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Regional Information

About Christchurch

Christchurch is the gateway to the Southern Alps, the largest city in the South Island and is full of creative quirks and activities to keep you busy. There's a great range of snow sports stores and plenty of places to eat and drink. Chill Studio is centrally located , where you can collect your Chill Pass or take a vintage bicycle for a pedal through Hagley Park and beyond.


From the Port Hills enjoy panoramic views from the ocean to the Alps and an extensive array of climbing crags, mountain biking and walking tracks.


Christchurch is a gateway to the Southern Alps and the perfect place to start your adventure to all the Chill Mountains.




Commodore Hotel

The Commodore is an ideal place to start and finish your Mainland snow experience. Located moments from Christchurch Airport, with free 24hour shuttle service. Book online with promo code “CHILL” to receive a complimentary Breakfast.


449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch Airport


Ph: +64 4 458 8129  Web:  E:


Touchdown Car Rentals

Touchdown Car Rentals Christchurch offers the very latest model 4wd's. Book on their website with the promo code "CHILL" and receive complimentary chains and ski rack for your ski holiday.


NZ Free Phone: 0800 736 849 AUS Free Phone: 1800 628 357 Web:  

New Zealand 4WD Hire

Whether your 4WD rental is for going skiing, snowboarding, fishing or some sporting adventure, New Zealand 4WD Hire has the vehicle to get the job done. Book online now.


84 Stanleys Road, Harewood


Ph: 0800 929 333  Web:  E:

Smylies Transport

Daily transport from Christchurch via Springfield to Porters Ski Area.  Also, on request transport to Cheeseman, Broken River, and Craigieburn. Small or larger groups with 4WD van or bus to suit the group size. One way options available and package day tours.

5653 West Coast Rd, Springfield, Ph: 0800769543 


Mobile: 0274718109 or 0210636322   Web:   E:

Black Diamond Safaris - Guided Tours and Transport

Ski or ride the best snow and terrain in New Zealand with Black Diamond Safaris. Experience the Club Fields with seasoned locals for single and multi-day guided adventures for all levels. Operating daily from Methven with Transport options available. BDS are the Club Field Specialists. Showing you the ropes since 1996.

Ph: +64 27 450 8283 Web:  E:

Activities and Tours

The Vintage Peddler

The home of Vintage Bicycles and an eclectic bunch of cycle enthusiasts. Their passion for the frames of yesteryear culminates in a unique selection of steel frames beauties that they're happy to share with everyone. Enjoy and explore Christchurch's unique environment. Helmet, lock and local knowledge included.

7/75 Peterborough Street, Christchurch


Ph: +64 3 365 6530   Web:   E:

Stores / Snow

The Chain Man

The Chain Man Specialist suppliers of snow and traction chains to suit all vehicles. Comprehensive range, comprehensive service. Specialised free fitting service to ensure your safety to and from the mountains. Branches in Invercargill and Christchurch.  Find them in Invercargill at 232 Mersey Street or phone 03 214 6468.


Unit 1, 1 Cass Street , Sydenham , Christchurch


Ph: +64 3 366 1528  Web:  E:

Stores / Physio

Riccarton Clinic

Suspected fractures? Strains? Bruising? Cuts and grazes? The Flu?

Riccarton Clinic is open every night until 8pm, even at the weekends, and welcomes walk-in patients suffering from the typical outcomes of a day pushing the limits.They have x-ray and physio on-site too. This winter get your flu shot for $28! For all Chill Pass holders it's only $23 (present your pass at the time of payment to redeem)
ACC claims are their speciality.


4 Yaldhurst Rd, Church Corner


Ph: +63 3 343 3661  Web:  E:


C4 Coffee HQ

C4 Coffee is a specialist local coffee roaster. They are the home of coffee beans, machines and all things caffeine. Join them on the quest for espresso perfection!


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278 Tuam Street, Christchurch


Ph: 0800 242 63333  Web: