Terrain + Trail Map
The Hanmer Springs Ski Area is ideal for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
From the base area we have a tailor made groomed learners area to get you started. Our fixed grip learners tow is perfect for beginners and our international ski and snowboard school is on hand for group and private lessons. The Shirtfront rope tow accesses groomed intermediate and off piste runs. The Poma lift is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, accesses intermediate and advance runs in the Bordeaux Basin as well as the back basins for the more adventurous.
Snow conditions allowing we groom the beginners area, shirtfront, table top and areas of the Bordeaux Basin.
All lifts open only subject to suitable snow and weather conditions.
Ski Area Terrain
10% Beginner / 60% Intermediate / 30% Advanced
LIFTS: 1 Poma Lift (807 m)/1 rope tow / 1 fixed grip learners tow
ELEVATION: 1769 m
VERTICAL: 310 m
IN BOUNDS SKI TERRAIN: 52 ha
TERRAIN PARK: one big natural park! Get amongst!
SKI TOURING / BACK COUNTRY
There are plenty of hiking and ski-touring opportunities from Hanmer Springs Ski Area outside the patrolled area. You will find details of day trips and overnight adventures in New Zealand Backcountry Skiing written by James Broadbent. Please consult the staff before departing and register your intentions at the ticket office.
There is no ski patrol or avalanche control outside the marked ski area boundary. Outside the ski area boundary you are responsible for your own safety. Do not travel alone in these areas and check that everybody in your party has appropriate equipment (e.g. avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) and the skills to use them. Check the Backcountry Avalanche Advisory Report for current backcountry status and obey the NZ Mountains Safety Backcountry Code at all times.