Porters is the closest ski area to Christchurch and caters for all abilities of skier and snowboarder. Porters offers something different; our focus is on offering a quality experience for all, whether it's your first time on snow or you're a total expert. If you've never skied before, we have a designated area for you to learn and progress. If you're used to skiing and riding across all terrain, there is still plenty to explore!

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Where is Porters located?

 Porters is only 89km from the Christchurch Airport; just over an hour in the car along the Great Alpine Highway.

When is the ski/ snowboarding season at Porters?

Is snow real in Porters?

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What accommodation options are available?

Are there ski and snowboard lessons available?

Can I rent ski and snowboard equipment?

Can I purchase tickets & passes in advance?

Are there dining options available?

Are there child-friendly facilities and childcare services available?