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“Friendly place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Hanmer Springs Ski Area
Mt St Patrick, Just 20km From Hanmer | Springs Village (35 Minutes Drive), Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
+64 274 341 806
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Ranked #15 of 17 Activities in Hanmer Springs
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
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Ashburton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We came here with two small children - our 5 year old was going to have her first day on skis. Unfortunately very windy and it was hard for her, but the staff were brilliant and very helpful and flexible. The lodge was warm and comfortable and we'd consider spending a few days here in the future.

Visited July 2013
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Hanmer_Apartments, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Ski Area, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thanks for the review, glad to here the staff helped out where they could, hopefully you come back when we have our famous sunshine as our slopes face north and get all day sun. thanks again.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Retro ski field in gorgeous location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Took a drive up the (scary) road to this ski field. Didn't ski but looked to be a fun place to do so. Probably more aimed at intermediate skiers - worth the drive even if just to play in the snow..

Visited August 2012
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Hanmer_Apartments, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Ski Area, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the kind words - just to point out though, all alpine roads in NZ are difficult! Club fields certainly cannot afford tar seal. No campervans are allowed up road and chains must always be carried. our new beginners tow for 2012 was a huge success and helped all the learners find their feet.
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“Mt Lyford”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Great instructors. Had a terrific time skiing & snowboarding. Staff were very helpful & friendly - good equipment available. Our only grudge was the tow cable to take you back up to the top - very hard to hold onto & quite taxing on the energy. Best part was the skiing down the slope!

Visited July 2012
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Hanmer_Apartments, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Ski Area, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the kind comments - not sure if you went to Mt Lyford or Hanmer? Both fields have a "nutcracker rope tow" which does take a little while to get used to. Our Poma tow at Hanmer is the longest Poma tow in NZ at over 800m!
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“Definately worth the drive up the long windy road............”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We came here with our children. We are not skiiers but this place had everything on offer. If you want a non commercial club type setting this is SOOOO for you. There were great areas for the kids to play around in and if you are a skiier there are certainly enough slopes to keep you busy!.
I wish I had taken more food along as there isn't much on offer. But thats all fine we didn't really care - they did have 2 minute noodles and toasted sandwhiches available at a very cheap price!.

Visited July 2012
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Hanmer_Apartments, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Ski Area, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the review - we have taken on board and plan to provide more food and refreshments next season 2013. Being a club field we never have queues!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Hanmer Springs Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Had a gorgeous weekend re-union, 3 of us "old girls" from 35 years ago in the Army. Just blobbed in the Hanmer Springs Hot Pools, wandered around the village- excellent restaurants and shops. The snow around the village added to the atmosphere. A weekend to remember.

Visited June 2012
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