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Hanmer Springs is most famous for its hot pools, but it also offers great skiing just two hours from Christchurch.
The Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a club field that’s known for its friendly and welcoming vibe – its motto is ‘the small club field with a big heart’ - but also offers outstanding terrain for all your mountain adventures.
It has a groomed learners’ area to get you started with a 60m easy-to-use fixed grip tow. For intermediate and advanced riders, there’s the poma – the longest in the Southern Hemisphere – which accesses natural and groomed riding.
On-field instruction is available and you can hire boards and skis in Hanmer Springs before heading up the hill. Robinson Lodge, the field’s self-catered on-site accommodation, has four family rooms and four bunkrooms, with incredible views out onto the inland Kaikōura Range. A daily shuttle runs up to the field from Hanmer Springs, which has a range of accommodation options.