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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... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
Great Stay

I took my two boys skiing & we stayed at the lodge. We loved it here. The restaurant was excellent... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2014
Adele D
Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Aug 9, 2017
“It is a secret”
Sep 1, 2014
“Great Lodge”
Inland Road, Waiau 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-366 1220
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have skied Val Dls`ere France to Gulmarg in India over the last 40 years, and I really did like this little known resort. We joined 10 other cars in the car park after a snow and ice covered goat track to get there in...More

Thank Gregory480
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank CJM324
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...More

Thank Graham K
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...More

Thank PterW
Reviewed 31 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...More

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Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Stephen H
Hamish S, Owner at Mount Lyford Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

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...More

Reviewed 26 August 2013

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

Thank sll0yd
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...More

Thank Derrick M
Reviewed 16 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....More

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