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.
2 October Update:
The temperature is dropping, the wind is howling, might there be some snow on the way? We're optimistic for some fresh fluffy snow throughout the week and over the weekend.
We have a few of the ski areas now closed, a few open through this weekend, and possibly one going strong as long as the snow stays and we keep heading up to keep those tows spinning. Now is a primo time to tire out the kids over the school holidays and make the most of the last of the snow. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Read on for a full update from around the mountains.
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.
Scroll down for the latest posts from the mountains.
The Chill Pass
Chill Passes allow you to ski at up to 11 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 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.