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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Ski Resort Guide

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift1,850m
Resort Height1,432m
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Westport
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Hanmer Springs

Located 17km (11 miles) from Hambner springs itself with its famous thermal pools the ski area is run by the Amuri Ski Club and is a traditional club fuield offering a community feel, low prices, high value and the opportunity for everyone to pitch in and help. There's accommodation available in the lodge and the ski lifts, which run throughout daylight hours, include one of New Zealand's longest pomas.


The New Zealand ski resort of Hanmer Springs is at an altitude of 1,432m.

Hanmer Springs has direct access to 13 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.


Hanmer Springs offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Hanmer Springs.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Hanmer Springs?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm, expected on 27 September, with around 10cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Hanmer Springs

Ski Area Stats

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Hanmer Springs Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,850m
Lowest Piste1,432m
Resort Altitude (Hanmer Springs)1,432m

Hanmer Springs Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Hanmer Springs is 2km long.

Location and Map

Where is Hanmer Springs?

This ski resort is in Hurunui, Canterbury, New Zealand.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Hanmer Springs is Christchurch, 105 minutes drive away.

Westport airport is also within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 1,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Hanmer Springs open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Hanmer Springs, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Hanmer Springs Tourist Office for the latest.

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