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Skiing and Snowboarding just 1 hr 20 mins drive from Kaikoura to the top of the mountain! Terrain is suitable for all level of experience. Mt Lyford Ski offers equipment to hire, lessons, cafe, tubing, shuttle, accommodation, terrain park, half pipe and groomed slopes. Full day or half day passes available.
Mt Lyford has New Zealand’s largest learners area with a safe basin for kids and good tracks for enthusiastic beginners. There are many fun intermediate slopes and for the experienced skier or boarder there is a ski lift to the top of Mt Terako to enjoy some steep rides.
Ski season: from mid June to late September
Between October and April, Mt Lyford Adventure Park is open for mountain biking, hiking and guided tours.
There is on mountain accommodation at the Lake Stella Mountain Retreats all year around where people can enjoy the 'real' outdoors with many nearby walks.