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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is located just 40 minutes by car or shuttle from the Alpine Thermal Resort of Hanmer Springs, renowned for its Thermal Reserve, whose hydroslides, hot sulphur pools and cooler swimming areas are ideal for apras ski relaxing.

Hanmer Springs has plenty of accommodation of all types, plus restaurants, golf, forest walks, mountain biking, jetboating, bungy-jumping and other activities for those who want to take a day off skiing. There is ski hire in the village and a shuttle runs daily to the ski field."



"The ski area is a small club field with a friendly atmosphere. It is well suited to intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders who enjoy open spaces with groomed trails and a relaxed atmosphere away from the tow queues and hurly burly of commercial ski fields.
The access road goes all the way to the day lodge and is usually negotiable by 4WD vehicles but chains need to be carried. 2WD vehicles need chains, particularly early in the season. There is no road toll. Seasons usually last from early July to mid-September.

Hanmer Springs Ski Area is small enough to be friendly but big enough to make you feel you have plenty of space to ski. The long poma takes you to the top of the mountain from where you get fabulous all round views. A good choice of intermediate and advanced runs down giving good intermediate skiing on groomed trails, off-piste challenges for the more advanced and some great snowboarding with both natural and groomed pipe riding. The shirtfront rope tow goes up into a separate basin with good intermediate skiing.

There is a small learners area with its own rope tow. There is ski hire plus instruction on the field and a welcoming Day Lodge with woodstove and carpeted mezzanine area offers a place to rest and meet with family and friends. There are usually cups of hot soup, pies, soft drinks, chocolate bars etc. on sale.

The Robinson Lodge with bunk and family rooms plus hot showers is situated by the Day Lodge and is available to non-members who want to stay up at the field on a backpacker basis, using the cooking facilities in the Day Lodge. "

Nearest Town Hanmer Springs
Distance (km) 24
Nearest Airport Christchurch
Distance (km) 149
Annual Snow Fall (m) 1.5
Season Opens Early July
Season Closes Mid September
Skiable Area (Hectares) 52
Total Number of Lifts 3
Base Altitude (m) 1459
Highest Altitude (m) 1769
Beginner 10%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 30%
Chairlifts 0
T-Bars 0
Platters 1
Rope Tows 2
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire Yes
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe  
Terrain Park  
Cafe Yes
Bar No
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Hanmer Springs Ski Area
Phone 64 3 3157201
Fax 64 3 3157201
Mail PO BOX 129 Hanmer Springs

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