Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs

Just over 2 hours from Christchurch, surrounded by mountains, it could be another world away. Hanmer Springs Ski Area is situated on Mt. St. Patrick, 1850m, and is an easy 40 minutes drive from the alpine thermal holiday resort of Hanmer Springs. In a good season with lots of snow there is some fabulous skiing. The ski runs cater for all stages of skiers, but especially anyone of intermediate grade who’ll literally discover a mountain of fun! While all the main runs are groomed there’s still plenty of virgin snow left for the experts and the more adventurous to enjoy.

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is small enough to be friendly but big enough to make you feel you have plenty of space to ski. The long poma takes you to the top of the mountain from where you get fabulous all round views. A good choice of intermediate and advanced runs down giving good intermediate skiing on groomed trails, off-piste challenges for the more advanced and some great snowboarding with both natural and groomed pipe riding. The shirtfront rope tow goes up into a separate basin with good intermediate skiing.

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is located just 40 minutes by car or shuttle from the Alpine Thermal Resort of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its Thermal Reserve, whose hydroslides, hot sulphur pools and cooler swimming areas are ideal for apr├ęs ski relaxing.