About Christchurch City
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.
Stay | Eat | Transport & Services
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.
Ph: +64 4 458 8129
Address: 449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch Airport
Touchtown 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
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
Address: 84 Stanleys Road, Harewood
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.
Black Diamond Safaris - Guided Tours and Transports
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
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.
Ph: +64 3 366 1528
Address: Unit 1, 1 Cass Street , Sydenham , Christchurch
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.
Ph: +63 3 343 3661
Address: 4 Yaldhurst Rd, Church Corner
The Chill Regions/Accommodation
Find out more about where to stay and play in the regions around the Chill Mountains. From Nelson Lakes & Marlborough in the North down to Queenstown & Wanaka in the South. In between there's Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs, Sensational Selwyn, the township of Methven, the Mackenzie District and Waitaki Valley and of course the home of Chill, Christchurch City. Here we share places to stay, eat, shop and explore to help plan your adventure in the Southern Alps.
The Chill Mountains
In 2019 The Chill6 accesses the 6 Ski Areas in the Selwyn District; Porters, Cheeseman, Broken River, Craigieburn Valley, Temple Basin and Mt Olympus.
The Chill12 accesses the six ski areas above plus Rainbow, Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford, Fox Peak, Mt Dobson and Awakino.
The Chill Travel Pass accesses the 12 mountains on the Chill12 Pass. Up to two days on the Chill Travel Pass can be used at Porters.