Create family memories

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Memories that last a lifetime

Welcome to Christchurch’s family friendly ski destination. We’ve got great family ski offers to help you make memories. Share your love of skiing with the kids, or discover the joy of winter sports for the first time together. We’ve got family ski trips covered.

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Learn to ski

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There's a first time for everything

Porters is the best place to learn skiing and snowboarding in Canterbury. The closest ski area to Christchurch, our large beginner’s area has a simple carpet lift that’s super easy to ride, while our intermediate area is the perfect step up to grow your skills. 

Get skiing with our beginners deal

Escape from work

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Down tools, this mountain is yours

Skiing midweek at Porters, you’ll find perfect snow just a short drive from Christchurch. No queues, easy parking, and uncrowded slopes. It’s like backcountry skiing without the price tag! And it gets even better with our amazing midweek deals. 

Have the slopes to yourself

Take a break

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It's a great day to ski

With an easy access road, great facilities including a new quad chair lift and a fabulous café Porters is the perfect place for those with a winter obsession.  If you dream of snow, and watch the webcams daily, we’ve got the ski fix for you!

Grab a Porters ski deal now

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Trails & lifts

Porters has gentle runs and easy lifts for beginners and kids, long cruising runs for intermediates, and super challenging terrain for advanced skiers and riders.

Discover the mountain

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The closest ski area to Christchurch

Getting here is easy. We’re only 90km away. Head west on Highway 73 from Christchurch and you’ll be here in around an hour. It’s that simple. 

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News & Events

Despite the fantastic snow conditions in early June, the warm weather over the last week has significantly affected the snow coverage on the lower mountain. 

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