Mt Hutt lifties dig out a lift station on the mountain following a snowstorm that delivered 80cm of powder  NZSki

Canterbury Ski Areas

Ski in Christchurch and Canterbury with our ski and accommodation listings, local weather forecasts and the latest ski lift and rental prices.

With its mix of commercial and club skifields, plus world-class heli-skiing, Canterbury offers skiers and boarders a veritable smorgasbord of winter options.

Located at the foot of the Southern Alps, Mt Hutt boasts a speedy six-seater chairlift to carry skiers and snowboarders to some of the most varied terrain in the South Island. It's proximity to both Christchurch and Methven makes Mt Hutt ideal for a day trip or a long skiing holiday.

And for something a little different, nearby Helipark offers 380ha of free-riding backcountry terrain accessed only by helicopter.

Along the Craigieburn range, club fields Mt Cheeseman, Mt Olympus and Craigieburn Valley provide a welcoming atmosphere and week-long activities, whilst popular Porters - just 89km from Christchurch - is another great day-trip option.


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