What's new at Porters in 2014?

10/03/2014 4:01pm

If, like us, you are hooked on the Sochi Games, you will be itching to get back on the snow…. Here is a taste of things to come at Porters.

It is all go up at Porters Ski Area, as we work through our summer maintenance and improvement programme. Porters are installing an automated SMI snowmaking system this summer. This new system is faster and more efficient than the old one, giving us greater coverage on the lower mountain. Alongside the system installation, we are upgrading the associated snowmaking pump to provide us with increased flow capacity.  Getting plenty of snow on the ground early is a crucial part of our operation, and Porters customers can expect an even better snow product for winter 2014.

PistenBully 400 GB 22 700

Once the snow is on the ground, it must be distributed evenly and packed down. A powerful addition to our hard-working fleet of groomers will be a Kassbohrer winch PB 400W. This machine will greatly enhance our capacity to ensure the mountain is set up for ideal skiing and boarding every day of the 2014 season.

At Porters, we pride ourselves on the quality of our snow sports instruction and the equipment many people hire from us. High quality, specialist equipment is an essential component in the learning process. We are replacing a lot of our hire skis with the latest models and designs and are delighted to offer this new range of gear to our customers this season.

Regarding rates this year, here is a fantastic deal.  For the first time ever, we can offer one free ski pass for kids under-12, when a parent or grandparent purchases a full-day adult lift pass. The same offer applies to Early Bird season passes; for every parent/grandparent full adult season pass, there is one free under-12 season pass. We are thrilled to introduce this great addition to our very popular family packages, and are sure it is just another reason for you and your family to choose Porters this winter.

Porters Early Bird season passes are on sale from 1-30 April 2014, headlined by the ever popular Ultimate family season pass, and available exclusively from skiporters.co.nz. The full breakdown of Porters’ rates, packages, season passes, plus the terms and conditions, is all available now online at our website.