Porter Heights

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Good place to ride”

Freeriding

70%

No trees but some x-treme off-piste

Freestyle

52%

No park, but good natural

Pistes

30%

Short but okay pistes

Mountain stats

Top lift:1950m
Vertical drop:620m
Bottom lift:1340m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Drag-lifts   1 platter tow, 1 beginner tow

Ride area 365 hectares

Easy
15%
Intermediate
35%
Advanced
50%
Total Pistes:17
Longest Piste:620m

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £37.28 Day,

Porters Heights is situated in the Craigieburn Range and is the closest boarding area to Christchurch. The whole area is likened to a large terrain park with heaps of runs that can't be beaten on a powder day with cool challenging chutes and hits. Legendary runs like Big Mama (one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere) and Bluff Face (NZ's steepest) help to make this an extremely interesting and challenging resort for any snowboarder.

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World Ranking

13th

Overall in Australasia

  • #9 best freeride
  • #11 best freestyle
  • #16 best piste riding

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