Skiing, snow and ice sports in Canterbury

This page has information on skiing, ice, and snow sports in Canterbury — from ski clubs to snowboarding as well as resources on snow sports and mountain safety.

A ski party on Mt Sepastopol near the Hermitage, Mount Cook National Park [1926?]  CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0087

A ski party on Mt Sepastopol near the Hermitage, Mount Cook National Park [1926?] CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0087

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Find resources including DVDs, books, and magazines:

EMagazines on Zinio include:

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Clubs and organisations

Cover of SnowboardingCommunity information directory CINCH, lists skiing groups and includes contacts for local ski clubs and fields. It also has information on:

Our Internet Gateway lists ski clubs and ski areas websites.

Ski areas and snow conditions

Snow Reports
Lists snow conditions in club and commercial fields around Canterbury.
Metservice
Weather for mountains and national parks.
Snow.co.nz
Guide to ski areas in New Zealand. Includes club, commercial and heliski information.

Mountain safety

The Mountain Safety Council
Offers training programmes and advice.
Avalanche.net.nz
Latest advisories on avalanche risk in New Zealand’s mountain areas. From the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.

Related links

Snow at NZ On Screen
Snow collects together titles celebrating the scenic, recreational and spiritual call of New Zealand’s mountains. The collection features everything from ski ballet, Middle Earth glaciers and mountain parrots, to polar ice-fishing.
Snow days
A brief history of snow in Christchurch.
Winter and snow photos
View our snow, winter and Matariki images.
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