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Mount Lyford

Mount Lyford Ski Resort Guide

Mount Lyford, New Zealand

Rated: 4/5 (from 1 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift1,750m5,741ft
Resort Height1,280m4,199ft
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Woodbourne
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Mount Lyford

A commercial field since 1991. Excellent advanced level skiing and a rapid development in progress with new building tastefully designed in wood, including new log lodges. Daily shuttle busses run from Christchurch and Kaikoura.

Summary

The New Zealand ski resort of Mount Lyford is at an altitude of 1,280m4,199ft.

Mount Lyford has direct access to 24 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

Skiing

Mount Lyford offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Lyford?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mount Lyford.

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Ski Area Stats

Mount Lyford Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 5 
Cross Country
Total Length
3km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6

Altitudes

Mount Lyford Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,750m5,741ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Lyford)1,280m4,199ft
Lowest Piste1,249m4,098ft
Max Vertical501m1,644ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Lyford
Intermediate Skiers

Mount Lyford Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mount Lyford is 3km2 miles long.

Snowboarding

Boarder Cross Cup

Location and Map

Where is Mount Lyford?

This ski resort is in Hurunui, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Lyford is Christchurch, 115 minutes drive away.

Woodbourne airport is also within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 1,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Mount Lyford open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Lyford, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mount Lyford Tourist Office for the latest.

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