Mt Lyford Alpine Resort Ski Area

Ski Resort

Mount Lyford is a 2hrs drive from Christchurch. 2WD may need chains fitted. Mt Lyford has a good balance of terrain for all abilities including a lot of natural hits for snowboarders and freeriders and a large variety of learner and intermediate terrain.

Some of the facilities offered here include equipment hire, snowsports school offering group and private lessons, cafe, tubing area, shuttle service, on site accommodation, Terrain Park, half pipe, jumps, rails and groomed slopes.

This is an ideal family destination that offers uncrowded slopes and no lift queues. The season duration is early June to mid-October.
A great place to dine is the Terako Day Lodge Café which has excellent mountain views.


Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 1750 metres
Vertical Point: 450 metres
Skiable Area: 180 hectares

Number of Lifts

1 T-bar, 1 poma, 2 platters, 1 fixed grip learners’ tow and 1 rope tow


Day Pass
Adult $60, Student $50, Child (13-17yrs) $30 / (5-12yrs) $15, Under 5yrs/Senior Free
Half Day
Adult $50, Student $45, Child (13-17yrs) $25 / (5-12yrs) $10, Under 5yrs/Senior Free
Seasonal Pass (from April 16th until two weeks into the season from opening day)
Adult $439, Student $379, Child (13-17yrs) $239 / (5-12yrs) $139

Hire Equipment

Skis, boots, tubes, poles, snowboards, snow tubes and a limited range of outerwear.


Beginners ski including lift, lesson and rental:
Adult $105
Student $90
Child (13-17yrs) $60 / (5-12yrs) $55

Beginners board including lift, lesson and rental:
Adult $115
Student $100
Child (13-17yrs) $80 / (5-12yrs) $70


snowsports school offering group and private lessons
tubing area
school groups
snow caving
ski biking
skidoo rides
shuttle service
on field accommodation – Mt Lyford Lodge is situated at the base of the mountain and Mount Lyford Alpine Village. It offers choices of very affordable rooms and on suites, welcoming hearth, great food, a spa with a view, well stocked bar and restaurant.
terrain Park
half pipe
hits and Jumps
groomed slopes.

: Inland Road Waiaiu, North Canterbury 7395
Phone: +64 3 315 6178

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