Aprés-ski is probably more our bag than skiing and snowboarding at the City Centre Motel in Christchurch, but we are more than happy to wave our guests off as they head to one of the ski fields within a 90-minute drive of the motel. The New Zealand ski and snow season generally lasts from June to October, (weather and conditions permitting of course) and we've found that our central location makes us a good skiing accommodation for visitors to Canterbury and Mackenzie ski areas. The closest and most popular ski fields to Christchurch are Mt Hutt, Porters Heights and Mt Dobson.
Your choices for skiing accommodation in Christchurch at City Centre Motel include:
Skiing and Snow Sports in Christchurch & Canterbury
All of the ski fields below have facilities that cater for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and experience levels. Lessons are available, as are skis, boards and boot hires. There are also ski shops in Christchurch city who hire out ski gear and sell ski passes. Ski shuttles also run in peak season.
- Mt Hutt - Located in New Zealand's Southern Alps, Mt Hutt is a popular ski field with 365 skiable hectares and plenty of facilities for beginners.
- Porter Heights - Porter Heights is a small ski field that offers quality, yet affordable skiing to skiers of all levels.
- Mt Dobson - Located on the main road between Christchurch and Queenstown, Mt Dobson offers 400 hectares of terrain,14 different trails and is the highest ski field base in New Zealand.
View more information about the New Zealand ski and snow season, plus information about Christchurch and Canterbury ski fields, lessons, runs, weather, climate and more.
Opening times, road conditions, weather and run information at Christchurch's closest ski fields can be viewed at: