The K2 Big Mountain CHILL Series Comp is just around the corner. Here’s a bit more information that may be handy for you leading up to the event.
Four days of Competition based at two venues Mt Olympus (22-23 August) and Craigieburn Valley (24-26 August). If the weather isn’t looking flash on one of these days, a ‘floating’ weather day is available for Mt Olympus on the 24th or at Craigieburn Valley on the 26th.
On the day a $60 cash deposit will be required for a bib to compete. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the bib or you can keep it. If you do not have a FWQ licence we will need to collect licence payment at registration ($10 for one event or $50 for a tour licence). Please bring cash.
Keep tabs on what’s going on from thedailydumpsnowreport.com. and their daily film journal.
*NOTE: If you have not yet paid for your K2 entry, you need to ensure you do this to secure your place in the comp!
Schedule for K2 Big Mtn CHILL Series
Wed 22nd Aug – Day One Mt Olympus
Thurs 23rd Aug – Day Two Mt Olympus
Fri 24th Aug – Weather Day Mt Olympus or Day One Craigieburn Valley
Sat 25th Aug – Day One or Two Craigieburn Valley
Sun 26th Aug – Weather Day Craigieburn Valley
Schedule for Day One
Rego 8.30am – 10.00am
Welcome & Briefing 10.30am
Comp Start 11.30am
One Run (per day)
BBQ Lunch – Burger $6.00. Espresso Coffee and Licenced Bar at Top Hut.Competition Format: competition is set for four days with one floating weather day. There is one run per day. Based on the number of competition days we successfully hold the format is set out below:
Four runs (over 5 days) – Three runs count
Three runs – Two runs count
Two runs – Two runs count
One Run – One run counts
Mt Olympus top carpark is 2.5 – 3hrs from Christchurch, the Closest town is Methven. Up on the mountain, there are 3x Rope tows which require Nutcrackers to use them. Belts are available on the mountain and a lift ticket for competitors will be $50each. There is a bar located on the mountain and Food is available at Mt Olympus too. Eftpos facilities are available.
Travel Times – The road to Mt Olympus gravel from Homestead Road.
Driving to Lake Coleridge past Terrace Downs, turn right at Homestead Road follow to Harper Road turning left. The Mount Olympus access road is 10min drive and on private farm land. It is the first gate on the right once you have passed the Ryton River (one lane bridge) and is a couple of km’s up the road.Homestead Road to Bottom Hut 45min.
Bottom Hut to Top Hut 30-40mins (includes fitting chains)
Start of Access Road to Top Hut 40-55min (includes fitting chains)
All Cars must stop at Bottom Hut – and radio to Top Hut for clearance to drive up the road. Please leave vehicles not suitable for top access road at Bottom Hut and hitch up. Current road status 4WD with chains from Bottom Hut. Road closed from 10am.Once at the top carpark there is a rope tow to ride to get to Top Hut, ‘Playground of the Gods’.
Craigieburn Valley carpark is 1.5 – 1.75hrs from Christchurch, the closest town is Springfield. There are also 3x Rope tows on Craigieburn which require Nutcrackers to ride. Belt hire is available on the mountain
and a lift ticket for competitors will be $50each. There is bar located on the mountain and food is available at Craigiburn. Eftpos facilities are available at the bar, bring cash for the day lodge food. BBQ lunch will be available on the mountain each day.
Access Road is off State Highway 73, past Broken River turnoff.
Access Road is 20min, please fit chains if required.
Short 5min walk from carpark to ticket office, then another 5min walk to bottom tow. Three tows will get you to Whakamaru Lodge where briefing will be held. Please allow 25-30min from the carpark to Whakamaru Lodge
Traveling between venues will take approximately 1.5 – 2hrs to get to Craigieburn carpark from Mt Olympus if you are traveling through the Lyndon Road. The road remains “closed” in winter but is fine to drive it so long as there has not been a recent snowfall. We will be traveling through it so there will be a convoy making it’s way through this road. If it is impassable add an additional 40 min travel time on as you’ll have to detour via Sheffield.
Mt Olympus - On mountain accommodation (Top Hut) $100 per night – incl Dinner Bed, Breakfast & Lunch.
Bottom of the access road (Bottom Hut) – $25 – Self Catered. ph 03 318 5840 email@example.com
Nearby Accommodation options to Mt Olympus:
Craigieburn Valley -
On mountain accommodation (Koroheke Lodge) – $80 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Beds availalable.
Book online at http://www.craigieburn.co.nz/accommodation/book
and select Affiliate under the Pricing to get that rate. Meal only rates are $30 for dinner and $10 for breakfast. These need to be requested in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for other general enquiries.
Nearby Accommodation options to Craigieburn:
- Springfield Motel & Lodge http://www.springfieldholidaylodge.co.nz/
If you have any further queries, feel free to get in contact with us here at CHILL HQ either by email, phone or drop in and visit. Not long now… we look forward to seeing you all up there!
The CHILL Crew