Skiing in Porters, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Late June - late September
Freestyle skiing:
Community Park
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).

One of the biggest ski areas near Christchurch is Porters. It is situated next to Lake Lyndon, near Porters Pass, and is 89 km/55 mi from Christchurch (the closest ski area to the city). The site is open from late June to late September and offers a great destination for the lovers of skiing. Porters, with its varied terrain, is addressed to skiers of all levels.

The spot provides a big area for learners, as well as more demanding terrain on the mountain for the advanced skiers (Bluff Face and Big Mama trails). If you prefer freestyle skiing, don’t miss the Community Park with a great variety of jumps, lips, boxes, rails and wall-rides. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km (139.8 miles), 2 hours 46 min
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km (203.8 miles), 3 hours 52 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km (298.3 miles), 5 hours 37 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 miles (15 min drive) from the center of the town


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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