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Mount Lyford

Mount Lyford Ski Resort Guide

Mount Lyford, New Zealand

Rated: 4/5 (from 1 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift1,750m
Resort Height1,280m
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Woodbourne
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Mount Lyford

The New Zealand ski resort of Mount Lyford is at an altitude of 1,280m.


Mount Lyford has direct access to 24 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.


Mount Lyford offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Mount Lyford offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Mount Lyford.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mount Lyford is 3km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Lyford?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm, expected on 6 December.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mount Lyford

Ski Area Stats

Mount Lyford Ski Area

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


Mount Lyford Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,750m
Resort Altitude (Mount Lyford)1,280m
Lowest Piste1,249m
Max Vertical501m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Lyford
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Mount Lyford?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Lyford is Christchurch, 115 minutes drive away.

Woodbourne airport is also within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 1,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Mount Lyford 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 Mount Lyford, 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.

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