Porters Alpine Resort


Porters Alpine Resort

Laid back and accessible, Porters Alpine Resort is a fantastic and welcoming field just 89km from Christchurch - and the drive swings past the incredible Sheffield Pies.

The learner facilities at Porters are outstanding and there are also some great discounts for those new to skiing. The Ski Mat carpet-lift makes progression for beginners easy, and the platter lift provides one of the best intermediate slopes for skill development in the country. Similarly, the snow school is second to none, with a wide range of international and local instructors ready to help you improve your skiing or boarding.

It’s heaven for more advanced skiers and boarders too. Tackle the legendary Bluff Face and Big Mama runs, as well as the natural chutes and bowls in the centre of the field. The Porters Mountain Park offers playful and creative terrain and a great platform to progress your freestyle skills, and on-field accommodation is available at the Porter Heights Alpine Lodge, just five minutes below the base car park.

Quick Facts

  • Where 89km from Christchurch
  • Ski & board Easy-to-use learners’ area and awesome off-piste freeriding on steep faces, including the legendary Big Mama run
  • Season June – October
  • Access road 12km unsealed
  • Ratings Beginner 30%, intermediate 30%, advanced 40%


  • Highest point 1,980m
  • Vertical 678m
  • Skiable area 285ha
  • Lifts 1 x 4-seater chairlift, 3 x T-bar lifts, beginners’ carpet lift, intermediate platter lift
  • Lift passes $99 adults, $69 kids, discounts for students and 65+
  • On-field ski/snowboard hire Yes
  • Tuition Yes
  • Package deals First timer, family
  • On-field accommodation Yes



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