What's Happening at The Chill Mountains
We have created this page to keep you up to date with what is happening at all 12 ski areas on the Chill Season and Travel Passes. Updated weekly, read on for the latest news from the mountains. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates straight to your inbox.
22 August Update:
We are well in to the swing of the season now with all the ski areas on the Chill Pass open and enjoying fantastic conditions. Another weekend storm brought fresh snow clearing to bluebird, we don't ask for much but when we get it we get STOKED! Now is a great time to stay in the mountains and hunt out those fresh lines, plenty for everyone especially those keen to earn those turns.
Planning to head outside the ski area boundaries? Check out the Avalanche Advisory site for up to date information or to submit your own observation: avalanche.net.nz.
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Broken River have been enjoying an awesome August too. Unfortunately the tram will not be back in action this season, here's an update on the gear shuttle:
"The shuttle will run daily for the next two weeks - leaving Hanomag carpark at 9.30 am, so if you arrive early leave your gear in the designated spot and it will taken up to the corner on the road above Lyndon Lodge & the Ticket Office around 10:00 am. Check the daily snow report to see if the shuttle is running if you are unsure. The walk from the carpark to the lodges is around 20 to 25 minutes. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear. Thank you for your patience!".
The Chill Pass
Chill Passes allow you to ski at up to 12 ski areas across the South Island. The flexibility to ski in the Waitaki, Mackenzie, Canterbury, Kaikoura and Nelson Lakes Districts is what makes the Chill Pass truly New Zealand's ultimate multi-mountain ski and snowboard pass. There are two types of passes, the Season Pass with unlimited access during the season, and the Travel Pass with a set number of clips for skiing and non-ski day options.
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 as well as Christchurch Adventure Park. Up to two clips on the Chill Travel Pass can be used at Porters and/or CAP.