New Zealand’s Sunniest Snow Resort
Mt Lyford Alpine Resort is situated 140km north of Christchurch. The resort is considered New Zealand’s first true alpine development, ideal for recreation and leisure. It’s an excellent place to ski or ride, and has a wide range of terrain and facilities for all abilities.
The large ski area is serviced by one T-bar, two Platters, one fixed grip learner’s tow and an Upper & Lower Terako rope tow. Tows access a wide variety of learner and intermediate terrain and the Upper Terako rope tow offers advanced skiing and riding in the Terako Basin; great for first time nut-cracker users. The rolling terrain at Mt Lyford creates ideal slopes for all those learning and developing their ski or snowboard ability.
The Wild Ride Terrain Park has been developed with a natural terrain chute leading into jumps, kickers and rails to cater for snowboarders and skiers alike. For those not skiing or riding, there is an area dedicated to snow tubing.
The sunny Terako Day Lodge & Chamois café has views of the entire mountain. Carving ski’s, snowboards and tube hire is available and the Alpine Coaching school offers lessons for beginners to experts. With five snow groomers Mt Lyford has the capability to keep the snow conditioned and access road clear.
Terako Day Lodge & Chamois Café – shelter from the sun or cold, food and beverages available for purchase.
Ski and Snowboard Hire – hire equipment to fit all ages
Ski and Snowboard Instruction – Never-ever Packages,
Groups lessons $20pp min 4 persons, and private lessons $60pp.
Terrain – 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Ideal for – Beginner to Advanced
Lifts – 1 Rope Tow, 1 T-Bar, 2 Platters, 1 Learners Fixed Grip.
Elevation – 1750m
Vertical – 350m
Terrain Park – Wild Ride Terrain Park (kickers, rails) plus natural terrain
Grooming – All main learner and intermediate runs groomed daily
Day Pass – Adult $70, Student $55 with I.D, High School $30, Primary $20 (6-U13yrs), Under 6yrs Free, Over 70yrs Free, Half day rates also available from 12:30pm.
Mt Lyford Log Chalet Village – for great value rent a private log chalet www.mtlyford.co.nz
or the Mt Lyford Lodge – Motel rooms, double rooms and bunk rooms ph 03 315 6446.
Location and Access
Mt Lyford Alpine Resort is 1hr 40mins North of Christchurch (140km), 45mins from Hanmer Springs and 50mins from Kaikoura situated on state highway 72. From the Mt Lyford Lodge it is a 25min drive on a well maintained gravel road which passes through native Beach Forest and into alpine terrain. Chains should always be carried.
Mt Lyford Snowphone +64 3 366 1220
- Groomed main trails, plenty of off-piste.
- Natural and man-made terrain park features.
- Friendly and fun atmosphere and terrain to suit all abilities.
- Great rope tow for first timers on the Lower Terako Rope.
- A cool beer at The Whaler in Kaikoura to wind down the day.
- Real close to a good surf on a chillin’ Spring evening.