Porters hosted a group of 13 eager Chinese inbound agents on Saturday (18 June) even though the ski area is yet to open for the season!
The visiting group had the opportunity to see the facilities and appreciate the slopes at Porters, which is expected to open for the season shortly after the next southerly, snow-laden blast passes through.
“The agents had fun in the snow on Saturday and were able to appreciate the variety of trails Porters offers, especially for first time skiers and riders”, comments Anton Wilke, Porters Sales and Marketing Manager. The agents weren’t alone on the mountain and staff were undertaking pre-season training.
Porters extensive learners’ area was refurbished in 2015 and allows for excellent transition from magic carpet to platter and then onto the chairlift, all from the same level.
For first time Chinese visiting skiers or riders, Porters offers a seamless package from Christchurch, including transport, rental gear, 2 hour group lesson and learners’ lift ticket for only $150 per adult (retail).
Porters is the closest ski area to Christchurch city and Christchurch International Airport – approximately 89 km drive primarily on the sealed SH 73 road.
“Porters proximity to Christchurch and our packaged products make it super-easy for agents to give their clients a great winter experience on the snow”, adds Anton. Wholesale rates for this season and 2017 are available now.
The agents’ famil was organised by Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism and transported to Porters by Hassle-free Tours.