Hanmer Springs Ski Area, Hanmer Springs

4.5
#5 of 11 in Winter Sports in Canterbury Region
Hanmer Springs Ski Area, located on Mount Saint Patrick, South Island, New Zealand is a club skifield 17km (about 35 minutes' drive) from the town of Hanmer Springs. It has New Zealands longest Poma lift at over 800m, a nutcracker rope tow and a new beginners fixed grip rope tow, giving access to trails rated as 10% beginner, 60% intermediate and 30% advanced. Elevation is 1769m at the top of the field with 52ha of ski terrain (310m vertical elevation).The facilities are run by the Amuri Ski Club Inc, a volunteer non-profit sports club for locals and visitors, with all proceeds from receipts being put back into upgrading facilities each year. A groomer is used throughout the season which usually runs from the end of June until about mid September each year. There is a natural terrain park used by both skiers and snowboarders.ServicesDaily lessons are available and ski hire can be obtained from both the mountain and the village. A daily shuttle runs for those who are not confident on an alpine road, chains must be carried at all times and fitted when directed.
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  • Didn't visit the area for skiing but had an interesting ride up the 4WD track as far as the snowline in the family 4WD. Great views...very peaceful...only saw 3 or 4 other vehicles during the 90 minut...  more »
  • Having researched the various ski fields, this seemed to fit the bill as my wife doesn't ski and I wanted just a day on the slopes. Having asked down in the village they assured me it was good and so ...  more »
  • We went out to the ski-area in search of the Wild Horses of St.James , but alas , couldn't locate them. The mountains were covered in Broome...as far as the eye can see..a Yellow Sea. Quite spectacula...  more »
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  • Fantastic club field skiing experience with some good terrain and skiing options. Nice day Lodge and comfortable overnight accommodation, bring your own food and drink. Highly recommended.
  • The authentic Kiwi skiing experience. Most days you're lucky if there is a dozen cars in the car park, and you could go a very long part of your day without seeing another person. Fantastic. Just make sure you have a good 4WD because the road can be pretty rough!
  • Incredible views, great staff and cheap prices. Also with budget accommodation prices. Put it on the list of places to visit this winter.

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Where to stay in Hanmer Springs

A good range of accommodations are available in Hanmer Springs, many of which cluster around the Amuri Avenue thoroughfare. As a resort town, it caters to a range of different visitors year-round, so you have your pick from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels and convenient motels. Farther out, you'll find RV parks and spa resorts. Pre-booking may be advisable during peak seasons.
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