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Porters Alpine Resort

Porters Alpine Resort is a long-time favourite of Christchurch residents. There’s a chairlift and 3 consecutive T-bars to take you skyward with views to Lake Coleridge and Mt Olympus from the top.

About Porters Alpine Resort

The closest on-snow experience to Christchurch, Porters has something for everyone! Fantastic learner slopes, licensed café, snow play area, short access road and a mountain of terrain for experts. There's a fleet of rental equipment for hire and a range of professional lessons available. Porters Lodge provides a range of on-mountain lodging and a la carte menu options. Keep an eye out for our friendly mountain hosts in the orange jackets if you're after some local tips.

Trail Map

Porters Trail Map

Terrain and Weather Tip

Those looking for Porters best snow should check the snow reports after southerly, south-east and nor’west fronts. The main basin generally faces east, although there’re a range of aspects that receive snow from all these weather patterns.


Porters Lodge has comfortable, bunk-style family accommodation set against a beautiful mountain backdrop.

The lodge is nestled at the base of Porters Ski Area and has a fully stocked restaurant and bar. Adjacent to the lodge is the new Snow Play area, a designated area for toboganning.

You can book a family room with double and single bunks, a bunk room with single bunks only or just a 'dorm bed' if you're on your own. There are also spots for campervans.

Dorm bed: $40 per night

Non-powered campervan site: $15 per night

Bunk rooms: $199 per night

Chill Tip

Hit the slopes early and cruise over to Big Mama for the morning sun.

Check List

For Beginners: Progress from the Sunkid Carpet to the Platter and beyond.
For the Rusty: Lock in an early/late private 1 on 1 lesson for just $80.

Snow Forecast

Porters Stats

Beginner 30%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 40%

Pistes Main Runs Groomed
Main Lifts 1x chairlift, 3x T-Bars
Learner Lifts 1x Platter, 1x Sun Kid Carpet Lift

Top Elevation 1980m
Bottom Elevation 1302m
Skiable Terrain 285 hectares

Terrain Park Yes

On Mountain Food Cafe, licenced
Ski/Board Hire Yes
Lessons Yes

Access Short access road -2WD (with chains when required)
Free mountain road shuttle during weekends and holidays, other times on request.

Day Pass Rates
Adult: $139
Student/Senior 65+: $119
Youth: $84
10 years & under and 75+ FREE!

Afternoon and Beginner Lift Pass rates also available.

Draw Card:
Extensive snowmaking & grooming, family friendly and fantastic café with free wi-fi.
Easily the best learner’s area progressing to intermediate ski area in Canterbury.


Ski Selwyn Porters Alpine Resort


Key Contacts

Mountain Phone: +64 3 318 4002

Useful Links

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