Hanmer Springs

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Hanmer Springs ski area
Location 17 km from Hanmer Springs

155 km from Christchurch

155 km from Kaikoura

Resort Altitude 1769m
Winter Season July - mid September
Terrain Overall: 52 ha
Beginner: 10%
Intermediate: 60%
Advanced: 30%
Lift System Total: 3

1 Poma/Platter

1 Rope Toe

Highest Lift Poma/Platter
Lowest Lift Rope toe
Vertical 310 m
Longest Run Poma
Avg Snowfall 1.5m
Terrain Parks none
Snow Sports skiing, snowboarding, etc
Facilities equipment rentals, repairs and waxing, day lodge, accommodation,
Nearest Town Hanmer Springs
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Hanmer Springs ski area is located near the town of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand and is about 2 - 2.5 hours from Christchurch, New Zealand. A tiny little ski resort, only servicing three lifts and a handful of runs, Hanmer Springs ski area is run by the Amuri Ski Club(Inc.) providing low fees with the intention of making it affordable to ski. The presence of a simple club in the place of a commercial resort and the obscurity of the resort create a close community and a spacious mountain to ski on. "Hanmer Springs Ski Area is small enough to be friendly but big enough to be private"

Location

Hanmer Springs ski area is situated on Mt. St.Patrick, roughly 2 to 2.5 hours (155km) north of Christchurch, New Zealand and about 1hr and 45min to 2 hours south of Kaikoura, New Zealand. It's nearest town, Hanmer Springs, is 17 km away and the nearest airport is in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pros

  • Has a friendly and cozy atmosphere.
  • A Secluded location means that the mountain isn't crowded.
  • A cozy and friendly environment make a perfect option for all the family.
  • The mountain is easy for beginners but also has some options for the more advanced.
  • Relaxing and enjoyable even if you don't ski.

Cons

  • Few lifts means there is little choice for the extreme or highly advanced.
  • The small size of the ski area provides little in the way of choice in dinning and after-hours activities.

Contacts

Phone: 027 434 1806 in season

Fax: Seriously, who uses fax nowadays?

Postal: PO Box 141, Hanmer Springs

Email: info@skihanmer.co.nz

Website: http://www.skihanmer.co.nz/

Planning

Getting There

The road out of Hanmer to the access road is clearly marked as Clarence Valley road and signed to Hanmer Springs Ski Area. The turn off from Clarence Valley road to the ski area is at St James Station, about ten kilometres out of town. The access road is a short but narrow gravel road with a few tight corners. It is north facing, so any ice left on it tends to melt when the sun shines. Car parks are located just below the Lodges.

The road is not recommended for camper vans, but two wheel drive cars with chains fitted normally have no problem, and four wheel drives can often get up without chains, especially later in the season. Chains must always be carried.

A shuttle runs daily from Hanmer Springs township

Accommodation

On Mountain

Accommodation is available on mountain.

For more information visit: Hanmer Springs Ski area

Off Mountain

Accommodation off mountain is available in Hanmer Springs(town)

Robbinson Lodge and Day Lodge

Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets are available on the mountain.

For a full price list visit: Hanmer Springs Ski Area website

Ski School

Group ski and snowboard lessons are available.

Price and times are as follows:

Times:

Ski, Carving & Snowboard Lessons

  • 9.30am
  • 11.00am
  • 1.00pm
  • 2.30pm

Prices:

Ski, Carving & Snowboard Lessons

  • Group Adults - $30.00 NZ each
  • Private Lessons - $45.00 NZ each
    • one extra person - $15.00 NZ
      (in private lessons)
  • Group Children - $25.00 NZ each

Equipment Hire

Hanmer Springs ski area has a good range of equipment and clothes as well as vehicle snow chains, at a hire price of $35.00 NZ, if you forget yours or you don't have any.

Rental items have a standard price as well as a $10.00 NZ deposit fee for each item of clothing and are available in most adult and child sizes.

And for the kids(or the occasional adult who would like to think the're still kids), toboggans are listed for hire.

Hire is available both on field and in the village.

For a full price list visit: Hanmer Springs Ski Area website

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

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