Methven - New Zealand Ski Holidays
For New Zealand ski holidays in the South Island, try the Canterbury fields. Stay in ski apartments in Methven, Hanmer or Christchurch, an ideal base for a few days to ski and board the surrounding feilds.
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Chistchurch City provides a gateway to these South Island ski areas and the city is ideal as an accommodation base for a daily drive to the mountains or a stop off, en route to or on return from the southern fields, with flights in and out of Christchurch International Airport.
MOUNT HUTT enjoys the longest ski season in the Southern Hemisphere and is located high in the spectacular Southern Alps. With excellent infield and base facilities this 365 hectare ski and snowboarding area offers stunning views over the Canterbury Plains. Slopes are suitable for all levels of skiing and snow boarding ability.
Access is via a 26 km road of which 13km is unsealed. Allow 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Christchurch and a 35 minute drive up the access road.
PORTER HEIGHTS is the closest ski area to Christchurch City.
Slopes cater for skiers and snow boarders of all levels and the views from all over the mountain are stunning, from the Canterbury Plains below to the Craigieburn Range and Southern Alps over the back. Porter Heights is only 89 kms from Christchurch International Airport. Allow 1 hour drive time from Central City Christchurch
CRAIGIEBURN, BROKEN RIVER, TEMPLE BASIN, OLYMPUS, CHEESEMAN, AMURI and LYFORD are smaller ski areas or club fields located between 1hour 30 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Christchurch.
WHITESTONE COTTAGES, Methven Luxury Mt Hutt ski accommodation with fully self contained individual apartments. Just 11km to the base of Mt Hutt.
CLEAR RIDGE APARTMENTS, Hanmer Springs the ultimate club ski field destination, ski Amuri by day and relax in the hot pools by night, stay at these luxury apartments