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North Canterbury Ski Areas

Browse this page for all your North Canterbury skiing needs - from local accommodation listings to weather forecasts and current ski lift prices.

Two ski areas north of Christchurch in the South Island are well-known for their friendly atmosphere and family-oriented facilities.

Hanmer Springs ski area is a club field located just 40 minutes drive from the famous Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa - the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation for your winter holiday.

Mt Lyford Ski Area is also conveniently located - just 60kms from both Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura. This small commercial field is primed for families, with 30% of its terrain designed for beginner skiers.