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Address: Inland Road, Waiau 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 1220
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Great Lodge

I stayed in the dorm room and it was great because we were the only ones in there! The place is really nice with great kitchen and bathroom facilities! The restaurant was great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2014
CJM324
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I stayed in the dorm room and it was great because we were the only ones in there! The place is really nice with great kitchen and bathroom facilities! The restaurant was great next door and they have hot pools which is great. Although they were cold when we hoped into them :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Hanmer Springs was closed (no snow), so we tried Mount Lyford out. Only tried the beginners slope out, which was fine. We found driving there challenging as newby's to snowchains, and the road seemed to go on and on - lovely views. Didn't seem as polished as Cardrona, though good to have a snowfield close to Christchurch, and we were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were fortunate enough to ski Mt Lyford in the quiet week after most schools had returned from holiday and on the both days of skiing there were only about 100 people on the slopes. This meant that lessons were frequently available and the staff there were only too willing to help. The instructors were very good for the 4... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

I took my two boys skiing & we stayed at the lodge. We loved it here. The restaurant was excellent & we loved cosying up by the fire & eating at the 'Nook'. Staff were brilliant very friendly almost made you feel like part of the family. Just watch out for the noises next door, or careful of your own... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

"Terrible" rating reflects the customer service and friendliness of staff. I have skiied at Mt Lyford approx half dozen times over as many years. Comparisons are made to other commercial and club fields in south island (have skiied nearly all). Mt Lyford can be a good early season option due to aspect, collecting SE storm snow. However: the snow report... More 

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Hamish S, Owner at Mount Lyford Alpine Resort, responded to this review

We are privately owned land and do not allow hiking unless we are sure conditions are safe. We are normally considered one of the most friendly ski areas for us to ask the customer to leave would probably be due to the customer being extremely rude and aggressive. It is not fair on management and staff who start very early... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

The view from the top is fantastic but the road is steep, narrow, winding and there are numerous blind corners.

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Queenscliff, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

been coming here since the 90's. Truly one of the best family fields around. Terrain may not be super challenging for some but the shirt-front can still scare the crap out of you at times. Basic kiwi facilities which has got better each season. Some of the best things about this field They let you ride your mountain bike up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Lyford gets the snow and the sun! Always a big solid base. A couple of brilliant steep faces to ride, groovy ridge riding, pow pow, Its got Pomas, t-bar and the easiest rope tow in Canterbury that gives you plenty of time to get on. Great hang out cafe offering simplistic Kiwi tucker at its best with nice prices. Did... More 

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