Chill - Explore With Us has been in operation for over 22 years and works closely with a few select partners to create a wide range of top-notch adventure products. See our partners below.
Each winter, Chill produces a ski pass known as the Chill Pass, giving skiers and snowboarders access to twelve ski areas around the South Island.
Rainbow Ski Area, Mt Lyford, Hanmer Springs Ski Area, Temple Basin, Porters Ski Area, Mt Cheeseman, Broken River Ski Area, Craigieburn Valley, Mount Olympus, Fox Peak, Awakino, Mt Dobson, and Christchurch Adventure Park.
Anna Keeling Guiding offers backcountry ski guiding and recreational avalanche education in the Craigieburn Range plus ski touring and ski mountaineering in Arthur’s Pass National Park. Chill partners with AKG to put on Snow Safety and Introduction Touring Courses throughout the winter season, as well as the Craigieburn Haute Route guided tours.
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.
By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.
Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.
We are proud to support the Paper Rain Project at Chill by stocking their beautiful recycled skateboards. Made in a local cherry farm workshop, these unique 'classic-shaped' wall-hanging art boards are crafted from locally grown sustainable macrocarpa, recycled rimu or recycled Marlborough wine barrels. The artworks are either laser etched or painstakingly hand-painted as one of a kind artworks. For each board sold, a donation is made towards the native replanting of areas affected by the 2019 Nelson bushfires.
Kea are New Zealand’s alpine treasures. The Kea Conservation Trust works in collaboration with others, to preserve and protect these unique birds, both in their natural habitat and in captivity. To make this vision of a sustainable future for kea a reality however, we need your support! When purchasing your 2020 Chill Pass, you have the option to donate to the Kea Conservation Trust. Please considering helping this beautiful mountain parrot!
Studio Reset Artwork
We are proud to have a few pieces of art from Studio Reset in the shop for sale. This artwork is an encaustic medium, meaning that it mixes photography with a wax-based medium making unique pieces of art. The artist is based in the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand, so all of the work is done locally. How cool!
Chill is recognised as a Qualmark awarded tourism business under the Sustainable Tourism Business criteria.
New Zealand Sustainable Tourism Commitment
Our vision is Leading the World in Sustainable Tourism. To deliver on this, we must achieve ambitious economic goals while sharing the overwhelming benefits with supportive host communities, contributing to restoring, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, and continuing to be a high quality destination of choice for domestic and international visitors.