Ohau Snow Fields

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Ski Resort Ohau is a commercial ski field situated in Mackenzie country, Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand. The terrain is inside a big basin and there is a 20 min hike up to the ridge from the top of the lift. You get magnificent views of beautiful snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps once at the top. Ohau is suitable for all levels and facilities offered to suit everyone for instance for beginners there’s the easy...

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Mount Olympus Ski Field

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Ski Resort Mt Olympus is one and half hours from Christchurch. It is a club field on New Zealand’s Craigieburn range set deep in the Ryton Valley. It offers incredible and uncrowded terrain in a back-country setting which gives it that middle of nowhere feeling. The ski area is a large south-facing bowl which captures some of the most excellent southerly powder in Canterbury. On field accommodation is provided at the Top Hut Lodge and...

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HeliPark New Zealand

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Ski Resort HeliPark is based at Mt.Potts Lodge, south of Christchurch and is heli-accessed free skiing and riding in 350 hectares of unbelievable backcountry terrain. There are steep faces, chutes, rocks to drop off, cornices, wide open powder bowls and gullies. HeliPark is an environment for free-skiers and rider to train or play. There are no lifts, only one helicopter that departs from Mt.Potts Lodge and flies all day, dropping...

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Things to Do in Twizel

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Twizel is situated in Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand and is the nearest town to Aoraki Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. Here are a list of activities and attractions in and around Twizel. Mount Cook National Park Twizel is the nearest town outside the Mount Cook National Park, an alpine park that is part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Over a third of the park is permanent snow and glacier ice....

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Ashburton

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Ashburton straddles the River Ashburn, four miles before joining the River Dart. It is the main town in the farming district of mid-Canterbury. The town was named after Lord Ashburton, a member of the Canterbury Association, which settled the region in the 1850s. Even though in the beginning dry and covered with thick clumps of grass, applying water to the land areas has allowed agriculture to grow. The town of Ashburton is known for...

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Twizel

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Located in Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand is the town of Twizel, the closest town to Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest mountain in Australasia. Twizel was built in 1968 as a construction town for the Upper Waitaki hydroelectric development scheme. It was intended that the town would be removed once the hydro scheme was finished, however in 1983 the local people effectively fought to keep hold of the town, and began to take...

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Salmonella Dub

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Date: Sunday, 31 December 2008 Time: 6.30pm – Late Venue: Dux de Lux – Christchurch City, Canterbury The annual New Year’s Eve party in Dux de Lux outdoor courtyard this year will host Salmonella Dub together with Cornerstone Roots and visitors in Christchurch.

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