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Mount Lyford

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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

The ski area 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.


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


Mount Lyford offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Mount Lyford.

Notable Ski Runs

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Lyford?

The next notable snow forecast is 31cm12in, expected on 30 July.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mount Lyford

Ski Area Stats

Mount Lyford Ski Area

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

Altitudes & Slopes

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

Ski Slope Aspects


Mount Lyford has ski slopes facing south-west (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Lyford
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Mount Lyford?

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


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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.


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.

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