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Porter Heights

Porter Heights Ski Resort Guide

Porter Heights, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Porter Heights Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Beginners.
Highest Lift1,980m
Resort Height1,300m
 Nearest AirportsTimaru and Christchurch
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Porter Heights at a glance

Located in a Y-shaped valley with sunny, treeless runs including Big Mama and Bluff Face, two of New Zealand's longest and steepest lift-served trails. Daily transport from Christchurch (the closest ski area to it) and numerous other incentives for skiers.

 When will it snow in Porter Heights?

The next notable snow forecast for Porter Heights is 10cm, expected on 8 August, with around 10cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Porter Heights Facts, Stats and Ratings

Porter Heights Rated

Ratings for Porter Heights
Expert Skiers

How High is Porter Heights?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Porter Heights
Highest Lift1,980m
Lowest Piste1,300m
Resort Altitude (Porter Heights)1,300m
Max Vertical680m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Porter Heights Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Porter Heights
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
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Number of Lifts
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Porter Heights Summary

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Porter Heights has direct access to 17 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Porter Heights is 2km long.

 Skiing in Porter Heights

Porter Heights offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Beginner skiers.

 Snowboarding in Porter Heights

Known as 'Boarder Heights' to Snowboarders.

When is Porter Heights open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Porter Heights.

Usual opening is Mid June, and usual closing is Early Oct.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Porter Heights.

Snow Making

Porter Heights is able to make snow, with 8 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts of Porter Heights are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Porter Heights?

Porter Heights is in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

How can I get to Porter Heights?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Porter Heights are Timaru and Christchurch, all within three hours drive. Christchurch and Timaru are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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