Find all the gear you need for the snow season or your next backcountry adventure.
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Hire the gear you need to hit the rope tows and explore the backcountry this winter. We have good quality gear for hire throughout the season. Short and long term hire available.
Pick up and drop off is at Chill HQ in central Christchurch. The prices shown below are for two day hire which is the minimum.
By Becky Holden, Images by Claire Newell & Jim Henderson
Standing in the queue for the t-bar at Porters, I overhear a skier saying: “There are so many telemarketers!” The oracle, Google, gets confused too; asking if I mean ‘telemarketing’ when I type ‘telemarking’ in.
By Andrew Hobman,
Andrew Hobman is a snow safety professional who has worked, played and survived in the mountains for over 40 years. After spending more than ten years skiing and climbing around the world he has worked as a Search and Rescue team leader at Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, Alpine and Avalanche Programme manager for the Mountain Safety Council and is now a Director of Avalanche NZ, a non-for-profit organisation focused on avalanche safety.