Gorgeous isn’t it?!
The Inland Road from Christchurch to Kaikoura is often neglected but a real gem! We went to Mt Lyford (the right most mount in the above photo) for a day of snowboarding this past weekend. The photo below (and top banner of this article) was taken on the road to the ski field.
Mt Lyford ski field is small-ish but really really nice! (Big enough to keep you busy for one day definitely anyway.) And you can see the Pacific from the top (which is actually the summit of Mt Terako). If you haven’t been there, do check it out sometime! It’s a wonderful alternative particularly on a weekend when a north-west storm is raging west of the main divid.
I didn’t get to the top for the view that day as it was my first time trying out snowboarding. I will definitely go back though! I think I’m falling in love with snowboarding after years of not caring much for skiing. If you’ve always been doing one, I really recommend trying out the other just to see what it’s like! Now I can’t wait to get back to some white powder, thought spring is definitely on its way 🙂