Is Traveling During The Winter Time Hard In Christchurch?
Do you want yourself and your family to experience an extraordinary winter in Christchurch but you are not too familiar with the conditions and destinations? With most people it can be really easy to avoid the topic all together and opt to go for a more “sunny” vacation destination but do not be discouraged. Christchurch has several destinations that make it easy for “snow challenged” travelers to enjoy all the beautiful perks Christchurch has to offer during the winter season. Let us introduce to you Mt Hutt and Hanmer Springs.
Some Basic Information
One of the regions more prominent skiing destinations sits high in the Southern Alps and is welcome to lesser experienced skiers and snowboarders and is well known for its powdery conditions.
Mt Hutt additionally comes with breathtaking views!
Christchurch skiingOn a clear day from the peak you’ll be able to see the Pacific Ocean one way and of the Southern Alps in the other.
Only a 35 minute drive from Methven village, they are famous for our big snow coverage and runs.
This past year, they had a 10-year snowfall record, and joined with 92 snow guns, we have one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island.
Featuring world class facilities and modern chair lifts, the ski area is ideal for snowboarders and skiers of all capabilities. Beginners feel just as comfortable as the world class athletes who train at the international race stadium, or broad, groomed runs as the freestyle enthusiasts are on terrain parks.
Mt Hutt is a very easy and accommodating resort including:
• A Simple 35 minute drive from Methven.
• Committed learning facilities – appropriate for all skills
• All day supervised children programmed for 3 months of age to 15 years old.
• Among the biggest and greatest ski areas in the South Island. Varied terrain for beginner through to pro.
Various other activities in the region include cycling, hiking, water activities, star gazing, fine dining, art walks, and much much more!
Mt Hutt also has premier dining facilities for every guest to enjoy including the Ski High Resort and Huber’s Hut.
If you are looking for a slightly bigger challenge than feel free to visit Hanmer Springs that is a little better suited for intermediate riders.
Hanmer Springs see’s the town’s population increase heavily during winter vacations, being one the regions top tourist destinations. Bungy jumping, mountain biking and bush walking are common tourist attractions, and there’s an airline service accessible for the screening of the alpine surroundings of the town. The town is created around a favorite hot spring that was found in the late 19th century. The fractured stone bed along the Hanmer fault made the hot springs and thermal pools possible even to today!
There are various bonus packages available for combining your flight,hotel, and activities. There are the most perks for parents with children 10 or younger so be sure to ask your booking venue about special flight and accommodation offers.
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