Day 1: Christchurch to Springfield | Porters
We depart Christchurch at 6am and pick up our hire gear (for those that need it) en-route to Porters Alpine Lodge, best known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The lifts at Porters Alpine Lodge run up two distinct valleys: Big Mama (which towers above the left of the base area) and Bluff Face (which towers above the right).
At 620m, Big Mama boasts one of the largest vertical drops in one lift-accessed run in New Zealand. Easy backcountry riding is available from the top of the T3T-Bar.
For the next two nights we stay in the Springfield area, a snow sports enthusiast’s haven, complete with majestic views to enjoy after a busy day on the slopes plus some great bars and restaurants - ask your guide to recommend their favourites.
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Breakfast, Lift Pass
SLOPE INFO - Porters
Difficulty: 15% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 50% Advanced Height: 1950m Vertical: 610m Skiable Area: 350ha