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One of Christchurch Art Gallery’s best-loved paintings, Petrus van der Velden’s 1872 work Burial in the Winter on the Island of Marken, also ...
Hanmer Springs is most famous for its hot pools, but it also offers great skiing just two hours from Christchurch.
The Hanmer Springs Ski Area is a club field that’s known for its friendly and welcoming vibe – its motto is ‘the small club field with a big heart’ - but also offers outstanding terrain for all your mountain adventures.
It has a groomed learners’ area to get you started with a 60m easy-to-use fixed grip tow. For intermediate and advanced riders, there’s the poma – the longest in the Southern Hemisphere – which accesses natural and groomed riding.
On-field instruction is available and you can hire boards and skis in Hanmer Springs before heading up the hill. Robinson Lodge, the field’s self-catered on-site accommodation, has four family rooms and four bunkrooms, with incredible views out onto the inland Kaikōura Range. A daily shuttle runs up to the field from Hanmer Springs, which has a range of accommodation options.