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Enjoyable ski day at this smaller resort with a chairlift

We enjoyed skiing porters, and what made this ski field unique to me was the ability to buy an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dillon, CO
Beginners Paradise

As a complete novice to Snow Sports,I was absolutely delighted to find this little jewel outside of... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Dongyang, China
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The closest ski area to Christchurch City, Porters is a family focused business with a complete range of ski and snowboard terrain to suit all abilities. It’s so easy to do – the closest ski area to Christchurch, an easy access road, fantastic...more
State Highway 73 | Porters Pass, Springfield 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 4002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed skiing porters, and what made this ski field unique to me was the ability to buy an upgraded ski pass that included a continental breakfast, lunch, and unlimited tea and coffee. That is unique to me and why I give this resort gets...More

Thank joesea
Reviewed 31 July 2018

As a complete novice to Snow Sports,I was absolutely delighted to find this little jewel outside of Christchurch. Super friendly and accommodating staff. Champion instructors took me thru step by step so every fall on my backside was completely joyful!

Thank daveross69
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Love this place as it caters for skiers and snowboarders of all category. Gad a great time and lots of challenging path for a amateur like me.

Thank YNL127
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Mt Hutt was closed due to wind, so Porters was the go-to option. Similar distance from Christchurch and was surprisingly not that busy, even with the Hutt overflow. Field is better protected from the wind and lends itself to some nice windblown runs as a...More

Thank GymJunkie66
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We were given a recommendation to come here, and were offered cheaper lift passes so thought hey why not? The road to get there was a lot nicer than most other mountains we went up, and much less scary than Mt Hutt. Upon arrival, we...More

Thank 311kelsies
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun here. We hired a car and drove ourselves to the chain area. Once we were there a chap radioed them to come and pick us up, it started to snow heavily. Service was great, even though it was cloudy We...More

Thank G5593EFsandrab
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Porters is a small commercial ski field, but with a real personal side that you don't get anywhere else. The terrain offers something for every ability with a small terrain park for the jibbers. We had an epic few days after a big dump and...More

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Popped over to Porters for a days skiing, great fun. Booked kids into lessons and skied the slopes then spent the afternoon on the intermediate slope. Helpful staff though slow at the front desk. Lovely ski instructors and unhelpful staff particularly on the lifts with...More

Thank TheBandasaks
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Porters is the best kept secret but has some of the best skiing in the South Island of New Zealand. It has a great beginners area with a moving carpet and the next step up is the area serviced by the Pommer lift. Intermediates are...More

Thank dally1234
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect snow for skiing and no queues for any of the lifts. Very fun day up in the mountains with amazing views.

Thank 131devonb
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Llk H
23 November 2016|
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Response from monethetripper | Reviewed this property |
you can do that for free. You only pay to use the lift.