are enthusiastic about experiencing the snow as well as those looking for a challenge, with many advanced level runs and tracks. Porter’s learner facilities include a Ski Mat carpet-lift which makes progression for beginners so easy. Their platter lift is a great next step up for intermediate riders to develop their skills and gain the confidence required to get to the next level.

The Porters Snow Sport School has a wide range of international and local instructors ready to help you improve your skiing or boarding. Their holiday and improvement programmes for young skiers and snowboarders are the perfect way to progress skills and technique. Whether you are learning for the first time, are feeling rusty or have some new gear to master, Porters can show you the way. A less crowded ski area means makes the learning process swifter and more enjoyable.

The fully equipped rental department is constantly tuned by their experienced technicians so you get the best experience possible. They also provide tuning treatment for your own gear if you drop it in when next hitting the slopes.

Porters continues to be developed to provide you with the best skiing possible in its variety of terrain. It is the ski field to keep an eye on over this winter season, providing a relaxed and fun atmosphere to experience skiing or snowboarding how you want it.

Porters Tips:

  1. Porters offers some fantastic family packages for a more affordable day of skiing. Make sure you enquire about these when purchasing your ski pass at the mountain
  2. Porters recommends the use of a helmet, especially for kids. Therefore at the Porters Guest services desk there is a range of top quality, discounted helmets available for purchase
  3. The on-mountain Alpine Ski Lodge can be booked by causal guests and offers a dinner, bed and breakfast deal for a unique snow experience
  4. For first time skiers or snowboarders, take advantage of the ‘Porters Passport’. Run over 5 days, it includes lift pass, 2 hour lesson, your own passport voucher AND a complimentary seasons pass at the end of the course!

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Easy Street

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Sundance T-Bar

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Intermediate Area

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