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Porters Ski Area

Developing New Zealand’s first on-mountain village

The vision is to expand Porters into the adjoining Crystal Valley to create New Zealand’s largest and most accessible intermediate ski terrain, within one hour of a major urban area and international airport. In addition the proposed development would have New Zealand’s first on-mountain village with gondola access to the ski area.

Boffa Miskell has provided the following services to date: scoping of environmental and statutory issues; baseline studies for landscape and ecology; masterplanning of village; preparation of landscape and ecology assessments; 3D computer modelling (integrating engineering, architectural and landscape design for earthworks, ski terrain, mountain plan and village development); all project graphics - maps, report layout and presentation, visual simulations; project management of the wider project team in respect of environmental and masterplanning work streams (includes external consultants and client team); preparation of an Assessment of Environmental Effects; preparation of Plan Change and Section 32 report; consultation advice; strategic advice; liaison with statutory bodies; preparation and presentation of expert evidence; capital costings for landscape; and management of all key engineering and design files through BaseCamp.

Our role

Masterplanning, planning, landscape planning, 3D computer modelling, graphics, visual simulations and ecology.

The facts

ClientPSA Capital Limited
Project teamCorey Murray
Brian McAuslan
Dr Vaughan Keesing
Yvonne Pflüger
Nik Kneale
Worked withTDG, CPG, Eliot Sinclair, Chapman Tripp, and BDA Architects
Project date2006 - 2012