Imagine this… After a hard out day on the slopes at Porters you load your board/skis onto your vehicle and head down the mountain. Just five minutes drive down the road you veer left and park right below a rustic lodge located on a ridge, set against a superb backdrop of snow capped mountains.
Step inside, slip off your boots and jacket, hang them in the drying room, slide into a pair of slippers and head upstairs to a lounge where a log burner is roaring. Relax back in one of the deep cushioned couches, pour yourself a drink and chill. You deserve it. Dinner will be served soon enough and in the meantime, you can relive and recount each downhill run with like-minded powder enthusiasts. Or, if your trail weary body needs rest, spend time relaxing in your room. The choice is yours.
After dinner, if you are up for it, get your gear off and pop outdoors where two steaming tubs are brim full of hot water. Lie back and unwind in a hot bath; a great finale to a great day. And in the morning, after a fine night’s sleep and a continental breakfast, be first up the mountain to ride the fresh powder slopes.
The Alpine Lodge is communal, convivial and comfortable and best of all, it is located just a few minutes below the Porters ski field operation. The lodge occupies a prime position on the mountain side and offers excellent almost-on-field accommodation. Outdoor baths, panoramic views and a friendly casual ambience are all included in the reasonable nightly rates.
Open from July until September (snow & weather permitting), the lodge is owned and operated by the Porter Heights Ski Club (not by the ski area) and whilst ski club membership is encouraged, casual guests are welcome. The lodge offers a dinner, bed and breakfast package including a hearty two course meal prepared and served by the resident management team.
Alpine Lodge accommodates up to 42 guests in bunk rooms that provide sleeping for four to nine people in a combination of single and double bunks. The lodge is ideal for group bookings and families, although individuals are also welcome.
Because of safety concerns, babies and/or children under four years old, are not permitted to stay.
The lodge is powered by a generator – electricity is turned off each evening at 10.30pm and reactivated at 7.00am
For more information, please visit the lodge website at www.portersskilodge.co.nz. To enquire about bookings, please email us (email@example.com), or call (03) 318 4011 for further information.
The accommodation package includes dinner, bed and breakfast. Accommodation is provided in bunk style rooms.
- 2 rooms – 9 x single bunks on three tiers
- 5 rooms – combination of single and double bunks to sleep 4 – 6 guests
Guests are welcome to check in any time after 4pm on the day of arrival and should vacate the lodge by 10am on the morning of departure. Incoming guests are welcome to leave gear in the games room on the morning of arrival.
As the lodge relies on generators for electricity supply, the complex is closed during the day. That doesn’t bother our guests though; they are out early each morning enjoying the slopes. Generators operate from 4pm until 11pm each evening and from 7.00am until 10am each morning.
There is a landline telephone in the lodge (for emergency calls), note there is no cell phone coverage.
- Guest lounge & dining room
- Games room with table tennis, table soccer, games, books, DVD & video
- Drying room
- Laundry including washing machine & dryer
- Bunk rooms – some with double bunks + singles / some with 9 x single bunks on three levels
- Shared bathroom facilities
- Outdoor hot baths
- Licensed for BYO for members
- Excellent heating
- Ski tuning room with bench and vice
Bedding linen (sheets and pillowcases), duvets, pillows and towels are supplied (except for school groups and members who are expected to bring their own sleeping bags/bed linen, pillowcases and towels). Guests share bathroom facilities.
N.B. The lodge is not suitable for very young children.
All accounts must be settled prior to departure. We accept Visa, MasterCard and EFT-POS.
Whilst we work closely with the management team at Porters Ski Area (www.skiporters.co.nz), the Alpine Lodge is a separate entity owned and operated by the Porter Heights Ski Club. If you require any additional information, or have special dietary requirements please advise by calling (03) 318 4011 (during winter season only July – September) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All guests must pay a 10% deposit (or provide credit card details) to secure bookings. Bookings cannot be guaranteed if a deposit not received within 7 days of confirmation of booking.
Cancellation of booking within 7 days of the date requested will result in full accommodation charge for the period booked unless exceptional circumstances are involved (at discretion of PHSC Committee).
All bookings, please contact email@example.com.
Porter Heights Alpine Lodge Rates 2013 (TBC)
|Uni Student||$62.00||(With id)|
|Family 1||$113.00||(1 adult + 1 child)|
|Family 2||$133.00||(1 adult + 1 youth)|
|Family 3||$225.00||(2 adults + 2 children)|
|Family 4||$245.00||(2 adults + 1 child + 1 youth)|
|Family 5||$266.00||(2 adults + 2 youth)|
|Race Teams||$77.00||(per person)|
|School Groups||$50.00||(per person & supply own linen)|
Please note that all rates displayed are true and correct at the time of printing/publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice.