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 HQ is centrally located , where you can collect your Chill Pass or hire a bike 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. This is where you'll find Christchurch Adventure Park, boasting a network of lift-accessed MTB Trails and Ziplining.

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

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Where to ride in Christchurch


Christchurch Adventure Park

The Christchurch Adventure Park is set on 358 private hectares in Christchurch’s Port Hills.  The park is open year-round and has a chairlift specifically designed for mountain bikes giving access to a mix of machine and hand-built MTB trails.

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Where to stay in Christchurch


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.

Ph: +64 4 458 8129 
Web: commodorehotel.nz 
E: info@commodorehotel.nz
Address: 449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch Airport

Where to get the best coffee in Christchurch


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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Ph: 0800 242 63333 
Web: c4coffee.co.nz
Address: 278 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Transport & services in Christchurch


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: touchdowncarrental.co.nz 


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: newzealand4wdhire.co.nz 
E: info@newzealand4wdhire.co.nz
Address: 84 Stanleys Road, Harewood


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.

Ph: 0800769543
Mobile: 0274718109 or 0210636322  
Web: smylies.co.nz/Tour-and-Transport  
E: tour@smylies.co.nz
Address: 5653 West Coast Rd, Springfield,


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: blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz 
E: info@blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz


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 
Web: chainman.co.nz 
E: sales@chainman.co.nz
Address: Unit 1, 1 Cass Street , Sydenham , Christchurch


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.

Ph: +63 3 343 3661 
Web: riccartonclinic.co.nz 
E: info@riccartonclinic.co.nz
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 2020 The Chill6 accesses the five following Ski Areas in the Selwyn District;  Porters, Cheeseman, Broken River, Temple Basin and Mt Olympus.

The Chill12 accesses the five ski areas above plus Rainbow, Hanmer Springs, Mt Lyford, Fox Peak, Mt Dobson and Awakino.

The Chill Travel Pass accesses the 11 mountains on the Chill12 Pass as well as Christchurch Adventure Park. Up to two clips on the Chill Travel Pass can be used at Porters and/or CAP.