Mount Lyford is located in the Kaikoura region popular for its impressive location and a beautiful exotic variety of wildlife. Mount Lyford is one of the most popular ski fields for intermediate skiers located in the South Island. The alpine resort is in close proximity to Kaikoura that indicates that skiers have a chance to get proper accommodation for their skiing holiday.
Ski Information for Mount Lyford
The terrain is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers with plenty of skiable terrain for beginners. The resort has a great beginner’s area at the base where wobbly first-time skiers can take a lesson from professionals to improve their skills for a better skiing experience. It is likely that the skiers will learn that getting to the ski resort is an adventure in itself. The drive up to Mt Lyford Ski Field is not for everyone. The road leading to the resort is long, winding, and steep. Mt Lyford Ski Field has a skiing area suitable for all levels including a decent measure of the new landscape, intermediate pitches, various territory stop highlights. The lift system comprises of a T-bar, 2 platters, and, Poma lift, 2 rope tows. Mt Lyford Ski Field has no lodging on the slope. There are just essential offices on the mountain including a bistro, day stop, rental shop, ski school, heli-skiing, and skidoo contract. You will discover Mt Lyford Ski Field to be slightly different and not as connected as other resorts in New Zealand
There’s a very limited beginners area but its more than enough for early learners to practice their skills in a not so crowded resort. located near the car park of Deer Valley Ski touring, the lifts will take beginners to Tom Thumb where they can get plenty of practice at Tessas and Thrili.
Most of the trails in the resort are marked blue for intermediate skiers, the location attracts thousands of skiers each year who enjoy the fresh kiwi powder ski fields. Mount Lyford ski resort is located in a location that is prone to snowstorms, after a snowstorm the resort gets plenty of fresh powder for an adventure on the slopes. The intermediate skiing area begins at the Jewel, the pistes and slopes located at The Jewel are full of powder and gives an easy but thrilling ride to skiers taking them all the way to Timothy’s fun. Skiers can take the Beer Valley Poma to access this trail. Intermediate skiers can take the Easy Street by taking The Rope lift. Plenty of blues are found near Jenny’s slide and the Georgianna’s Delight. The Thriller is another challenging intermediate blue marked trail. Beginners can also access the Cloudy Pome to try the very challenging blue marked trail called The Cause. Skiers can take the Terako Rope lift to get access to the blue marked trails of The Cause and the Thriller if and head to the trials of Jenny’s Slides.
Advanced skiers will find themselves to a perfect surprise when they head to Mount Lyford. The entire resort is not crowded. the black marked pistes are absolutely crowded free even in the peak season as the slopes are not for everyone. Taking the Deer Valley Poma lift skiers can have access to the black marked Timothy’s Fun. Apart from Timothy’s Fun Skiers can take The Rope to get to the Hamish Top but the ascent to the top of Hamish’s Drop is only accessible by a helicopter. Doug’s Folley and Mt Lyford Third Basin are some of the best black marked pistes but they are accessible by a helicopter that makes these pistes accessible through heli-skiing. To get to the black marked slopes with plenty of powder without heli-skiing makes for a bit of an effort on part of the skiers. To access the black slopes, skiers have to take the Beer Valley Poma and ski their way to the intermediate blue marked Easy Street. From Easy Street skiers must uphill by the Terako Rope to access the Excellerator, the Exhibition and the Die Hard regions of Mount Lyford for black marked slopes.
There is something for everyone in the Mount Lyford ski resort. The Wild Ride terrain park is popular for experienced snowboarders. The terrain park has rails, half pipes, and plenty of kickers for experienced skiers and snowboarders to show their talent and skill. The resort has a tennis court that doubles as a skating rink in winter.