A wonderful ski season has finished here for us which has been on par with the best years. The garden is starting to look good with all the spring flowers and leaves coming out ,we've been busy building garden features to enhance the garden and planting the organic garden to see us thru for fresh vegetables. The paint brushes and tool are coming out of the work shed so we can complete some repairs from the snow and start some new projects.

New activities for us this year are the country combo pack , mountain biking and rafting, hope to see you all soon.



As below ,we had another 60 cm in the last 36 hours  which takes the base on porters up to 1.60 m ,this is shaping up to be one of the best ski seasons we've had to date



Snow ,snow and more snow 35cm on the ground and over a meter on the mountain,



Raining today which makes you feel that winter is around the corner. The summer has gone quickly but very pleasantly with lots of good times with friends and family .The walking and biking has gone to plan and new walks added to the book. New for this winter season is that the smylies bus will do a Christchurch to porters service on Sat, Sun and Mon leaving from Central City YHA in Manchester street at 7.15 am and returning there by 6.00pm . Bouldering at Castle Hill in gaining in popularity and we have added a couple of climbing mats to our rental dept ,cost for those you will find on the castle hill Page.